This unique and innovative master's degree is the first of its kind in the region and explores what cities are, and what they can be. It goes beyond the concept of a smart city to also cover important technological, social, and sustainability issues to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to the cities of today and tomorrow. As a world leader in smart cities and urban development, Dubai is the ideal place to study such a program and see digitalization in effect.
The graduate degree will help you build and develop efficient, sustainable, and community-based cities and cultivate awareness of the interdisciplinary history of modern cities, urban economics, city development, and planning theory, urban ecology, demography, and applied problem-solving and research methods.
Providing an all-encompassing view of the development of the city, the program also addresses key subjects such as water, food, waste, transport, education, and energy systems, taking into account complex interactions between each of the elements. City Sciences is an emerging interdisciplinary plan of action that includes the designer, the technologist, and the humanist all working together. It prepares you for smart cities that can talk, giving live status updates through networks on traffic patterns, pollution, parking, water and energy, and other vital information.
The program can be completed in as little as 16 months.
Flexible Timings: The class schedule caters to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in the evenings at our campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
Why Choose Us
Degrees issued directly from RIT NY
Smart, Connected, Innovative and Sustainable campus
Locally and globally accredited degree programs
Study abroad at any of the international campuses in Croatia, Kosovo, China, USA
Unique Internship programs with exposure to industry partners
The program is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Commission and is licensed by the KHDA. According to Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, RIT’s master’s degree programs are ranked among the best master’s degree programs in the United States of America.
"RIT offers not one, but two career fairs every year. In addition to career fairs, faculty is always helping us network with different companies. I met Schneider Electric’s Gulf HR VP at one of our women’s series talks and instantly I knew I wanted to be a part of such an amazing organization. 2 years later, I'm still working at Schneider electric as a Marketing Communication Specialist and could not be prouder of my university and thank them enough for helping me find a life-changing opportunity."Ghazaleh EsfehaniGraduate- BS Marketing
"The RIT entrepreneurial Co-op program allowed us to develop our startup idea to concept stage in only 12 weeks! It also connected us with a lot of experienced entrepreneurs and investors that helped us throughout the journey.
The involvement of DTEC and entrepreneurs certainly helped us to gain real-life experience through this program. It was not an easy path to go through, it required patience and high-quality work. Our work would not get accepted if it was anything less than 100% which sets the bar high for the students showing us that this is a serious challenge. I myself enjoyed the experience and I have already recommended it to a lot of people as I believe that it is very beneficial for students. It teaches us the main basics of all businesses and how to become a leader, starting from the Lean Canvas all the way to the Demo day to pitch your startup which I believe are essential information."Marwan Al Hossary – Bs Marketing
"My Journey at RIT Dubai University started in 2017. What made me excited to join RIT Dubai is that I can graduate with an American degree while studying in the UAE. I am currently a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student with lots of wonderful experiences at the university. The course structures at RIT Dubai allow us to get exposed to the practical applications of the theories we learn, and that is translated by the numerous lab courses we take. Moreover, the courses enhance our group working skills through the group projects that we get. In addition to academics, RIT Dubai offers the students the opportunity to do long-term internships while enrolled in the university. I experienced a very exciting internship in Germany in a company that was once invited to the Career Fair that was arranged by our Co-op Office. It was a very nice experience where I had the chance to travel to Germany and experience the German culture and workplace. Through RIT Dubai, I am now prepared for the job market."Hassan KodssiBS- Mechanical Engineering