Master in Professional Studies: City Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai

Program Description

Master in Professional Studies: City Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai

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 Science 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: Class schedule caters to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in evenings at our campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Who Is It?

This program has been created for thought-leaders who are fascinated by the fast-developing and extremely exciting area of city science and smart cities. It is particularly suited for those who are in, or who are seeking, a leadership position spearheading digital transformation in either a public or a private organization's operations and services. Our current students include senior decision makers from across the region who are helping shape the future of the cities we live in.

Career Options

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.

Curriculum

Course Title Course Summary Credits Contexts and Trends Explores the latest trends in City Science and Smart Cities. 3 Understanding Sustainability Looks at the concept of Sustainability and how it relates to the cities we live in and are creating. 3 Capstone Proposal Seminar Preparation for the final Capstone Project. 0 Urban and Regional Planning Explores the relationship between urban areas, processes, and performance in a local context. 3 Informatics for City Science Explores big data collection, analysis & visualization tools. 3 Infrastructure for City Sciences This course presents current and future ICT Development and the potential impact on Smart Cities. 3 Elective Select from the list below. 3 Industrial Ecology Fundamentals Focuses the interaction between industrial and ecological systems including life cycle assessment. 3 Sustainable Building Metrics Introduces the key metrics and assessment tools for the built environment and current best practice. 3 Technology Policy and Sustainability Explores the theory and practice of Public Policy with a focus on Sustainability and ICT. 3 Elective 3 Capstone Proposal Students participate in a real-world problem-solving project carried out in an organizational setting. 3

Choose from the following electives:

Change Management Renewable Energy Systems Critical Infrastructures Emerging Computing and Networking Technologies Digital Transformation towards a Smart City Service Scenario and Strategy Development Public Administration & Management Service Design and Implementation Sustainable Energy Management Data Mining in NFP Life Cycle Assessment Special Topics in Energy- Smart Grids

Accreditations

The program is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA) 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
16 months
Part time
Price
Price
35,622 USD
total program tuition
Information
Deadline
Request Info
for local students. August 15, 2018 for international students.
Locations
United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Dubai
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
for local students. August 15, 2018 for international students.
End date Dec. 31, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2018
United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Dubai
Application deadline Request Info
for local students. August 15, 2018 for international students.
End date Dec. 31, 2019