Masters Programs in Urban Design

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Urban Design

Urban design is arguably as old as human civilization itself. Although it hadn't been referred to as ""urban design"" per se, key urban design practices and technologies have been integral in the creation of human settlements and ancient metropolises that have continued to amaze present-day urban designers, archaeologists and the rest of humanity alike.

For instance, the thoughtful design of thoroughfares has been always essential to the economic life of cities. Getting from point A to point B in the geographic sense is more than just a question of having a roadworthy means of transport; more so, having efficiently designed road systems and mass transport is really what cuts the cake.

Holders of a Master in Urban Design do more than just transport systems, of course. Sewage and waste disposal, for another, are also problems that urban designers must face when planning a city. All these three aforementioned factors (i.e., transportation, sewage and waste disposal), among many other equally significant factors, must be designed with geographic considerations in mind. Things like elevation from the sea, climate conditions, risk of earthquake or landslide and more are perennial things that make city planning a unique affair for each city in question. Truly, a Master in Urban Design program is an interdisciplinary field which develops professionals that we cannot live without.

At present, urban designers play significant role in solving day-to-day problems of cities, big and small. Outside government, they are also actively employed in the private sector by land developers and construction companies for similar endeavors."

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Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year October 2017 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. [+]

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centered critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies. Aims This full-time international postgraduate programme responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. Urban Environments Design aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the Urban Environments Design is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context transferred into new design strategies and design interventions. Objectives This specialism seeks to unite practical approaches for innovation in urban strategies with formal aspects of urban environment design, through: Real-world project development Teamwork approaches to problem solving Socio-cultural and aesthetic considerations Reflecting critically and analytically on the urban environment value creation by design within the urban environment A critical understanding of contemporary urban transformations in China Definition of strategic approaches to urban environment design Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in a spatial design field or the equivalent in a related discipline (e.g. interior design, environment design, landscape design, architecture, urban design) is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented with substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Master of Architecture and Urban Studies

Ajman University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ajman

The mission of the program is to provide the community with qualified architects who can deal with the complex issues of the urban environment and cities. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The mission of the program is to provide the community with qualified architects who can deal with the complex issues of the urban environment and cities. Objectives The objectives of the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Studies are to: Enable graduates to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of real-world design proposals for buildings and urban environments. Provide students with advanced skills and knowledge to manage and supervise the development and implementation of design and intervention proposals related to the urban environment. Provide in-depth knowledge of the main subject areas of the urban environment regarding the relationships between built form, space, culture, developmental processes and sustainability in its wide-ranging facets. Offer the ability to carry out independent study and research. Career Opportunities Graduates of the MSc. Program can work as designers and construction managers, decision makers for city planning, community agencies or governmental authorities. Graduates can also pursue their studies to gain PhD degree and join academic institutions. Graduation Requirements To be qualified for graduation, the student must: Complete the core and elective courses with at least a CGPA of 3.03.0. Pass the thesis examination with a minimum of 80 percent (B grade). Obtain an overall CGPA (thesis and courses) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can study at a summer intensive program in New York City or in one of our “Three Cities” global study programs. The design focus of the third year includes both our Integrative Studio, designed to synthesize knowledge garnered across the curriculum in a highly detailed building design, and a faculty directed research project defined and developed by the student in tandem with faculty advisors. A rich array of professional and history electives allows students to study specific topics in seminars and lecture courses. DIRECTED RESEARCH At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for award of the M.Arch degree. Students’ capstone experience in the M.Arch. degree embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through the Directed Research experience, we seek to prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation. Admissions The Master of Architecture is a first-professional program open to applicants with undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering with degrees in architecture or environmental studies are eligible for up to one year of advanced standing in the program. Students in the M.Arch program are required to participate in full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester. [-]

MArch Sustainable Urban Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities, combining innovative design with the latest research. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research on the special structure of urban form in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges. The programme covers urban regeneration issues, public realm design, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and applications in place-making with advanced technology and design tools. You will be aquire knowledge and develop the skills necessary to face the contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges in terms of achieving sustainability in those realms. You will be encouraged to develop your problem-solving skills through creative urban design proposals. You will be provided with an understanding of the complex relationship between spatial and design issues and social and economic urban processes. It addresses urban design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, physical or not and responds to urban issues. You will develop the mechanicsms and design tools which when effectively implemented can secure and deliver projects for the long-term benefit of a city and its people. The courses emphasises the importance of design creativity, analytical skills, critical thinking and focuses on drawing and physical and computer modelling as tools for analysis, exploration, communication and design in order to achieve social, cultural and environmental sustainability. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad. The Institute of Urban Planning was one of the first institutes in the country to offer research and postgraduate qualifications in urban design. The MArch Sustainable Urban Design course is suitable for architecture graduates. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Through its content, this course aims to: bridge the gap between architecture and planning establish a broad theoretical basis of debate encourage design experimentation and creativity apply theory and research methods to specific projects be environmentally aware and supportive to sustainable practices The course emphasises the importance of design creativity, in keeping with the spirit of intellectual freedom, wit and experimental urge, which has given the Department of Architecture and Built Environment its international reputation. Live projects and contemporary urban concerns are analysed and explored through reading, writing and design. The programme's focus on drawings and modelling as tools for analysis, exploration and communication allows a competent understanding of how to move strategically between the scale of the city and detail of urban design proposals. Urban design depends heavily upon imagination, experimentation, and taking the risk of pushing the envelope far beyond the limitations of current thinking and contemporary practice. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised design thesis or dissertation. This will be an opportunitiy to conduct a piecce of independant research and undertake a major urban design process. The programme offers a combination of design modules, lectures and seminars which you will need to work in small groups or invidually. The lectures and seminars discuss key issues of urban design history, theory and practice, particularly in relation to sustainable context in both theoretical and practical aspects. They privide an understanding of the process of urban change and the role of urban design within it. Careers This programme is project oriented - it explicitly calls for design proposals rather than purely theoretical work. This stresses the importance of connecting urban design projects to the broader decision-making context of a complex project. This programme has been specifically designed with the urban design profession's needs in mind. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

Master of Planning

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2017 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. [+]

Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. UTS firmly believes the best planners don't just apply existing regulations. UTS graduates are creative problem solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable solutions to complex residential, commercial and infrastructure development problems.

Through this course, students proactively engage with policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to understand how planning decisions shape the urban environment over the long term. This engagement is multidisciplinary, spanning planning, urban design, property, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology. The degree has both a strong sustainability focus and an emphasis on the property development cycle. Students learn about land markets and feasibility studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and design master planned developments for communities. Students achieve these outcomes by applying theory to real-world scenarios in real-world learning environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips, with opportunities to travel internationally.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. Master in Urban Studies The two-year Master’s program in Urban Studies combines rigorous academic research with intensive field-work. The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. Our students have previous academic background in architecture and/or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars, and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Master in Urban Studies is its reliance on theoretically informed action in the field. We take students’ effort seriously: the program engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publishing of best works. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, Baltic countries and Russia. Curriculum includes number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars and practitioners. Students also participate in hosting the annual international conference Urban and Landscape Days in Tallinn. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge. The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. ABOUT PROGRAM As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic, and political developments of today. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity, integrating knowledge from urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Contemporary urban situation is studied as a multifaceted phenomenon, which cannot be understood from a single disciplinary perspective. In preparing students for understanding and intervening in urban space, the dual character of city as a built form and as a social process is emphasised. The program leads students to have an insight in the dynamics of institutions, actors, and conflicts that shape today’s cities. The mission of the English-speaking Master’s program in Urban Studies is to understand and analyse contemporary urban problems and act upon these problems in terms of design, policy, activism, and research. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge (urban design, urban and spatial planning, state and municipal policy making, public expertise, community advocacy, social activism, academic and practice-based research). The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. It offers regular guest lectures and lectures courses by international scholars and practitioners. The element of interactivity is important and students often work in small groups. Intensive urban fieldwork is complemented by regular consultations with teachers. History of the program Combining influences from typomorphological approach of Aldo Rossi and conceptual urbanism of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, the program was established by professor Jan Verwijnen in early 2000s. From the start, the Urban Studies curriculum linked architecture to philosophy, urban history, critical economic theory, cultural studies and knowledge of new planning tools. The driving idea was to re-ground architecture and urbanism, so that projects – defined as “urban interventions” – would grow from contemporary urban phenomena, not from ossified professional practices or historical models. The program was characterised by an intense interest in everyday life, its spatial context and new conceptualisations of space as a process. The first Urban Studies Days were organised in 2004. The aim was to bring in high-level international experts and to discuss Tallinn’s planning and urban development in the spirit of Berlin’s Stadtforum. Later the event was renamed Urban and Landscape Days, and it is organised annually in April or May. In 2005, Panu Lehtovuori took the responsibility in 2005 to run the program and develop the curriculum. Since autumn 2012, the program has been led by Dr. Maros Krivy. STUDIES The Master’s program in Urban Studies provides the students with: theoretical ground for understanding urban history and contemporary urban development, practical research and methodological skills for analysing urban situations in a rich, comprehensive and interdisciplinary way, design skills engaging the student in work on urban and spatial planning, international and comparative perspective. Pedagogically, the curriculum consists of: lectures courses, in which key debates in contemporary urban studies an architectural theory is presented, reading seminars, where students are engaged in critical discussion of these debates, semester-long research studios, the core element of the program, in which students analyse, engage and propose solutions to ‘real’ urban situations, utilising wide range of planning (scenario planning, interventions) and academic (interviews, observation, archival research) methods, seminaries held by invited lecturers, who provide expert knowledge on multiple fields central to the urban question (geography, history, art history, detailed planning, software tools), annually changing workshops and courses on topical themes, which are shared between first and second year MA students, helping the two groups to integrate. The basic structure of the Master’s program is as follows: 1st year, autumn term: urban and architectural theory, typomorphology studio 1st year, spring term: scenario-planning studio 2nd year, autumn term: urban research studio, urban planning studio (held in collaboration with students of Architecture program) 2nd year, spring term: Master’s thesis. ADMISSIONS Depending on their background discipline, prospective students have an outstanding portfolio of either design or written work (realised or published work is not required, but it is an advantage) in a field relevant to the discipline of Urban Studies (architecture, planning, social sciences, art history, etc.). Students’ strong interest in urban phenomena, manifested in their previous work at the level of design skills and/or research experience is decisive. Crucially, prospective students are able to manifest that they are willing and capable to integrate these two forms of urban knowledge in their Master’s studies. Prospective students are able to formulate original questions, problems and approaches that they would like to pursue during the Master’s studies. Fluent command of English language is required. The process of selecting prospective students has two rounds. In the first round, the applicants are assessed based on the submitted portfolio of written and/or design work and the CV. In the second round, in-depth interviews are conducted with prospective candidates. The requirement for admissions to Master’s studies is a Bachelor’s degree, higher education obtained on the basis of professional higher education curriculum or other relevant qualification that gives access to Master’s studies. Educational certificates issued abroad are recognized by Estonian Academy of Arts on the basis of the assessments and opinions of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS The admission period for international applicants is March 1st till May 1st, 2016. Application can be filled online. ESTONIAN APPLICANTS The admission period for Estonian applicants is June 20th till July 3rd, 2016. Application can be filled online. [-]

Master's Degree In Architecture And Urban Design Projects

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 21 - 2 months Spain

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only goes on ... [+]

Master of Architecture and Urban Projects

The Project area has now taken a strong role in the professional development of executives from the most varied professions, for all involved, with different role in the development and implementation of a project. The area of ​​architecture and urbanism as a whole is no doubt that further development and implementation historically has had since its very conception, so the need to develop a program that meets current professional demands, specializing in Urban and Architectural projects.

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only runs parallel the three classical areas of the world of projects, such as: Design, Management and Administration but also makes it crosswise with the five relevant thematic area: ... [-]


Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

Masters in Urban Design. This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master en Architecture [-]

Master of Landscape Design (MLD)

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Master of Landscape Design program provides professional education for development of regional landscape planning, geographical information systems, natural resources analysis and interpretation towards land development for various natural and human infrastructures. [+]

Master of Landscape Design (MLD) Program Overview Master of Landscape Design program provides professional education for development of regional landscape planning, geographical information systems, natural resources analysis and interpretation towards land development for various natural and human infrastructures. Students will acquire skills that enable them to analyze regions for carrying capacity, land use suitability, land capability as well as design of landscapes towards development and conservation of natural sustainable ecosystems. Besides, design explorations of small scale landscapes are integrated well within the studio exercises. Landscape programs at CEPT University are designed to allow a comprehensive and in depth understanding of the profession. Students have demonstrated new thinking, coupled with measured and relevant responses to varying landscape situations. The spirit of exploration and finding creative solutions is a part of the education. Curriculum The Curriculum includes lecture courses of theory, technical subjects and studios according to the objectives of the program. Design studios focus on development of students’ critical abilities with an aim not only confined to deriving suitable designs in response to a brief but also with a greater emphasis on the design process and research. To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated. Students choose courses from the many available electives to complete the rest. Teachers are drawn from practicing professionals who bring practical experience to the classroom and academics and complement teaching with more theoretical and critical approaches. A section of the graduating students also choose to join large development / real estate firms. Some graduates of the program pursue teaching and research as a career path. Overall, there are vast opportunities for developing a successful career of one’s choice after graduating from this program. Admission and Perquisites Admission to the program is based on academic history during undergraduate studies, portfolio, work experience and in-person / teleconference interview. The applications will be scrutinized in a two stage evaluation process. Master’s degree in any of the disciplines like Botany, Ecology, Horticulture, Geography, Agriculture, Forestry, Geology, Hydrology or similar natural sciences.Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor’s Degree in 4 year courses – Planning, Civil Engineering and Interior Design from recognized Universities. Minimum requirement to apply for the programs is 55% aggregate marks (50% aggregate marks for reserved category) in the undergraduate program. Individual performance in final year thesis or dissertation will be considered. Two years’ professional and/or teaching experience along with computer drawing skills like CADD software are desirable. International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. Language of Instruction English [-]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes... [+]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

 

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes of dispersed character, global markets, virtual spaces, powerful actors in the construction business and postmodern lifestyles generate new challenges for the spatial competence of planners and spatially oriented designers.During the first and third semester, in-depth scientific and basic applied knowledge in the thematic context of "European Urban Studies" is conveyed. The study project in the first or third semester deals with a particular urban and/or spatially oriented issue. This issue is tackled using scientific and/or design-oriented methods in an interdisciplinary, yet applied manner close to reality. Hereby, applying the content and methodic core competence of all or as many as possible of the fields of European Urban Studies will be relevant. Courses and examinations are held in English.During the second semester, which is oriented towards professional practice, international partners in Germany, Europe and overseas offer collaboration on "International Model Projects". These internships (three to six months) are conducted with chosen project partners such as scientific institutions, communal authorities, real estate developers/investors, construction managers, architects and planning offices. The presentation and discussion of the results drawn from the research work and practical experience occurs in the third semester, following the internship during the annual Model Project Forum.In the fourth semester, students are expected to draw up their Master Thesis. This phase of writing and research is accompanied by a colloquium in regular intervals. The master study course is completed with a scientific or project-oriented Master Thesis and an oral master examination. Successful students will be awarded the title of "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).... [-]


Advanced Urban Design

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. [+]

The international Masters degree programme in Urban Design is a joint programme of the Graduate School of Urbanism of the HSE University Russia and the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The educational process is built on the ‘research-based design’ methodology that involves tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms. The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers, combining the best of the Russian Academia and the cutting-edge experimental project-based education. It will offer: Strong emphasis on critical, conceptual, and design thinking Working environment of an interdisciplinary 'lab' for both designers and analytics Pioneering “Research-Based Design” methodology created and tested at the Strelka Institute Unique courses tailored for the new demands of contemporary urban theory and the next practices Project modules with innovative briefs and real clients in Russia and South Africa Team of tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms Access to the vast network of experts and clients of both the Strelka Institute and the HSE University Russia [-]

Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices. Closing dates 31 October 2015 [-]

Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid + 16 more

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals. The unique features of this advanced level education are: A standardized I&E minor Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university) Specialisation at one of the European top universities Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan. Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid). The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at one of the industrial partners. Internet Technology and Architecture The technical major in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT. Programme The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture programme is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management. The first year will be similar at the four entry points UPMC, TUB, KTH and UNITN with four basic courses on the foundations of networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. This programme also includes an I&E minor that will provide students with both theoretical concepts and practical tools that will develop critical thinking in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies to turn ideas into profitable business ventures. The I&E minor consists two courses: The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. Students participating in the ITA track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be an I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Specialisations Specialisations will be provided in the second year. The ITA major will offer seven specialisations, each at a different location: User-centric networking at UPMC Internet technologies at TUB Communication systems design at KTH Wireless and mobile access networks at UNITN Networked Analysis and Experimentation at UNS Internet of things at IT/TB Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at UPM To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required. [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Aversa

The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English for the academic year 2012-13. The course, which will be held entirely in English, is open both to Italian and foreign students. lt is designed as part of the initiatives for international promotion with the aim of increasing numbers of international students, encouraged by the attraction of a geographical- cultural area of the highest quality both in terms of the tradition of scientific and disciplinary skills in the fields of architecture and design, and due to the fact that the Campania region has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and two area UNESC0 Man&Biosphere. Curriculum First year Structure Design Indoor Sustainable Technologies History of Architecture and Design Architectural Design Public Law Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Design and Restoration Urban Design Pedotechnologies and environmental restoration Computer Skills (qualifying examination) Training Course (qualifying examination) Second year Architectural Design City Design Design of Built Environment Control and Energetic Systems Evaluation Management Evaluation of urban plan Decision theory Restoration Design ESP (English for Special Purposes) (qualifying examination) Optional Exam (exam) Materials and Technologies to Design Sustainability (optional exam) Architectural Design II (optional exam) Interior Design (optional exam) Final Exam(qualifying examination) [-]