Master's Program in Urban Development in Asia

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Urban Development

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A program in urban development provides students with the knowledge to analyze and manage the development of current and future cities. Programs may vary, but common topics might include theories on finances, plans, policies and governance structures.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

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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 Development in Asia 2017. 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. [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places Cycle Project workshop organized by Srishti and Premsela as part of the DutchDFA program. Disciplines The M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Cultural Studies Ecology and Environment Heritage Conservation Research – Art and Design Urban and Regional Planning LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) India Team working on the long-term goals – Visioning Session of LeNS India. Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Learning Networks on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Srishti Films The Kabir Project UNESCO Chair at Srishti While for most respondents the concept of a board game was novel, the game has a potential for communicating the FRA given the pre-requisites – Arpitha Kodiveri, ROOTS Project, Photo Courtesy: DEL Laboratory. Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources Cultural and natural heritage make places more livable. Cultural and natural heritage form the identity of a place Design and planning to respond to local context is more sustainable Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Student in a course on mapping places using GIS, course facilitators – HS Sudhira and Shweta Dange, Course: Making Places. Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in urban design and planning that is culturally and environmentally sustainable Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what is urban sustainability, cultural heritage and natural environment and why heritage contributes to better urban environments An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports GIS and spatial data survey and mapping; 3-D visualization Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, mapping, and community study Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places at different urban scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage. Ability to plan and design in a participatory with as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M.Plan. in Urban Design and Sustainability would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design, urban design, and sustainability design in a variety of creative professional practices such as planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and housing design. Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built environment, cities, heritage, sustainability and resilience. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design and planning entrepreneur Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master of Architecture

Hindustan University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Chennai Delhi Coimbatore Oman Muscat Sri Lanka Colombo Cochin + 7 more

The course aims at nurturing the architects who are well versed with the past, are conscious of the latest innovations and intellectually grounded to perceive architecture and design for the present and the future. The course would develop a research culture, where the students are encouraged to learn through experimentation and understand architecture in a diverse cultural and environmental context. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Asia 2017. The course aims at nurturing the architects who are well versed with the past, are conscious of the latest innovations and intellectually grounded to perceive architecture and design for the present and the future. The course would develop a research culture, where the students are encouraged to learn through experimentation and understand architecture in a diverse cultural and environmental context. Salient Features The post graduate course is envisioned as a platform for carrying out various research projects and starting the doctoral research Programs in the future. The course finds its need in inculcating within the students, the ability to deal with the contemporary issues affecting architecture and anticipate the future directions in architecture and architectural design practice. It gives an opportunity to reground their design skills and urge for research by pursuing their understanding of architecture through the latest innovations in technology. The minimum duration of the Programs is 4 semesters but in any case not more than 8 semesters excluding the semesters withdrawn on medical grounds. The following norms will generally be followed in assigning credits for courses. One credit for each lecture / tutorial hour per week per semester. One credit for each design studio / dissertation / thesis session of two periods per week per semester. The curriculum of M.Arch. is so designed that the minimum prescribed credits required for the award of the degree is within the limits of 80 - 95. The medium of instruction, examination and the language of the project reports is English. ThesisWork Thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a qualified teacher in the concerned department. A candidate may, however, in certain cases, be permitted to work on the project in an Industrial / Research Organization, based on the recommendations of HOD, with the approval of the Head of the Institution. In such cases, the thesis shall be jointly supervised by a supervisor of the department and an expert from the organization and the student shall be instructed to meet the supervisor periodically and to attend the review committee meetings for evaluating the progress. The thesis shall be pursued for a minimum of 15 weeks during the final semester. Every candidate doing M.Arch. shall be encouraged to send a paper for publication in a Journal or a Conference based on his/her thesis work. Job Opportunities The M.Arch. course enhances career prospects in the Government and the private sector in order to meet the challenges faced by the contemporary built environment. helps in widening the spectrum of knowledge in designing buildings, city planning, GIS, and also in the planning process of towns and cities. places the graduates in better positions to be entrepreneurs and start their own consultancy firms. provides better opportunities to graduates in pursuing their careers in academics. offers ideal platform for continuing research in the country and abroad. [-]

Master of Architecture

UCSI University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This Master of Architecture will enable students to engage with current public expectations of architectural practice and trends, particularly towards sustainable designs. [+]

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe. The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice. These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment. Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as well as a discipline. The School of Architecture and Built Environment understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context. This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School. The Master of Architecture programme is a 2-year full time professional degree. It is designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a 3-year undergraduate professional architectural programme. This Master of Architecture will enable students to engage with current public expectations of architectural practice and trends, particularly towards sustainable designs. With this programme, UCSI University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment is doing its part to boost the number of professional architects in Malaysia, which is in line with the country’s aim to achieve developed nation status by 2020. [-]

Master's Degree In Integrated Architecture (tri)

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Spain Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)

The Master in Integrated Projects Architecture enables architects to work globally in a professional environment characterized by increasing technical and organizational complexity, on a global stage. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Asia 2017. The Master in Integrated Architecture Projects enables architects to work globally in a professional environment characterized by increasing technical and organizational complexity, on a global stage. In this degree students learn to work as is done in the leading architectural firms in the world, This is organized into "offices interdisciplinary projects," a model of collaborative work pioneer in Spain with proven success, which has enabled students School of Architecture, Engineering and Design at the Universidad Europea de Madrid win prizes for their projects in international competitions. In the workshops the students come into contact with the most innovative hardware and software for the development of the project, both to design and to manufacture and prototyping. They are held in the FAB LAB European University of Madrid, one of the few centers of its kind existing in Spain. There are trained in interactive and evolutionary simulations made with parametric design and BIM possibilities, the benefits of prototyping which enable laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines and the use of robots, can become familiar with the handling of all these elements . These workshops are taught in English to strengthen the international profile of students. In addition, an international stay at the Architectural Association in London, one of the schools of architecture's world-class to attend an intensive workshop on digital manufacturing is done. And at the end of the Master, a new international stay is required, this time of three months, at the Institute of Architectural Design at the University of Tongji in Shanghai to experience firsthand the urban development of China, a place it has become a huge laboratory, where they are by testing the possibilities of the most important architectural trends. Student profile Access roads to the title and income profile recommended. To access the master will need to be in possession of a Spanish or another issued by an institution of higher education in the European Higher Education Area that entitle the issuing country for access to Master studies university degree. They may also access graduates from outside the EHEA educational systems without approval of their titles, after verification by the University that those certify a level of education equivalent to the corresponding Spanish university degrees and that in the issuing country for access to postgraduate studies. The income profile recommended is to graduate in architecture and involved in architectural and experienced in the field of architecture design engineering. s team members profiles. Both profiles increasingly require an integrated view of the design process and understand the mission and vision of the other profiles that are not their specialty to work more efficiently. Graduate profile Most graduates of the Master in Integrated Projects Architecture is a professional expert in management and coordination of integrated projects of architecture in which are active and comprehensive way, as justified below, different disciplines and profiles: sociology, technology, sustainability, communication and project design integrating all the above. They will be able to integrate into the global world in enterprises and institutions dedicated to Architecture, Engineering, and Communication Architecture professionals. Furthermore, this master incorporates the training of graduates in research techniques applicable to an emerging sector which still has many aspects unbound. That is why the master has a double track-oriented professional practice or research as alternative routes. The title qualifies for the following professional areas: Coordinator-responsible for integrated projects of Architecture and professional member of multidisciplinary team of Architectural, to be coordinated with other team members profiles. Both profiles increasingly require an integrated view of the design process and understand the mission and vision of the other profiles that are not their specialty to work more efficiently. [-]

Master's Degree In Engineering Smart Cities

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Part time 9 months September 2017 Spain Alcobendas

The Master in Ingieniería in Smart Cities is designed to equip students with the most advanced technological training specialized in the design, development and management of applications that provide intelligent, digital and sustainable for the life of cities and their inhabitants solutions. [+]

The Master in Ingieniería in Smart Cities It is designed to equip students with the most advanced technological training specialized in the design, development and management of applications that provide intelligent, digital and sustainable for the life of cities and their inhabitants solutions. This degree provides the basis for students to understand the process by which a smart city becomes a digital platform to maximize economy, society, the environment and welfare of the cities, while facilitating the shift to more sustainable behavior. The program focuses on familiarizing students in the technological content of art that can help improve the management of a city with the application of digital technology in fields such as: Energy management, water or gas. Environmental sustainability. Urban infrastructure, public buildings and homes. The communications management, public transport and mobility. Sanitation and safety. Management and development of education and culture. E-commerce activities with digital tourism and leisure. The government and citizens. In addition, students also learn how to manage a Smart city, acquiring the necessary knowledge of regulation, technology development, innovation in municipal processes and access to support programs and public funding. ADMISSION PROCESS The admission process for programs in the Graduate School of the European University can be carried out throughout the year, although enrollment in any of its graduate programs is contingent on the existence of vacancies. For personal advice, you can contact any of our two campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa), or you can contact us through our phone 902 23 23 50 or at the following email postgrado@uem.es where you receive advice from Graduate Admissions team. Once the candidate has been advised and has provided the required documentation, equipment Graduate Admissions be convened to carry out the tests corresponding entry to the program of interest and a personal interview with the director of the master or a member of Admissions committee. The admissions process is no cost for the candidate or obligation to formalize the reservation. The European University reserves the right not to provide any graduate degree or delay its start if the minimum number of students required for the program, or change schedules and / or the cloister if necessary organizational needs is not reached. It also reserves the right to make changes in the location and campus where it is distributed. For more information, consult the Graduate Regulations. [-]

Master in design (MDes) "Urban Design"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 France Nantes

This MDes tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, the emergence of innovative services for travel, scenography, space adjustments, mutations of the city to facilitate mobility... Two research groups are offered: Mobility and Services and Public Spaces. [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English.The MDes "New Mobilities" tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, and the emergence of innovative services for travel, urban mobility...Headed by an industrial designer and an architect, the MDes "New Mobilities" brings together students from different design backgrounds to study new design solutions for the mobility of the future. Transport, services, architecture, living and work spaces, vehicles, communication, infrastructure...all these aspects are part of urban mobility design.Areas of application:- transportation of people and goods (equipment and vehicles),- mobility-facilitating services and alternatives to movement,- mobile information systems,- multimodal transportation, - communication,- infrastructure design...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]