Master in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia

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Urban and Regional Planning

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Urban and regional planning of land for the use of large groups of people is a field that requires one to have a great deal of knowledge. The most important subjects include planning, metropolitan development dynamics and implementation.  

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. 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 in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

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

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. M.Des. in Public Space Design Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become make shift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Spatial Design Architecture Landscape Design Sociology Urban Studies and Design Environmental Graphics Sustainability studies Policy Studies and Environmental Law Cultural studies Heritage Conservation Urban and Regional Planning Ecology and Environment Research and Collaboration UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Design EARTH Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Student interacting with Public Space Design Facilitator Key Values Postgraduates in Public space design are evolutionists at heart and imbibe these core values: Empathetic – As public space designers we value the “other” over the “self”. While we brings the self into the design it is informed through putting ourselves in other’s shoes and by having empathy towards all. Inclusive – We ensure that the spaces we design are inclusive and accessible to all. Sustainable – We strive for sustainable place making that balances ecological, community and economic concerns. Adaptable – We designs for change. We are adaptable to the ever-changing contexts and ensure our designs are resilient to changing social and environmental needs and issues. 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 Learning Approach Learning is driven by engagement with theory/discourse, reflective practice and real world experience. This approach allows for a comprehensive exposure to possibilities across the world and creates an awareness of the contemporary context. Students on a field trip in the Banni Grasslands of Kutch, Photo Courtesy: School of Foudation and Prepatory Studies. Program learning components include: A theoretical and conceptual knowledge of approaches to public space design, current issues and discourses across the world Using design thinking tools to research the context, analyze and synthesize and conceptualize a solution. Understanding of methods and tools of comprehensive studies in project and/or discourse in public space design Collaboration among peers, practitioners and the community. Using live projects/opportunities to create and test interventions/participatory design in community spaces. Capability sets On successful completion of the course, graduates will have the following capabilities: Scholar Examine and engage in systematic enquiry of cultural, political, environmental and historical uniqueness of place and complexity of contexts Identify what is to be known in multifaceted contexts and suitably adapt discipline specific knowledge for problem solving. Critique constraints, question assumptions and limitations; think independently and strive for deeper engagement in the area of knowledge. Entrepreneurial leader Design, engage and manage safe, sustainable and layered engagements for people, with public space. Ability to understand, analyze and synthesize information, select and use appropriate methods of research & communication. Practitioner Identify, explore, experiment with real and conceptual frameworks and develop innovative practice. Make informed choices and expand ideas of art, design, policy and sustainability to make their own practice more informed and enriched. Global Citizen Use a participatory approach to engage with communities and effectively communicate their views to a wide range of audiences. Be sensitive towards regional perspectives, respect diversity and help design for just and inclusive communities. Opportunities Employment in creative industries such as architecture, landscape design, interiors and urban design Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in the urban sector Graduates can become contemporary design practitioner, entrepreneur, design consultant or an academician Graduates could work with and have an active involvement in emerging domains such as public policy making and public space design and planning Enquiries For further information, kindly email Mary Jacob Kuruvilla at maryjacob@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Landscape Architecture plays a pivotal role in a country like India that is fast changing in its physical form. [+]

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Program Overview Landscape Architecture plays a pivotal role in a country like India that is fast changing in its physical form. The present day Landscape Professional is trained to be ecologically sensitive and protector of natural resources and works at varying scales, complexities and typologies. These include projects in regional landscapes, housing, institutional, recreational, urban, heritage, infrastructure, and industrial & household spaces. A Landscape Architecture/Design Professional needs to develop a critical understanding of the scope of the profession and evolve a value system and a keen sense of inquiry. This program at CEPT University is highly recognized and provides the opportunity for young professionals to upgrade their capacities and credentials. It also provides an opportunity for wider exposure to architecture, planning, construction, design and management of human habitats. Exchange Programs with international universities allow for exposure of students to diverse of academic and professional environments in the world. The Master of Landscape Architectureprovides professional education for development of landscape architecture in dense built environments and master plans through intense design education supported with strong engineering foundation. This is a two year program where students will acquire the skills to practice landscape professionally through design and technical development aiding to construction of design. 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. Graduates from these programs are presently working for leading landscape architecture and design firms in India and abroad, while many have chosen to establish their own practices. 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 these programs. 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. Admission and Prerequisites 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. Minimum Qualification to apply for this program includes a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B. Arch) or equivalent recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA) with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks for General category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates. Two years’ professional work experience is 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 Governing the Large Metropolis

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. Master Governing the Large Metropolis Programme objectives The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. The world cities and urban sprawl of both the global North and the global South face massive public policy and governance challenges. The scale and speed of urbanization raise a plethora of issues, which are all covered in the programme. These include: economic development, poverty and slums, housing, health, technological and social innovation, the management of risk, infrastructure, water and waste disposal, changing labour markets, sustainable development, democratic participation. Governing populations divided and organized by class, income, religion, ethnic origin, mobility and/or gender has become even more difficult in a globalizing world where opportunities for mobility, participation in overlapping networks, interdependence and the scale of large urban regions make classic territorial conceptions of government and public policies partly obsolete. Students receive rigorous methodological training, experience from international professionals and exposure to high level academic content. The programme is taught entirely in English with a great emphasis on issues of comparative study. No ready made recipes are provided, and no simple fairy stories on the so called "best practices of good governance": the programme trains the students with a strong critical approach and management skills so as to be competent for project accounting and decision making to implement urban policy in critical environments. Systematic relations are built with urban professionals and research groups, including cities such as Bogotà, Lima, Mexico, Rio, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Beijing, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Istanbul, Cairo, New Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo and Johannesburg. Going beyond geography, development studies and physical planning, the Master's programme aims at training young professionals who will take charge of public policy design and implementation in the governance of large cities in the future. Main orientations and specific features The two-year programme comprises a mix of sound interdisciplinary theoretical courses, case studies, methods and professional training: Theoretical training focuses on public policy, sociology, governance, law, economics, demography, risk and globalization, centering on issues such as housing, migration, food security, utilities, climate change, informal economy, local finance, conflict management, transports, cultural policies, and the digital city; Professional training is provided in the first year through a group project (capstone) commissioned by a private or public organization, which involves doing applied research in the urban field. Students work 1.5 days a week for six months with a professional tutor. Students also take advantage of a planned study trip to a large urban center (past cities include Cairo, Istanbul, Casablanca/Tangier/Rabat). Case studies and workshops are taught by professionals; Solid methodological training in advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis, network analysis, map work, ecological data mining, and GIS training; In the second semester, regional training focuses on specific area of expertise, with historical insights on urban change. Students have to chose among African Metropolis, Arab and Mediterranean Metropolis, Asian Metropolis, Latin American Metropolis, and North American Metropolis; In the final semester, students will either undertake an internship of at least 14 weeks in a large metropolis or will spend the semester within a partner university, where they will prepare a research thesis (for those envisaging a PhD). During the whole duration of the programme, students are assisted in their course and professional orientation through a regular vocational statement exercise. The programme works in collaboration with other programmes from the Urban School. It also has a close link with research conducted at Sciences Po, notably with the research program "Cities are back in town". Career opportunities Students will have opportunities to work in the following organisations: UN organisations; Environment, health, security and food organisations; Global utility firms (water, transport, waste disposals, energy); NGO's in different sectors (democratic governance, environment, housing, development, culture…); Urban planning agencies, economic development agencies, urban political organisations; Networks of cities (C40, ICLEI etc..); Urban and regional governments; Private foundations and think tanks; Private developers and international consultants in the large metropolis. [-]

Masters in Architecture

Tianjin University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 China Tianjin

School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. [+]

School of Architecture School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. We have 157 staff members including 146 faculty members. There are 44 professors and researchers and 53 associate professors. Among them, there is one Academician of the China Academy of Science, one Distinguished Teacher in Higher Education National Teachers Award, and four foreign professors. After the assessment by the National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China in 1992 and 1995, the school obtained the first batch of National Excellent Teaching Qualification in Architecture undergraduate and master programs. Urban and Rural Planning program was assessed by the National Board of Urban Planning Accreditation of China in 2000 and achieved an outstanding accreditation in 2004. Landscape Architecture program was founded on the basis of landscape architecture institute in 2012. Competition awards 1st Prize, 2015 US D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Nomadism Revolution, New Tank-dwellingof Sea Gypsies” 1st Prize, 2013 Annual AIM Contest, “Heal in The Rain” 1st Prize, 2013 D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Life on the Ropeway” 2nd Prize, eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition, “Mountain Band-Aid” International Communications Our school has established teaching and research partnership with over 40 foreign universities through visiting scholar, joint studio, research cooperation and academic conference. Our partner schools include UCL, AA and TU Berlin from Europe, GSD, UCLA and Columbia University from America, and Tokyo University, Kyoto University and Seoul University from Asia, etc. There have been several hundreds of international visiting scholars from our school, spreading over USA, England, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong and Taiwan Area. Through a number of joint teaching, exhibitions and competitions, our teachers exchange new teaching methods with foreign and domestic colleagues, which contribute to the innovation and development of the school. Department of Architecture The history of Department of Architecture, Tianjin University, can be dated back to the Department of Architectural Engineering of Tianjin Institute of Industry and Commerce, established in 1037, where the famous architects SHENG Liyuan and ZHANG Bo, ever taught. In 1952, after the adjustments of departments of national colleges, the Department of Architectural Engineering of Private University of Jingu, Department of Architectural Engineering of Northern Jiaotong University and the Department of Civil Engineering at Tianjin University were integrated into the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tianjin University and Prof. XU Zhong, famous educator and architect in China, has long been the director. In 1990, Architecture major was recovered to five-year-semester and the department participated in educational evaluation of architecture for the first time in 1991, and passed every evaluation with high grades hereafter. School of Architecture, Tianjin University, was established in 1997 on the basis of the original Department of Architecture. Discipline introduction The First-level Discipline of Architecture was granted by the Degree Committee of the National Ministry to award the degrees of MA and PhD, as well as establish a Post-Doctorate station. The School of Architecture at Tianjin University attracts a group of active-minded and academically-competent scholars. The teaching crew consists of a team of academics and professional tutors who are both active and creative, with a complete knowledge system and meticulous scholarship, which can be justified by their achievements in research, teaching and design practices. The graduates of the school are welcomed by the industry nation-wide, for their reputation of solid professional foundation, active thinking and surefooted working styles. Targets The training of Architecture professional degree of graduated students in Tianjin University emphasizes students' capabilities of engineering practice, design and innovation, which adapts to the needs of society, strengthens career-oriented and closely combines the architecture professional assessment and architect professional qualification certification system in order to cultivate high-level professionals in the field of architecture design. Students who complete related aspects of learning and training courses, get the necessary credits and meet the corresponding requirements will obtain the Master of Architecture degree from Tianjin University. Because Master of Architecture degree of Tianjin University has mutual recognition in all countries that signed the Canberra Accord, so the graduates can get professional qualifications in these countries, which will create a broader condition of employment for the graduates. Highlights Implemented curriculum system in English The courses in English teaching have been implemented for three years, which were taught mostly by internationally renowned professors who were invited to give lectures by the school of architecture. It made a guarantee for the education of oversea students. Specific design studio for professional training Design course was the compulsory course in curriculum, which were directed by teacher group with different research area. Students were required to finish design project by group or individual. In the practice of design, the knowledge of theory was exercised comprehensively. To meet the requirements of the compulsory professional courses, students have the opportunity to elective courses interdisciplinary, which could help them develop comprehensive professionals. Specific Opportunity of Design practice Tianjin University School of Architecture has close partnership with tens of domestic and foreign architecture design companies, which are all officially designated by School of Architecture Tianjin University as outside-school training bases for graduated students. In this period Tianjin University will arrange the overseas students to finish the 16-weeks practice in one of the companies. The urban construction tends to be saturated in the west countries, so that relatively few opportunities for students to practice, which can be compensated by the teaching process in Tianjin University. The School of Architecture has also co-established a professional experience base with several renowned architectural design firms in the country and appoints famous architects as professional tutors. The professional practice base for student: Tianjin University Research Institute of architectural design & urban Planning Tianjin urban Planning & Design Institute Tianjin architectural design Institute Chinese architectural design and Research Group Beijing Institute of architectural design Archiland International Curriculum Provision 1.Introduction of the Design courses Course objective: the design courses were the most important course to improve the students' comprehensive ability, the ability to analyze the question, propose the question and solve the question. According to the different design themes, the theory and design method of related professional knowledge were required to solve the practical design problems. Course organization format and teaching method: teacher group organized studio. Each design theme will be finished in about 6-8 weeks. Students in a group or independent completion of the form to carry out the design course. The related teaching methods included lectures of the related theory and method for base investigation and presentation, design conception and expression, design report etc. Course assessment: submit design drawings and presentation. Course content for architecture design(1)&(2) The design studios include but not limited to the following topics Green building design and technologies Urban regeneration and renovation of old buildings Parametric design and BIM related digital design Urban residential space and dwellings 2. Introduction of the theory courses 1. Design in Motion Course objective: animation will be done in 3D MAX. Techniques of modeling will be reviewed; related notions of modeling methods and procedures of animation will be concentrated in more detail level in the class. Course content: two components of digital media will be explored in the class. One is motion in design, and the other one is design in motion. Motion in design relates to the methods, impacts, and effects of putting motion into design, whereas design in motion refers to the design of motion and action. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher. Teaching Materials included: 1).ppt series by Chan 2).3D Studio MAX 2013 / 2014 system Course assessment: (1) There will be one proposal, one modeling, one stereoscopic image, and a final project to be completed. (2)Projects will be graded on the completeness of presentation, imaginations applied, and the creativity expressed. 2. Ecological Environment and Urban Development Course objective: the course introduces several key points on urban plan and architecture design base on the ecological environment Development background today, such as the origins and development of environmental impact analysis; the key stages of environmental impact analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation; the ecological footprint and urban development; integrating the environment into decision making; integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure; European environmental policy integration; environmental limits; and finally an important case study of the climate change and governance in Wales UK. Course content: the origins and development of Environmental Impact Analysis;The key stages of Environmental Impact Analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation;The Ecological Footprint and Urban Development;Integrating the environment into decision making;Integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure;European Environmental Policy Integration;Environmental Limits;Climate change and governance in Wales. Course organization format and teaching method: tutorials, discussions and reviews Course assessment: students presentation 3. Integrated building and urban design in a resource conservation Course objective: integrated designing methods of ecological, economical and social parameters are introduced with case study of international urban and architectural designing projects. With a case study in a historical urban fragment in Tianjin, the students are able to do investigation and data analysis of key parameters, and to apply them in analytical tools to support urban and architectural design. Course content: the course introduces the theories and methods concerning resource and environmental performance of the built environment, including sustainability, building LCA & LCC, spatial analysis, etc. Course organization format and teaching method: introduce trans-disciplinary theories and methods;combination of lectures and exercises; integration of urban and architectural designing and analytical methods Teaching Materials included: Koenig H., Kohler N., Kreisseig J., Luetzkendorf T. Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Gebaeudeplanung. Munich: Detail Green Books. 2009 Moffat S. Time Scales for Sustainable Urban System Design- Stretching the Boundaries of Standard Practice. Dissertation, Universität Karlsruhe (TH). 2007 Course assessment: field investigation and data preparation 20%,presentation on the class 40%, paper 40% 4. Managing Global City Regions Course objective: successful learning in the subject will involve an effort to get to know and understand the character and planning issues confronting metropolitan areas that experience global city development forces. Students are encouraged to read widely about cities and connect the theories and concepts to city regions which are chosen as case studies in order to capture the recent changes in economy, infrastructure, institutions and policies. Course content: this subject investigates the concept of global city region as a source of issues that require new approaches for urban development decision-making. Emphases of the discussions will be on the identification of global city regions, the economic and institutional forces that shape their formation and change, and planning and management responses to the dynamics of global city regions. Students will be exposed to international and Australian experiences in the development of the concept and in the illustration of outcomes. Course organization format and teaching method: lectures and seminars (4 hours per day for a consecutive 4 days. There will be two 2-hour sessions every day. One hour will be used for lecture and the other will be for seminar in each session) Teaching Materials included: a reading list will be assigned during the teaching week. Course assessment: Participation 40%; Quiz 25%; Group report 35% 5. Research Method Course objective: this course aims to survey research method in various areas in architecture. Course content: the content includes: how to choose research topic, how to make research plan, how to carry out the research, how to write and review scientific research papers, how to use different kinds of research tools and how to present research. This course will mainly base on lectures, combine with group discussions and students’ presentations, integrating homework and literature review. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Kang 2)Five scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) Research proposal (individual) (2) Review of scientific paper (group) 6. Design Thinking and Cognition Course objective: how do designers think? What makes a designer creative and successful? In the field of design studies, research on the cognitive phenomena occurring during the design processes is ongoing in order to answer these questions. Course content: this advanced level of course will introduce all the current theories developed in this field. The factors driving the design processes that generate design solutions will be explored. The products of design cognition shown in style and creativity will be covered in some detail as well. All these phenomena of design cognition, individual style, design creativity, and the new area of user centered design; will be explored through a number of case studies. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Chan 2)Scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) A few of in-class exercises (20 points) (2)Final project (80 points) 7. World Cultural Heritage and Cases Studies Course Introduction: the key function of this Course is to give a comprehensive presentation of World Cultural Heritage through the theory and social science approaches, combining with the cases studies in Asian countries. The Course will be divided into five lectures: (1)UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme (2)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Historic City : Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (3)Case studies of of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural Landscape & Sites : Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan; Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal; Bhutan Cultural Landscape (4)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural & Heritage Routes : Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nominations (5) Homework students presentation - Q & A Teaching method: A、Lectures for theory and cases studies of World Cultural Heritage. B、Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos. C、Giving lectures combining the discussions and debates with student. Examination: final Report and Dissertation (Home work after lectures) Teaching Materials: 1. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE MAP 2. Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos 8. Close readings of architectural writings & projects Course Introduction: the course aims to enhance students’ ability to engage with architectural writings and design projects, mainly focused on the period 1900 to the present. Through a series of close readings organized around a selected topic (or topics), the course seeks to build up a sense of intellectual orientation for understanding architectural preoccupations and, at the same time, promote a meticulous handling of texts and images. Presumed knowledge: an advanced level of reading ability in English, knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign. Teaching method: lecture,50%;discuss,50% Examination: assignments, reports and discussion in class Teaching Materials: 1. Peter Eisenman, Ten Canonical Buildings 2. Rafael Moneo, Remarks on 21 Projects 9. Metaphysic of traditional architecture. Symbols and meaning through West and Oriental architecture Course Introduction: the course aims at building the deep understanding of the traditional architecture in the metaphysical level, tracing the ideological and metaphysical connotation behind the architectural form. Through the course of learning, to enable students to master how to according to the metaphysical theory and knowledge reviews traditional architecture, thus revealing the deep reason of architectural form, structure, shape, by the sensibility of traditional architectural knowledge rise to rational knowledge, the breakthrough on the aesthetic significance of understanding as to the traditional construction of people's spiritual significance in the understanding and exploration. The Course Outline: the course will be divided into two parts: the metaphysical theory and the metaphysical connotation of the cultural symbols in the traditional architecture. 1. The theoretical part of metaphysics through the discrimination of the concept of metaphysics and philosophy, religion, doctrine, etc. related concepts and explanation, interpretation of metaphysical theory characteristics and essence, and schools of the theory, scholars and major theoretical viewpoints. 2. The second part to traditional architectures around the case, such as India, Nepal and China's traditional architecture, analysis of the characteristics of different cultural background and traditional architecture and metaphysical connotation, and comparative analysis of the commonness and spiritual essence. To help students more deeply understand the deep meaning and historical background behind traditional architectural form. Faculty Mark Dorrian - Professor, school of Architecture planning & landscape, Newcastle University,UK Lai Delin - Associate Professor,University of Louisville,USA. Phone: 502-852-0445 Chiu-Shui Chan - Professor of Architecture, VRAC & Human Computer Interaction,Department of Architecture, Iowa State University,USA Jian Kang - Professor,Vice President of Architecture College,the University of Sheffield, UK. A charted engineer (CEng); a Fellow of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IOA) ; a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Sun Sheng Han - Professor,Department of Architecture, Building and Planning,the University of Melbourne, Australia FengShida (FUNG, Stanislaus) - Associate Professor,school of architecture, the Chinese university of Hongkong Stephen Kendall - Professor, school of Architecture, Ball State University,USA. Registered architect, President at Infill Systems US LLC Roland LIN Chih-Hung - Programme Specialist, Francis Childe, Giovanni Boccardi, Feng Jing, chiefs, Asia & Pacific Unit, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Daniel Bluestone - Professor and Director of Historic Preservation Program, the school of architecture, The University of Virginia, USA Andrew Flynn - Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Cardiff, UK Li Yu - Senior Lecturer and Course Director for MSc Eco-Cities. University of Cardiff, UK Niklaus Kohler - Professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. SongKun - Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University XuZhen - Associate Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University Chen Tian - Professor, Director of Urban Space and Urban Design Institute, Tianjin University Zhao Jianbo - Professor, Associate Director of Architecture department, Tianjin University Wang Jianghua - Associate Professor,Deputy director of the architecture department, Tianjin University Yang Wei - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University Bian Hongbin - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University ZouYing - Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University He Jie - Associate Professor, Deputy director of Digital Design Research Institution,Tianjin University [-]

Master in AAP (AAP Special Course)

Ehime University
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Japan Matsuyama

In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. A Special Course for International Students from Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim Offered by the Shikoku International Student Education Consortium The Graduate Schools of Agriculture of Ehime University, Kagawa University and Kochi University The Shikoku International Student Education Consortium (SISEC), has been established under an integrated concept shared by the three graduate schools of agriculture of Ehime, Kagawa and Kochi Universities, on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. The SISEC offers a Special 5-year Course for International Students from Asian, African, and Pacific Rim countries (AAP Special Course). The program and application procedures are explained below. PROGRAM GOALS In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. ACADEMIC PLAN (1) The AAP Special course is a five-year continuous education program composed of master and doctoral courses. After completion of all the requirements in the first two-year master’s course, a student will be awarded a master’s degree from the university where he/she was located. (The requirements include 30 credits from the AAP special course curriculum, an approved master’s thesis and a passing grade on the final examination.) Students are expected to continue their studies in the doctoral course (three years) of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University. Students will be awarded doctoral degrees after completion of all requirements, which include having their doctoral dissertation approved and passing the final examination. (2) This system enables students to create a curriculum that corresponds to their own needs. With the help of academic advisors, students can select from over 130 classes to develop their own unique program. (3) All classes and research instruction are given in English, however all students are required to take a two-week intensive 'Survival Japanese' class after entering the program in order to learn enough Japanese for daily life and, if desired, students may take other Japanese language classes. FIELD OF STUDY Applicants should choose a field of study related to that of their prospective academic adviser (please refer to the list provided in this outline). The applicant must contact and consult with the prospective academic advisor about the field of study before applying. RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, EHIME UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KAGAWA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KOCHI UNIVERSITY Studies on environmental effects of photosynthetic function,mass transport, matter production and yield of crops. Developmental physiology and production system of fruit crops Applied entomology Ecological and Physiological Study of Fruit Trees Horticultural utilization of native resources in pomology Crop science Studies on the feeding regulatory mechanism based on the animal nutrition, animal behavior for efficient animal production. Reproductive physiology of fruit trees Genetics and breeding in rice Plant-Pathogen interactions OR Molecular Biology and Plant immunity Development regulation of vegetable crops Tropical fruit science Systematics of insects, conservation of biodiversity Ecophysiology on yield determination of field crops Ecology of spider mites and insects Molecular biology of plant immunity, plant biotechnology Physiological and molecular biological analysis on plant functions and utilization of plant resources Tropical ornamental plant science Studies on Soil Science and Soil Management Technology for the Sustainable Agriculture with Local Biological and Ecological ResourcesS Genetic resources in floriculture Tropical vegetable crop science Measurement and diagnosis are studied using image processing and expert systems in respect of the growth of the plant in plant factory and greenhouse. And, network utilization of this information is also studied. Effect of light quality on plant growth and morphogenesis Biological and environmental systems Researches on the green amenity defined as the effect of plants on human comfort and the environment control in greenhouse Genetic improvement and environmental control of pigmentation and coloration in horticutural plants Food production process engineering Our research interests are plant water-relations and mass spectrometry in plant cells, i.e., physics, chemistry, mathematics, thermodynamics and engineering Physiological and molecular aspects of postharvest changes in ornamentals and vegetables Applied meteorology Economical studies on management and preservation of agricultural land Farm Management, Food policy Plant molecular ecology Comparative study on livelihood and its transformation maritime world. Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics Sustainable forest operations and environmental protection Study of the marketing system and price mechanism of farm products, agricultural and life materials by economic, technical and political methodologies. Plant cellular and developmental physiology in vitro Forest tree ecophysiology The principles of agricultural and environmental economics, sustainable agriculture and agribusiness. Molecular elucidation on mechanisms of pathogenicity and plant defense systems Forest engineering Studies of many issues to occur in the marine products industry and a fishery area by general viewpoints of sociology and cultural anthropology. Plant-microbe interaction in legume plant Forest Product Science Studies of sustainable development in the marine products industry and coastal zone by mainly viewpoints of economics, management and marketing theories. Biochemisty and molecular biology on stress responses and tolerances of higher plants. Chemistry of woody material utilization Study on the role and function of agricultural cooperatives in regional agriculture. Biotic and abiotic stress signal transduction in plants Marine environmental science Synthesis of useful organic compounds using natural resource. Signal transduction on plant-microbe interaction Early life history of fish Investigation of bio-functional substances by using animal cell technology and molecular biological techniques for human health. Molecular genetics and breeding in rice Fish immunology and virology Biochemical and molecular biological studies on protein transport, transport proteins, and molecular chaperones Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms. Fish genetics and breeding science Molecular biology of membrane proteins Molecular biology and biochemistry of extremophiles. Marine ecology Molecular population genetics and evolutionary genetics of forest trees and the related organisms. Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms Coastal ecology Basic theory of the biological process in forests and development of techniques for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources Molecular biology of sugar related enzyme genes.Production of rare sugars using microbial and enzymatic reactions Fish physiology and endocrinology Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Applied microbiology and enzymology for production of rare sugars. Production of rare sugars using bioreactor system Food science and nutrition Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Functional analysis of the Golgi apparatus and its application to protein production Fish physiology and biochemistry Studies on plant species diversity and coexistence in terms of biological processes and stoichiometry. Rheological properties and texture of foods, and preparation of nano-emulsions for food system Post-harvest science and technology of fish Measurement, monitoring and planning of forest resources and functions. Soil environmental science Biotechnology for marine animals Turbulent transfer within and above a vegetation canopy, Impacts of elevated CO2 (FACE) or global warming on stomatal response, transpiration and photosynthesis. Development and application of immunological methods for mycotoxins, and toxicicolgy and human exposure of mycotoxins Environmental facility engineering Researches on wastewater treatment and reuse for agricultural land andphosphorous recovery from wastes. Chemistry and molecular nutrition of functional foods including coloring materials and flavor substances Landslide engineering Characteristics of coastal shallow water ecosystem; effects of anthropogenic chemicals to marine organisms; ecological conservation of shallow water ecosystem. Food engineering encapsulation,Spray drying,Functional food powder Geotechnical engineering Ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment of environmental pollutants including endocrine-disrupting chemicals in a variety of wild and model animals. Biochemical research of food proteins Water environmental engineering Conservation genetic resources of Fish. Physicochemical properties and industrial applications of various types of colloidal systems Environmental water purification engineering Molecular mechanisms of fish spermatogenesis and oogenesis and artificial manipulation of fish reproduction. Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization Plant environmental science Investigation on development of earth-friendly and sustainable aquaculture systems including physiological, molecular biological and ecological studies Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization. Soil environmental science Horizontal gene transfer in microbial community. Resistance of microbes to metals and antibiotics. Degradation and utilization of proteins by bacteria in marine ecosystem. Allelopathy and plant biochemisty Soil ecology Decontamination of water and soils; Surface and structural chemistry of clay minerals and zeolites. Bioorganic chemistry of functional organic compounds Plant nutrition Environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology on persistent toxic substances and waste treatment and material cycle sciences Biologically active natural products and their mechanisms of action Tropical bioengineering NA Biogeochemical studies on the material cycling in the aquatic ecosystem Advanced chemical ecology NA Standing stock and productivity of phytoplankton in coastal sea, and the behavior of biophilic element Microbiology of extreme environments NA Ecology and behavior of ant Microbial molecular genetics NA Material cycle of biophilic elements and dynamics of microalgae Biointeraction chemistry NA Chemical and biological processes in coastal ecosystems Processing of tropical crops NA NA Food Science NA NAs Food Functional Chemistry NA NA Animal resources technology NA NA Plant bacterial pathology NA NA Plant pathology NA NA Reproductive biology NA NA Rural resource management. NA NA Environmental anthropolory. Qualifications (1) Eligibility: Foreign nationals living abroad or in Japan that wish to pursue graduate study. (2) Nationality: Those Citizens of countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim (including the Russian Federation) which that have diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. (3) Age: There is no age restriction, as long as the academic requirements are fulfilled. (4) Academic Career: Those who met one of the qualifications below: Have graduated from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate. Have completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country. Have completed a 15-year school curriculum in a foreign country, and who have been recognized by the SISEC to have obtained the prescribed units with first-class honors. (5) Health: Applicant must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at university. (6) Language: Can speak, read and write well in English. (7) Visa Requirement: If selected, the applicant will be required to acquire a “College Student, (ryuugaku)” visa prior to coming to Japan. Note 1: Military personnel and civilian employees in the armed forces are not eligible. Note 2: Those who do not arrive in Japan by the designated time are not eligible. Note 3: If an applicant should apply as a prospective university graduate and fail to graduate from his/her university by September, 2016, his/her enrollment shall be cancelled. Note 4: Applicants for the “Master’s Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for the Youth (ABE Initiative)” or “Pacific Leader’s Education Assistance for Development of State(Pacific-LEADS)’’ must also satisfy the additional requirements of the ABE Initiative program. Date of Enrollment From October, 2017 The application will be available at the end of March 2017, so there is time to make contact with the professor with whom you wish to study. [-]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Ahmedabad

India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. [+]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of Planning – CEPT University India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. This choice-based Master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning prepares young professionals for a career in planning and equips them to: (i) prepare plans and projects for the cities and their regions, (ii) undertake research on policies and processes of urbanization and urban development, (iii) advise on governance of cities and their regions, and (iv) advocate for specific issues like sustainability, climate change resilience, uplifting marginalized communities etc. We train professionals through hands-on studio exercises, theory courses, individual capstone project and field visits within India and abroad. Faculty members belong to diverse disciplines like architecture, engineering, planning, natural and social sciences. They are proficient academicians and competent professionals with national and global exposure and linkages. MURP alumni are considered thought leaders in their field, and are well placed in leading global & national organizations and in city & regional governments. This highly recognized programme is more than 40 years old. Its alumni are very well placed in government, international agencies, consulting firms, and, reputed academic and research institutions. Being a part of CEPT University, the program also provides an opportunity for wider exposure to architecture, construction, design, and management of human habitats. Curriculum The two-year Master’s Degree Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) exposes students to social, political, economic and financial dimensions of urban development and ethical dimensions of working as professionals. Students are trained to engage with scales from local project to city and region to global, through hands-on studio exercises, intense theory, individual capstone project, and field visits in India and abroad through summer winter school (SWS). The program offers the possibility of, but does not require, specializing in and obtaining a Major in any of the following: Land use Planning – This area will offer studios in land use planning at city, city-region and local level along with theory courses on land use planning, built-form and land markets. Housing – This area offers studios in housing strategy at city level and housing project planning along with courses in housing and land markets, housing & community development, housing project design & development, and housing finance. Environmental Planning – This area offers studios on preparing environmental impact assessment and environment management plan at city level along with courses on environmental resources, pollution, environmental economics and climate change. Infrastructure Planning – This area offers studios on preparing infrastructure plans at city level and infrastructure project development along with courses on infrastructure planning and infrastructure project development. Transportation Planning – This area offers studios on preparing comprehensive traffic and transportation plans at city level and transport project development along with courses on transportation and land use planning, transportation modelling and design of transportation systems. The first semester is the ‘foundation’ that prepares students to grapple with the idea of ‘urban’ and prepare a plan for development of a municipal ward. They are exposed to the theories of economic and social development and history of urban transformation. They learn the skills of quantitative, qualitative and spatial methods. The foundation semester gives them the breadth of the discipline. The second and third semesters are for delivering in-depth knowledge in one of the available specializations. In the second semester the students prepare plan of a city or a town, with emphasis on any one of the available specializations. Simultaneously, they learn skills and gain knowledge relevant to preparing the city level plans. In the third semester they prepare a plan for a region. An alternative option in the third semester is to prepare a detailed project report or area plan, which includes financial and governance proposals. During the fourth semester students are required to complete a capstone project – an individual but guided planning, research, grant writing or policy analysis project. Twice, in breaks between semesters, students are required to sign up for University’s Summer School and Winter School programs, which could include study tours to cities in India and abroad. To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated to obtain the degree they have registered for. To complete the remaining one quarter, students choose courses from the many available electives. Admission and Prerequisites Applicants for the Masters of Planning program in the general category should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks and those in the SC/ST/OBC categories should have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in below mentioned degree programs from a recognised University / Institution: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Architecture/ Environmental Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Planning/ Law Or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Geography/ Economics/ Sociology/ Environmental Science/ Social Work /Development Studies/ Policy Studies/ Political Science 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. [-]

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 and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. 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) [-]

Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction. The focus of the program is case based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. [+]

In recent years, an increase in natural and human created disasters have adversely impacted the local communities and nations as a whole. Some disasters have international impacts requiring international intervention. Constructing a disaster resilient system involves interventions in the preparedness, emergency response and redevelopment phases of the disaster management cycle. Effective management of disasters involves numerous stakeholders including governments (local, state and federal), non-governmental organisations (not for profit and for profit) and communities (local, national and international) working together. This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations. The professional application of disaster management skills and techniques for preparing and responding to post disaster situations will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations, and national and international organisations/business involved or seeking to be involved in disaster management. Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised strategic and operational disaster management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Hazards, natural or man-made, can create disaster events that leave communities in distress. Preparing for disasters require multiple stakeholder engagement and effective management of the goals. The pressure to urgently address complex and difficult disaster management decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long-term risks and vulnerability of affected populations. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding the communities and infrastructure promptly and strategically with appropriately devised short-term and long term planning is paramount. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction involves primarily disaster risk reduction and building a resilient system, from a technical, economic, socio cultural and policy perspectives. Therefore, the management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental theories and practices form multiple disciplines. In the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the theory and practice of disaster management, from both disaster preparedness and post disaster reconstruction perspectives. This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the appropriate disaster management practices accommodating short and long term considerations aimed at building a resilient system. You will engage in practice and form the policies based on informed situational/critical analysis. If you would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in protecting and rebuilding communities from and after traumatic disasters, then the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you. Career Pathways The current trend in disaster events and created a significant domestic and international interest in the disaster management trained professionals. This program specifically address the niche and relatively new market encompassing professionals in government, for profit and not for profit sectors, who engage in or planning to engage in disaster management without a formal qualification in disaster management. With a Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have unique and specialised disaster management skills to be applied in the disaster management process. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups including: State, federal and local government non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and private contracting organisations. As a newly developed program, the University of Newcastle will be seeking endorsement by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 2016. With this accreditation graduates will have an industry recognised qualification, supporting the relevance of the program’s content. Specialisations The Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is distinctive in its purpose and content. The key focus of your learning will be disaster preparedness (i.e disaster risk mitigation) and post disaster redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of building disaster resilience. Advancing on the fundamental principles of disaster management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to engage in diverse disaster situations. The course is comprised of six core courses and one elective (direct entry into the Masters): Post-disaster Project Management Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Professional Practice for Disaster Management Economics of and for Disaster Management Social and Policy Considerations for Disaster Management and Disaster Management Research Project (on a topic of your choice to support your career goals). You need to choose one electives from an comprehensive list of directed courses that focus on construction project management, business management, environmental management and social change and capacity building. Throughout the program you will learn to critically analyse and apply relevant theories and practices to multiple disaster management scenarios. Managing disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. The sense of social responsibility and ethical decision-making is critical in disaster management. Admission Requirements AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience. AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with NO experience AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience Bachelor Degree with NO experience ‘Cognate’for the purposes of admission are considered to be in the following areas: Social services/Humanitarian Medial/Nursing Land Economics / Real Estate / Property / Valuation Architecture / Building / Construction Management Surveying / Quantity Surveying Engineering in Civil / Structural / Mechanical / Electrical/Computer Natural Environment Town Planning / Urban Planning Commerce / Economics / Finance Business / Marketing / Technology Management/Government Administration Emergency management services (fire, ambulance, security, civil-military etc.) Law AQF ‘Non-Cognate’ areas are those that fall outside the above list. Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below: Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes. Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter; Certificate of experience/employment Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience Interview (where necessary) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

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 and Regional Planning 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

Azerbaijan University Of Architecture And Construction
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

Specialists are trained in each field of study on bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. Graduates from the Faculty can do their activity in architectural, city planning, environmental design, restoration of monuments, design etc. [+]

The Faculty of Architecture The Faculty of Architecture was founded 90 years ago. Initially it existed as department of Architecture in Faculty of Construction under State Oil Academy. As the result of separation of department of Architecture from Construction Faculty was founded Faculty of Architecture in 1968. The main objective of scientific and experimental activities in architecture and design specialties is aimed to obtain planning process. Specialists are trained in each field of study on bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. Graduates from the Faculty can do their activity in architectural, city planning, environmental design, restoration of monuments, design etc. Information about the Faculty Faculty of Architecture always differed from other architectural faculties that taught in other universities. The faculty trains specialists on bachelor and master degrees. Most of professors and teachers staff are well – known specialists and scientists in the field of city planning, design, restoration of monuments in our Republic. An associate member of NASA, 12 doctors of architecture, 17 professors, 33 Doctors of Philosophy in Architecture, docent teach in the Faculty. Two of them are “Shohrat” prize winners, 12 honored architects and one of them was awarded with State Prize of Republic. There are 122 members in the faculty: 21 professors, doctor of Philosophy in architecture, docent, head teacher and a teacher. Study in the Faculty Applicants willing to enter the faculty, have to take part in entrance exams held by the State Students Admittance Committee after aptitude election and take the exam on drawing and drafting. The study languages are Azerbaijani, Russian and English. Architecture and Design specialties of Architectural Faculty on Bachelor and Master degrees for different fields on construction and planning sectors. MASTER DEGREE: Architectural field of study: Architecture of building and installations City planning Reconstruction and restoration of architectural monuments and Landscape Architecture Design field of study: Design and technical esthetics Collaboration fields Cooperation is implemented in experimental and scientific fields with Republic Committee on City Planning and Architecture, Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic, Baku City Executive Power, State historical - architectural reserve “Icheri Sheher”, Architectural and Art, Archaeological Institutions of National Academy of Sciences, “Azerberpa” Scientific Research and Project Institute, non – governmental organizations on Architecture and Design. Fields of Research Features of residential architecture of Baku, compositional norms of Azerbaijan Architecture in XI – XVII, formation of cultural – welfare service systems of tourism and recreation zones of Azerbaijan, Formation of garden and park planning of Azerbaijan cities, site organization on architectural complexes situated in complex landscape of Baku city, artistic and architectural planning methods of City environment (example Baku) , Architectural planning development of industrial enterprises on Sumgayit city, Architectural planning development of residential construction big cities of Azerbaijan (1920 - 1990), History of Azerbaijan Architecture (from ancient times till nowadays) etc. About 50 manuals and text books were published in the Faculty. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. 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. [+]

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 Asset Management And Integrated Management Services, Facilities And Structures. Facility Management.

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

The construction sector (Architecture, Building and Engineering) is living in these years worldwide a crisis and rapid changes required at the same time, a number of opportunities and professional challenges they will have to deal these changes. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. The construction sector (Architecture, Building and Engineering) is living in these years worldwide a crisis and rapid changes pose the same time, a number of opportunities and professional challenges that will have to cope with these changes. Consider issues such as the global market, internationality, multidisciplinarity, multiculturalism, integration, new technologies, diversity management, change management, etc., is becoming more necessary and required. The programs in the area of ​​Architecture and Building They are among the most valued by the European rankings of graduate degrees. This is possible by the quality of its contents, continuously adapted to the reality of this sector, and for a faculty composed of managers and professionals from some of the companies most important architectural studies at national and international levels. Thus, the degrees are adapted so that students acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to lead architectural projects anywhere in the world. Why study at the European University The rate of employability of our graduates is much higher than those of the current job market: "93% of our students find employment in the first year after completing their studies," in places like Fermoso Laura Dominguez, Technical Manager Lledo Group UK, or through the case of Alba Fernández Arias, Consultant in Architecture and Environment in the Consortium of Santiago. We have agreements with more than 3,500 companies to offer more internship to our students and our graduates employment. leading companies in their sectors such as Acciona, Movistar, BMW Ibérica, Vodafone, Sony Spain, Bp Oil, Iveco Spain, Airbus Spain, Endesa, Ferrovial, Sacyr, etc. We provide a comprehensive, international university education, designed to help students adjust to the workplace and personal development. The largest private university by number of students. Our fundamental principle is academic quality, which reinforced with practical classes and use the latest technology in the classroom. The faculty is highly qualified and has extensive teaching experience, professional and research that enriches the education and training of the student. The small groups allow permanent and direct contact with the teacher and can make the most of the practices of each of the degrees facilities. We are part of Laureate International Universities, a global leader in higher education, with over 1,000,000 students in 80 institutions in 28 countries. This schools network power your international presence, facilitating your trip abroad exchange programs. [-]