Masters Programs in Urban Design

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Urban Design

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

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

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

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

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MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits) 726 Principles of Sustainable Design in... [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

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

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

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can... [-]

Master in Architecture

University of Liechtenstein
Campus 4 - 10 semesters September 2017 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Online

The MSc in Architecture offers: -One-to-one teaching in ENGLISH in small studios and classes. -Architectural studies committed to cultural sustainability and social relevance. -A Cosmopolitan atmosphere in a unique alpine setting. -The possibility of studying abroad for a semester in one of the 40 partner universities. -Low tuition fees with some scholarships available. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The programme's curriculum reflects on the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. An understanding of and an active engagement with cultural sustainability is at the heart of its curriculum. The different design studios give students the opportunity to engage with this topic on a variety of scales applying a multitude of design- and research methods, preparing students for the demands of the broad field of architecture and planning. The specific agendas developed in the design studios range from architectural design theory to cultural architecture, sustainable design and sustainable urban design. Together with a series of compulsory and elective classes, they enable students to design their own curriculum and thus develop their personal interests in-depth. Small classes and design studios provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment. Currently, students of more than 30 different nationalities create a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere on a compact campus within a stunning alpine setting. A compulsory exchange semester at one of the Institute’s high-profile international Partner-Universities helps students to test their acquired knowledge in a different cultural and academic environment and offers new perspectives and opportunities. Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture are well prepared for a career in architecture, and thanks to the sound practical and academic education, promising perspectives may also arise in various research fields and academia. Upon successful completion of the programme, the University of Liechtenstein grants the academic degree of: Admission requirements Bachelor’s degree or diploma... [-]

Master of Architecture

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. [+]

Master of Architecture Faculty of Architecture – CEPT University Architects play significant roles in the design and production of built environments. Those who focus on design are commissioned by clients to lead the work of the many experts who are required to put buildings and places together. When playing this leadership role architects ensure that the end product is architecturally meaningful, while meeting prosaic functional requirements. Many architects refrain from playing this expansive leadership role and prefer instead to focus on some aspect of the built environment. Others refrain from design altogether and focus instead on the study and critique of built environments in a bid to enrich architectural discourse. Yet others choose to proactively work with disadvantaged communities to improve living conditions. The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. The program also offers the possibility of, but does not require specializing in and obtaining a Major and/or a Minor in any of the following: Architectural Design History, Theory and Criticism Urban Design Conservation 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... [-]

MArch Architecture

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The M ARCH: Architecture course is uniquely positioned at Central Saint Martins to draw on the dynamic design thinking and making skills from a range of art and design practices, as well as providing you with the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect – commonly referred to as Part 2. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The M ARCH: Architecture course is uniquely positioned at Central Saint Martins to draw on the dynamic design thinking and making skills from a range of art and design practices, as well as providing you with the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect – commonly referred to as Part 2. Reasons to Apply Undertake the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect. The M ARCH: Architecture is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and successful graduates of the Course will therefore achieve Part 2 of the professional qualification for architects in the UK Engage in professional practice: as part of your studies you are required to undertake 10 weeks of industry placement. Through this, you will have the opportunity to engage with and understand both existing forms of practice and to posit new ways of working. M ARCH: Architecture has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Prepare yourself for entry into a changing profession the practice of architecture continues to go through changes, M ARCH: Architecture offers you the opportunity to engage with the challenges of the future now. Work closely with communities, clients and social enterprise projects and opportunities on the Course... [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Aversa Caserta + 1 more

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 [+]

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) [-]

MArch Design

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

The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area. During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures. The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language... [-]

Master in Urban Studies

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

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography, and related disciplines. [+]

As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic and political developments of today. The two-year Master’s programme in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanisation assumed today? How are urban spaces produced? The programme foregrounds the unitary perspective of the city as a physical space, a social space and a space of design. It combines rigorous academic research with intensive fieldwork. The programme is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Our students have academic backgrounds in architecture, social sciences or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the programme has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programmes and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Urban Studies programme is its reliance on theoretically-informed action in the field. We take students’ efforts seriously: the programme engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publication of the best works. The Master’s programme is fully in English and has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe, and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, the Baltic countries and Russia. The curriculum includes a number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars, architects, urban planners and activists. The education prepares students... [-]

Master of Architecture

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. Master of Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. Through studio projects, academic writing and practical experiments it develops professional capacities while placing equal emphasis on research and critical enquiry. This programme is accredited by the profesional institute in Ireland (RIAI) and the UK (RIBA) and is pursuing the US accreditation (NAAB). Strong emphasis on research and on critical, reflective practice. Intensive small-group teaching from leading practitioners and academics. Two UCD Academics are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal (the world's most prestigious architecture award) Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Who is the Master of Architecture for? Applicants will usually have a Bachelors level Architecture Degree or another approved equivalent degree with a minimum of 6 semesters of architectural education Advanced Entry To Year Two Applicants who hold a UCD Bachelor of Architecture Degree or an approved equivalent Degree awarded from another institution can apply to enter Year Two of the MArch Degree Programme and successful candidates may apply for further module exemptions. All applicants who gain entry to Year Two must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Career Opportunities The MArch qualification is RIAI (and European Union) and RIBA accredited and will... [-]

Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

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

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

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals. The unique features of this advanced level education are: A standardized I&E minor Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university) Specialisation at one of the European top universities Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan. Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid). The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at... [-]

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

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

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

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

Master's Degree In Architecture

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain A Coruña

Qualifying title for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect, to be taken after the Degree in Architecture Studies. [+]

Introduction Qualifying title for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect, to be taken after the Degree in Architecture Studies. The objective is to train professionals who: They have the ability to project, write construction projects and, more generally, to investigate, create and manage complex processes. Know the history and theories of architecture, as well as the arts, technology, and human sciences related to living. Get to know urban planning and its planning techniques. Understand relationships between people and buildings and their environment. Solve the problems of structural design, construction and the different technologies related to buildings in order to provide them with conditions of comfort and climate protection. Know how to meet the requirements of building users based on budgetary factors, regulations and capabilities of the construction industry. Why study the degree The Master's Degree in Architecture By the University of Coruña, is the only qualification of the Galician University System that will allow you to exercise the regulated profession of Architect in accordance with the new training itinerary established in Order EDU 2075/2010. Attending this degree will provide the ability to investigate, create and manage complex processes in the execution of architectural and urban projects. It also provides a great artistic, technological, sociological and humanistic load related to the dwelling. It goes deeper into the structural concepts, construction and the different technologies related to the building process. In all cases, the focus is on energy, sustainability and attention to diversity. What is learned The objective is to... [-]

Master in Interior Architecture

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. Program Structure Studies leading to the Master in Interior Design are organized around three specialization options: Interior Design Architecture, Product Design and Scenography. Each option is a place for reflection, synthesis and creation, of which the workshop project is the main part of the training. The courses and seminars allow the student to deepen their proficiency in specialized areas under the guidance of professionals. They will broaden their fields of application through a multidisciplinary approach and develop their versatility through these student workshops, planned on themes related to interior architecture, design, landscape, theater and new technologies of communication etc. They also fit the student's work in its human and social context. The minimum duration to obtain a Master in Interior (Master in Interior Architecture) is two years. The training program includes a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: 36 mandatory specialization courses (Interior Design, Product Design or Scenography) 6 elective courses according to the specialization Job Opportunities Self-employed: independent or multidisciplinary combination Offices of architecture, interior design or state agencies Furniture design Textile design Design objects: lamps, etc... Theater scenography [-]

Masters - Landscape Design

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of environmental design. It combines fundamental training in the field of sustainable environmental design, landscape design, architecture, urbanism, ecology, sociology and culture, history and theory of architecture and design; [+]

Program Overview The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of environmental design. It combines fundamental training in the field of sustainable environmental design, landscape design, architecture, urbanism, ecology, sociology and culture, history and theory of architecture and design; as well as the skills of application of GIS / CAD-technology based on spatial analysis environment, the collection and processing of information, skills, 3D-visualization and processing of graphic and digital content for their projects. The program is offered to familiarize with the processes of globalization in the sphere of preservation of the natural environment and their role in the international scale. acquired competence skills of research activity (the planning of research, information gathering and processing, recording and summarizing of the results), and design work; the ability to implement the practice of artistic ideas, research results; skills of scientific, research, artistic and teaching activities; the ability to develop complex solutions landscape and environmental spaces of the city and protected areas; ability to work in interdisciplinary areas and projects; act as experts in the evaluation of design decisions, to justify the choice of design research methodologies, technologies. Competitive advantages highly qualified teaching staff, which includes well-known foreign and Russian professors and practitioners of landscape design industry, architecture, urban planning, ecology, sociology and culture; of variability innovative and personalized approach to learning; the presence of a double degree: Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden; the development of a unique method for assessing the benefits of using... [-]

Master in Architecture

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The Department of Architecture “dArTe”offers a five-year program (LM - 4) leading to the degree of Master of Architecture. This course is a limited entry with about 150 students each year (for entry to the five-year program students have to complete successfully an exam). The Department also offers independent research leading to the degree of Master of 1st and 2nd level... [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The Department of Architecture “dArTe”, was established in 2012. It offers graduate-level professional education and advanced research opportunities in architecture and allied design fields as interior design, landscape design, urban planning, restoration, enhancement and management of the architectural heritage. It focuses on developing ideas in architecture, researches on social, cultural, and physical context, as well as takes on an exploration for alternative ways of material utilization. The objectives of “dArTe”, reflect the view that architecture is an intellectual discipline, both an art and a profession. The program, therefore, is based on the following intentions: to stimulate artistic sensitivity and creative powers, to strengthen intellectual growth and the capacity to develop creative and responsible solutions to unique and changing problems, and to help the student acquire the individual capabilities necessary for the competent practice of architecture and lifelong learning (in reference to the European Union Directive 2005/36 governing the exercise of the profession of architect in Europe). The task of architecture is the creation of human environments. It is both an expression of human values and a context for human activity. Through the design process, architecture addresses the interrelated environmental, behavioral, and cultural issues that underlie the organization of built form. The student of architecture is called upon to direct sensitivity, imagination, and intellect to the physical significance of these fundamental issues in designing a coherent environment for people. \; and a program leading to a Ph.D. degree in Architecture and Territory. In the Department are employed... [-]