Urban design program consists of two academic offerings; a Masters Program and a Post Graduate Diploma Program.
The key quality of the urban design program in UOM is the combined strength of urban design theory and design studios. Studio projects are always approached as design-research exercises, where innovation and discovery represent a major part of the educational experience. Studios emphasize the importance of place and fieldwork represents a significant component of studio work. Professional and wider public involvement is a regular part of the Master of Urban Design studio experience.
Masters Program in Urban Design
The Masters programme will be offered as a part time course in two years titled as Master’s degree in Urban Design (MUD). The program is organized on a module-credit basis, with a total of 60 credits representing approximately 500 hours of student input, including staff contact during the first year and additional hours of inputs of research and urban design project supervision during the second year. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design can lead to admission to the Master of Urban Design, a studio based course in which students gain expert knowledge, enabling them to build a career in urban design or a related field.
The students take 40 credit theory modules during the first year.
The core modules cover subject areas such as;
• Urban Systems
• Urban Planning Methods
• Society and Space
• Urban Synthesis
• Urban Design Studio projects
• Urban Management and Finance
• Urban Morphology
The students are eligible to receive PG Diploma at the end of the first year.
During the second year the students have to do a Dissertation and a Comprehensive Design Project to obtain the M.Sc. in Urban Design.
Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
The program is organized on a module-credit basis, with a total of 40 credits representing approximately 500 hours of student input, including staff contact. The programme will be offered as a part time course in one year titled as Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Design.
Eligibility and Application Procedure
Please refer to the MUD Micro Site for further information including eligibility and application process on both programs.
The eligibility requirements and the university bylaws pertaining to courses at the Department of Architecture are reproduced here for reference only and may vary from time to time. Please confirm all information with the actual documents, available through the Registrar's Office of the University.
For further information and admission criteria
visit the Urban Design Program's Micro Site.