Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2017.
|Year of Entry||2018|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Students are expected to attend classes in the weekday daytimes or evenings and Saturdays, occasionally on Sundays. The courses (including the core courses) of the programme may be scheduled in weekday daytime session for the academic year 2018/2019.|
|Indicative Intake Target||40|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||60|
|Normal Duration of Programme||
Full-time: 2 years (4 semesters);
Part-time: 4 years (8 semesters)
|Maximum Study Period||
Full-time: 5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 10 years
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
31 May 2018 (Local & Non-local)
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Dr Xin LI
PhD (MIT), MUP (UMich), BEc (Renmin U)
+852 3442 4507
|Associate Programme Director||
Dr Zheng CHANG
MArch (Tsinghua), MUP (Harvard), DDes (Harvard)
+852 3442 5434 (Phone)
+852 3442 0427 (Fax)
+852 3442 7609 (Phone)
+852 3442 0427 (Fax)
The programme aims to:
1. enhance existing construction related professionals with the knowledge of urban design and regional planning;
2. produce experts with comprehensive knowledge of urban design and regional planning;
3. offer a route for further study to graduates of construction related disciplines;
4. provide multi-disciplinary approach for architecture, civil engineering, urban design, urban planning, building services and construction professionals;
5. train/equip students with the skills for carrying out research works in various related disciplines.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have one of the following criteria to be eligible for admission:
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
Each student must satisfactorily complete at least 60 credit units before Master of Urban Design and Regional Planning is awarded. The total 60 credit units comprise two parts, namely the core courses (48 credits) and elective courses (12 credits). Reference should be made to the programme document and the student handbook for the criteria of choosing electives. The curriculum includes six key areas in urban planning and design:
·Planning and Design Studio
·History and Theory
·Urban Economics and Development
·Practice and Law
RICS approved to grant accreditation for the programme from 2014/2015 academic year.
The Department will explore the possibility of seeking professional accreditation of the programme by relevant professional institutes such as the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Designers, Planning and Development Division of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and other relevant professional institutions.
In general, application for credit unit transfer is normally not entertained. In case an application is considered fully justified by the Head of Department, the courses for transfer must be taken from master programme by the student within 3 years from the date of application of this transfer exercise. This arrangement does not apply to students registering for another stream after graduation from one stream. Criteria for granting credit unit transfer include the level, the duration and the content of the course.
Applications for credit transfer for work completed prior to entry to the University must be made in the first semester following the student’s admission, before the deadline set by the University. Applications for credit transfer for outside work completed after admission to the University must be made immediately in the semester following attainment of the additional qualification.