About the Programme
Oman’s First Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.
The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning (MSc AUP) at GUtech is the first program in the whole region to offer both Architecture and Urban Planning as specializations. The MSc program capitalizes on the expertise accumulated by the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at RWTH Aachen University and draws form the know-how of GUtech faculty behind the internationally accredited the BSc Urban Planning and Architectural Design program.
The program is designed to train fresh graduates and professionals to address the challenges of a rapidly urbanized world by seeking innovative approaches in the built environment.
The structure of the program offers students to specialize in either architecture or urban planning. The two specializations equally address societal, environmental, economic and cultural questions but react to them on different scales.
Architecture specialization focuses on the constructive, cultural and climatic qualities of buildings and their surroundings.
Urban Planning specialization is concerned with the design and planning qualities at the neighborhood, town and regional levels.
Career and Studies Opportunities
Upon completion of the MSc AUP program, our graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in architecture or urban planning, while others may seek new directions such as project management, urban design, and others. Aside from industry, MSc AUP graduates may go on to pursue consultancy as well as research careers, whether through doctoral study in academia or commercial research.
The MSc AUP program is structured to be offered on a full-time or part-time basis in block mode, over four semesters. The program encompasses a workload equivalent to 120 credit points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) or 300 credit points in the Oman Qualification Framework (OQF).
Students who wish to study MSc AUP are required to meet these requirements:
- Academic requirements:
A recognized bachelor degree in architecture, urbanism, or equivalent fields of study. Relevant work experience can compensate for derivation from the narrow related field of study.
- Language requirements:
Applicants must provide adequate proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL 79 internet-based test, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).
Fees & Scholarship
A non-refundable fee OMR 100 is required prior to the application being processed.
Tuition fees vary depending on the credit points of each course. The total credit points required to complete and obtain MSc AUP is ECTS credit points (ECTS CP). The applicable fee OMR 115 is assessed to each ECTS CP.
We offer twenty (20) scholarships for successful applicants to cover 15 percent of tuition fees of the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning. There is not a separate application for these scholarships.