Master's Degree in Architecture in Asia

Top Master Programs in Architecture in Asia 2017


A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.


The process of creating a well-made structure entails a great deal more than just propping up four walls. Knowledge of architecture is needed in order to ensure that buildings meet predetermined desires and legal guidelines.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

Master's Program in Architecture in Asia

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Master of Architectural Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture in Asia 2017. Overview The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation of either professional practice or PhD-level studies. This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context and the local built environment, the programme is oriented towards the highest international standards and it attracts both domestic and international students and academic staff. Design studios are the core of the programme, formed around the ongoing research of the department and the specific needs of the profession within China and across the world. Design studios may have the following themes: • Urban development and regeneration • Innovation in fabrication and construction • Computer-aided architectural design • Architectural theory and criticism • Social and cultural issues. XJTLU’S DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE HAS ACHIEVED RIBA PART 1 VALIDATION FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) FOR ITS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME. IT HAS INITIATED INTERNATIONAL VALIDATION AT RIBA PART 2 LEVEL FOR ITS MASTERS PROGRAMME. Knowledge and skills The Master of Architectural Design programme will teach you how to develop architectural design projects at an advanced level, including the creative, technical and research skills needed, and educate you in the areas of theory, history and criticism of architecture. The most important knowledge and skills taught are: • Ability to generate complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, to test new hypotheses and speculations • Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals • Ability to evaluate materials, processes and techniques that apply to complex architectural designs and building construction, and to integrate these into practicable design proposals • Critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to architectural culture, theory and design • Understanding of the context of the architecture and the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of procurement and building production, and legislation • Problem solving skills, professional judgement, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. Modules: Year One • Design studio I • Applied technology in architecture • Architectural theory and criticism • Additional learning activities. • Design studio II • Advanced professional practice • Topics in architectural history • Additional learning activities. Summer break • Additional learning activities (such as internships, study trips, independent studies, etc.) Year Two • Design studio III • Architectural design and research methods • Practice based enquiry and architectural representation • Additional learning activities • Design studio IV (thesis project) • Thesis (written component of the thesis project) • Additional learning activities. Additional learning activity modules The programme includes 200 hours of Additional Learning Activities per semester, most of which are chosen individually by students. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks. An individual student-learning plan will be established at the outset of each semester with the academic advisor. Examples of ALAs include: • Postgraduate English (LAN901 . Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Postgraduate English (LAN902. Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Chinese language (CLT901-906. Mandatory for international students) • Graduate teaching assistantship • Graduate research assistantship (if available) • Graduate practice placement/internship • Participation in Level Three or Level Four lecture-and-seminar based modules in the built environment cluster • Participation in Level Three or Level Four modules from other XJTLU departments or the Language Centre • Selected topics in design tools and methods • Selected topics in advanced digital design • Selected topics in architectural research methods • Selected topics in architectural representation • Independent studies with an ARC tutor • Scholarly presentation of a research paper • Publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed architecture-related journal • Personal and employability skills (MAN903) Careers This programme provides you with an appropriate foundation for employment in the architectural profession at an advanced level. It also provides the basis for enrolment in a PhD research degree. Our graduates find excellent opportunities in the building and creative industries, in local and international architecture firms, as well as in architecture administration, research and higher education institutions. Our highly international academic staff offer you individual career advice for entry into many job markets in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. INTERNSHIPS The Department of Architecture fosters a constantly growing professional network in architecture and related fields. Being located close to the metropolitan area of Shanghai, with its dynamic architecture job market that attracts many international firms, means we can assist you to pursue job opportunities, internships and work placements in China and abroad. TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS Our students are eligible for positions as graduate teaching and/or research assistants at XJTLU, working up to 10 hours per week. These can contribute towards Additional Learning Activities and include a salary. Fees RMB 160,000 for the entire two year full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Equivalent academic qualifications ACADEMIC BACKGROUND An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in BArch, BEng in Architecture, BA (Hons) in Architecture or equivalent. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their own creative works as a student and a practicing architect/intern (indicating where and when the work was done, who the tutor/supervisor was, who was part of the team and what the applicants' role was in the team, A3-size, typically 10 to 30 pages, in PDF format). An internship in an architecture-related practice is recommended, but not required. We might accept applicants with substantial work experience or an outstanding portfolio even if their grades are lower than the minimum entry requirements. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 94 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master of Architecture and Urban Studies

Ajman University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ajman

The mission of the program is to provide the community with qualified architects who can deal with the complex issues of the urban environment and cities. [+]

The mission of the program is to provide the community with qualified architects who can deal with the complex issues of the urban environment and cities. Objectives The objectives of the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Studies are to: Enable graduates to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of real-world design proposals for buildings and urban environments. Provide students with advanced skills and knowledge to manage and supervise the development and implementation of design and intervention proposals related to the urban environment. Provide in-depth knowledge of the main subject areas of the urban environment regarding the relationships between built form, space, culture, developmental processes and sustainability in its wide-ranging facets. Offer the ability to carry out independent study and research. Career Opportunities Graduates of the MSc. Program can work as designers and construction managers, decision makers for city planning, community agencies or governmental authorities. Graduates can also pursue their studies to gain PhD degree and join academic institutions. Graduation Requirements To be qualified for graduation, the student must: Complete the core and elective courses with at least a CGPA of 3.03.0. Pass the thesis examination with a minimum of 80 percent (B grade). Obtain an overall CGPA (thesis and courses) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5  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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture 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 [-]

Advanced Urban Design

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time October 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. [+]

The international Masters degree programme in Urban Design is a joint programme of the Graduate School of Urbanism of the HSE University Russia and the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The educational process is built on the ‘research-based design’ methodology that involves tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms. The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers, combining the best of the Russian Academia and the cutting-edge experimental project-based education. It will offer: Strong emphasis on critical, conceptual, and design thinking Working environment of an interdisciplinary 'lab' for both designers and analytics Pioneering “Research-Based Design” methodology created and tested at the Strelka Institute Unique courses tailored for the new demands of contemporary urban theory and the next practices Project modules with innovative briefs and real clients in Russia and South Africa Team of tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms Access to the vast network of experts and clients of both the Strelka Institute and the HSE University Russia [-]

Master in Interior Architecture

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture in Asia 2017. 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 [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18  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. [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 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 [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture 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 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 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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture in Asia 2017. 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 [-]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes... [+]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)


European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes of dispersed character, global markets, virtual spaces, powerful actors in the construction business and postmodern lifestyles generate new challenges for the spatial competence of planners and spatially oriented designers.During the first and third semester, in-depth scientific and basic applied knowledge in the thematic context of "European Urban Studies" is conveyed. The study project in the first or third semester deals with a particular urban and/or spatially oriented issue. This issue is tackled using scientific and/or design-oriented methods in an interdisciplinary, yet applied manner close to reality. Hereby, applying the content and methodic core competence of all or as many as possible of the fields of European Urban Studies will be relevant. Courses and examinations are held in English.During the second semester, which is oriented towards professional practice, international partners in Germany, Europe and overseas offer collaboration on "International Model Projects". These internships (three to six months) are conducted with chosen project partners such as scientific institutions, communal authorities, real estate developers/investors, construction managers, architects and planning offices. The presentation and discussion of the results drawn from the research work and practical experience occurs in the third semester, following the internship during the annual Model Project Forum.In the fourth semester, students are expected to draw up their Master Thesis. This phase of writing and research is accompanied by a colloquium in regular intervals. The master study course is completed with a scientific or project-oriented Master Thesis and an oral master examination. Successful students will be awarded the title of "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).... [-]

Master in AAP (AAP Special Course)

Ehime University
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture 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 Architecture

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Malaysia

Architectural education is more than just building structures. It is also about the cultivation of appreciation and creation of architectural space, the natural as well as the built environment [+]

The programme is equivalent to Part 2 of the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Professional Examination, and is a full-time professional Master’s programme that centres on the advanced study of architecture. It takes on an integrated approach to learning architecture and adopts the teaching philosophy of ‘design as research’. It aims to develop well-rounded architectural graduates, leading to the development and application of appropriate solutions to encounter demands of the globalised and cross-cultural environments. Students undertake a range of specialist and research-based studio projects supported by knowledge and application of technology and environment, cultural context, research, and professional practice to forge the position of ‘sustaining humanity’. Utilising a design as research teaching pedagogy, the design studio forms the intersection of interests across three broad domains of inquiry, i.e. urbanity, community, and technology. Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science or Arts in Architectural Studies / (Architecture) Min. CGPA 2.67 with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 1 recognition Other Qualifications Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis Pre-requisite: SPM / O Level, min. 5 credits in English and Mathematics with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History in SPM For students without a LAM Part 1 recognised degree, students must obtain LAM Part 1 recognition before being conferred the Master of Architecture award Min. six (6) months practical experience after graduating from the first stage of architectural education at a registered architect’s office, approved architectural related organization or practice within the building industry. As evidence, students are to provide a reference letter from the company that clearly indicates the duration of work experience, supported by a company profile, and portfolio of their practical experience Design Portfolio Assessment Personal Statement Interview English Requirements: Malaysians who have completed undergraduate studies in the English medium will be exempted from the English language requirement International students must achieve at least 6.5 in IELTS [-]

Master of Architecture (MArch) in Architecture

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

Like the Department of Interior Design, the Department of Architecture belongs to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Despite some differences, much of the curriculum in these two departments follow similar [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture in Asia 2017. Like the Department of Interior Design, the Department of Architecture belongs to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Despite some differences, much of the curriculum in these two departments follow similar lines which mostly run in parallel. This is so not only because the two disciplines are close relatives of each other, but also because it facilitates transfer of students from one discipline to the other if they wish to do so. The principal objective of this education is to teach students the important skills they would need in the future. Moreover, it is thought to be essential that students acquire a sincere love of this profession, if they are to be successful in the future. In this direction, besides obligatory practice in offices or the construction sites, students will be introduced the realities of professional life under dynamic circumstances – may this be within or outside the academic life. In summary, this program aims to educate students to be good designers. With their competence in foreign languages, their developed entrepreneurial capacities, and finally, a sound knowledge of architecture, each student will become a successful professional. [-]


International University Of Innovation Technologies
Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Master's training program in "Building" is focused both on the general professional development of graduates, and to expand the range of their scientific thinking. [+]

Direction: "Construction" (Code 750500) Basic Department - "Construction" Duration and study mode: 2 years full-time Qualification - Master Master's training program in "Building" is focused both on the general professional development of graduates, and to expand the range of their scientific thinking. The program entered the problematic topics in the field of construction. The area of ​​professional activity direction "Construction" includes seven master's degree programs: 1) "Calculation, design and seismic resistance of buildings and structures"; 2) "Evaluation of seismic risk and vulnerability of buildings and structures"; 3) "Modern building materials technology and innovative materials science." 4) "Management of housing and communal complex"; 5) "Design, construction, operation and maintenance of reliability of buildings and structures; 6) "Expertise and real estate management" 7) "Management in Construction" Prospective scope graduate graduates: innovation, surveying and project design; production and technology; research and teaching; project management; professional expertise and regulatory and methodological Master's program: "Calculation, design and seismic resistance of buildings and structures" The program is focused on training of masters in the field of design, calculation and seismic resistance of industrial and civil buildings and structures. The program provides an in-depth study of the scientific, theoretical and methodological issues of the work of building structures (metal, concrete, stone, structures made of wood and plastic) in view of their durability and safety, evaluation of their technical condition in the operating conditions and the design in accordance with the requirements of modern standards. Master's program: "Design, construction, operation and maintenance of reliability of buildings and structures." The training of qualified specialists in the field of design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. In the process of learning increases general scientific theoretical and practical knowledge base masters, expanding knowledge in the professional field as well as mastered the methodology of scientific research. The master's program "Assessment of seismic risk and vulnerability of buildings and structures" The purpose of the master's program is to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for a specialist in the design of buildings and structures in seismic areas of land development practices calculations of buildings and structures to dynamic loads, including seismic, including with the use of software packages. Master's program: "Expertise and Property Management" The aim of this master's program to teach undergraduates to examine (legal, environmental, technical, administrative, economic) of real estate and develop the most effective options for their control. Master's Program: Modern building materials technology and innovative materials science " The program includes in-depth study of scientific achievements, as well as the theoretical positions and practical methods for solving scientific and engineering problems of innovation and of building materials. Methodology of scientific research and mathematical modeling of processes of creation of new building materials, the automated business system design and construction industry of information technology in the construction, domestic and foreign construction standards and modern methods of experimental research. In the process of learning a lot of attention is paid to improving the reliability, operational stability and environmental safety of construction materials, products and structures, resource-saving technologies, the use of secondary resources of private industry. The studies of physical and mechanical properties of concrete and multi-building composites and technologies of their production. It also covers aspects of the investment projects of building materials industry. Master's Program: "Management of housing and communal services" The program is an in-depth study of the nature of the housing and communal services, its content and form management system at the masters of knowledge in modern management of housing and communal services. Master's Program: "Management in Construction" Training a new type that can manage projects at all stages of implementation, to take effective decisions on their resource and organizational support, integrated innovation and investment processes, to carry out comprehensive planning of the project portfolio in order to achieve sustainable development. [-]

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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Architecture in Asia 2017. 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 [-]