Address the challenges facing the 21st century tropical city:
We are living in an age of technological advancement, heightened social mobility and the advent of the knowledge economy, in a world also affected by climate change, increasing spatial shortage and the threat of cultural depletion through globalisation. Never has there been such an important time to holistically address these issues through the design of more sustainable urban habitats, and in particular within the tropical belt – a geographical zone which is experiencing rapid socio–economic and environmental change.
The first interdisciplinary degree majoring in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Tropical Urbanism:
This program is a pioneering masters degree course that seeks to find solutions to these pertinent issues through an interdisciplinary design approach that blends latest industry ‘best practice’ with urban theory, underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the Green agenda. The course will equip students with skills in sustainable urbanism, tropical passive design techniques and knowledge of green technologies in order to prepare for the public or private sector.
A collaboration between academia and industry to shape future designers and thought leaders of tropical cities
The course draws heavily from the disciplines of tropical planning, architecture, landscape architecture, as well as environmental science and engineering to create a truly unique urbanism course. Such interdisciplinary collaboration, in a context that acknowledges the important role both academia and industry play in shaping the urban habitat, will prepare students for the realities of practice or public administration. Students will be future designers, thought leaders and administrators in tropical belt cities.
A multi-city programme that offers a diversity of cultural experiences
While the course is delivered in Singapore, you have the option to take some subjects at JCU's other campuses (subject to immigration requirements). There is the further benefit of having electives taught in Venice, Bali, Manila and Myanmar – each of which focus on a particular urbanism subject. In addition to the various geographical locations that seek to offer cultural exposure is 'The Studio' - an immersive environment that seeks to prepare students for the realities of practice in a real-life design studio setting.
Invitation to creative and inquisitive individuals who want to shape sustainable tropical urban habitats to apply now
This masters degree will appeal to those interested in how tropical rural, suburban and urban habitats are shaped by how people live, work and play. An evidence - based learning that embraces site studies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and a firm grasp of urban planning theory will be combined with design tuition to help students create theoretical sustainable planning propositions that can be delivered coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through a variety of oral, written and graphic media.
Graduates of the Master of Planning and Urban Design at James Cook University will be able to:
Students are required to complete a total of 48 credit hours as per the following:
Subjects for Disaster Resilience
Subjects for Sustainable Tropical Urbanism
12 Credit Hours from
Depending on the specialization that you choose, you can work in government, not-for-profits, developing countries or independent corporations. When you graduate, your work could include tropical planning and urban design to meet the major challenges facing society today, such as:
Duration: 16 months full time
Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year
(normally 4 subjects per trimester)
Intakes: March, July, November
Highlights of Master of Planning & Urban Design Program
1. Internship opportunities
2. Accredited by Planning Institute of Australia
3. Skill based delivery pedagogy – assignments/quizzes and reports
Benefits of MPUD Program
a) Application fee waiver
b) Admission confirmation will be provided
c) Participants will get JCU workshop certificate from Simona Azzali
d) Participants will get JCU Welcome Kit
Candidates from any discipline who wish to have their career in Urban Planning are eligible to apply for this course. There is a possibility for the Indian students to get admission without IELTS and also can get Internship in Singapore.
For FREE Registration, please contact BroadMind Consultant, an official representative of James Cook University.
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