Doctorate Programmes

Introduction

The doctorate programmes offered by the faculty are in the field of architecture, quantity surveying, urban and regional planning, and transportation planning. The programmes are entirely conducted in research mode whereby students conduct original research under the supervision of experienced supervisors who are themselves PhD holders.

Name of Award

Doctor of Philosophy

Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 2 years
Maximum Duration : 3 years

Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
1. University

a. General

b. Research Methodology

100
3
3
2. Thesis 0
Total  6 100
Award Requirements

For the award of Doctor of Philosophy, the students should achieve a total minimum of 6 credit hours, including the completion of Doctoral Thesis.

Areas of Research

Research Areas:

ARCHITECTURE

  • Environmental Engineering & Architectural Sciences
  • CAD
  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Management
  • Architecture and Human Behaviour
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Greening
  • Climatic Mapping
  • Children’s Environment
  • Vertical Green System
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Passive Architecture
  • Landscape Resource Planning
  • Landscape Ecology

QUANTITY SURVEYING

  • Construction Economics and Cost Management
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Construction Law and Contract
  • ICT in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Dispute Resolution and Adjudication
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Plant and Site Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Services

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

  • Rural Planning
  • Tourism Planning
  • Housing and Community Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information System
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Urban Morphology
  • Spatial Analysis for Social Issues
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Environmental Planning
  • Low Carbon Society/City
  • Climate Change
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development and Management

TRANSPORT PLANNING

  • Public Transport Planning & Management
  • Port Planning and Cargo Handling
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Transport Economic
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution Management
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Transportation Models
  • Airport Planning Management
  • Urban Transport and Modeling
  • Transport Policy
  • Highway Planning
  • Freight Transport
  • Public Transport Operations