Master of Philosophy


The Master of Philosophy programmes offered by the Faculty is 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.

Name of Award

Master of Philosophy

Programme Educational Objectives
PEO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the theories, principles, scope and roles of the built environment (urban and regional planning, quantity surveying, architecture and transport planning) in the process of growth and development.
PEO2 Apply a range of analytical skills and techniques designed to address a range of complex problems.
PEO3 Apply the knowledge, skills and understanding for the achievement of feasible solutions to the built environment problems.
PEO4 Work in multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the society.
PE05 Comply with ethics, professional and community standards, and involve in life-long learning.
Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Demonstrate mastery in principles and practices in the field of the built environment at local, strategic, national and international levels.
PO2 Demonstrate skills in applying methods and techniques across a variety of context and practice in the field of the built environment.
PO3 Demonstrate the capability to relate ideas and solutions to diverse problems and issues in the field of the built environment.
PO4 Demonstrate research capabilities in the field of the built environment with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.
PO5 Demonstrate leadership qualities through effective communication and team working with peers and stakeholders to overcome diverse challenges within the field of the built environment.
PO6 Demonstrate critical thinking and scientific approach to effectively overcome issues and challenges in the field of the built environment.
Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 1 year
Maximum Duration : 2 years

Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
1. University

a. General

b. Research Methodology

2. Thesis 0
Total  6 100
Areas of Research

Research Areas:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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