Master of Science (Urban and Regional Planning)

This programme covers the core spatial planning knowledge as well as research and generic skills necessary to be a competent and innovative urban and regional planner. Students are taught to understand and appreciate social, economic and political processes that shape cities and regions, and ways in which public policy can improve the quality of life. Ideas and concepts such as sustainability, urban governance, and regional economic development form the basis of the courses in the programme.
Programme Educational Objectives
PEO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the complex theories and principles of urban and regional planning as well as the scope and role of planning in the management of growth and change
PEO2 Apply a range of analytical skills and techniques that are designed to address a range of complex problems
PEO3 Apply the knowledge, skills and understanding to the achievement of feasible solutions to planning problems
PEO4 Work in multi-discipline team and contribute to society
PEO5 Comply the ethics, professional and community standards, and involve in life-long learning
Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Master key urban and regional planning principles and practice at local and strategic level
PO2 Adaptability in applying urban planning methods and techniques across a variety of urban planning contexts and practice
PO3 Relate urban planning ideas and solutions to societal issues in the diverse urban planning practice environment
PO4 Undertake research in urban planning and related fields with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice
PO5 Lead and communicate effectively with peers and stakeholders in facing challenges within the diverse urban planning environment
PO6 Demonstrate critical thinking and scientific approach to effective management of urban planning issues and challenges
PO7 Demonstrate competency in managing information required for lifelong learning
Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 1 1/2 years
Maximum Duration : 3 years

Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
1. Programme Core 22 49
2. Programme Electives 12  27
3. Research Project 5  11
4. Compulsory University Course (including Research Methodology) 6  13
Total  45 100
Award Requirements

For the award of Master of Urban and Regional Planning, the students should achieve a total minimum of 45 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 3.0, including the completion of Research Project.

Contact Person

Dr. Nafisa Binti Hosni
Tel: +607-5537332
Fax: +607-5566155