As a world leader in smart cities and urban development, Dubai is the ideal place to study such a program and see digitalization in effect.
The Professional Studies - City Science program of RIT Dubai will help you build and develop efficient, sustainable and community-based cities and cultivate awareness of the interdisciplinary history of modern cities, urban economics, city development and planning theory, urban ecology, demography, and applied problem-solving and research methods.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Conduct a City Impact Assessment Utilizing Both Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
- Develop Systems to Support Effective Governance and Responsive Citizen Engagement
- Initiate, Analyze and Evaluate Comprehensive Urban Site Design Plans
- Analyze and Manage Plans for Accessible Infrastructure
- Assess the Feasibility of Smart City Data Infrastructure Networks and Technologies
- Measure Energy and Environmental Impacts
- Apply the Analysis of Big Data to Common Urban Problems and Service Delivery
Context & Trends
Structures of City Systems
Urban and Regional Planning
Scholarship in Information Sciences & Technology
Infrastructure for City Sciences
Informatics for City Sciences
- 16 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesProject Management Public Administration Urban Planning View 9 other Masters in Urban Planning in United Arab Emirates
- Students must hold, or currently be completing, a bachelor's degree, or the U.S. equivalent granted by an accredited college or university. Original transcripts must be submitted to RIT for evaluation with certified English translation of transcripts required.
- Resume of work experience (curriculum vitae).
- Official, original academic transcripts in native language.
- Official, certified English translation (where necessary).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score.
- Passport copy and Emirates ID (if in the UAE).
- Personal Statement Please write a personal statement describing your educational objectives. Your essay statement should be approximately 500 words in an essay format in a word document.
International26716 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35622 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
National26716 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35622 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
- National & international: 130,020 AED per full programme
Living costs for Dubai
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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