24 months
1187 USD/credit 17805 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 16635 USD/year
468 USD/credit 7020 USD/year
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The Sustainable Smart Cities Master's program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and Staffordshire University (UK) is a unique professional postgraduate program that provides an interdisciplinary grounding in the principles, application, and key technologies required to develop sustainable smart cities.


Delivered by experienced faculty at both UAB and Staffordshire University, this genuinely international program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to assess, design, and implement sustainable smart cities' strategies across the globe.

The Sustainable Smart Cities program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a broad curriculum covering sustainability theory, sustainable urban development, low carbon and renewable energy systems, green infrastructure, natural resource management, health and liveability, transport and mobility, big data analytics, and smart technologies.


The program is a good fit for students interested in pursuing careers as:

  • senior executives, mayors, and elected representatives
  • policy makers
  • building services engineers
  • urban planners
  • architects
  • urban designers
  • civil and transport engineers
  • real estate professionals
  • software programmers
  • ICT professionals

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Low-Carbon & Renewable Energy Systems 
  • Managing Natural Resources & Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Green Infrastructure & Transportation 
  • Health & Liveability
  • Green Buildings 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution of higher education in an appropriate subject or related science;
  • Candidates with related employment or substantial industrial experience with a demonstrable interest in or commitment to urban planning, sustainability and environmental management issues, and/or smart city approaches will also be considered.
  • Candidates must schedule an interview with the program director
  • International students without a degree from an accredited US/UK institution may be required to submit TOEFL scores based on the interview with program directors. GRE is not required.
  • All program students will be required to enroll at both UAB and SU.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17805 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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