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Urban Planning

American University of Sharjah (AUS)

24 months
21953 EUR/year
21953 EUR/year
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As the first professional program of its kind in the UAE, the Urban Planning program from American University of Sharjah (AUS) is led by dedicated faculty who offer you practical approaches to understanding and engaging with urban development trends and issues in the real-world. 


Learn how to address complex urban development issues effectively. Grow in confidence as a leader in policymaking and administration and influence sustainable change at a local and national level.

The Urban Planning program from American University of Sharjah (AUS) provides professional men and women like you with an outstanding, multidisciplinary graduate education. This will enable you to fill leadership roles in managing urban growth, prescribing urbanization policies and advancing social development.

With the highest commitment to our students and their education, we offer a high-quality educational setting that integrates theoretical principles of urban planning with practical applications.

As the premiere institution for graduate education in urban planning in the UAE, we aim to attract only the most qualified students with indisputable potential for leadership. MUP students in CAAD benefit from a professional network built upon our cooperation and partnerships with governmental bodies, professional and academic organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

Take advantage of our flexible study options.

Made up of a total of 11 courses, the MUP program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, giving you the flexibility to choose a workload that suits your circumstances. Full-time students typically register for three courses each semester and complete the program in two years. Part-time students typically register for one or two courses each semester and complete the program in three or more years.


Our Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division .

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning History, Theory and Principles
  • Computer Applications in Planning
  • Urban Planning Research and Analysis
  • Urban Design Principles Processes and Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS (applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained outside the UAE must submit an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division)
  • have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21953 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43907 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    21953 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43907 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

AED 164,670

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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