18 months
3919 EUR/year
2326 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Urban Design program from University Teknologi Malaysia is the only industrial-focused master-by-coursework program in Malaysia that addresses current local and global sustainable issues in the built environment. 


The Sustainable Urban Design program from University Teknologi Malaysia is an interdisciplinary program, crossing the field of architecture, urban planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture and environmental engineering. Master of Science (Sustainable Urban Design) assimilates the diverse areas of sustainable development and urban design by collaborating with the allied professionals as well as local and international university partners. An overseas study trip become a compulsory component to expose students to the global concern of sustainable development.

Master of Science (Sustainable Urban Design) offers evening class mode, both full-time and part-time modes, designed to provide philosophical, technical and scientific knowledge required in achieving innovative sustainable urban design. Apart from having in-house experts in urban design, the teaching staffs also include in house experts from related disciplines, experts and professionals in the industry who will bring the real-world issues relating to sustainable urban design into the class rooms. The multi-disciplinary nature of the program is designed to attract as many prospective students from various related disciplines. This program is offered at Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, UTM Kuala Lumpur, strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Program Objectives

  • Apply advanced knowledge in sustainable urban design in solving general planning and design problems in development within an urban area.
  • Evaluate projects that consider users needs as well as appreciating urban design issues from global and cultural perspectives in order to implement professional, ethical, environmental and responsibilities.
  • Able to work in a team and lead research tasks, able to communicate effectively through oral and written communication to assure effective presentation of technical and social issues as well as establishing international networking.
  • Ability to upgrade their urban design knowledge through lifelong learning.
  • Manage complex urban design projects and having entrepreneurial thinking to identify business opportunities in urban design and the means to exploit the opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Sustainable Urban Landscape Design Studio
  • Urban Design Theory and Method
  • Urban Dynamics and Regeneration Studio
  • Sustainable Urban Form and Quality
  • Sustainable Urban Landscape Design
  • Urban Dynamics and Regeneration
  • Urban Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with good honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  • A qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the relevant field recognised by the Senate.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3919 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5879 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    2326 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3489 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National: 15,886 MYR
  • International: 26,769 MYR

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

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


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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