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Urban Design Master's Program (with Thesis)

Degree: M.S.
Duration (Years): 1 - 2
Medium of Instruction: English
Department: Department of Architecture       Faculty / School: Faculty of Architecture

EMU’s M.S. in Urban Design is basically a research-based program including one project which aims to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of cities. The main objectives of the program are to provide a high quality learning environment and an academic structure for research and development of ideas – a methodological framework which could inform and improve the decisions of practice.

The program addresses urban design as a framework of research and practice, and enables students to develop skills and techniques of communicating urban design that is not adequately dealt in the programs of architecture and planning. It provides knowledge of urban concepts and issues, preparing architects, planners, landscape architects, and other relevant professionals to affect patterns of urbanization, manage urban growth, respond to urban problems and sustain existing urban areas in an interdisciplinary and holistic context.

The program is also intended to act as an introductory vehicle for those wishing to pursue further research at PhD level. The program is run in collaboration with the Master of Urban Design with sharing the First semester design studio and must courses and it’s also in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at the EMU.

Admission Requirements

The candidates for admission to the Master of Science Program in Urban Design must satisfy the requirements of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research of the university as well as the Departmental requirements. Candidates for admission to the M.S. in Urban Design Program should have a B.Arch. degree in architecture or in a relevant related discipline.

Documents needed to apply to the programs offered by the Department of Architecture

In addition to the documents specified in the application form, the Department of Architecture also requires:

  • A Portfolio [Content of the portfolio includes all research and architectural projects produced in the undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses and other professional skills and performances (in A4, A3 hardcopy or CD format)]
  • A curriculum vitae (CV),
  • Reference Letter(s),
  • A Copy of the last Diploma,
  • Transcripts of previous degrees,
  • A letter of Intention / proposal (in which the field and reasons of study of the candidates are clearly stated.)
  • Master thesis abstract (only for PhD applicants)
  • Scientific publications (if any)(only for PhD applicants)

Research Interests

Architectural design, Architectural design theory, Architectural history, Architectural education, Architecture, Identity and N.Cyprus, Vernacular architecture, Tourism architecture, Housing design, Housing policies, Housing education, Architecture and the city, Urban representation, Urban culture, Architecture and politics, Cultural heritage, Restoration, Building and urban conservation, Urban design (theory & education), Urban regeneration & revitalization, Sustainability, Environmental conservation, Open building design, Green architecture, Intelligent building design, Construction, Structure and architecture, Earthquake, Materials and architecture, Construction management, Risk management, Environmental control, Environmental issues, Integration of building systems, Interior design, Furniture design, Lighting and colour theory in design, Acoustics, Environmental control in interior design, Renovation, Human behaviour in interior space, Design for disabled.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1049
Fax: +90 392 630 2365
E-mail: arch@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://arch.emu.edu.tr

Degree: M.S.
Duration (Years): 1 - 2
Medium of Instruction: English
Department: Department of Architecture       Faculty / School: Faculty of Architecture

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab / Tutorial (hrs/week)
UDES500 Master Thesis No-Credit - -
UDES501 Urban Design Studio - I 6 4 4
UDES503 History and Theory of Urban Development and Design 3 3 -
UDES505 Advanced Research Methods 3 3 -
REQ1 Required Course 3 3 -
REQ2 Required Course 3 3 -
REQ3 Required Course 3 3 -
UDES504 Contemporary Issues in Urban Design 3 3 -
UDES598 Seminar No-Credit - -