Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(Urban Analytics) FT / PT

The Master of Science in Urban Analytics (MSc(Urban Analytics)) is offered as both a one-year full-time and two-year part-time programme. The evolving technological basis of cities is reshaping our urban life and allowing us to understand, plan, manage and optimise cities in completely new ways. The Master of Science in Urban Analytics programme is therefore designed to train and upskill students and professionals able to apply novel urban science and analytics in planning and managing the development of cities. Aiming to bridge the disciplines of social science, urban planning and design and data science, the programme provides a balance between analytical and practical skills on the one hand, and on the other, domain knowledge and urban theory from social, economic, behavioural, environmental and management sciences.

Programme aims

• Equip urban professionals with cutting-edge analytics and modelling skills
• Develop good understanding of urban sciences underlying smart city development techniques
• Support urban policy makers and planning/design/surveying practitioners with urban analytics

The Master of Science in Urban Analytics degree requires 69 credits within one year of full-time study and two years of part-time study. The curriculum of the programme consists of seven urban analytics courses (6 credits each), two urban theory courses (6 credits each; two from an approved list of courses), and a dissertation/capstone project (15 credits).

Professional Accreditation

MUA has received“specialist”accreditation from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).  Graduates could become members of RTPI under the Associate Route.

RTPI memberships:

1. To become a Student Member of RTPI as a student of MUA:
2. To become an Associate Member of RTPI as a graduate of MUA:
3. To become a Chartered Member of RTPI as an Associate member of RTPI:


Up to two awards shall be awarded annually to full-time postgraduate students who are permanent residents in Hong Kong and who have been admitted to the MUA programme, on the basis of academic merit, publication of undergraduate dissertation, academic-related activities and achievements.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year) and Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, candidates

(a) shall comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and

(b) shall hold
     (i) a Bachelor's degree with honours in the urban or related fields of this University; or
     (ii) a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
     (iii) preferably a professional qualification in the urban or related fields; and
     (iv) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr. Guibo Sun
Tel: 3917 2721
Fax: 2559 0468

Mr. Sunny Kong
Tel: 3910 2629