Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(Urban Planning) FT

The Master of Science in Urban Planning [MSc(Urban Planning)] programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) and its graduates can become full corporate members of the HKIP after completing two years of relevant working experience and the professional assessments. Graduates from the MSc(Urban Planning) programme can become corporate members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in the UK after going through the assessment of professional competency. MSc(Urban Planning) graduates specialising in transport planning can apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILT-HK) (subject to confirmation of the accreditation status of the revised programme syllabus).

The MSc(Urban Planning) programme is both academically rigorous and professionally oriented. The programme provides comprehensive training in the theory, methodology and practice of urban planning, equipping students to seek employment in urban planning and related fields in the public and private sectors. As urban planning requires multidisciplinary perspectives, students are admitted with degrees from a variety of related disciplines such as architecture, civil engineering, environmental sciences, geography, urban studies, social sciences, real estate, urban design, surveying and so on.

The programme comprises the core elements of lecture courses and studios, focusing on spatial planning in dynamic, high-density urban environments. Students are also required to develop a specialism in a sub-field of urban planning such as transport, housing, environment, conservation, urban design, international planning and so on, through taking elective courses and completing a dissertation related to the specialization.

Mode of Attendance
Full Time (two years)
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. A Bachelor's degree with honours or an equivalent qualification. 
  2. Must satisfy the University's English language requirement.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr. Jiangping Zhou
Tel: 3917 2721
Fax: 2559 0468

Tel: 3917 2721