The Master's Program in Urban Design (MSUD) at Effat University establishes a common intellectual ground for architects, planners and landscape architects who intend to practice or advance their knowledge and experience in urban design. The Program provides knowledge of urban theory; design techniques; and procedures that challenge you to re-think design within the context of economic, political and cultural struggles that often characterize urban development today. Particular emphasis is placed on developing mastery in urban design.
The MSUD Program combines a common core curriculum with the opportunity to take elective courses tailored to your particular areas of interest. The Program offers two areas of possible concentration: Urban Design & Practice and Urban Design & Real Estate.
- high-quality education that prepares graduates to assume professional roles in urban design by offering sound knowledge in urban design theories and applications; social, cultural, and environmental aspects; and information technology.
- Prepare graduates to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within urban environments by providing knowledge of built environment-related disciplines relevant to ethical responsibility and professional practice in urban design.
- Prepare graduates to develop and acquire drawing skills relevant to the communication and presentation of urban design-proposals and solutions.