Master of Architecture (Design and Planning)

The program is designed to meet prospective demands on professionals who are well-versed in innovative research and design, and pioneering planning techniques and methodologies. Advanced knowledge, specialist techniques and recent technologies are provided in eight fields of study:

The Architecture Track introduces diverse approaches of design practice and design education. This track emphasizes research, analysis, production, and the use of CAD/CAM technology to open new formal boundary and fabrication possibilities. As architecture is a highly collaborative practice, this track seeks to engage with experts from various disciplines by providing an arena to test practical and theoretical issues surrounding architecture and urbanism.

The Design Management Track aims to promote business and society to fully exploit its potential by understanding on how to manage it effectively and systematically and how to use its core strategy. Students will be provided with theoretical background, professional experience and the opportunity to expand their knowledge bases. Students who graduate from this track can work as design entrepreneurs, design project managers, design team leaders, design researchers, and design developers.

The Interaction Design Track aims to develop knowledge of Human Computer Interaction Design (HCI) regarding physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of human being by seeking the development and understanding of users’ values and needs. Students who graduate from this track can work as design consultants, human factor specialists and user researchers. Our hope is to assist industries to create product innovation and beyond satisfactory user experiences.

Building Technology and Innovation Program emphasizes on the integrated design that sustainably serves social needs and creates cultural values. Students will be provided

1) in-depth knowledge in the areas of human well-being and energy efficiency in architectural technologies and

2) the concepts and principles of the built environmental design includes strategies for the integration of green practices into the process.

As the first International Lighting Design course in Asia, this track provides a unique opportunity for local architects, interior designers, product designers, engineers and relevant professionals to be specialized in high demand field of architectural lighting and lighting production development. The design of lighting, both daylight and artificial light, addressed in this course embraces a holistic approach where human’s response to light and lighting technology are considered together with aesthetic and architectural values.

The Acoustics Track offers courses in architectural acoustics, audio and visual systems design, vibration, noise control, and sound isolation, and music literature and sound design. Courses will be conducted in an advanced acoustic laboratory. Students will learn theories and their application to design functional and desirable sonic environment and overcome any acoustical problems.

The Urban Management Track believes that a better communication among academics, decision-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders benefits the urban development process and makes it more sustainable. This track focuses on management of urban resources, urban infrastructure, and the social and human capital that make up the richness of a city. Students will gain insights of Southeast Asian Urban Culture through research, planning, and practices using multidisciplinary approaches in international environment.

The Visual Communication Track explores the vital role of images in contemporary society and culture. Students will carry out innovative creative projects that investigate significant aspects of visual and related material cultures. This is the ideal track for designers, artists, filmmakers, illustrators, and ‘communication’ focused practitioners who want to deepen, question and extend their existing skills and knowledge within a pluralistic, supportive and critical intellectual environment.


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Program Duration

2 Years / Completion of required credits for full-time program are to be made within a period of 8 semesters or 4 academic years, but not to exceed 16 semesters or 8 academic years.


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