Urban Planning and Design (MUPD)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Day Languages: English
Local:$ 21.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 3, 2025
301–350 place StudyQA ranking:8915 Duration:2 years

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The Master of Urban Planning and Design-MUPD degree offers professional education in the the fields of urban planning and design. Graduates may ultimately apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or non-profit organizations within a variety of subject areas. The program is designed with a perspective that graduate education emphasizes the development of students’ abilities to analyze, assess, assimilate, and apply critical thinking in interdisciplinary planning and design processes. The course of study normally requires two years (four semesters) for completion, in addition to a summer session.

The MUPD addresses the challenges of and opportunities for planning and designing cities. With cross-cutting concern for place, culture, environment, economics, history, and theory, the program capitalizes on the global experience of the city of Doha and aims to prepare graduates to be leaders in shaping urban environments across the region.

First Year

Planning Theory
Urban Planning Legislation
Urban and Regional Land Use
Urban Economics
Research & Statistics in Planning
Computer Aided Planning

Second Year: Track 1: Urban Design

Sustainable Urban & Landscape Design
Urban Design in Practice
Evolution of Built Form & Townscapes
Thesis in Urban Design
(Research or Project Based)
Qatar University
College of Engineering
Department of
Architecture and Urban Planning
Master in
Urban Planning and Design

Second Year: Track 2: Urban Planning

Local and Regional Sustainability
Urban Infrastructure Planning
Housing Policies and Planning
Thesis in Urban Planning
(Research or Project Based)
Elective Offerings
- Cultural and Physical Aspects of the Islamic
- Urban Renewal Planning
- Theory on Urban Form and Design
- Design and Regeneration
- Urban Transportation Systems
- City and Regional Planning in Arid Zones
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Techniques of Environmental Impact

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Masters of Urban Planning and Design program who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar University: Eligible applicants are those who have Bachelor Degrees (BSc. or BA) degrees in built environment-related disciplines including, architecture, urban design, urban planning, regional planning, Urban geography, landscape architecture, interior architecture, construction engineering, and civil engineering.

Admitted students would have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 (or equivalent) from a university or college accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.

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