Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(Urban Analytics) PT

The Master of Science in Urban Analytics is a two-year part-time programme designed to meet growing demands and equip urban professionals with cutting-edge analytics and modeling skills. The emergence of new data sources and analytics has provided new ways of studying, planning, developing, and managing cities. Public and private institutions are increasingly adopting up-to-date urban analytical knowledge and techniques to improve their efficiency and quality of work. In response to these trends, the new Master of Science in Urban Analytics programme provides urban data analytical training and smart technologies and skills applicable to urban professionals and students with relevant academic backgrounds such as urban planning, architecture, planning and development surveying, and urban design.

Programme aims
• Equip urban professionals with cutting-edge analytics and modelling skills
• Integrate applied techniques with adequate understanding of underlying urban science
• Support urban policy and planning/design practitioners with urban analytics

The Master of Science in Urban Analytics degree requires 69 credits within 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).

*In the process of seeking professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (Planning and Development Division) and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time Day Release (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

Tel: 3917 2721