Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(Urban Analytics) FT / PT

The Master of Science in Urban Analytics is a one-year full-time and 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 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 one year of full-time study and 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).

Professional Accreditation

MUA has received "specialist" accreditation from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).  Graduates could become members of RTPI under the Associate Route.

More information about the 'Associate' and 'Licentiate' routes to RTPI Chartership may be found via:

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year) and Part Time (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

Mr. Tarquin Au
Tel: 3917 4923