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Master of Urban Design and Digital Environments at the American University in Dubai


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Dec 14, 2023
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The Master of Urban Design and Digital Environments program at the American University in Dubai exposes students to international projects and collaborations.

School: The School of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University in Dubai (AUD)
Course: Master of Urban Design and Digital Environments (MUDDE)
Location: Dubai, UAE
Course dates: two years
Application deadline: continuous enrolment

Infused with the latest digital technologies, the Master's program of Urban Design and Digital Environments significantly elevates an architect's career.

Open to architects and professionals from related design majors, the program consists of thirty credits revolving around studios that are supported by digital software, which culminate in a thesis and a capstone project.

With a carefully crafted course schedule offering convenient evening classes, students can comfortably complete the degree requirements in two academic years.

Our curriculum is at the forefront of incorporating cutting-edge technologies like digital twins, geographic information systems (GIS), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), enabling architects to create more accurate, interactive and sustainable designs.

Our program's interdisciplinary nature encompasses the integration of technology with urban design principles and prepares architects to create digitally enhanced environments that are sustainable, user-friendly and adaptive to future needs.

Beyond technical skills, our program emphasizes the importance of leadership, project management and communication in the context of technology-driven design processes, which prepares architects for leadership roles in a tech-centric architectural world.

With our global network and emphasis on real-world applications, students gain exposure to international projects and collaborations, using digital tools to address real urban challenges.

The integration of these digital technologies ensures that our graduates are not just prepared for the current landscape but are also pioneers, ready to embrace and leverage future technological advancements in urban design and architecture.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image is courtesy of the American University in Dubai.

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