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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location(s)
Evening Part-time: 2 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

In line with the UAE’s aim for sustainable urbanization, this program incorporates the best international practices of environmental design into contemporary architecture and will prepare you to develop innovative and sustainable architectural solutions in the UAE and the region. The program will provide you with an understanding of the latest environmental design issues and teach research skills essential for effective sustainable architecture.

Covering the full range of issues associated with sustainable architecture, including energy consumption, materials and resources, different global environments and the health and well-being of end users, you will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to take a leading specialist role as a global practitioner and pro-active researcher within this complex and ever-changing field.

Since the launch of the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan, the inauguration of Masdar city and the launch of the ‘Estidama’ program and regulations, there are has never been a more exciting time to study sustainable architecture in the context of the UAE’s progressive city planning and development policies.

Accreditation

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

  • Career Prospects

    The program will prepare you for key professional roles in the specialist area of sustainable architecture within design and construction companies, as well as government entities responsible for urban planning, construction projects and environmental legislation.

    The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

  • Entry Requirements for Direct Admission

    • Bachelor Degree: in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.
       
    • English Proficiency Tests: with a minimum score range of 1400 - 1525 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 213 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 550 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 6.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast).

    We also welcome applications from students with a variety of bachelor degrees from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, upon their successful completion of any required program foundation courses. These applicants will be granted admission into the program after the successful completion of some business foundation courses. For more information on international students’ admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit International Postgraduate Students.

    Applicants with CGPA’s and English Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission. For more information on conditional admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit Conditional Admissions.

    Students who are native speakers of English, and have completed their undergraduate education in an institution where the medium of instruction is English may be exempted from the English Proficiency Tests. For inquiries and more information, visit Postgraduate Admissions.

    Postgraduate transfer students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Transfer Students.

    For further guidance on requisite pre-core courses, and required admission documents, visit postgraduate admissions

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or admissiondxb@adu.ac.ae for Dubai Knowledge Park campus

    or click here to download ADU’s postgraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    Project Option Thesis Option
    Program Component Courses Credit Hours Courses Credit Hours
    Program Core 9 27 8 24
    Capstone/ Thesis 1 3 1 6
    Total 10 30 9 30

     

    Core Courses 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARC 600 Approaches to Sustainable Design - 3
    ARC 605 Sustainable Urban Spaces and Landscape Design - 3
    ARC 610 Building Skins and Façade Design - 3
    ARC 615 Environmental Planning - 3
    ARC 620 Efficient Building Systems - 3
    ARC 625 Sustainable Indoor Spaces - 3
    ARC 630 Passive Design Strategies  ARC 610 3
    ARC 635 Professional Responsibility in Sustainable Environmental Design - 3
    ARC 640 Architectural Research Methods - 3
    ARC 690 Capstone Project Completion of 27 Cr. Hours 3
    ARC 691 Thesis (divided into ARC691A 3 Cr and ARC691B 3Cr) Completion of 24 Cr. Hours 6

    Note: For those selecting the Thesis option, they may do so by taking a 6-credit thesis in lieu of (ARC690 and ARC640).

  • Fees and Scholarships

    POSTGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership AED 2,840
    Master of Science in Special Education AED 2,840
    Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic / English) AED 900
    Business
    Executive Master of Business Administration AED 2,840
    Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Aviation Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Human Resource Management AED 2,840
    Master of Human Resources Management AED 2,840
    Master of Strategic Leadership AED 2,840
    Doctorate of Business Administration AED 4,620
    Engineering
    Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Engineering Management AED 2,940
    Master of Project Management AED 2,940
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Information Technology AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture AED 2,835
    Guided Reading Course AED 2,100
    Law
    Master of Public Law AED 2,840
    Master of Private Law AED 2,840
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 400
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Institutional TOEFL (Optional) 425
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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