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Abu Dhabi University unveils Bachelor of Urban Planning course

Four-year full-time programme to cover topics such as city and regional planning, sociology, ecology, and economics

Aerial view of Abu Dhabi.
Aerial view of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Department of Architecture is launching a bachelor’s degree in urban planning that is currently awaiting approval from the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

The four-year, full-time bachelor’s programme will entail 128 credit hours, with intake due to start in Spring and Fall.

On its website, ADU says the programme will train and prepare students to respond “to the growing need for adequate city planning in view of the rapid local urban growth along with the associated housing, transportation, social, and environmental challenges”.

ADU’s description of the programme adds: “The program highlights planning as problem-solving activity oriented toward the future, with special emphasis on the built and natural environment and on improving the quality of life.

“The programme aims to expose students to techniques of urban planning through courses in city and regional planning, as well as geography, ecology, sociology, and economics.”

Modules covered by ADU’s urban planning programme include the history, process, and theory of the subject; planning principles; economic development; GIS; and policy making.

Additional information about the programme can be availed by accessing ADU’s website.

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