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  • Master of Science (Sustainable Cities And Communities)

Master of Science (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to produce graduates who are able to appreciate and apply the integration of art-science (fusion) scientific knowledge to address issues of management and governance of cities and sustainable communities in the context of sustainable development and management. The focus is also given to the intricate relationship between human and physical processes that shape the ecology and urban environment. This program will explore the social and ecological processes in a city that has complexity, conflict and diversity of its own. The programme structure is flexible to allow students the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. This program is offered full time/part time basis.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required  Credit Hours

Core

12

Dissertation

28

Total 

40

Course Offering

Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGG 511/3

Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

100

-

-

HGM511/3

Sustainable Cities And Communities

40

60

HGT514/3

Research Methods

40

60

-

HGM512/3

Communities in Urban

40

60

-

HGP591/28

Dissertation

100

-










Legend:
CW   -   Course Work
EW    -   Examination Assessment


SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGG511/3    Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course requires critical academic evaluation and discussions on selected topics emphasizing on sustainable cities and communities. Discussions will focus on aspects of urban sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and its dwellers. Students are to to select a few topics in the context of urbanization and community in Malaysia. They will present the relationship between local and international  urbanization and community processes  in seminars, presentations and class discussions.

HGM511/3    Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course will discuss the economic, environmental and community needs for stable and sustainable cities and communities in order to ensure sustainable livelihood of current and future communities.  It will provide basic skills in planning and formulating a sustainable city and community model based on existing cities which covers data entry, processing and analysis. Students will acquire skills in developing and applying the sustainable city and community model to resolve the existing unsustainability practice in cities and communities.

HGM512/3    Communities In Urban Management

This course will discuss the needs of sustainable comunities in the city. It includes topics on demography,values, legal awareness and implementation, security, crime prevention, allocation of space for community interaction, such as open space and places of worship, to cultivate harmonious relationship among ethnic groups in order to maintain existing sustainable community livelihood and of the future. The course will provide basic skills in planning and drafting a sustainable community model based on existing cities. Theoretical and practical aspects of planning and developing sustainable community involve data input, manipulation and analysis; will be conducted by students based on an existing city. Students will gain skills in developing and applying sustainable community model to solve the unsustainability problems in communities and cities today.

HGT514/3    Research Methods

This course will equip students with skills in designing research projects and encourage students to identify strengths and weaknesses of various methods in solving cities and communities-related problems.Among the skills that will be taught include the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in research related to sustainable cities and communities. Emphasis will be given to the use of statistical methods to analyze data and solve problems related to the city and the community.

HGP591/28    Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in solving problems related to urban and sustainable communities.