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City University of Macau

Faculty of Urban Management and Studies

Macau , China Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

In the global wave of developing design industry, global exchange and cooperation is one of our engagement at Faculty of Urban Management and Studies at City University of Macau. Recently, many professors and designers from different countries have been attended to a series of academic conference held at City University of Macau, including of China Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA School of Design, BINUS University in Indonesia, Plymouth University in UK, etc. Through the conference, City University of Macau gains its widespread reputation.

International Role

The Faculty of Urban Management and Studies is the biggest and most prestigious institute for the Urban Planning and Design program. The Faculty has established close cooperation with other universities, for example University of Saint Joseph, Macau and National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, and local professional associations, for example Macau Urban Planning Institute, Association of Architecture Macau and Guangzhou Public Artist Association.

National Role

Committed to focusing on Macau and serving for Macau, the program endeavors to practice its responsibility to promote the urban development on the grounds of advanced theory and research, and contributes to the development of the profession in academia and practice. 

Main Focus

The Graduate Program of Urban Planning and Design aims to develop high-level talents in the field of city management, planning, urban design and other related professions with the goal of achieving orderly and sustainable urban growth. The program was established in response to Macau’s development priorities on tourism industry and culture industry and the program was committed to service the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area.

Faculties and Departments

Bachelor of Arts in Design, Doctor of Urban Planning and Design, Master of Urban Planning and Design.

Bachelor Level Programs

Undergraduate Program 4 years.

BA in Environmental Design.

BA in Product Modeling Design.

BA in Exhibition Industry Planning and Design.

Master Level Programs

Master Program of Urban Planning and Design: 2 years.

Urban Planning and Design.

Urban Renewal Technology and Management.

Landscape Planning and Design.

Research Activity and Main Areas

The Faculty has been focused on urban planning and design in Chinese coastal cities, including historical districts presentation, urban renewal, transportation planning, urban management, architecture design, landscape architecture design, etc.

Doctorate Level Programs

Ph. d Program of Urban Planning and Design: 3 years.

Urban Renewal Theory and Method Research.

Waterfront Urban Planning Theory and Method Research.

Intelligent City Planning Theory and Method Research.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Urban Design, Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design, Product Modeling Design, Exhibition Industry Planning and Design.

Application Deadlines

April 1 each year.

Teaching Languages

Chinese and English.

Semester Dates

Fall: Sep. 1st to Jan. 15th

Spring: Jan. 16th to May 30th

Summer School: July 1st to July 31st

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Tuition Fee: € 900.00 per month; Housing: € 350.00 per month; Food: € 300.00 per month; Transportation: € 100.00 per month; Others: € 300.00 per month.


Bachelor: 1
Master: 583
Doctorate: 30

Exchange Students

Incoming: 15
Outgoing: 40
Others: 45

Teaching Staff

Professors: 5
Lectures: 8
Other permanent teachers: 13
Part-time Teachers: 11

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