Course Structure

MSc(Urban Analytics) requires 69 credits within the 1-year full-time study. The curriculum of the programme consists of seven urban analytics courses (6 credits each), two urban theory courses (6 credits each; two from an approved list of courses), and a dissertation/capstone project (15 credits).

Urban analytics courses (Compulsory)

  • Programming and Foundations in Urban Data Analysis
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) for Urban and Regional Planning Development
  • Urban Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence for Future Cities
  • Spatial Mobilities Analytics
  • Spatial Planning Analytics
  • Science of Cities

Urban theory courses (Choose Two)

  • Urban Development Theories
  • Planning Practice, Law and Ethics in Hong Kong
  • Public Transport Systems
  • Transport Policy and Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Housing, Planning and Sustainability
  • Globalization and Urban and Regional Development in China
  • Planning Future Cities and Regions
  • International Planning Policy and Practice
  • Housing Economics
  • Transitional Cities: Urban and Housing Development
  • Values of Urban Design: Urban, Social, Environmental Economics
  • Morphologies and Urban Design Theories

* The course list may vary at the time of selection.

Dissertation/ capstone project

  • Dissertation OR
  • Smart Planning and Design Studio