Oman’s First Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.
The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning (MSc AUP) at GUtech is the first programme in the whole region to offer both Architecture and Urban Planning as specialisations. The MSc programme capitalises on the expertise accumulated by the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at RWTH Aachen University and draws form the know-how of GUtech faculty behind the internationally accredited the BSc Urban Planning and Architectural Design programme.
The programme is designed to train fresh graduates and professionals to address the challenges of a rapidly urbanised world by seeking innovative approaches in the built environment.
The structure of the programme offers students to specialise in either architecture or urban planning. The two specialisations equally address societal, environmental, economic and cultural questions but react to them on different scales.
‘Architecture’ specialisation focuses on the constructive, cultural and climatic qualities of buildings and their surroundings.
‘Urban Planning’ specialisation is concerned with the design and planning qualities at the neighborhood, town and regional levels.