MASTER's in URBAN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

The aim of the Master's in Urban Design and Engineering (MUDE) programme is to take an interdisciplinary approach in teaching with greater emphasis on practical problem solving. At present, as there are no prevailing programmes in India to adopt this pedagogical approach, we at CUSE proposed to start the Master's in UDE programme.

Goals:

  1. To expose students to urbanization challenges and prepare them for bringing improvement in of quality of urban life
  2. To impart interdisciplinary approach and holistic thinking in the students curriculum
  3. To develop human resource in the field of Urban Design and Engineering

Integrated Approach

Outcomes

The programme will create a team of urban professionals who on one hand know the planning and on the other side will also know design challenges of urban infrastructure. Such human resource will help the cities to develop on smarter and sustainable path. Apart from the human resource creation, this programme in UDE will have following additional benefits for various stakeholders:

  • Creation of Urban Knowledge Repositories
  • Providing decision support to national/state/city agencies
  • Exploiting Informatics – Use information and algorithms to improve quality of life and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Capacity building in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Training of Human Resources

Structure of the Master's in UDE Programme:

  • Total 170 credits
  • 20 intake (10 TAs + 10 Industry/ULB Sponsored)

Semester I

  • 2 Core courses
  • 1 UDE Lab
  • 3 Electives
  • Seminar
  • Communications skills

Semester II

  • 1 Core course
  • 1 UDE Studio*
  • 2 Electives
  • 1 Institute Elective

Targeted Internship [May-June] – to be determined by CUSE

Semester III

  • Master's Project 1

Semester IV

  • Master's Project 2

Note: *UDE Lab is preferably completed successfully before the UDE studio

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum First Class /60% in - B.Tech./B.E.  or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering,
OR
Minimum First Class/60% in Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or related areas. 

AND

Valid GATE score in any subject.

Admissions Criteria:

  • Percentile cutoffs of GATE across will be identical across disciplines
  • 70% weighting to GATE scores
  • 30% weighting to Internal Assessment consisting of Test and Interview

Course Curriculum

Programme Structure

Semester I II III IV Total Credits
Core Courses 12 6 18
Elective Courses 18 12 30
Institute Electives 6 6
Laboratories/Studios 8 8 16
Seminar 4 4
R&D Project 0
Communication Skills +6 +6
Course Total 30 24+6 0 0 54+6
Project     48 42 90
Total Credits 42 32+6 48 42 164+6

Note: *UDE Lab is preferably completed successfully before the UDE studio

Semester-wise courses

Sem Course Name L T P Credits Core/ Elective
I US 602 Fundamentals of Urban Science and Engineering 3-0-0 6 C
US 606 Urban Environmental Infrastructure 2-1-0 6 C
Elective I 3-0-0 6 E
Elective II 3-0-0 6 E
Elective III 3-0-0 6 E
US 611 UDE Laboratory 0-2-4 8 C
US-694 Seminar   4 C
Semester total credits   42  
II US 603 Research Methods in Urban Science 3-0-0 6 C
Elective IV 3-0-0 6 E
Elective V 3-0-0 6 E
Institute elective 3-0-0 6 E
US 612 UDE Studio 0-2-4 8 C
HS-791 Communication skill   2 C
US-792 Communication skill   4 C
Semester total credits   32+6  
III US-797 Dissertation I Stage   48 C
IV US-798 Dissertation II Stage   42 C
  Programme total credits   164+6  


List of Electives

Department Electives

S. No. Course Code Course Name
1 US 601 Urban Geomatics and Analytics
2 US 604 Management Techniques for Urban Systems
3 US 605 Introduction to Building: Functional Design and Science
4 US 606 Urban Environmental Infrastructure
5 US608/CE 639* Green Building Design
6 US 609/CE 649* Introduction to Urban Design
7 US 610 Design for Sustainable Development and Urbanization
8 US 613 Urban Planning in India: Theory, Challenges and Approaches

Notes: *Cross-listed courses

2 out of the 5 Electives taken must be Department Electives from the courses listed above.

General Electives

Department of Civil Engineering

  1. CE-609 3-0-0-6 Transportation Infrastructure systems
  2. CE-751 3-0-2-8 Urban transportation systems planning
  3. CE-605 3-0-0-6 Applied statistics
  4. CE 768 Urban Water and Environmental Management

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  1. CS 620 New Trends in IT
  2. CS 671 ICT for Socio-economic Development

Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering

  1. ES 658 Environmental Change and Sustainable Development
  2. ES 635 – Air Pollution Science and Engineering
  3. ES 645 – Environmental Law and Policy

CSRE

  1. GNR 630 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies.
  2. GNR603 Principles of Remote Sensing
  3. GNR605 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  4. GNR607 Principles of Satellite Image Processing
  5. GNR623 GPS: Principles and Applications

HSS

  1. HS 601 Development Planning & Policies:  Issues & Alternatives
  2. HS 606 Environmental Planning & Development

DESE

  1. EN 601 Non-conventional Energy Source
  2. EN 606 Energy Resources, Economics & Environment
  3. EN 607 Energy Management
  4. EN 624 Conservation of Energy in Buildings
  5. EN 632 Waste to Energy

SOM

  1. MGT 637 Project Management

Institute Elective:

The Institute Elective has to be taken from amongst those available as Institute Electives (IE) from the departments listed below:

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering
  • CSRE
  • HSS
  • DESE
  • SOM