M.TECH IN URBAN SYSTEMS

The aim of this M.Tech programme in Urban Systems is to expose students to urbanization challenges and prepare them for bringing improvement in quality of urban life. The programme will enable the student to understand the socio-­economic suitability of technical (engineering, information, administrative) approaches and particular solutions in orienting urban development on a smarter and sustainable path. This program is expected to create a team of urban professionals who on one hand understand the planning principles and on the other will also know design challenges of urban infrastructure.

The Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE) is an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching and skilled manpower development with the primary mandate of creating innovative and holistic solutions to deliver urban services related to planning and design, policy and governance, built environment and social and physical infrastructure while mitigating the effects of natural disasters and climate change. The centre combines the latest advances in science and technology with sustainable, equitable and human-­friendly design, to create new products and solutions that would ultimately lead to the betterment of life for the rapidly increasing urban population in the developing world.

RESEARCH AREAS

CUSE is engaged in interdisciplinary research in the following areas with a focus on urban challenges in India.

  • Planning and Design
  • Policy and Governance
  • Social and Physical Infrastructure
  • Built Environment and Buildings
  • Informatics

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Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying degree

B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering, OR

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or related areas.

Marks

For GN/EWS/OBC (NC) category,

(1) a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate, OR

(2) a First Class as specified by the University, OR

(3) a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.0 on the scale of 0-­10; OR

(4) an equivalent to 6.0 on other corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than 0-­10.

For SC/ST/PwD category,

(1) a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, OR

(2) a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 5.5 on the scale of 0-­10; OR

(3) an equivalent to 5.5 on other corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than 0­-10.

AND

Valid GATE score in any subject.

 

Admissions Criteria:

(1) Direct Admission through GATE for Teaching Assistantship (TA)/ Teaching Assistantship through Project (TAP)

(2) Written Test and/or interview for Research Assistantship (RA)/ Research Assistantship through Project (RAP)/ Fellowship Awardee (FA)

(3) Written test and/or interview for Project Staff (PS)/Institute Staff (IS)/Sponsored (SW)/ IIT B.Tech. category

*Kindly refer to the Admission details below for more information

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

Semester Course code 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 Laboratory 0-2-4 8 C
US 694 Seminar - 4 C
Semester total credits 42
Semester Course code Course Name L T P Credits            Core/ Elective
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      Urban Design and Engineering      Studio 0-2-4 8 C
HS 791 Communication skill 2 C
HS 792 Communication skill 4 C
Semester total credits 32+6
Semester Course code Course Name Credits            Core/ Elective
III US 797 Dissertation I Stage 48 C
IV US 798 Dissertation II Stage 42 C
Programme total credits 164+6
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
Course Code Course Name
CE 609 Transportation Infrastructure systems
CE 751 Urban transportation systems planning
CE 605 Applied statistics
CE 768 Urban Water and Environmental Management
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Course Code Course Name
CS 620 New Trends in IT
CS 671 ICT for Socio-economic Development
Environmental Science and Engineering Department (ESED)
Course Code Course Name
ES 658 Environmental Change and Sustainable Development
ES 635 Air Pollution Science and Engineering
ES 645 Environmental Law and Policy
Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE)
Course Code Course Name
GNR 630 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
GNR 603 Principles of Remote Sensing
GNR 605 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
GNR 607 Principles of Satellite Image Processing
GNR 623 GPS: Principles and Applications
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Code Course Name
HS 601 Development Planning & Policies:  Issues & Alternatives
HS 606 Environmental Planning & Development
Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE)
Course Code Course Name
EN 601 Non-conventional Energy Source
EN 606 Energy Resources, Economics & Environment
EN 607 Energy Management
EN 624 Conservation of Energy in Buildings
EN 632 Waste to Energy
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM)
Course Code Course Name
MGT 637 Project Management

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