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Degrees and qualifications

Master of Science in Urban Informatics and Smart Cities (MSc) / Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Informatics and Smart Cities (PgD)

Designed to nurture a workforce with the technological know-how for smart city development, this program will provide students with a foundational understanding of the theories of urban systems and science, training in new technologies, and hands-on experience in developing smart city solutions.

Career Prospects / Academic Opportunities after Graduation

Smart city is a fast-growing area aroung the globe. By leveraging emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Interlligence, and Big Data, the programme wit an interdisciplinary nature aims to nurture a workforce with the technological know-how for smart and sustainable urban development. Graduates will benefit from various employment opportunities in both public sectors and private companies. The employment opportunities come from a broad range of areas about smart city management including buy not limited to telecommunication, information technology, urban planning, transportation and logistics, public health, social welfare finance and real estate.

Besides, graduates also have great opportunities to pursue further study for doctoral degree locally or internationally.

Professional Recognition

Accreditation of this new programme by professional institutions is in progress.

Programme Structure

MSc

 

PgD

7 subjects including 4 core subjects

 

7 subjects including 4 core subjects

Dissertation on Urban Informatics and Smart Cities

or

Urban Informatics and Smart Cities Project and an additional core subject


Core Areas of Study

Core Subjects (*compulsory)
  • Smart Cities: Technologies and Solutions*
  • Urban Science and Systems*
  • Urban Informatics*
  • Urban Big Data
  • Principles of GIS
  • Urban Planning and Urban Design
Elective Subjects
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Engineering Intelligent Buildings
  • Artificial Intelligence Concepts
  • Sustainable Development and Environment Planning
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Smart Transport
  • Internet of Things – Tools and Applications
  • Smart Tourism: Concepts & Applications
  • Spatial Data Acquisition
  • Satellite Positioning and Navigation
  • Remote Sensing Image Processing

The subjects above are subject to review and changes from time to time.

Programme Characteristics

This programme embraces an interdisciplinary approach by offering a wide range of subjects covering theories and domain knowledge, emerging technologies, and applications for smart cities. These subjects generally require one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.

For September 2020 entry, please obtain detailed information from the Study@PolyU website and apply online according to the following schedule:
September 2020 entry : deadline 30 April 2020

Tuition Fee

 
Tuition Fee for each Credit (HK$)
4,500 for local students (Subject to review)
5,000 for non-local students (Subject to review)
Initial Registration Credits
12 (Full-time), 6 (Part-time)

Course fee will be collected in two installments per year.

Application fee

local
non-local
HK$350
HK$450 (or RMB420 for payment in the Chinese Mainland; or US$58 for payment by bank draft)

Application procedures

Please view the application procedures here.


Online Admission Seminar (via Microsoft Teams)

Date: 23 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Dr Yang XU, Programmer Leader
Please join at: https://qrgo.page.link/G24UB

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact  Programme Leader:

Dr. Yang XU (tel: 2766 5958; email: yang.ls.xu@polyu.edu.hk)

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