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Foundation program
Undergraduates
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BAE)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)
Bachelor of Business Administration (HRM)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration(Intl. Business)
Bachelor of Business Administration(Intl. Economics)
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)
Bachelor of Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE)
Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP)
Graduates
Master in Engineering Management (MEM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 
Programs Accreditation Details
Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP)
 

The Bachelor of Urban Planning at ALHOSN University is a unique program in the United Arab Emirates. It responds to the growing need for adequate planning in view of the rapid local urban growth along with the associated housing, transportation, social and environmental challenges. The program stresses planning as problem-solving activity oriented toward the future with special emphasis on the built and natural environment and on improving the quality of life.

 

The four-year curriculum consists of general and specialized professional planning lectures or seminar courses, a sequence of “studio” courses, and professional practice (internship). Studios are real-world projects worked on by students in small groups. They provide students with an opportunity to try out techniques of urban planning in creative team setting. Substantive material is not limited to courses in city and regional planning, but additional disciplines such as geography, ecology, sociology, economics and politics are also integrated into the core learning material in order to provide students with a multi-disciplinary approach in effective urban and regional planning.


 
Curriculum
Course No.
Description
LECT.
LAB.
Credits

Freshman Year (I)

First Semester (Fall)

FAS 100
Creative Thinking
3
0
3
FAS 101
Communication Skills (English)
3
0
3
FAS 102/FAS 109
Communication Skills (Arabic)  or  Human Rights in Law and Shar’ia
3
0
3
FES 110
Computer Applications
3
0
3
FES 100
Mathematics
3
0
3
 
Total
15
0
15

Second Semester (Spring)

FAS 103
Islamic Culture
3
0
3
FBA 100
Introduction to Economics
3
0
3
FES 103
Introduction to Statistics
3
0
3
FES 150
Natural Sciences
3
0
3
FES 160
Research Methods
3
0
3
 
Total
15
0
15
Sophomore Year (II)

First Semester (Fall)

UPL 200
History of Urban Planning
3
2
3
UPL 201
Introduction to Urban Planning
3
2
3
FAS 210
Politics, Government and Planning
3
2
3
FAS 220
Understanding Society
3
2
3
UGR XXX
UGR Elective
3
--
3
Total
15
8
15

Second Semester (Spring)

UPL 202
Process and Theory of Planning
3
2
3
UPL 203
Introduction to GIS
3
2
3
UPL 204
Research Methods in Planning
3
2
3
UPL 205
Urban Ecology
3
2
3
FE XXX
Free Elective
3
--
3
 
Total
15
8
15
Junior Year (III)

First Semester (Fall)

UPL 300
Planning Principles I
4
2
4
UPL 301
Planning Design Studio I
1
5
4
UPL 302
Economic Development
3
2
3
UPL 303
Urban Design and the Built Environment
3
2
3
UGR XXX
UGR Elective
3
--
3
Total
14
11
17

Second Semester (Spring)

UPL 304
Planning Principles II
4
2
4
UPL 305
Planning Design Studio II
1
5
4
UPL 306
Public Infrastructure and Finance
3
2
3
UPL 307
Strategic Planning
3
2
3
UPL 308
Introduction to Policy Making
3
2
3
Total
14
13
17
Senior Year (IV)

First Semester (Fall)

UPL 400
Planning Law and Practice
3
2
3
UPL 401
Planning Design Studio III
1
5
4
UPL 402
Senior Studio Project I
0
5
3
UPE XXX
Urban Planning Elective
3
--
3
UPE XXX
Urban Planning Elective
3
--
3
Total
10
12
16

Second Semester (Spring)

UPL 404
Professional Practice Internship and Seminar
3
10
6
UPL 406
Alternative Dispute Resolution
3
3
3
UPL 407
Senior Studio Project II
--
2
3
UPE XXX
Urban Planning Elective
3
--
3
FRE XXX
Free Elective
3
--
3
Total
12
15
18
  Minimum Credit Hours:
 
 
128


 
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