Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning in Suzhou in China

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Urban and Regional Planning

A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

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This city is a historical and cultural hub in China. A big part of the culture has been influenced by the number of education institutions located here. The different people who come to study in Schools like University of Science and Technology of Suzhou have made the city more vibrant and beautiful.

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BEng Architectural Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

This programme is specially designed to produce architectural engineers with sound knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building design that combines the precision of civil, structural and building services engineering principles as well as the creativity of architecture. [+]

Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning in Suzhou in China. Overview China is witnessing rapid economic transformation alongside unprecedented urbanisation, so architectural engineers will be able to take full advantage of the country's evolution. BEng Architectural Engineering graduates are technical professionals with an international outlook that can meet the industry development requirements of the next century. This programme is specifically designed to produce architectural engineers with sound knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building. The principles and precision of civil, structural and building services engineering as well as the creativity of architecture are combined in this unique programme. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. ACCREDITATION BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial) This degree is accredited as: 1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). 2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng. Unique selling points of the programme The BEng Architectural Engineering programme is intended to bring together the creativity of building design and the precision of engineering analysis to give a well-rounded education that includes a rigorous and sound engineering background along with design-studio work. It is designed to: • give students an optimal combination of civil engineering and architecture knowledge, exploring the form and appearance of buildings, their environmental, social, and economic impact, as well as their analysis, design and construction considering current business and commercial practices • produce graduates with knowledge, problem-solving skills and practical know-how of the key aspects of civil engineering and the creativity and individuality of architecture, who can work in multidisciplinary design practices and provide a link between engineering and architecture professionals • utilise the variety of professions within the Department of Civil Engineering to expose students to a multitude of aspects of the construction process and prepare them for work with professional judgement and application in multidisciplinary teams. Knowledge and skills Upon graduation, you will have: • gained a sound knowledge and understanding of architectural studies, building services engineering, construction project management and cost estimation, building information modelling and core civil engineering subjects such as structures, hydraulics, geotechnics and materials • acquired problem-solving skills and practical knowledge of the key aspects of civil engineering and architectural design practices • completed a building design and construction project that combines professional elements of both civil engineering and architecture • mastered the principles of project management, allocated project resources effectively and applied modern construction practices • applied a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in resolving architectural engineering problems. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two In Year Two, you will be introduced to the fundamental subjects that are essential for all architectural engineers. • Engineering mathematics • Introduction to management • Solids and structures • Surveying for architectural engineers • Fluid mechanics • Introduction to materials • Architectural technology and innovation • Humanities and architecture • Integrated design of small buildings. Modules: Year Three Year Three will help further develop your knowledge of building design and construction projects. • Construction methods • Engineering structures • Reinforced concrete and steelwork • Building typology in integrated architectural design • Numerical methods • Civil engineering project management • Construction materials • Basic soil mechanics • Structural behaviour and modelling • Building services engineering • Architectural engineering project. Modules: Year Four In the final year, you will undertake an individual project of an investigative nature across two semesters. • Construction management • Foundation engineering • Structural dynamics • Earthquake engineering • Structural steelwork, timber and masonry • Capstone design II • Construction cost control and estimation • Building information modelling • Final year project. Career prospects BEng Architectural Engineering graduates will have a firm grounding in architectural engineering and will be equipped to take up professional employment in the construction industry and consultancy sectors as well as becoming lifelong learners and globally competitive citizens. The programme also provides a sound basis for further graduate study in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management and engineering or related fields. [-]

BA Urban Planning and Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

Urban planning and design considers the nature of human settlements and how they should be shaped from a range of perspectives. On this programme you will learn how to formulate strategic plans, design liveable spaces and create public places. [+]

Overview As the size of the human population increases, cities now need to respond to a range of complex urban phenomena including rapid expansion and urban shrinkage. These complex issues demand more sophisticated solutions in order to achieve sustainable development. Students learning urban planning and design need to understand not only the processes of spatial change in the built and natural environments, but also study the arguments for intervening in these processes. Students based at XJTLU have the unique chance to study at the heart of what is one of the world’s most fascinating classrooms: China. The BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme offers students the opportunity to study both local and international urban and rural landscapes in a dynamic and supportive learning environment. Students will be able to equip themselves with knowledge and skills to analyse, critique and, ultimately, contribute to the sustainability of urban and rural development both in China and around the world. On completion, students will be able to work in sectors such as urban planning, urban design, city management, central and local government policy, consultancy, and real estate development. Urban planning and design students learn how to formulate strategic plans, design liveable spaces and create public places. You will consider the social, economic and environmental needs of a town or city and the impact of those on the built environment. Graduates help companies and governments make difficult decisions on the use of land including whether to develop, what to develop and how to develop. In recent years, urban planning and design has become particularly concerned with the preservation and impact of the natural environment, for example, how we deal with the growing pollution in our cities and concerns about natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. Other concerns include the scarcity of land and how to achieve an efficient and effective use of space. The rate of development in China means that good planning is essential. The BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme at XJTLU is international in focus and has been designed to help students appreciate the similarities and differences between planning in China, the UK and other countries throughout the world. Unique selling points of the programme • Our globally competitive, professional programme is unique in its focus on both local Chinese and international planning and urban design policy and practice • You will be offered a range of learning experiences such as interactive studios, field surveys and local and international field trips • The Department of Urban Planning and Design offers a supportive learning environment which encourages you to become an independent and active learner and critical thinker • Gain transferable skills that provide a platform for success in your future study or employment in planning and urban design-related fields • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Knowledge and skills On successful completion of the BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme, you will be able to demonstrate: • knowledge and understanding of the natural, economic, socio-economic and political factors that are shaping our surroundings • knowledge and understanding of how the built and natural environment is managed in different places around the world • an understanding of the role, scope and limitations of contemporary town and regional planning in contributing to the management of growth and change and the conservation of the built and natural environment • knowledge and understanding of the legal basis for action in environment and planning, and the relationship between planning and environmental issues • an appreciation of decision-making processes that represent the views of the diverse communities who are affected by those decisions • an ability to think clearly and critically, to reason logically and to undertake systematic research • techniques in computing, numeracy, design and various forms of communication • skills in teamwork to achieve prescribed tasks collectively • the ability to reflect critically on your studies and learning. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two You will study the following core subjects to understand the nature of human settlements: • Planning in China and the UK • Urban and environmental economics • Planning skills • Planning history and practices internationally • Neighbourhood planning. Modules: Year Three You will build on this foundation and learn about knowledge and expertise needed to become professional urban planners and designers. • Environmental sustainability • Spatial design and the built environment • Planning methodology • Networks and cities • Geographic information systems (GIS) • Projecting and managing the urban futures. Modules: Year Four In your final year, you will be required to take a set of specialist modules in the area of environment and planning or urban design, and undertake a substantial research project, spanning both semesters. You will also learn about: • Planning theory • Planning and property development • Planning law and governance • International planning • Final year project. Career prospects There is a high demand for graduates with knowledge of urban planning and design, so you will have many different options to choose from including: • policy planner: developing plans for the future of countries, cities and communities • urban designer: creating attractive, safe and pleasant places in which to live, work or visit • property developer: the right developments for the right place • transport planner: finding sustainable transport solutions • environmental planner: tackling the effects of climate change • regeneration planner: bringing life to places that have become run-down • conversation planner: helping to protect our natural resources and heritages • community planner: engaging with people about how their communities are developed • smart city planner: promoting future cities that incorporate the latest in new technologies. [-]