The UN estimates that by 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas; an extra 2.5 billion people on today’s number. This rapid urbanisation is occurring at a time of global targets for reduced emissions.
Northumbria University in partnership with QA.
This MSc will explore the potential of technological solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by cities today. You will learn how big data technologies enable new opportunities for resource efficiencies, how IoT applications are empowering communities and the urban planning technologies (GIS, spatial data, building information modelling) available in designing sustainable cities.
You will be exposed to theories and principles relating to the design, development and testing of applications used in smart cities. This includes the use of different methods and tools to collect, represent, manipulate and manage spatial data using Geographical Information Systems.
Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent in any subject
This Masters programme prepares you for a range of careers in the field of urban planning for smart cities, including management and leadership in computing. Possible career routes available include:
Typical job roles include:
All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.