The Master in Urban planning two-year program was begun in 1968, and consists of 46 credits over the two year study period. Six credits of these are for an individually prepared thesis, completed at the end of the second year of study.
With regard to the 40 credits required for the taught element of the program, each student has to take three courses totaling 16 credits, leaving 24 credits to be taken as core courses (minimum of 4) and specialist options, either form the courses offered within the graduate schools, or in other universities in Taipei .
At the present time, planning-related courses offered within the Institute are organized as follows:
Compulsory courses (students must take all three)
Urban & Regional Planning Studios I & II and either Urban Studies ro Regional Studies seminar.
Core courses-Methodology (Choice of 2 Courses)
Quantitative Research Methods 2Credits
The Qualitative Research of Urban Space 2Credits
Core Courses (All the courses can’t be taken according to student’s transcript)
Intoduction to Urban Planning and Professional Practice 0Credits
Planning Theory 2CreditsPlanning Law and Institution 2Credits
Core courses (students must take 4 from the 8 on offer)
Planning Theories and the Planning System
Urban and Regional Analysis Methods
Thesis Research and Writing Methods
Computer Application for Planning Analysis
Fundamentals of GIS for Planners
Qualitative Research for Social Sciences
Globalization and Local Studies(students Choice of 4 courses)
Environmental Planning and Management(students Choice of 4 courses)
Land Use and Transportation(students Choice of 4 courses)
City Culture(students Choice of 4 courses)
Depending on the credit-rating of individual courses ( which may vary between 2 and 4 credits ), it may not be possible for a student to assemble 40 credits-worth of taught study just from the 11 courses specified above. Where more credits are required, each Master options, either within the Institute or outside.