The Ph.D. in Design and Planning in the Faculty of Architecture focuses on research in the following areas:
Planning and Design Theory
Sustainable Planning and Design
Planning and Design Education
Planning and Design Practice
Design and Planning Technologies
Candidates will be required to specialize in one of these five areas.
This Ph.D. is a Faculty-based program under the general supervision of the Doctoral Studies Committee. Candidates must demonstrate that they have an established record in professional practice and/or professional education, and have demonstrated interdisciplinary experience and/or knowledge. It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of five years of professional practice experience and/or have taught at a recognized institution for a minimum of five years.
The Ph.D. in Design and Planning teaches broad interdisciplinary solutions to complex environmental, design and planning problems, and operates in conjunction with the four existing design disciplines within the Faculty.
The program promotes interdisciplinary Ph.D. studies through the development of curricula that responds to the emerging challenges of the built and natural environments, in a faculty that has a national and international reputation for its teaching and research.