The Master of Arch. in Urban Design and Environmental Studies (MAUDES)
The MAUDES Program in Tunghai University offers advanced studies in architecture within an urban and rural context. Its curriculum extends from the structure of undergraduate program and benefits from the department’s strong design-orientation. The two-year program is composed of two urban design studios, three core courses, and some elective courses in specific topics on history, theory, environmental behavior, and building techniques.
In the first year students are required to take two Urban Design studios, which focus on creative thinking and professional techniques addressing selected urban or rural settings and/or restructuring issues under the trend of globalization. Besides, two majors should be chosen from among three core courses—urban studies, environmental-behavior studies, and architectural theory and critiques.
The whole set of courses and the studios will help students of this program explore a broad range of topics about the built environment and the society it exists in. It also prepares students to work either in public, private or NGO/NPO sectors and contribute to engaging in the urban development.