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This Minor offered jointly by the Department of Real Estate and Department of Geography is open to all students. The requirement for the Minor Programme in Urban Studies is 24 MCs. To satisfy this requirement, students must read a minimum of six modules (three or four Core Modules, and three or two Elective Modules respectively) from the lists below. At least four modules required for the Urban Studies Minor must be taken outside the student’s own department and at least two modules must be from level-3000. All modules are worth 4 MCs.


Programme Requirements 

Pass at least 24 MCs of modules, which include the following:

  1. a minimum of 12 MCs from the Core modules, with
    1. a minimum of 4 MCs from RE-prefixed modules
    2. a minimum of 4 MCs from GE-prefixed modules
  2. a minimum of 8 MCs of Elective modules
  3. a minimum of 8 MCs at Level-3000 or higher

Note 1:
A minimum of 16 MCs must be modules taken outside the department(s) of the student’s major(s).

Note 2:
A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a major or another minor.


Core Modules
RE-prefixed Modules
RE1701 Urban Land Use and Development
RE1705 Real Estate Finance and Accounting
RE1706 Design and Construction
GE-prefixed Modules
GE2204 Cities in Transition
GE3204 Cities and Regions: Planning for Change
Elective Modules
AR2223 Theory of Urban Design and Planning
EC3381 Urban Economics
EC3382 Transport Economics I
GE2202 Economy and Space
GE3219 Globalisation and the Asian Cities
GE3236 Transport and Communications
GE3241 Geographies of Social Life
RE2701 Urban Planning (pre-req: RE1701)
RE2706 Real Estate Finance (pre-req: RE1705)
RE3701 Real Estate Investment Analysis (pre-req: RE2706)
RE3902 Housing Markets and Policies
SC3206 Urban Sociology


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