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Semester Program "Sustainable Urban Design"

Semester Program "Sustainable Urban Design"

Semester Program "Sustainable Urban Design"
      Moscow State University of Civil Engineering offers a semester program in English language: "Sustainable Urban Design"  The program is oriented to students obtaining master degree in the fields of Urban planning, Architecture, and Construction.   
       This semester Program for master students aims to generate a cohesive picture of sustainable urban environments as well as to provide the students and practitioners with theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to manage urban development in urbanized areas.

The Program of this worldwide oriented module aims to train the practical skills and abilities and gain a thorough understanding of planning and design practice of sustainable urban environments. The program prepares city planners who will be able to manage the modern processes in the urban environment from humanistic and aesthetic point of view in order to provide a good quality of life, fulfilment of the aims of democracy, spatial justice, and long-term sustainable development of the urban environment.

The Program provides thorough understanding of town planning aspects for sustainable urban environments. In the course of the Program learning it is studied and conducted a comprehensive analysis of the model of the urban environment, characterized by biosphere compatibility, energy and resource efficiency, needs of the inhabitants, living comfort, ability to develop over time, ecological compatibility, efficiency.  It  carries the analysis of basic urban life-support systems and of the principles of urban planning, architectural and spatial composition aimed for the creation of comfortable macro-and microenvironment. The Program takes under consideration the basic models of the development of settlements, their life cycle and development characteristics, as well as intelligence systems, applied when planning and monitoring for urban sustainable development.

Complex knowledge will enable future specialists to make responsible decisions for spatial planning, urban planning, zoning of territories, architectural and construction design, construction and operation taking into account not only technical, but also social and humanitarian aspects of urban functioning and create a stable, sustainable and comfortable environment.

Contents of the program:


ECTS credits

Urban sustainability


Sustainable urban and territorial planning


Sustainable engineering support of urban territories


Sustainable transport systems and urban mobility


Sustainable urban transportation


Sustainable urban architecture


«Green» building


Social aspects of sustainable urban development


Sustainable urban energy efficiency


Sustainable construction object life cycle


Optional Russian language courses

Russian language


Russian language “Intensive course”


Students can pick disciplines of their interest or complete full program. 
  • Training formfull-time
  • Credits: 30  / 1080 hours

Semester Schedule:

Winter semester

Semester starts – 1st September

Semester ends – 31st December

Exam period – 8th – 25th January

Summer semester

Semester starts –8th February

Semester finishes – 31st May

Exam period – 1st – 25th June


One discipline

6 800 ₽.

Russian language

13 600 ₽.

Russian language “Intensive course”

4 800 ₽.

Student Services

Information about housing, costs of living in Moscow, our student buddy program and the semester fees is available on http://mgsu.ru/en/education/

   Admission requirements for students:  a student with bachelor's degree in one of the areas: Urban planning, Architecture,  Construction;  PC using skills, Office software and one of the  graphics editor (ex. Autocad Autodesk, Coral Draw, etc.)

   Documents required for admission:

1. Completed Application form for foreign students;

2. Notarized copy of proof of previous education, legalized in the country of issue, including a copy of the page with the legalization mark. There is no need for legalization if students are applying for the Russian language program or have completed previous studies in Russia;

3. Russian translation of copy of proof of previous education, certified by translator;

4. Copy of the first page of foreign passport;

5. Copy of previously obtained Russian visa;

6. Russian translation of the first page of foreign passport, certified by translator - those who have a copy of the previously obtained Russian visa are not required to submit it;

7. 4 color photos sized 3x4 cm;

8. Copy of health and life insurance valid in Moscow region.

Application Deadline:

Summer semester – 1st December

Winter semester – 15th July

 NOTE: Foreign citizens who apply for program must legalize their proof of previous education if they are issued in a foreign country, not in Russia. The legalization mark can be obtained only in a country of issue of educational documents. To consult on legalization of educational documents, please, contact our International Education Center: email: inter@mgsu.ru phone:  +7 (499) 929-50-12.

Contact information

Please submit all documents to International Academic Mobility department 

Marat Magomedov


Tel.: +7 (499) 183-38-01

Yaroslavskoe shosse, 26,

Moscow, Russia, 129337

International Office

Natalia Samotesova


Tel.: +7 (499) 183 83 65 - 2356

Yaroslavskoe shosse, 26,

Moscow, Russia, 129337

Program Coordinator

Dr. Danilina Nina


Tel.: +7 (499) 183 83 65

Yaroslavskoe shosse, 26,

Moscow, Russia, 129337

Please check if you need visa to entry Russian Federation for study. We provide visa support for applicants.

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