Free Online Urban Architectural Design Courses from Top Universities

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Urban architecture is the epitome of modernity, both in technology and design. If you're interested in learning more about the design techniques that go into urban schools, churches, shops and homes, check out these free online course materials.
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Free Urban Architectural Design Courses

Urban architectural designers have shaped memorable city landscapes, such as Hong Kong and New York City. If you're interested in learning more about the history, new discoveries, and principles of urban architecture, then take a look at some of the free online courses available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

As one of MIT's four original departments, the Department of Architecture provides a well-grounded, well-rounded set of coursework for prospective architects. Their classes are designed with the idea of promoting human values, the arts, and contemporary modes of production. Many of their courses are available through MIT Open Courseware, where you can learn about analyzing sites and planning urban projects, among other architectural skills.

Free Online Urban Architecture Courses at a Glance

CourseProgram LevelFormatAssignmentsQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Site and Infrastructure Systems PlanningGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Urban Transportation PlanningGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Urban DesignGraduateText/ImagesYesNoYes
Beijing Urban Design StudioGraduateText/ImagesYesNoYes
Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the CityGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Theory of City FormGraduateVideos and TextNoNoYes
Dialogue in Art, Architecture, and UrbanismGraduateImagesNoNoYes
The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in DialogueGraduateText LessonsNoNoYes
Studio Seminar in Public ArtGraduateText LessonsNoNoYes
CityScope: New OrleansUndergraduateText LessonsYesNoYes

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Northcentral University

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Penn Foster Career School

  • Career Diploma: Drafting with AutoCAD
  • Certificate - AutoCAD Essentials

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MSM in Construction Management
  • MBA in Engineering Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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