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MyDAUD

PRESENTATION

The Master’s and Doctorate Program in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (MyDAUD) is aimed at training researchers in the multidisciplinary study of habitat at the scale of architectural building, the object and visual communication. As well as the challenges of these disciplines related to the city and its relationship with the regional, cross-border and international dynamics of the north of Mexico and the south of the United States of America.

Its objective is the technical-scientific qualification of teachers for the successful application of knowledge to innovative techniques for a given market. Likewise, the training of doctors with the mission of generating, developing and disseminating new knowledge. Always with a critical vision, based on the codes and values ​​of high social commitment that respond to the guidelines of a globalized world in constant transformation.

In this sense, the MyDAUD program configures times and curricular maps in a system for obtaining non-compulsory sequential credits under flexible accreditation modalities, which will provide the necessary training for the successful specialization of said postgraduate students.

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The desirable admission profile for MyDAUD applicants is as follows:

KNOWLEDGE

-Preferential knowledge about Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related careers, according to the undergraduate level training and the area of ​​entry. Some could be cited as follows:

  1. Architecture and Environment: Ecology Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Climatology, Physics, Renewable Energies, Construction Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, among others.
  2. Urbanism and landscape: Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Landscape, Restoration of Historical Monuments, among others.
  3. Design and Communication: Marketing, Digital Communication, Editorial Design, Art Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Scenography, Illustration, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising, Photography.

-Ability to formulate and solve problems specific to the program areas.

-Basic knowledge about economic, social and environmental aspects that make up the framework of sustainable development.

-Reading and comprehension of texts in English language.

-Knowledge about information and communication technologies.

SKILLS

-Management of computer programs such as text processing and editing, spreadsheet, study, visualization, analysis and design with 2D and 3D representations (for the design area).

-When Spanish is not the mother tongue, the applicant must have a C1 level of Spanish in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

-To work in a group and in a self-directed way.

-Reasoning, capacity for analysis and synthesis.

-Correct oral and written expression.

-Ability to identify problems and formulate hypotheses around the facts, phenomena and processes related to the lines of research that make up the MyDAUD.

ATTITUDES

– Willingness to work individually and in teams, critical and reflective attitude.

-Responsibility and honesty in academic work.

-Tolerance to the diversity of opinions and discussion.

-Equity for collaboration in group work.

-Positive attitude towards school work of high academic rigor.

-Positive attitude to achieve creative and innovative expressions.

-Empathy for the development of reflective thinking practices.

-Critical, self-critical and reflective spirit

-Availability to keep updated in the line of research that develops or aspires to join.

VALUES

-Social commitment

-Intellectual honesty

-Ethics

-Responsibility

-Self-management

-Cooperation

-Tolerance

GRADUATION PROFILE

The MAUD program graduate will be up-to-date and specialized in methods and techniques for a systematized evaluation of information that will allow them to understand and analyze phenomena, facts and processes belonging to the program’s disciplines. That support the authorization for the management of applied research projects on Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area. That preferably integrate technological development and innovation. That are characterized by developing sustainable proposals, energy efficient and with social and environmental responsibility. All this within a framework of linking and support with different sectors of society, in the fields of teaching, research and professional practice in the national and international context; with an ethical and critical attitude, for optimal individual performance or in interdisciplinary and / or cross-border teams.

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Graduates of the MAUD program will have the following:

KNOWLEDGE

-Of methods and techniques to describe and explain the factors involved in Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area at the master’s level, within the framework of sustainable development.

-About analytical and evaluation tools that allow you to solve environmental problems with applied research, used in an innovative and appropriate way.

-Of strategies to manage and develop applied research projects in the lines of research offered by the program within the framework of sustainable development.

-Of strategies to form and / or collaborate in interdisciplinary work groups that demand projects aimed at achieving sustainability in Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related areas.

-On strategies and techniques to disseminate the results of their research projects in national and international areas.

SKILLS

-Design and direct sustainable and original research projects of high academic quality in the field of Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area.

-Develop applied research with a high social and human commitment in benefit of the solution of less favored sectors.

-Publish research results in recognized scientific and dissemination journals.

-Prepare properly scientific and technical documents.

-Communicate, argue and defend orally any type of problem-solving work through applied research.

-Apply the theoretical and methodological instruments required by the research.

-Creativity to propose problem-solving projects, as well as the management of resources for them.

ATTITUDES

-Contribute to the improvement of Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area with a sustainable approach.

-Critical reflection in relation to the strategies that are implemented in the country related to Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area.

-Dialogue in an open and respectful way on aspects related to Architecture, Urbanism, Design or related area in academic training scenarios at the master’s level.

-Responsibility in data management and analysis.

-Honesty and responsibility in the judgments issued.

-Tolerance and willingness to work in diverse disciplinary groups.

-Social and human commitment to the benefit of solving problems of less favored sectors.

-Act and conduct themselves ethically in their professional performance.

-Develop a critical, reflective and purposeful attitude with responsibility.

-Identify the problems of the environment.

-Respect and adhere to the laws.

-Permanently updated.

VALUES

-Social commitment

-Intellectual honesty

-Ethics

-Responsibility

-Cooperation

-Tolerance

-Sensitivity towards environmental problems

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROGRAM

The Master’s and Doctorate Program in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (MyDAUD) is aimed at training researchers in the multidisciplinary study of habitat at the scale of architectural building, the object and visual communication, as well as the challenges involved in around the city and its relationship with the regional, cross-border and international dynamics of northern Mexico and southern United States of America. Its objective is the technical-scientific qualification of teachers and doctors in various disciplines with the mission of generating, developing and disseminating knowledge produced for its use in professional practice and applied research, corresponding according to their degree of qualification for its successful transfer to innovative techniques market application at the master’s level or knowledge generation at the doctoral level. Always with a critical vision based on codes of values ​​of high social commitment that respond to the guidelines of a globalized world in constant transformation.

In this sense, the MyDAUD program contemplates a flexible design of tools and linkage modalities by stages that will provide the necessary training for the successful incorporation of its master’s graduates in specialized areas of the labor market; from a useful multidisciplinary perspective, both to respond to the current dynamics of globalization and the opening of labor markets, as well as to deepen the specific fields of knowledge at the doctorate level through continuity in the program.

Thus, this postgraduate program strengthens a university vision, whose main objective is to increase the institutional capacities necessary to respond in a timely and pertinent manner to the demands generated by the social and economic development of the state, as well as by national and international trends in the Higher education establishing effective linkage channels with companies, government and society that favor the employability of its graduates, the relevance of their educational programs and the promotion of entrepreneurship that promotes the development of regional innovation systems to improve the competitiveness of the state.

Due to the educational opportunities, the MyDAUD program pays for the 2015-2019 Institutional Development Plan, through the contemplation of the distinctive features stipulated in its sections under the framework of an offer based on flexible educational models, with an international dimension supported by high academic capacity teaching staff that promote in students a deep sense of institutional identity and appreciation in the labor market.

This is possible, given the high qualification and critical sense that accompanies research, innovation and development, academic collaboration and exchange, and the link with effective schemes in the public, social and business sectors.

With the above, the proposal is configured under the objectives established both in the Research Regulations, especially for its master’s level, as it seeks to generate, improve and apply scientific, technological and innovation knowledge and technological developments to contribute to the comprehensive development of the University and its relationship with the public, productive and social sectors of the communities, as well as the provisions established in the General Regulations for Postgraduate studies, that hold that doctoral studies are intended to prepare professionals to carry out original and independent  research, in a way that allows the advancement of knowledge.

The MyDAUD program seeks to meet the high demand of the northwestern region of Mexico and increase the capacity for research, innovation and technological development of the participating academic units by expanding the participation of the University and its academic bodies in collaboration and exchange networks academic with institutions of higher education and national and foreign research centers. Likewise, it seeks to strengthen the current schemes and programs for linking the UABC with society, the labor market, and the academic and scientific sectors.

In this regard, it is of vital importance to point out that in northwestern Mexico there is no postgraduate degree in this field of knowledge that enjoys the prestige and positioning necessary to meet current demand. That is why the implementation of the lines of specialization of the MyDAUD program broadens the framework of regional coverage to combine the worldview of Architecture, Urbanism and Design through the participation of visiting professors of high national and international profile.

The above in its different aspects and under the same focus on habitability and sustainability, which is manifested in robust thematic axes that bring together a diverse list of pertinent axes that go from the integral habitability of the space, the bioclimatic design and the incorporation of renewable energies in the building; and go through the theories of Architecture, the city and tourism, heritage management, landscape design or urban project management, until they reach ergonomics, media and interface design or product development, audiovisual design and artifact design.

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