Smart City Professional Diploma RIT Dubai

Why study this course at this institution?

The “Smart City” diploma is based on three core ideas: communication, integration, and cooperation. In addition, it involves the communication between government institutions, residents, tourists and private institutions.

Who is this course for?

This Professional Diploma has been created for innovative leaders to foster specialized skills in various areas of “Smart Cities” such as security and safety, transportation, communication, energy, water and environment, economic services, infrastructure, and urban planning.

What will I learn?

The Professional Diploma consists of the following three day's workshops. The indicated schedule is tentative and will be adjusted to suit participants.

WORKSHOP 1

Cities of the Future 17 - 19 November 2014: Workshop devoted to analyze the different present views and definitions of a “Smart City” where the use of technologies plays a fundamental role in the Smartness concept.

WORKSHOP 2

Creating Smart City Departments 22 - 24 December 2014: Workshop devoted to analyze how forthcoming City departments should be de¬fined and deployed in order to interact in a connected way depending on the near, medium and long term City goals.

WORKSHOP 3

Communication, Integration, Cooperation 12 - 14 January 2015: Workshop devoted to understand how sharing information and collaborating between city departments can create value for Dubai.

WORKSHOP 4

Urban Design & Planning 16 - 18 February 2015: Workshop devoted to understanding the contributions that address city needs and challenges as a mean to develop urban environments that potentially offer sustainable solutions and opportunities to fulfill the needs of its citizens and the economic, environmental and social trends.

WORKSHOP 5

Environment & Sustainability 16 - 18 March 2015: Workshop devoted to introduce the main environmental issues on an urban scale, serving as a starting point to debate strategic approaches to solve them, especially those threats to present or future human well-being and the global environment.

WORKSHOP 6

Society & Governance 13 - 15 April 2015: Workshop devoted to how cities can meet the challenges of a cohesive and supportive society with a clear identity adapted to technological innovations, sustainability, well-governed (with efficiency and justice), and based on a participatory democracy.

WORKSHOP 7

Economy & Business 4 - 6 May 2015: Workshop devoted to cover the analysis, organization, and development of public-private cluster initiatives especially in 3 topics: city financials, regional/cluster economics and business practice.

FINAL ASSESMENT WORKSHOP

25 - 27 May 2015: This is the opportunity for the participants to work together on a smart project over the duration of the diploma. The objective is to propose “value creation projects” across city departments; i.e. integrating operations and information from multiple departments in order to create a Smart Integrated Project.

How will I benefit from taking this course/What career paths will be open to me?

This professional diploma is split into seven workshops and one assessment workshop. After completing the “Smart City” professional diploma at RIT Dubai, each participant will:

• Understand the concept of "Smart Cities" • Be able to support world class “Smart City” projects in all participating organizations • Work in synergy with other Dubai city departments to develop coordination and cooperation on “Smart Initiatives” • Evaluate proposals done by “smart” software or hardware vendors • Be able to create and supervise innovative smart city projects for Dubai

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Dubai) is a U.S. University that has recently created global interest for its internationally recognized programs and its recognition as one of the world’s most respected technologically focused universities. RIT Dubai’s parent campus in Rochester, New York, is the 11th largest private university in the U.S. and was established 185 years ago. This strong reputation and long tradition of excellence explains why leading college guides and publications have consistently ranked RIT among the top universities in the United States. As a result, the students at its satellite campus in Dubai benefit from this distinguished history.

Upon graduating from RIT Dubai, students will leave with an internationally recognized American degree that is accredited by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In today’s globalized and highly competitive world, the need for a universally recognized degree has become increasingly important. RIT has a long history of degree programs, including one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, which meets business and industry needs and prepares students for successful careers in a global society.

RIT Dubai offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing, and its graduates are in high demand with a 98% placement rate. Excellence in education is RIT Dubai’s highest priority, and the admission process is competitive and selective in order to guarantee an engaged and diverse student body. The faculty consists of outstanding professors from the United States, the Middle East, and around the world. RIT is a not-for-profit university located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, a technology park with over 900 companies such as SAP, Henkel, Schneider Electric, Fujitsu, and Axiom.

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