Shanghai City Lab

Unit Code: APG5066
Credit Points:12
Coordinator: Dr Xin Gu
Season: Winter Study Tour
Location: Xujiahui Campus, Shanghai
On campus Teaching: 7 June
Overseas Dates: 1st July - 12th July
Pre-departure session (compulsory): 24 May
Application Details:Applications closed

Program details

Shanghai City Lab is open to other masters students across the faculty. It is run in partnership with the Monash Urban Planning & Design program and Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), China’s third ranking university, through their School of Media and Design under the umbrella of the Cultural Economy Summer School.

Shanghai City Lab takes place in the historic Xujiahui campus located next to Shanghai’s vibrant French Concession. The unit is delivered via lectures, industry guest speakers and extensive site visits across this city of over 20 million people.

The assessment for this unit will be based on background reading and fieldwork, and involves urban analysis, group presentation, a written essay and a media-travelogue, encouraging you to use sounds and images, along with words, to reflect on your experience of the city.


$300 program fee (Due at time of application)
All students book and pay for their own flights and accommodation in Shanghai.

**Students should not make travel arrangements until after your application is successful and program participation has been confirmed by the Faculty

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Travel Information

Visa Information & Vaccinations

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Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

Travel Insurance

All outgoing students will receive complimentary travel insurance. To view the coverage, visit the Monash Abroad website.