Shanghai City Lab

Unit  APG5066
Credit Points 12 credit points
Location Xujiahui Campus, Shanghai
Coordinators Professor Justin O’Connor & Dr Xin Gu
Overseas Dates Winter Study Tour
Applications Open  Applications closed  
Applications Close Friday 9 March 2018
Application Process See here for how to apply

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.

Key Dates

Pre-departure Session (Compulsory) Friday 8 June 2018 (TBC – Caulfield)
On Campus teaching Friday 15 June 2018 (TBC)
Overseas Dates 2 – 13 July 2018
Results See here


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship.

This Program has $2000 Endeavour scholarships offered to Domestic and Permanent Resident students, and these will be granted based on personal statement provided on application.

Find out more about scholarships and loans available for outbound students.

Complementary inclusion
All outgoing students will receive complementary Travel Insurance via the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship

Program Fee

Deposit (Paid on application) $0
Balance (Paid on acceptance) $0
Total Program Fee No program fee payable for this unit

Not included in Program Fee

  • Accommodation
  • Spending Money
  • International Return Flights* and associated transfers
  • Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

Health, Wellbeing and Vaccinations

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

*Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
**Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.