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Higher Diploma in Architectural Design
Programme code DE114501 – subvented programme
Full Time - Semester-based (Normally to be completed in 2 years)

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue a profession in the architecture, providing the background training in visual communication, basic two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, and fundamental building methodology and construction technology for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. It equips students with the technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary knowledge in building regulations, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and the blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional studies to strengthen graduates' capability of independent decision-making.

Graduates can apply for admissions to the University of Lincoln (UK) architecture degree Hong Kong programme, then further pursue their studies in other relevant Master’s degree programmes. Students can be engaged in the professional or other related fields of architectural design, research and management. And eventually obtain professional qualification as a registered architect.

Students can participate in international exchange programmes and field trips, to work in close collaborations with the industry’s top design schools, organizations and professional practices. Destinations include Spain, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, China, etc. and through design workshops and collaborative exercises, students are exposed to various cultures and different design methods, broadening their horizons.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on liberal studies, language and communication skills training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Remarks: The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Kwun Tong)

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