Architecture, Interior & Product Design

The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design (AIP) offers vibrant, creative programmes in the fields of Build Environment Design, Product and Jewellery Design, Design for Event and Performance. Working closely with the creative industries, we have developed niche programmes such as Retail & Exhibition Design. You will learn, under the guidance of experienced staff, to develop ideas, acquire technological skills, plan projects and confidently present your own creative design work.


01 ArchitecturalDesign

Programme code DE114501

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue a profession in architecture. It provides background training in visual communication, 2D and 3D design, architectural theory and history, fundamental building methodology and construction technology for students to practise or to continue with further study in architecture. It aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional studies to strengthen graduates’ ability to make independent decisions. The curriculum is supported by design foundation 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).

Articulation to

- University of Lincoln, UK : BA (Hons) Architecture
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong: BSSc (Architectural Studies)
- The University of Hong Kong: BA in Architectural Studies

Career prospect

Architectural designer, architectural assistant, assistant architect designer

02 Jewellery and ImageProduct Design

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110511

Hong Kong is the world’s leading exporter of jewellery, timepieces, eyewear and other image products. This programme aims to provide students with a balanced knowledge of design and fabrication technologies and cultural awareness in preparation for a professional career in the jewellery and image product design business. The programme emphasises creative explorations, conceptual development, visualisation, computer 3D design and realisation skills. Students also acquire fundamental knowledge of marketing, branding, jewellery, timepieces, eyewear, personal accessories and leather goods.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) Product Design
- Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA(Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Product Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University : BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career prospect

Jewellery designer, timepiece designer, eyewear designer, product designer, fashion and trend journalist, retail executive, independent brand/product developer

03 Jewellery Designand Technology

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110511

The programme covers jewellery design, technology and management. The programme provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to the fields of jewellery design, CAD/CAM technology, gemmology, marketing and retailing, etc. The programme enables students to develop their potential in the modern principles of jewellery design, craftsmanship, manufacturing technology and gemmology. It equips graduates with comprehensive skills for their future careers in the jewellery industry. The programme also aims to enhance students’ language abilities so that they can communicate in English and Putonghua with confidence to capitalise on the growth in business relationships in the mainland and around the world.

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

Articulation to