This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background training in visual communication, two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, building principles and overseas field trips for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. Students can design projects with various scales gradually such as a house, entertainment centre, exhibition complex or urban space. The design scope can range from the unique external form to the atmospheric internal space. This programme also places emphasis on the chance for students to realize their designs and to join overseas exchange activities.
It will equip students with the technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal faculty, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending 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 concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and work experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Architectural knowledge is the basis of extensive areas of the creative industry. Even if the students prefer not to further study in architecture, the job prospect for graduates from this programme remains promising. Potentially interesting, challenging and rewarding positions include : architectural assistant, architectural draftsman, architectural visualizer, architectural renderer, project manager, project coordinator, contractor, interior draftsman, interior designer, furniture designer, exhibition designer, retail designer, window display designer, set designer, stage designer, game designer, curator for museum, exhibition or gallery, installation artist, painter, sculptor, etc.
Graduates with relevant Master's degree could sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organizations and be qualified as Registered Architects.
General Entrance Requirements
Graduate from senior secondary school with proven English language proficiency, eg. IELTS at 5.0 or equivalent.
The applications will be assessed individually by the department concerned.