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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Architectural Design

Semester 2:
  • Cultural Studies
  • Architectural Design: Inhabitation Space
  • Architectural Visualization: Computer Drafting Technique
  • History and Theory of Design: The Structuralists
  • Principles of Building: Environmental Design
  • Expanded Studies: Study Trip - Man and Nature
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Essential Workplace Communication: Digital Written Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
Semester 3:
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Architectural Design: Urban Room
  • History and Theory of Design: The Formalists
  • Expanded Studies: Architecture in The City
  • Expanded Studies: Cross-disciplinary Workshop
  • Professional Workplace Communication: Storytelling and Job Search
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
Semester 4:
  • Architectural Design: Urban Place
  • Architectural Visualization: Parametric Design Tools
  • History and Theory of Design: Architecture and City
  • Principles of Building: Integrated and Advanced Systems
  • Principles of Building: Building Services
  • Expanded Studies: Study Trip - Modernization and Tradition
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Professional Workplace Communication: Proposal and Report Writing
  • Enrichment Module A
Semester 5:
  • Architectural Visualization: Building Information Modelling
  • History and Theory of Design: The Conceptualists
  • Principles of Building: Building Technologies
  • Expanded Studies: Competition Studio for Architectural Design
  • Graduation Project for Architectural Design
  • Professional Workplace Communication: Pitching and Persuasive Presentation
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module B
Graduation Semester:
  • Professional Practice: Architectural Portfolio and Career Management
  • Professional Practice: Architectural Design and Business
Modules Across Semesters:
  • Industrial Attachment