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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Discipline Overview of Interdisciplinary Programmes

The rapid development of Sharing Economy and innovative technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Smart City, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are changing our business environments and daily lives. This wave sees the emergence of new industries or industries undergoing evolution, giving rise to a growing demand for talents possessing multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary competencies. Therefore, vocational and professional education and training identifies the need to help students sharpen their skills in different subject areas and enable them to nourish integrated knowledge of multiple disciplines. As we enter the era of the “Future of Work”, interdisciplinary academic programmes serve to embrace this change and provide a solution to answer such contemporary manpower need of industries.

Aim of Interdisciplinary Unit


The Interdisciplinary Unit (IU) offers academic programmes dedicated to interdisciplinary studies with respect to the emerging needs of industries. It aims to nurture talents with interdisciplinary knowledge, versatile and independent thinking skills.



Interdisciplinary Teaching Team


The programmes are lectured by professional teaching staff from different disciplines, and where necessary, by practitioners in chosen industries. Students are able to learn cross-disciplinary knowledge. IU will keep on establishing suitable articulation pathways and professional recognitions for the interdisciplinary programmes.


Career Prospects


Higher Diploma Graduates of Interdisciplinary Programmes can embark on a variety of career opportunities. The Interdisciplinary Programmes offered by IU cover many academic areas, providing our students with a solid foundation of vocational and professional education and training with integrating knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines for meeting the challenges of complex, changing and competing workforces of the future. Each interdisciplinary programme is specifically designed with a unique curriculum incorporated with integrated skills and knowledge from relevant academic disciplines. Students of interdisciplinary programmes become well-rounded and educated individuals with greater insight into their future works from a variety of academic angles. With a Higher Diploma from any of our Interdisciplinary Programmes, you will have a wide pool of jobs to choose from the industries and fields relevant to the programme you study.