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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Architectural Design

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
The 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 house, entertainment centre, exhibition complex or urban space. The design scope can range from the unique external form to the atmospheric internal space. The programme also places emphasis on the chance for students to realise their designs and to join overseas exchange activities.
The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA). Graduates with relevant Master's degree can sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organisations and be qualified as Registered Architects.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.