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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Product Design

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.

To study this programme, applicant should apply for "Higher Diploma in Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110513]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
Hong Kong aspires to develop into a design hub regionally while China is a major manufacturer globally, and product design in Hong Kong has become more important. The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trend, master technology and produce concept to rejuvenate or enhance products. The programme will provide individual or group projects in collaboration with industries, through which students will acquire communication, presentation skills and professional practice required by industries. Graduates will be confident, technically competent, creative and culturally sensitive, ready to embark on a career as a product designer.
This 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.
Career Prospects
Graduates may work for product design consultancies or be employed as product designers in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, electrical appliances, IoT products, household products, toys and lifestyle products.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE):
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK: BA(Hons) Product Design”
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253188)
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by:
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi): BA(Hons) in Product Design
Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programme of local university:
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product Design
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and the Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.