Design and Innovation

Hong Kong people pride themselves on their ability to innovate and create designs for a variety of businesses and trades. Design, which encompasses a variety of domains such as fashion, advertising, digital media, visual arts, architecture and landscape, jewellery, product, interior and industrial design, is a popular subject among school leavers.  There are a large number of sub-degree holders wishing to articulate to a degree.

The University is now extending its Design degree programme to cater for the needs of the Associate Degree and Higher Diploma graduates.  The degree of BSc in Design and Innovation is suitable for a general audience and focuses on the methodologies for creating innovative designs to suit the modern-day market.

Graduates of this programme, equipped with the know-how to create and innovate, will be in a better position to progress in a career in design.

Programme List and Prospectus

    BSc in Design and Innovation (BSCDI) 40 credits Prospectus

Entry Requirements:

  • To be admitted to the programme, a student should have a higher diploma in Design or a similar discipline.
  • Examples of prior qualifications relevant to the entry requirements:
VTC IVE Higher Diploma in Product Design
  Higher Diploma in Product Design Engineering
  Higher Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (Production Engineering and Design)
  Higher Diploma in Advertising Design
  Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design
  Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture
  Higher Diploma in Visual Communication
  Higher Diploma in Fashion Design
  Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design
  Higher Diploma in Architectural Design
  Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture
  Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design and Technology
  Higher Diploma in Exhibition Design
  Higher Diploma in Interior Design
   
HK PolyU Higher Diploma in Product Innovation Technologies
  Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology
  Higher Diploma in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  Higher Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering
   
HK Community College Associate in Design
  Associate in Design (Product Design)
  Associate in Design (Industrial and Product Design)
  Associate in Design (Advertising Design)
  Associate in Design (Environment and Interior Design)
  Associate in Design (Visual Communication)
   
Community College of City University Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design
  Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production
   
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College Higher Diploma in Fashion Styling and Image Design
   
HKU SPACE Community College Higher Diploma in Interior Design
   
Hong Kong Baptist University College of International Education Associate of Science in Creative Digital Media Design
   
The Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and Professional Studies Higher Diploma in Commercial Design
  Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Business
  Higher Diploma in Multimedia and Creative Advertising
   
Hong Kong College of Technology Higher Diploma in Interactive Media Design
   
  • Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Holders of other relevant related disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mode of Study:

  • Distance learning
  • In distance learning, students are provided with self-study materials which allow them to study at their own pace. Tutors will provide tutorials and online support.

Study Duration:

  • Students can complete the programme in two years
  • There is no maximum study duration.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Credits Course length Level
DESN S217 Design Essentials 10 Year Middle
DESN S364 Fundamentals of Interaction Design 10 Year Higher
DESN S368 Innovation and Sustainability 20 Year Higher
  • The outline of the courses in the programme can be seen in the prospectus.

Credit Exemption:

  • No credit exemption for this programme.

Course Schedule (Tentative):

Course Autumn 2015 Autumn 2016 Autumn 2017 Autumn 2018
DESN S217 Offer   Offer  
DESN S364 Offer Offer Offer Offer
DENS S368   Offer   Offer

Course Fees:

  • The course fee is based on number of credits and course level. For example, a 10-credit middle-level course costs $10,800 in 2016.

Admission:

  • Admission period is from June to August (for Autumn term).
  • Ways to register include online registration and Application by hand.

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