The construction sector is one of the driving forces behind Hong Kong’s economy. The future looks even brighter for those who are eager to make their creative mark in this vibrant and expanding market. Emerging opportunities such as architectural conservation, sustainable development, urban renewal, building maintenance and most importantly, the blooming construction industry in China will, undoubtedly, open up new prospects for local and non-local architectural career development.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Architectural Studies
Do you want to release your creative impulses and imagination, and nurture your intellectual drives whilst responding to real life design concerns? Studying University of Plymouth's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Architectural Studies degree in Hong Kong will offer you an opportunity to do so! The course allows you to engage with current affairs and ever-changing global currents across multiple fields, whilst consciously being oriented towards proposing sensitive responses.
Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies (HDAS)
This programme provides you with essential knowledge and skills relating to building and spatial design, building services, construction technology and professional practice in architecture. Graduates may progress to undergraduate programmes offered by local/overseas universities or enter into a career in the building industry and other allied professions.
Professional Diploma in Architectural Studies (PDAS)
The series of programmes provides students with essential knowledge and skills related to design, building technology and professional practice, and produces pre-professional graduates capable of working in the industry or pursuing further studies.
The programme utilizes special studio facilities exclusively for HKU SPACE architectural studies students. The programme also includes lots of exiting outside-classroom activities such as building and site visits and project research.
Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers
The programme aims to teach the foundation and intermediate techniques of using Rhinoceros in the production of 3-D models using Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) geometry and make arrangement for export, annotation and plotting, as well as detailed explanation on and exploration of the NURBS topology and the practical application of efficient modeling techniques, modeling strategy and advanced surfacing.
This course is suitable for designers in the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, and Product / Industrial Design.
Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)
Nowadays, parametric modelling, as a means to design and explore complex architectural spaces, has become an essential tool in contemporary architecture practice. Nevertheless, due to its relative young age, there are still many practising design professionals whom have not had the opportunity to receive formal training on this technique.
This programme, building on our foundational Certified Training for Rhinoceros Level 1 and 2 short courses, will be an intermediate level training to provide the comprehensive knowledge and technique required for parametric modelling. In the long run, this programme will also enable graduates to pursue more advanced architectural digital practices, such as real-time physics simulator for building structure (Kangaroo), virtual environment simulator (VR), computer-controlled fabrication (Laser cutting, CNC and 3D printing), and free form design etc.
Metaverse Architect: Virtual Space Creator Introduction
This introductory course is designed for those interested in the concept and mechanics of virtual-reality and Metaverse spatial design. Through the introduction of spatial design principles and 3D modelling, students will learn the fundamentals of building architectural virtual spaces.
家居環境的安全 - 介紹無障礙設計，及如何減少意外的風險。
生理及心理的舒適 - 介紹人體工程學，適合長者的高度尺寸，及燈光照明的考慮。
情緒的健康 - 環境設計的考慮讓長者能滿足生活所需及得到安全感。
建築學是藝術、歷史、文化與工程學的結合、 此課程希望引導學員去認識不同國家的建築 設計、文化及歷史背景，並提升他們觀察、 思考與分析不同的國度，從而提升他們旅遊 時的樂趣。此課程會引用香港、東京、倫敦、 北京、紐約及新加坡等各地的建築案例來與 學員分析不同類型的建築設計。
Urban Sketching, where artist practices on-location sketching, is a new worldwide phenomenon and growing rapidly. Students will be introduced to the art of Urban Sketching with techniques to help them adapt to this wonderful life-long hobby. Students will also learn the basics of capturing a view on-location, methods to approach a sketch and ways to have fun with the sketching technique.
Becoming an Architect
If you are wondering what architecture is all about and would like a glimpse into the learning of architecture, this course is for you!
You will learn about local universities' architecture programmes, the process to becoming a registered architect in Hong Kong and the skills require to design and present your project graphically and verbally.
Mock design studio, and sharing by current architecture students make up the content of this informative course.
Technical Drawings for Architecture
Architects use drawings as a means of communication to the client before the actual buildings are constructed. Their representation must be concise and clear. This course will teach students the basic technical drawings of floor plan, sectional drawing, and one point perspective using famous buildings from around the world as a starting point. Have fun learning about building design while learning to draw technically.
Portfolio Preparation for Architecture School Applications
The representation of creative ideas and design works are important in seeking successful enrollment into architecture schools. This course will help you prepare and individualize your portfolio for university application.
Zero Carbon Building
Students will be introduced to the theory of zero-carbon building, international case studies, architectural and engineering design strategy, comparative studies of related international guidelines, high-level assessment methods, and challenges encountered in Hong Kong.
Renewable Energy for Green Buildings
The course is designed to enable students with different backgrounds, even non-architecture students, to understand the basics of renewable energy, strategy to integrate renewable energy into buildings, renewable energy policy, high-level renewable energy analysis method, and challenges encountered in Hong Kong. Practical case studies, examples and materials will be provided to simulate and demonstrate the design decision process.
Embodied Carbon Assessment and Optimization for the Construction Industry
This course emphasizes the balance of sound theoretical understanding as well as practical skills to manage embodied carbon. Students will be introduced to understand the basic concept of embodied carbon, assessment method, reduction opportunities in the design and construction stage, and associated project management skills.
Building Codes 101 for Architects
This course covers in detail all aspects of statutory control for the design, construction and completion of buildings in Hong Kong.
The principles, practices and application of the building codes, including the Buildings Ordinance, Building Regulations, Codes of Practices and the Practice Notes for Authorized Persons will be extensively discussed and explained.
Candidates for the Architects Registration Board/ Hong Kong Institute of Architects Professional Assessment who received their professional education overseas and others interested in learning about local building codes are welcome.
Introduction of BEAM Plus Assessment
This is a training course aims at equipping students to have practical understanding of BEAM Plus assessment, and ability to manage and contribute to BEAM Plus assessment project. Lectures and case studies will be provided.
Certificate for Module (Philosophy and Practice of Sustainability in Architecture)
There is growing demand for more integrative understanding and holistic management of sustainable development challenges in both public policy making and business strategy development in Hong Kong.
The programme aims to equip students with advanced knowledge in the development of sustainability principles and the current practice of measurement tools used for assessing sustainability of building design and construction in Hong Kong.