Department of Design Higher Diploma Top-up Degree (Design)

Higher Diploma in Design (Interior Architecture)

Programme Objectives

  • To equip students with confidence, competence and understanding to become an effective practitioner or seek further study opportunities.
  • To promote and develop local design activities.
  • To strengthen understanding of concepts in art and culture in context, helping students explore their imagination and creativity whilst gaining practical knowledge and skills in the field in order to meet the creative challenges of the 21st century.

Programme Structures

  Courses of Higher Diploma in Design (Interior Architecture)

Year 1

Design Major Required Elective I#
Design Major Required Elective II#
Design Fundamental Required Elective##
Culture and Art
Use of English
Chinese Communication
College Life and You
Commercial Interior
Computer Aided Design I
Drafting and Material Detailing I
Architectural History
Effective English Communication
Social Ethics

#Design Major Required Electives (select two from three)

1. Fundamental in Interior Architecture (Pre-requisite for Interior Architecture Stream)
2. Fundamental in Fashion Design
3. Fundamental in Graphic Design

##Design Fundamental Required Elective (select one from four)

1. Creative Design
2. Practical Photography
3. Basic Drawing
4. Computer Applications in Design

Year 2

Interior Architecture
Research Project
Computer Aided Design II
Professional Practice in Interior Architecture
Practical Putonghua
Elective GE
Graduation Project
Life Style Products
Drafting and Material Detailing II
Properties of 3D Material
Numerical and IT Literacy
Internships (minimum 120 working hours) (non-credit bearing)

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2019-20 intake of the 2-year Higher Diploma in Design Programme (Interior Architecture) are as follows:

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $66,940 $86,940
Year 2 $71,520 $91,520

Academic Advancement and Career Prospects

  • Graduates may articulate to Bachelor’s degree prorammes offered by local or overseas universities.
  • Graduates are eligible to gain employment opportunities in a wide range of professional design posts, such as assistant designer, designer, chief designer, project director, project manager etc.