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What will I learn?

Programme Introduction

Develop Design Thinking and Leadership Skills

This programme produces highly effective, adaptive, and creative graduates capable of leading across multiple disciplines. Take the first step towards a celebrated, global career that values your intellectual creativity, analytical excellence, critical thinking skills, and innovative problem-solving abilities.

14th best university for architecture / built environment

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Lead globally

Develop the design thinking skills demanded of today’s global leaders.

Be in demand

Stand out in both the general job market and specialised industries.

What You’ll Study

Cutting across disciplines, the programme is structured around design thinking as the foundation for interdisciplinary studies, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Delving into highly impactful design thinking methods and processes, the degree prepares students to be innovators and creative leaders. You will learn to excel at leading multidisciplinary project teams to achieve original and commercially, environmentally, and socially viable solutions to complex problems.

Career Prospects

The Design+ programme will give you the ability to assemble knowledge from diverse disciplines and create actionable plans for a distinct professional advantage in both the general job market and specialised industries.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Architecture

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,29,894) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English.

For international students

Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 31 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education or equivalent
  • Hong Kong Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) or equivalent
  • SAT / AP: Redesigned SAT 1350; A minimum of three subjects in American College Board Advanced Placement (AP) or SAT Subject Tests, each with a score of 3 or better; or 550 or better.

Fulfill one of the following English Language Requirements:

An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module (within 2 years after the test date)

A score of 93 or better in the TOEFL internet-based test/ TOEFL iBT Home Edition, or 583 in the TOEFL paper-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards) (within 2 years after the test date).

PTE A: A score of 64 in the Pearson Test of English Assessment (Academic).

International Baccalaureate Diploma;

GCSE / GCEO / IGCSE

(a) Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
(b) Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
(c) Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally