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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the programme is to train competent professionals for the fashion business, equipping them to work in textiles, apparel, retailing, design, and related organisations. Graduates play an active role in the development of the global fashion and textiles industry in local and overseas markets. In addition to cultivating students’ professional competencies, the programme enhances their other essential competencies, such as entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and business analytics. This expands graduates’ skillsets to meet the needs of today’s business environment. They excel in leadership, teamwork, healthy lifestyle practices and lifelong learning; they become trend leaders, innovators, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers; and they deploy effective communication and interpersonal skills. They are biliterate and trilingual, and they serve as informed and ethical leaders who promote social and national responsibility, engage in local and international affairs, act as responsible global citizens, and exhibit cultural and aesthetic appreciation with a global perspective.

Characteristics

Based on their desired careers and academic performance, students can choose one of the following five specialisms under the BA Scheme.

Design

This specialism nurtures students’ creativity and design ability, develops their awareness of current and emerging technologies in the fashion and manufacturing environment, and enhances their understanding of relevant supporting marketing and business practices.

Knitwear Design and Technology

This specialism is similar to the Design specialism, as it nurtures creativity and design ability. In addition to general education, students attain the knowledge and skills needed to become knitwear designers.

Retail and Marketing

This specialism equips students to work in the global fashion business. Students learn the fundamental management and operational principles and practices of modern global fashion retailing and marketing. In particular, the specialism develops students’ skills in defining, analysing and solving business problems in fashion retailing and marketing, from fast to luxury fashion, and from fashion accessories to lifestyle products. Emphasis is placed on fashion sourcing, buying, market research, branding, digital marketing, omni-channel distribution, social media analytics, store management, and the distribution of fashion products in both local and global contexts.

Intimate Apparel and Activewear

The aim of this specialism is to ensure that students have the necessary academic and practical knowledge of intimate apparel and activewear, including how to integrate design and technology into such clothing. It provides students with a supportive and inspiring learning environment in which to create imaginative designs using analytical and problem-solving skills.

Technology

This specialism nurtures graduates with a sound knowledge of fashion products and production processes, who are able to apply this knowledge within technical, economic, managerial and commercial contexts. They are sufficiently flexible to adapt and respond to change, and they have the potential to become industrial leaders in product development, process innovation and production management in textiles and apparel fields in local and global markets.

Majors

  • Design
  • Retail and Marketing
  • Technology
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

If you have obtained HKDSE results as well as other qualifications (e.g. associate degree, higher diploma, diploma, certificate, etc.), either of which alone is sufficient to qualify you for consideration for admission to our schemes / programmes, you can apply either through JUPAS on the basis of HKDSE results or directly to PolyU on the basis of other qualifications. However, you can only choose to apply through one of these two routes for schemes / programmes offered under JUPAS in the same academic year. If you apply through JUPAS and to PolyU concurrently, your direct application to PolyU will NOT be considered.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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