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Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ | Apply Now


The 4-year Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ (BASc (Design+)) is aimed at nurturing highly effective, adaptive and creative graduates who can lead across multiple disciplinary subjects, and who will become known globally for their distinctive qualities of creativity, analytical ability, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving.

Students will exit the program with a comprehensive understanding of design thinking methods and processes, and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams to innovate and achieve original and commercially, environmentally and socially relevant solutions to complex problems.

“F.L.Y.” Scholarship is designed to nurture and support outstanding first-year undergraduate students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Programs. Students are encouraged to implement their ideas and challenge existing boundary with an innovation fund of HK$20,000.



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Master of Architecture (Design)

Master of Architecture (Design) Applications Open

The new 3-year MArch (Design) program was initiated in 2019. The course offers the opportunity for students from a diverse set of undergraduate degrees to study architecture. Whether from science or arts backgrounds, the intention is to enable talented individuals who have the passion, discipline and drive to study architecture. During the course, students will develop a broad spectrum of knowledge empowering them to make valuable contributions to the field.

This program aims to create a platform of knowledge made up of a rich mix of attitudes and positions that the Department of Architecture believes will be necessary to tackle the key issues impacting the future of architecture and urbanism in Hong Kong and the region.

* The MArch (Design) programme is not accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). In accordance with the accreditation procedures, HKIA and ARB will consider the University’s application for accreditation of the degree upon completion of studies of the first graduating class.



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HKU TPG Scholarship for Undergraduate Class

HKU TPG Scholarship for Undergraduate Class of 2020 – Master of Architecture (Design) Programme

The University of Hong Kong recently announced the launch of the “HKU TPG Scholarship for UG Class of 2020” to support undergraduate students of the 2020 graduating class to pursue their studies further at an unconventional time amid the unstable global economic outlook. Eligible undergraduate students who meet the programme admission criteria can apply to a selection of taught postgraduate programmes, including Master of Architecture (Design) programme, for the academic year 2020-21, and will be awarded a scholarship of a value equivalent to 50% of the tuition fees of the programme.

The Master of Architecture (Design), MArch (Design), is a three-year full-time programme offered by the Department of Architecture.  Built on the existing 2-year UGC-funded MArch curriculum, the 3-year MArch(Design) offers a path for qualified students from undergraduate programmes outside of architecture to pursue an architectural education. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasising current design and production technologies alongside an understanding of the historical and theoretical culture of architecture, the programme enables students to acquire broad expertise, skills and knowledge to confront the complexities of contemporary architectural discourse, design and practice.

For more information about the programme, please visit our Faculty website at

Should you be interested, please submit your application by 17 July, 2020 (Friday). The Department of Architecture is able to receive late portfolio submissions, although an intention to submit would be needed to be known by 17 July 2020.

For enquiries and scholarship application, please contact Ms. Heidy Siu, Faculty Office at

RIBA Accreditation

The report of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Visiting Board to the University of Hong Kong was approved by the RIBA Education Committee on 7 October 2015. It was confirmed that the courses and qualifications of Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BAAS) and Master of Architecture (MArch) are unconditionally validated with RIBA accreditation from 2013 to 2022.

The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture’s Obituary to Professor Lin Zengjie

In memory of Professor Lin Zengjie

We are saddened by the passing of Professor Lin Zengjie, founder of the Department of Department of Land & Real Estate Management, the Renmin University of China, and former Honorary Professor of the Department of Real Estate and Construction. Professor Lin was a great scholar in land economics and management, and his works have significant influence on the institutions in real estate and land market in modern China. Professor Lin has been a friend and great supporter of the department, and his passing is a great loss to both the academic and the professional community. We extend our deepest condolences to Professor Lin’s family.


Professor K W Chau
Head & Chair Professor
Department of Real Estate and Construction
The University of Hong Kong


Obituary from Renmin University of China

Mr. Keung Kai Teng Humphrey (BA(AS) graduate 2013) has been selected as one of the three winners of the ARCASIA Students’ Architectural Design Competition-2013

Mr. Keung Kai Teng Humphrey, The University of Hong Kong (BA(AS) graduate 2013) has been selected as one of the three winners of the ARCASIA Students’ Architectural Design Competition-2013. The Gold Medal winner, second winner, and the third winner will be announced in the ARCASIA FORUM-17 in Kathmandu, Nepal.


HKU to Confer Honorary Degree to Rocco Yim at the 188th Congregation

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong Dr the honorable David Li Kwok Po will confer honorary degrees upon six outstanding individuals at the 188th Congregation on March 14, 2013.  Honorary Degrees are awarded to individuals in recognition of their distinguished service and commitment to the University, the community, and to academia. They are also conferred to those who have made valuable intellectual, social and cultural contributions to society and the world.

One of the recipients is Mr Rocco Yim, an award winning internationally renowned architect.  Mr Yim is an alumnus of the Faculty of Architecture; he obtained his Bachelor degree in Architecture in 1976.  In recognition of his contributions to architecture and society, he is being conferred with the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.  Mr Yim has continued to be closely associated with our Faculty and is currently on the Advisory Council for the Department of Architecture.