UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
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The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies [BA(AS)] offers an internationally competitive professional curriculum in the discipline of architecture, in all of its environmental, social, technical, and cultural dimensions. You will gain broad expertise in the field of design, graduating with the first degree necessary to qualify as an architect. The programme also offers you the unique opportunity to study the conditions of the contemporary city in the dense and active region of East Asia.

Design studios and electives introduce students to a multitude of methods and approaches in architecture. These include the study of ecosystems and infrastructure, robotics and artificial intelligence, energy and the environment, and emerging rural and urban conditions. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasising culture, technology, sustainability, history and theory, students develop the critical reasoning skills necessary for lifelong architectural inquiry.

International experience is central to the programme’s pedagogical mission. Academic exchange programmes, summer elective workshops overseas and studio-based research trips, coupled with guest speakers and visiting teachers from around the world, provide you with global perspectives on contemporary architecture. Our undergraduate students are active members of the Department of Architecture and contribute to our vibrant intellectual community of distinguished scholars, leading practitioners, Master’s and PhD students.

Admission to the BA(AS) undergraduate programme is both rigorous and competitive. The Department welcomes applications from students with a broad range of academic and cultural interests. Students from both arts and science streams are accepted, and those who have shown an interest in design are encouraged to apply.

BA(AS) is professionally accredited by:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • The Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (ARB)
  • Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Recognised via the Canberra Accord as having substantial equivalency with the accreditation or validation systems in architectural education of:
    • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the United States
    • Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)
    • Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA)
    • National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China (NBAA)
    • Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE)
    • Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB)
    • Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET)
    • Acreditadora Nacional de Programas de Arquitectura y Disciplinas del Espacio Habitable (ANPADEH) in Mexico
    • South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)

Upon passing the Professional Assessment held by HKIA/ARB in Hong Kong, Master of Architecture graduates are eligible to apply for admission as Members of HKIA and as Registered Architects.

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