Major/Minor in Architectural Studies

Offered As  Major   ✔ Minor
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*Open to students of other Faculties
Credits 72 36
What is it about? Combining insights, theory, research, methods and practices related to Architecture, the academic focus of the Major and Minor in Architectural Studies provides students with a blend of design-thinking tools that will equip them for the challenges architecture faces in today’s society.

The objective of the Major/Minor in Architectural Studies is to provide students with a broad overview and introduction to the skills, methodologies and discourses of architectural design and to draw from their diverse disciplinary backgrounds to address the complex issues that confront architecture today.

Offering Department Department of Architecture


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor All courses offered by the Department of Architecture have quota restriction. Students’ declaration of the major/minor will NOT guarantee them a place in the courses for fulfilling the major/minor requirements.

Important Notes on Choosing Architectural Studies as Second Major and Minor:

Career opportunities The central graduate qualities of the programme are the abilities to balance analytical forward-thinking approaches to problem solving with solution-first imagination-based problem solving and to assemble and assimilate knowledge from across disciplines and synthesise it into an actionable plan. Students will exit the programme with a comprehensive understanding of architecture and its design thinking methods and processes.

Graduates of the programme are distinctive in both general graduate job markets related to architecture and in the specialised industries for which their chosen disciplinary courses have prepared them. Their ability to assemble and assimilate knowledge from across disciplines and synthesise it into actionable plans will give them a distinct professional advantage.

For further information, please check with Department of Architecture or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).

Application Timeline Submission of application form and transcript: 9 December 2022

Aptitude Test: noon, 15 Dec 2022 to noon, 31 Dec 2022

Interview: May, 2023

Further information Please check with Department of Architecture.
Contact Ms Vickie Tse
T: 3917-0090