Programme Content

                

 

Introduction

This programme prepares you for an exciting career as a globally-minded designer. You’ll acquire the skills you need to become a professional product or service designer, and create innovative products and engaging service experiences. You’ll also develop a creative and innovative approach to product design and service innovation by challenging and exploring contemporary practices through a series of exciting and diverse projects. 

UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students
 

Programme Features

Competitive edges
You will learn the skills you need to become a professional product or service designer. This programme prepares you for an exciting career as a globally-minded designer, equipped to identify and respond empathetically, sustainably and collaboratively to creative opportunities.

Exhibition 
You will have opportunities to exhibit your work through curating student-led exhibitions in the Graduate Show.

Studio learning and more

The programme emphasises studio learning which provides opportunities for supervisors to work with you to create design solutions for real-life problems or offer new design opportunities and peer exchange. Besides studio learning and in-person teaching, your learning will also be enriched with online sessions and remote access to resources.

 

Modules

Graduation Design Portfolio (Product Design)

In this module you will produce a significant body of independent product design project work, including design work based on a project brief that you generate via self-directed research. The module brings together the theoretical and practical skills, knowledge and experiences gained during previous study to provide an experience that mimics the role of the professional product designer.  You will develop your understanding of how your practice can be applied in real-world/practical settings.

 

Assessment
Project work

 

 

 

Recognition

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 22/000545/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2022 -  31/08/2026

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of the following VTC Higher Diploma (HD) programmes;

  • HD in Product Design
  • HD in Furniture and Lifestyle Product Design

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Design area awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview to assess their suitability of studying the programme, and submit a portfolio of work demonstrating creative or intellectual abilities.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent.

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK79,950 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$6,750 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$79,950 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).
 

 
Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.


Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

 

 

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

This course programme prepares you for a career in product design, user experience/interface and service design, technological product design, industrial design, designing and making, design consultancy, design management, entrepreneurship / start-up business, advanced manufacturing, digital visualization, education, sales and marketing, and etc.

 

Further Studies

Graduates of this programme can further their studies in relevant master’s degree programmes offered by SHU in the UK such as MA/MFA in Design (Product), in Design(Interaction) and MA in Design for Health, and other master’s degrees locally and overseas.

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Beam Leung

Tel. no.

3928 2811  

Email

beam@vtc.edu.hk

   

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Damon Yau

Tel. no.

3928 2844

Email

damon_yau@vtc.edu.hk

   

General Enquiries

Mr. Ross Lam

Tel. no.

3928 2485

Email

rosslam@vtc.edu.hk

 

Connect with SHAPE Community


Connect with Sheffield Hallam Community

 

 

 

Registration No.: 253188. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.