Programme Content

               

 

 

Introduction

This programme offers the opportunity to acquire a complete toolkit of skills for architectural design and production, and for students to discover their own voice as a designer.  You can learn to apply drawing techniques to the investigation and communication of architectural design, alongside computer-aided design and hands-on modelling and construction.


UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students

 

Programme Features

Studio learning
The teaching and learning strategy centres on the design studio and design projects.  The studio reflects the environment and working relationships common in professional design practice.


Diverse teaching staff
Not only the programme is taught by both lecturers from the University of Lincoln and SHAPE, the diverse teaching staff encompass individuals with a range of international qualifications, research and experience devoted to practice-based and research-engaged teaching.


Exhibition 
You will have opportunities to exhibit your work through curating student-led exhibitions in the Graduate Show. Our students works were selected to exhibit at British Council SPARK Festival in 2019 and 2021.


Scholarships 
25% of our outstanding students from this programme were awarded Government scholarships in 2021 and 2022. 


Employable graduates
100% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months. Our graduates have been employed as Architectural Trainee and Architectural Assistant by Aedas Ltd., Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects, Benoy Ltd., and LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd.


Modules

Comprehensive Design Project – Outline Design

This module aims to build on previous investigations, both formal and abstract, in brief making and other social, political, technical, or cultural research. It encourages the student to formulate a coherent design resolution at an appropriate level of ambition and complexity. In this module, students have the chance to employ their experience and understanding to construct a project theme, working method, focus, direction and output.

Comprehensive Design Project – Detailed Design

The Comprehensive Design Projects are the culmination of the programme, and this module can help to demonstrate students' skill in managing and resolving the complexities of contemporary architectural design within a range of perspectives, issues, and interests.

Architecture Research Projects 

Students have the opportunity to demonstrate the management of two independent, self-managed research projects. They are expected to take full charge of their programme of study and become increasingly empowered to investigate, interrogate and challenge as they progress.

Comprehensive Design Project – Technical Studies

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical knowledge and skills useful in-practice. Students have the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of how technology integrates with architectural design and how this relates within a comprehensive design project.

Global Professional Context

In today’s ever-changing and highly competitive business environment, if an architectural practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have an understanding of the construction industry and the value its contribution can make to the economy. Architectural practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient manner. This can only be achieved by being conversant with contemporary business management strategies, coupled with an understanding of project management within the construction industry.

 

Assessment

Design projects, coursework, preliminary technical study and written assignment

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No.: 14/003288/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2023*

 

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

 

*This programme is in the process of seeking re-accreditation by HKCAAVQ. The re-accreditation is subject to HKCAAVQ’s final approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Holders of VTC Higher Diploma (HD) in Architectural Design.

OR

  • Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Architecture area awarded by a recognised institution, or equivalent experience will also be considered.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a portfolio review at an interview.
     

English Proficiency Requirements^

An overall band score of at least 6.0 in IELTS, with no subtest score of less than 5.5, or equivalent.
(VTC Higher Diploma graduates are exempted from the requirements.)

^ Under review and subject to change

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$91,850 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)

     


The tuition fee is as low as HK$18,650  if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$91,850 - 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

100% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months. Our graduates have been employed as Architectural Trainee and Architectural Assistant by Aedas Ltd., Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects, Benoy Ltd., and LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd.

 

 

"The field trips of this programme allowed me to put knowledge into practice in real-life settings. The learning facilities, such as the studio, had greatly helped us with model and presentation panels making." 

Steven Wong

BA (Hons) Architecture

  • Architectural Assistant, LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd.


 

Further Studies
Some of our graduates have pursued master’s degrees in architecture in reputable universities in Hong Kong and overseas, such as the University of Hong Kong.

 

Project Showcase/ Awards

Project Showcase

 

 

5 student works were selected to exhibit at British Council SPARK Festival 2021:



Partcipating students included Li Yu Sam, Samson, Wong Chor Ting, Zhuang Yuekun, Kemmy, Cheung Chung Ting, Jimmy and Liu Oi Ting, Clara. The first four students were also awardees of HKSAR Government Scholarships.

 

Student Awards
 

 

 

Connect with us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Julia Mok

Tel. no.

3928 2827

Email

tymok@vtc.edu.hk


Deputy Programme Coordinator


Mr. Eddie Chan

Tel. no.

2727 9530

Email

eddiechan@vtc.edu.hk

   

General Enquiries

Ms. Chole Kwong

Tel. no.

3928 2588

Email

cholek@vtc.edu.hk

 

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Registration No. : 252460. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.