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Introduction

The evolution of architectural forms is influenced by culture and fashion, society and economics, climate and geography, security and self-preservation. For architecture to be able to respond to these factors, we need to apply technology. In the past, technological limitations imposed restrictions on architecture. These days, technology is almost limitless and architectural expression can develop in exciting ways. This programme aims to develop you with a career in the architectural design industry, with thinking, creativity and implementation skills. 
 

Programme Features

Professional recognitions
This programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM). It is also an eligible academic qualification for the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Manager Certification scheme.


BIM professional teaching staff 
Many of our teaching staff on this programme are experts in the BIM industry with professional qualifications and memberships from various professional bodies, such as HKIBIM, CCBM.


Employable graduates 
A significant portion of our graduates have progressed to work in related fields of architectural design in positions such as architectural technologist, BIM coordinator, technical graduate, purchasing coordinator or energy, fire and environmental analyst.

 

Modules

Collaborative Practices in Building Information Management & Modelling

This module aims to develop a complete awareness of BIM and its coordination in the modern construction industry.  This is taught through a historical understanding of its context and development in the industry.  Relevant skills are taught throughout the module in order to read, amend and create models for use in practice.  Finally these skills are demonstrated by developing a building model which will be assessed for its coordination, layout and ordering to set standards.

Conserving Buildings and Places

This module is designed to encourage holistic and critical thinking about the principles, policy and practice associated with conserving buildings and places.  The primary theme of the module is a consideration of the extent to which cultural significance, said to be embodied-in and represented-by the built cultural heritage, can effectively inform and manage policies, procedures and technical intervention for the conservation of buildings and places.

Energy Management and Performance Evaluation

This module provides you with opportunity to synthesise the role of an Energy Manager in preparing a feasibility report for an energy-related project in an existing building, accounting for energy generation/efficiency projections, technology assessment, regulation compliance, qualification for incentive schemes, lifecycle costs and user acceptability.  You will also understand and present a formal post-occupancy evaluation and feasibility study, covering functionality, comfort, energy, sustainability and user satisfaction.

Procurement and Contract Law

This module concentrates on the role of Contracts Administrator as performed under JCT contracts and explores how the obligations of various parties are defined and interpreted especially when subject to legal precedent established in case law.  Various forms of contracts are acknowledged as are the reasons behind the selection of specific procurement routes that require them.

Technology and Design Studio 3 (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 31Z121687)

In this module, you will undertake a feasibility study for a potential project in order to identify, assess and challenge client/brief requirements.  You will also analyse a proposed building site in order to identify its specific contextual characteristics while discussing how these conditions will impact the proposed design solutions and building performance criteria.

 For part-time mode only. This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Design) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).       

 

Assessment

Coursework, studio portfolio and examination

 

Recognition

Professional Recognition

This programme is an eligible academic qualification for the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Manager Certification scheme.

     
This programme is recognised by The Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM) as fulfilling the academic requirement of its Professional Membership / Associate Membership.

 

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 18/000465/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2018 - 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 a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) in Architectural Studies/Technology or Building Technology areas: 
  • HD in Architectural Design and Technology
  • HD in Architectural Studies
  • HD in Architectural Technology and Design
  • HD in Building Technology and Interior Design
  • HD in Building Technology with Interior Design

OR

Holders of a relevant post-secondary qualification (such as a HD or Associate Degree awarded by an educational institution in Hong Kong) will also be considered.  

 

 

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 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$86,250 by 2(FT) or 4(PT) instalments 
     (FT students: deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS; PT students: deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)


FT students: The tuition fee is as low as HK$13,050 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$86,250 - 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$)  FT Mode PT Mode
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]

Y

--


Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000* --


Y

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]

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

--

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year -- Y


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects
 

 

"As Building Information Management (BIM) becomes more popular and there are high demands for BIM specialists in the architectural industry, this programme keeps up with the current trend by offering rich BIM contents  that equip us with knowledge of BIM standards and related technology development. I am particularly impressed that this programme is accredited by HKIBIM and CIC BIM Manager Certification."

Stella Leung
First Class Honours, BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Design

  • Chief Architectural BIM Designer, Simon Kwan & Associates Ltd.
  • CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator, MHKIBIM

 

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.

 

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student Award
Kar Kit Man HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Li Nok Yiu Suki HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Tam Wai San HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2021-22
Sze Ying Ying HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship 2020-21
Chan Pak Fung HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2020-21

 

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Janice Lo

Tel. no.

2256 7534

Email

janicelo@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

Deputy Programme Coordinator

Dr. Tony Tang

Tel. no.

2835 4855 

Email

tmtang@vtc.edu.hk

   

General Enquiries

Ms. Alice Au

Tel. no.

2835 7472

Email

mh-shape@vtc.edu.hk

 

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