Career Discovery in Architecture

Course Code: HS-ARCH0003 2018

Faculty of: Architecture

Managed by: Department of Architecture

Level-of-study: Age: 16 or above, Secondary 5-6 students (or equivalent)

Course Period: July 16, 2018 to August 4, 2018

Course Fee: HKD 18,500

Residential fee: Nil

Discount: Nil

Deadline for Application:

  • Non-local Applicants:  March 16, 2018
  • Local Applicants:          May 31, 2018


Type of Programme:  Non-credit-bearing course

Area of Interest:  Architecture


  • Students:        Local; Non-local
  • Age:                  16 or above
  • Study Level:   Secondary 5-6 students (or equivalent) in the academic year 2017-18

Class Time:        Monday to Friday, 16 July 2018 – 3 August 2018 (9:30am – 5:30pm) Saturday, 4 August 2018 (9:30am – 1pm)

Course Overview:

This three-week programme is targeted at students considering architecture as a future career. There are 2 components in the programme: the first component consists of lectures on architectural history, theory, and basic drawing workshops; and the second consists of architectural design studios.

Course Outline:

This three-week programme is targeted at secondary school students who considering architecture as a future career. The programme introduces students to historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of architecture. The programme comprises a series of lectures, field trips, architectural design workshops and studio conducted by professors, practicing professionals, and staff from the Faculty of Architecture.

Course Structure:

This course consists of lectures on the appreciation of aesthetics, the urban environment, landscape design, historic building conservation, environmental considerations, and computer-aided design, etc. The workshops include free-hand drawings, orthographic projections, perspectives, photography and model making.

Design Studio forms an integral part of architectural education. The studio aims to raise students’ awareness of the hands-on and interactive nature in architectural training.  A series of small design exercises is assigned to provide students with opportunities to apply the design skills and knowledge acquired during the course.

Course Assessment:

Classwork and presentations

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