The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design

mission statement

Motto
Make possibilities endless

Vision
To establish the School of Design as a top tier international design school, applying Asian innovation to global opportunities.

Mission

PolyU Design aims to be a leading transdisciplinary design school that: 

  • Nurtures responsible and open-minded creative talents and active learners.
  • Conducts practice-based research, covering: social design, design economy, and design making.
  • Contributes to innovation in Hong Kong and Mainland China, while maintaining a global perspective.

Core Values
Be Open-minded
Steer Positive Change
Be Entrepreneurial
Be Authentic
Be Responsible

international role

We are open to collaboration with universities all over the world on academic collaborations - Joint PhD programmes, joint PhD supervision, student exchange, research collarboation, international workshops, project collaboration, the University's international summer school and others.

http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/collaboration/academic-collaborations

national role

We are open to collaboration with partner universities, associations, industrial and business corporations, government and non-government organisations all over the world on academic collaborations - contract research collaboration, consultancy work, project collaboration, industrial advisors, student project clients, internship work-based supervisors, external examiners and others.  We appreciate our current partners.

http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/collaboration/industry-collaborations

main focus

For Bachelor level programs, http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/education/bachelor-programmes

For Master level programs, http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/education/master-programmes

For PhD programs, http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/phd-and-mphil

bachelor level programs

  1. BA (Hons) in Advertising Design, 4-year full course / 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/advertising-design)
  2. BA (Hons) in Communication Design, 4-year full course / 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/communication-design)
  3. BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design, 4-year full course / 2-year top-up degree  (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/environment-and-interior-design)
  4. BA (Hons) in Product Design, 4-year full course / 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/product-design)
  5. BA (Hons) in Digital Media, 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/ba-hons-in-digital-media)
  6. BA (Hons) in Interactive Media, 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/ba-hons-in-interactive-media)
  7. BA (Hons) in Social Design, 2-year top-up degree (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/social-design)

 

 

 

master level programs

  1. Master of Design (Design Practices), 12 months full-time (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/design-practices)
  2. Master of Design (Design Strategies), 2 years part-time normally (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/design-strategies)
  3. Master of Design (Interaction Design), 12 months full-time (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/interaction-design)
  4. Master of Design (International Design and Business Management), 12 months full-time (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/international-design-and-business-management)
  5. Master of Design (Urban Environments Design), 1.5 years full-time (http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/urban-environments-design)
  6. Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology, 12 months full-time(http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/multimedia-and-entertainment-technology)

research activity and main areas

Research initiatives: Design Social, Design Economies, and Design Making

http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/research/research-initiatives-making-economies-and-social

School of Design's six design research narratives:

http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/research/research-initiatives-making-economies-and-social#sd-history-of-research

 

doctorate level programs

PhD programme

Normal Duration: Full time mode: 3 years (or 4 years for students admitted with a bachelor degree) Part time mode: 6 years (or 8 years for students admitted with a bachelor degree)

http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/study-detail/phd-and-mphil 

 

subject areas for exchange students

  • Advertising Design
  • Communication Design
  • Environment and Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Digital Media
  • Interactive Media 

https://www.polyu.edu.hk/international/incoming-students

application deadlines

Nomination and Application Deadlines

Semester 1 (Sep – Dec)

Nomination: 15 Mar for School of Design

Application: 15 Apr

Semester 2 (Jan – May)

Nomination: 15 Sep for School of Design

Application: 15 Oct

teaching languages

English

semester dates

Semester 1: September to December

Semester 2: January to June

Summer Semester: June to July

International summer school: June or July

cost of living per month (studying and living)

No tuition fee for exchange students if an exchange MoU is signed

Tuition fee is required for Study Abroad students

https://www.polyu.edu.hk/international/incoming-students

Hall fee: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hall/index.php/hall-admission/hall-fees-rpg

 

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