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Career Discovery in Architecture
July 10 - July 29, 2023
HKU , Non-HKU , Local , Non-local
Non-credit Bearing

18,500 (Excluded accommodation, meals and transportations)

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Programme Description

Founded in 1998, the Career Discovery Programme in Architecture is a summer course organized by the Department of Architecture. It was set-up to promote the involvement of secondary school students in the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong.


This three-week programme is targeted at any secondary school students who is 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.


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.


For more information: https://fac.arch.hku.hk/summer/hk/cd/

For online application: https://extranet.ad.arch.hku.hk/Admission/ARCH0001 (*Apply directly through HKU Department of Architecture Online Application System)

For any enquires, please contact HKU Department of Architecture:

Phone: (+852) 3917 2135
Email: cdprog@hku.hk


Learning Outcomes

Programme Highlights:

  • Architectural Design Studio
  • Workshops in: Sketching / Technical Drawing / Model-making / Computer Modeling
  • Lectures in: Visual Arts / Performing Arts / Architecture / Landscape / Conservation
  • Fieldtrips


  • Understand better the field of architecture as a career.
  • Get a snapshot of what studying architecture is like at the university level.
  • Learn the basic skills of architecture and understand how to apply them.
  • Understand the basic knowledge required in architectural and design thinking.
  • Begin to apply critical thinking, creative thinking, and design thinking.
  • Learn to work with others from different backgrounds.

Key Learning Areas:

  • Knowledge: Scale & Proportion; Form & Space; Texture, Material, Light; Environmental Design; Building Structure
  • Skills: Architectural Drawing; Model Making; Architectural Presentation; Digital Post-production; Portfolio Making
Programme Schedule
  • July 10 – 28, 2023: Mondays to Fridays (09:30 – 17:30)
  • July 29, 2023: Saturday (09:30 – 13:00)
  • Grade 10 – 13 students (S4 – S6) in the academic year 2022-23
  • Non-architecture major undergraduate students who are considering changing their majors to architectural studies. (Note: this programme is catered towards High School students as their introduction to the study of architecture at the university level.)
Programme Fee

18,500 (Excluded accommodation, meals and transportations)

* All discounts or fee reduction are NOT applicable for this programme.

Language Requirements

NOT applicable to this programme. For more information, please refer to: https://fac.arch.hku.hk/summer/hk/cd/

Dates & Required Documents

NOT applicable to this programme. For more information, please refer to: https://fac.arch.hku.hk/summer/hk/cd/


Fees & Payment
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Programme Fee

HKD 18,500

Please submit your application directly by using the HKU Faculty of Architecture Online Application System: https://extranet.ad.arch.hku.hk/Admission/ARCH0001 


Accommodation Fee

Accommodation is not provided and covered by the programme. HKU does not guarantee the allocation of a hostel place due to the number of accommodation is too limited. Successful non-local applicants please be prepared to arrange your own off campus housing.

How to Apply