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課程編號: CC 66-201
3762 0071
2214 1870

課程目標及特點

本課程是香港大學附屬學院首個開辦的高級文憑課程之一。目的是教授有關建築及空間設計'樓宇機電設備、建築技術和建築專業實務的基本知識及技巧,並為建築界及其他相關專業培訓人才,同時協助畢業生日後繼續進修。

  • 自 2003 年起,一些畢業生成功升讀香港大學或香港中文大學的建築學學位課程。
  • 自2005 年起,本課程的「專業建築實務」單元與香港大學建築學系合作設計。
  • 建築學學生可使用專為本課程而設的工作室。
  • 課程內容多元化,包括多種戶外考察、項目研究活動及週年亞洲建築遊學團。

專業認可

本課程有畢業生在完成其他專業課程及通過香港建築師學會專業考核後,成功獲取註冊建築師專業資格。

實習計劃

「實習」是專業訓練的重要環節,學生可從中累積寶貴的工作經驗。經過本學院挑選,學生有機會在暑假期間到本地或內地與建築業相關的機構實習。

升學前景

學生的升學前景可說相當理想。本課程不少畢業生獲本地及海外著名的建築或設計學院取錄,且多數直接入讀學位課程的第一,第二或第三年級。這些學院所屬的大學包括:

  • 香港大學
  • 香港中文大學
  • 香港理工大學
  • 科廷大學(澳洲)
  • 皇家墨爾本理工大學(澳洲)
  • 新南威爾斯大學(澳洲)
  • 阿德雷德大學(澳洲)
  • 建築聯盟學院
  • 利物浦大學(英國)
  • 曼徹斯特大學(英國)
  • 諾定咸大學(英國)
  • 紐卡素大學(英國)
  • 牛津布祿士大學(英國)
  • 京斯頓大學(英國)
  • 諾森比亞大學(英國)
  • 德蒙特福大學(英國)


畢業生亦可報讀由香港大學專業進修學院與澳洲科廷科技大學合辦的應用科學學士(建築科技)課程的最後一年。

就業前景

歷年不少畢業生獲本地及海外著名的建築或設計學院取錄,或選擇從事不同行業。曾聘用本課程畢業生的機構包括香港特別行政區政府、建築事務所、室內設計公司、平面設計公司及建築物料供應商等。

特別入學資格

除一般入學資格外,申請人須同時取得香港中學會考數學科合格成績,或於香港中學文憑考試數學科 (必修部份) 考獲第二級或以上成績。

通用技能
  • English for Architectural Studies
專門知識

Year 1

  • Architectural Design I
  • Architects in Practice
  • Contemporary Architecture & Our Cities
  • Building Structures I
  • Building Construction I
  • Environmental Controls I
  • Visual Studies I

Year 2

  • Architectural Design II
  • Appreciation in Landscape Architecture
  • Building Structures II
  • Building Construction II
  • Environmental Controls II
  • Aspects of Professional Practice
  • Visual Studies II

Stephen Lai
Stephen Lai
  • 2006 Professional Diploma of Architectural Studies, HKU SPACE Community College
  • 2008 Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Science, Curtin University
  • 2011 Master of Landscape Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

After my unsatisfactory JUPAS result, I was worried about the future. With a lack of practical knowledge, skills and work experience, it was a very tough period for me and I began to think about what my talents were. I was frustrated but I knew that design was one of my major interests, which includes architecture, interior design, urban design and product design. However, I found that I was drawn more toward architecture as it can provide me with a broader thinking and learning base.

I spent 5 years studying architecture, first in the Professional Diploma in Architectural Studies at HKU SPACE CC, then the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Architectural Science, a joint collaboration between HKU SPACE and Curtin University in Australia. HKU SPACE CC gave me a very good platform to learn, to examine and to discover. Both programmes guided me to explore what design is and taught me how to design. There is no regret of my decision to study at HKU SPACE CC; in fact, I feel proud of it. I understand that post-secondary studying is a self-motivated learning process, especially in architecture; it is a kind of spiritual and self-determined learning.

The Professional Diploma in Architectural Studies at HKU SPACE CC was a very well-structured architectural programme which offered me all-rounded training and a solid foundation. They offered training through building design projects, group presentations and discussions with design lecturers, as well as complementary courses in both practical and technical knowledge. It helped me develop the right attitude to study, enabled me to further pursue my study for a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, and aided in my career advancement.

Performing well and receiving good results during my studies in HKU SPACE CC allowed me to pursue other interests like landscape architecture, a field that has a very high potential to develop into my career. Upon graduation from the Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, I began my practical training at a landscape architecture firm. Working there for 2 years, I found that the variety of project types is large and more interesting. After my promotion to Senior Landscape Designer at my current company, I need to handle both project management and design; it is challenging and exciting for me every day.

I hope that my sharing could inspire you. Hard work may not lead you to succeed, but it is the only way to help you create opportunities. HKU SPACE CC provides excellent opportunities for those who want to develop a new brilliant career path in the future.

Chan Ying Lam Zara
Chan Ying Lam Zara
  • 2009-11 Professional Diploma in Architectural Studies
  • 2011-12 Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) Year 1, Curtin University Australia

What is architecture?

This was the first question asked of me during me first lesson in the Professional Diploma in Architectural Studies (PDAS), I responded with "pretty buildings".

Upon my completion of the HKALE, I studied in PDAS for two years, and learnt that architecture is not simply good-looking buildings. The core design studio allowed me to develop my ideas and to consolidate them into architecture. Tutors in the course encouraged me to explore all kinds of possibilities which were beneficial to my study as well as my future career and throughout my life.

On the other hand, what I learned in the programme is not based purely on imagination. Practical courses on Building Structure and Building Construction gave me a clear understanding of construction methods. The Architectural History course allowed me to understand the importance of historical, social, political and economic influences on architecture. The Building Laws and Regulations course was taught so that I understood the process and limits of actual practice. All these courses formed a powerful foundation to support my design development.

As most of our lecturers and tutors are practising architects, they gave me the benefit of their practical experience and provided much guidance in relation to my studies and future career path.

In addition to the regular courses, field trips and academic exchanges also broadened my horizons. I was exposed to different cultures apart from those visible in Hong Kong. All these extracurricular activities provided valuable opportunities for my learning.

The most valuable lesson I have obtained from the course is actually "how to learn", which I believe is essential for lifelong improvement.

I am now pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (Architectural Science) at Curtin University. All the knowledge I acquired in PDAS has been invaluable to my tertiary studies in architecture and fuelled my passion for the field, even more strongly.

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