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Architecture is about providing appropriate shelters for human functions and activities through a comprehensive understanding of our living environment, our society and culture, our history and technology. The aim is to provide sustainable future for the next generation.

Learning architecture allows us to explore the intrinsic relationship between people, culture and city systematically. Research into the site context, building functions, and statutory constrains to provide a solution by developing an architectural design through a process of conceptualization and rationalization which echoes the past and forecast the future in a meaningful way.

We offer a broad range of architecture courses from award-bearing courses providing students with the foundation to study architecture at the tertiary level, to interest courses on architecture and design-related topics and technical courses on the practice of architecture.

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The programme is designed for archivists or those engaging in records management related functions who wish to update their professional knowledge and skills, widen their international exposure and obtain an academic qualification for their profession. All lectures and seminars are conducted by academics and archives specialists that are prominent experts in the subjects they teach.
Start To be advised
Duration 3 weeks
Fee Overseas students : HK$14,300
Local students : HK$14,300
In recent years there has been a marked increase in demand for quality landscaped outdoor areas. To meet the growing need for a part-time training programme in landscape design, HKU SPACE is offering a one-year Certificate Course in Landscape Design. This programme is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of different aspects of landscape design through lectures, site visits, computer workshops and case studies.
Start 23 FEB 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$23,000 plus expenses incurred in optional field trips / site visits.
There is growing demand for more integrative understanding and holistic management of sustainable development challenges in both public policy making and business strategy development in Hong Kong. This programme will provide the stakeholders and the general public the theory of and practical knowledge on sustainability in Hong Kong.

Start 03 APR 2019 (WED)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$6,950
Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is an innovative tool to generate intelligent three-dimensional digital representation of a building from its inception to construction then completion and beyond.  It allows for the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry’s stakeholders; developers, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and facility managers to simultaneously share, amend and access the building’s physical and functional information on a building project.
Start 09 MAY 2019 (THU)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$30,700
The programme covers the statutory and non-statutory controls affecting landuse, density, form and design of the city and its buildings. Building contract and ethnical obligations will also be introduced. It consists of 28 lectures and 2 written examinations.
Start 09 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$12,555
We offer a broad range of architecture courses from award-bearing courses to provide students with the foundation to study architecture at the tertiary level, to interest courses on architecture and design topics and technical courses on the practice of architecture.
Start 09 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 3 years
This course covers in detail all aspects of statutory control for the design, construction and completion of buildings in Hong Kong.

The principles, practices and application of the building codes, including the Buildings Ordinance, Building Regulations, Codes of Practices and the Practice Notes for Authorized Persons will be extensively discussed and explained.

Candidates for the Architects Registration Board/ Hong Kong Institute of Architects Professional Assessment who received their professional education overseas and others interested in learning about local building codes are welcome.
Start 13 FEB 2019 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,000
A Sustainable future is about getting a balance between the needs of the environment, society and economy for maintaining a quality standard of life. In order to achieve this goal, the Building Department issued PNAP APP-151 & APP-152 to reise public concern on Sustainable Building Design Guideline and since then the BEAM Plus  assessment by conducting lectures and sharing case studies.
Start 03 JUN 2019 (MON)
Duration 4 weeks
Fee HK$1,800

Until the building is realized, we are all merely bought into its artistic representations. A successful rendered image can turn the table of the entire game and vice versa.


This is the very same skillset that is required for the branding and selling of any product or service you see everyday advertisement which often uses the means of photography. Their success is no accident but a careful engineering behind the phycology of buyers. This applies equally to the Architecture.

Start 05 JUN 2019 (WED)
Duration 2 months
Fee HK$5,580
This course aims to provide students with in-depth professional knowledge and technical know-how of a quantity surveyor in Hong Kong.
Start 06 JUL 2019 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks