Authorized Training in Rhinoceros - Level 1 Training - HKU SPACE: Digital Building Design courses
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Architecture, Environment & Housing Digital Building Design

Authorized Training in Rhinoceros - Level 1 Training

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
5 months
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 30 Oct 2021 (Sat)
3762 0073
2214 1870

Rhinoceros (Rhino), a three-dimensional modelling and computer aided design software, has become a standard tool for architects and designers. Rhino provides accuracy in translation of an idea or sketch readily into model and document for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction.

rhino1This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino, who wants to effectively learn the concepts and features of the software in an Authorized Rhino Trainer-led computer laboratory practical- learning through lectures, discussions and demonstration.

This course is an Authorized Course by McNeel Asia and an official Rhino Certificate will be issued from McNeel Asia.

Programme Objectives

Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a design, modeling and production tool which produces mathematically precise representation of curves and freeform surfaces in computer graphics. It is applicable in varied sectors such as computer-aided manufacturing, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and reverse engineering in industries including architecture, industrial design, product design, as well as for multimedia and graphic design.

The programme teaches the foundation techniques of using the 3D modeling software, Rhinoceros (Rhino) for designers. It covers the practical aspects of utilizing the features of the Rhino user interface, the skills to customize the modeling environment, the commands used to create, render and annotate from basic to more complex graphic objects, the methods for creating 3D models with precision.

The skills gained from the programme will allow the application of Rhino’s modeling tools in creative and practical situations.

Programme Learning Outcomes

1. Use Rhinoceros to create and edit accurate free-form three-dimensional models for use in design related fields.

2. Identify the practical features of the Rhinoceros modeling software and the commands for its extensive function.

Class Schedule

Month Day
November 2021 6, 13, 20, 27
December 2021 4, 11, 18
January 2022 8, 15, 22, 29
February 2022 12, 19, 26
March 2022 5, 12, 19

* While we endeavour to keep our information up-to-date, information within this website is subject to change from time to time.* Applicants will receive a confirmation email 2 - 3 days before the course starts.

Application Code 1955-2713NW -

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Venue Tutor
  • Mr. Edmond WONG, Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer, McNeel Asia

Programme Structure


Module Title

Contact Hours


Authorized Training in Rhinoceros- Level 1 Training



Authorized Training in Rhinoceros- Level 2 Training


Students completing Module 1 will be awarded an official Rhinoceros Level 1 Training Certificate issued by McNeel Asia.

Students could submit their application for Module 2 no later than TWO years from date of completion of Module 1 should they decide to take module 2 for the Authorized Training in Rhinoceros award.

Applicants shall be design professional or student with knowledge in Window based operators and software.  Previous drafting or computer aided design experience is helpful but not necessary.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6,375

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.