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Architecture, Environment & Housing Architecture

Becoming an Architect

Course Code
Application Code
2292-1004 NW
Study mode
Start Date
15 Jul 2024 (Mon)
7 days
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
Deadline on 08 Jul 2024 (Mon)
3416 6413
2508 6403
How to Apply


If you are wondering what architecture is all about and would like a glimpse into the learning of architecture, this course is for you! You will learn about local universities' architecture programmes, the process to becoming a registered architect in Hong Kong and the skills required to design and present your project graphically and verbally.

Programme Details

Mock design studio and sharing by current architecture students make up the content of this informative course.

Medium of Instruction: English supplemented with Cantonese

Duration: 21 hours (7 x 3-hour session)

Date: 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24 July 2024

Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Venue: Island East Campus, 494 King’s Road, North Point, HK






Lecture + Workshop:

Qualities of architectural students and common personality traits of architects. Academic Path in Architecture - Information on studying architecture in Hong Kong and overseas universities. A workshop to introduce students basic architectural drawing skills.


Lecture + Sharing:

Introduction on how to become a registered architect in Hong Kong and the different career path. Life of an Architect. Guests will be invited to share their experience in attending architectural school.



Design Studio:

Introduction and exploration of basic architectural design principles, drawing and modeling skills. Describe methodology of solving architectural problem from site analysis, formulation of concept idea into build form. Students will be designing a small building project.


Design Studio:
Students will present and review initial ideas, analysis of site constrains and potential, functional requirements, how to develop ideas into build form. Further design development to be carried out during studio class.


Computer 3d modeling + VR Cave experience:

Introduction and exploration of basic 3d computer modeling by using Sketchup. Student will be taught to build a simple 3d object with different concept ideas. Then have a short virtual tour by using VR cave to showcase how does technology interact and change the design industry.


Architecture Firm Visit:

Architecture Firm Visit: Students will visit a local architecture firm to see what the work environment is like and a sharing by the firm’s architect.



Design Studio Presentation:
Students will present their design projects in graphic form, using drawing, models, etc and verbally present their project to classmates and invited guests.

Application Code 2292-1004 NW -

Days / Time
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • 7 sessions, 21 hours (3 hrs/ session)


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4,950

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be aged 15 or above.


Enrolment Method

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a) complete the enrolment form and enroll in the course(s)

(i) at the Enrolment Centres of HKU SPACE (please refer to the ‘Learning / Enrolment Centres’ section) by cash, EPS, cheque/bank draft or credit cards (VISA / MasterCard);


(ii) by mail with cheque/bank draft to ‘HKU SPACE Summer School Office, 11/F, 250 King’s Road, Hong Kong'.
Cheque/Bank draft should be made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ with applicant’s name and course(s) applied written on the back.  A photo of the applicant (in plain colour background, 45mm(W) x 55mm(H)) is also required.

b) apply through the School’s online enrolment system and pay by credit card or PPS.

  • All applicants who are below age 18 on 10 July 2024 MUST complete and submit the ‘Parent/Guardian Consent Form’ together with the Enrolment Form.
  • If you are applying for more than one course, please check to ensure that there is no clash of class schedules before submitting your application.


  1. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted to 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 approved transfers.
  2. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  3. Receipts will only be issued once. For additional copies of proof of payments, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.

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