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建築學高級文憑

Programme Code: HD 102 3762 0074 2214 1870 hdarch@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : HD102

課程目標及特點

本課程教授有關建築及空間設計、樓宇機電設備、建築科技和建築專業實務的基本知識及技巧。畢業生除有機會獲本地及海外著名的建築或設計學院取錄外,亦可選擇從事建築或相關行業。

  • 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,本課程的畢業生可銜接至澳洲科廷大學應用科學學士(建築科學)(最後一年),此為本地授課的銜接學位課程。
  • 於 2010 年,首位本課程畢業生成為香港註冊建築師。
  • 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

2020年總升學率:69%

本地大學

畢業生可銜接由香港大學專業進修學院及英國普利茅斯大學在香港合辦與授課之建築學榮譽文學士課程*二年班。

部份畢業生成功入讀香港大學、香港中文大學及其他大學的建築學學位課程。

本課程致力裝備學生於畢業後持續進修,並銜接本地及海外的學位課程,以往畢業生亦成功獲得知名的建築或設計學院錄取升讀一、二或三年級之學士課程。相關院校名單如下:

  • 墨爾本皇家理工大學
  • 新南威爾斯大學
  • 阿德雷得大學
  • 建築聯盟學院
  • 利物浦大學
  • 曼徹斯特大學
  • 諾丁漢大學
  • 泰恩河畔新堡大學
  • 金士頓大學
  • 西敏大學
  • 諾桑比亞大學
  • 德蒙福特大學
  • 牛津布魯克斯大學
  • 卡迪夫大學 


根據《非本地高等及專業教育(規管)條例》,本課程屬獲豁免課程個別僱主可酌情決定是否承認本課程可令學員獲取的任何資格。

香港大學專業進修學院 - 國際學院

畢業生亦可報讀香港大學專業進修學院 - 國際學院提供的全日制銜接學位課程,包括:

倫敦密德薩斯大學(Middlesex University London)


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,申請人須於香港中學文憑考試數學科 (必修部份) 考獲第二級或以上,或具同等學歷。

通用技能
  • English for Architectural Studies

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSE

  • Architectural Design II
專門知識

Year 1

  • Architectural Design I
  • Building Construction I
  • Building Structures I
  • Environmental Controls I
  • Visual Studies I
  • Architects in Practice
  • Modern Architecture

 

Year 2

 

  • Building Construction II
  • Building Structures II
  • Environmental Controls II
  • Visual Studies II
  • Hong Kong Architectural Practice
  • Architectural Theory and Critical Context

學院依據學生的報讀人數,時間表安排及可用資源而決定每學期所開辦的學科。

Miranda CHAN
Miranda CHAN
  • 2018 Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies, HKU SPACE Community College

My school life in HKU SPACE CC was fruitful yet challenging. Here are the five key elements that summarize the 2 years of Archi-life.

First, team work is quintessential to every aspect of my learning experience, from learning to cooperate and communicate, to achieving a goal that could not otherwise be achieved, to sharing ideas and learning from each other. This makes you and the team/ classmate grow together.

Second, active learning is part of architecture. While an engineer knows everything about something, an architect ought to know something about everything. This is very different from secondary school life, where instead of being told what you must do, you must decide on your scope of study and decide on your design direction where there is no right and wrong. For example, in one of the projects we participated - Together We Build, we were given an objective to design a furniture for an elderly center. To build something, you must understand a lot of different aspects, including the end user, the site and the surrounding environment. You must also decide how to conduct your own survey. You need to constantly put yourself into the end users’ shoes to build a good design that suit their lifestyle.

Third, a “can-do” mentality is crucial to an architectural student. You should never give up before you try, because then you would never know what you are capable of. One of the projects we built was a 1-to-1 scale model, and we chose an aquaponics system, which turned out to be incredibly complex, extremely difficult. But more importantly, doable.

Which brings me to the fourth point. Passion is what helps you through the day, gives you the “can-do” mentality, and helps you knock down obstacles one by one. Architectural students are those who keep improving the design within the time given—although there will be obstacles. Having passion is what drives one to overcome them, making us stronger and more persistent, and helping us overcome our failures.

Fifth, I’m also glad to have such a great team of tutors and mentors here. They are very experienced in their fields, some are even still working in the field and therefore are knowledgeable with up-to-date practical suggestions, know-how and advice. They are all willing to and patient to share their thoughts and experiences, which has sped up my learning curve.

Architectural study is really fun, because it is not just about schooling; it is a mindset, a way of thinking and a key for us to open up our curiosity to everyday life.

Jonathan Siu
Jonathan Siu
  • 2015 Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies, HKU SPACE Community College
  • 2017 BA (Hons) in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

Through Architecture, I want to express myself in a more interesting way.

Architecture has always been a self-motivated discipline that demands great determination. Thus, it is undoubtedly a lifelong challenge to learn Architecture. While I found myself disappointed with the JUPAS result, HKU SPACE CC offered me an opportunity to rediscover my journey.

The Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies is a well-organized programme that provides all-round training for its students. It encourages the balance between 3-D designs and design resolutions, the exploration in historic and cultural contexts, as well as applications in the local practical field. In addition, witnessing is always one of the best ways to understand Architecture. A field trip will be arranged every year for students to interact with award-winning architects. In this way, students will also develop and sharpen their judgment while appreciating an array of masterpieces.

You will surely learn the attitude required to pursue a career in this competitive field by participating in the numerous job placements posted by the department every summer. 

With a high level of autonomy, I was able to express my ideas through different media and in-depth research. Also, my work stayed consistent through cross-related modules in the programme. Taking full control over my projects, these two years of valuable self-learning experience taught me to be a disciplined learner.

More importantly, the 2-year programme enriched my portfolio with a collection of projects, with a scale ranging from delicate installations, public pavilions, to large museums. Having equipped with a solid base in design, I was able to further pursue my study for BA (Hons) in Architecture at the Oxford Brookes University.

Whether you would like to practise in the field or continue to study, this programme will certainly equip yourself with everything you need to achieve your goals.

Trust your instincts and never let go of what you want to do. The Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies programme at HKU SPACE CC might be another option to understand your powers and limits. Step out of your comfort zone and explore yourself.

To fellow students who are in pursuit of Architecture, I wish you all success in your future!