BSc Architectural Studies


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code BG20
Mode of Study Full time
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Programme/Major Leader
Dr Joseph F WONG
EdD, MArch, Registered Architect, HKIA
Associate Programme/Major Leader
Dr Shan LI
BM (Arch), PhD (PM), MCIOB



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Our Target

We aim to provide a basis for continuing professional development and encourage professional specialisation and higher academic study, particularly for those with an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in Architectural studies looking for articulation with a corresponding full-time Bachelor degree programme. This major is designed to prepare graduates for a multidisciplinary professional architectural practice by equipping them with a deep understanding of diverse architectural knowledge and a command of technology and integration that will enable them to serve the building industry as architects or other professionals. Graduates will become the driving force behind innovative and creative architectural designs that reflect a balance and integration of design and technology.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission*, the minimum qualification of the candidates should be the holder of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies or related disciplines and CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent. Applicants may be required to attend an admission interview.

* For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates or students with equivalent qualifications admitted to the senior year.


First-Year Curriculum

Admitted students will study the courses of this Major starting from the first year. Students will need to complete a combination of Major courses and Gateway Education courses in order to graduate. Information on the curriculum courses can be found at the following link:

http://bccw.cityu.edu.hk/main/wp_program.asp?program_code=BScAS


Start Your Career Here

This major aims to provide students with a sound professional and technological foundation to pursue higher professional degree studies.

Given the fast pace of urbanisation in the Chinese mainland and the rest of Asia, millions of people will move to cities in the coming decades. Constructing new towns and restoring old towns is an immense task. In developed countries, particularly the US, there is one architect for every 1,500 people. In Hong Kong, the number is one for every 3,500 and on the mainland, an architect will serve more than 100,000 people on average. The number of architectural professionals in the Chinese mainland and throughout Asia is far from sufficient to meet the increasing social demand and expected growth as the economy improves and the property market recovers.


What You Will Be Studying

The courses in the curriculum are divided into six subject areas:

  • Digital Design and Communication
  • Architectural Design
  • Sustainable and Green Architecture
  • History, Theory and Criticism
  • Professional Practice
  • Technology and Engineering

The curriculum is structured around the Architectural Design studio sequence and supplemented by a broad spectrum of core and elective courses covering the subject areas.

The first two Architectural Design studios seek to strengthen your overall grasp of the field through courses on the development process of spatial ideas and an emphasis on building typology and urbanism, respectively.

The final two studios, Architectural Design: Urban Interventions and Architectural Design: Tectonics Inquiry, epitomise the multidisciplinary integrative-technological approach that is fundamental to the curriculum. These studios run in conjunction with the year-long Final Year Project, which allows you to undertake in-depth research on an engineering/technological aspect related to the design studio project under the supervision of an academic staff member.