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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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BA (Hons) Scheme in Design (Advertising Design / Environmental Design / Information Design / Interaction Design / Interior Design / Media Design / Product Design / Service Design / Social Design) 設計學(榮譽)文學士組合課程 (廣告設計/環境設計/信息設計/交互設計/室内設計/媒體設計/產品設計/服務創新設計/社會創新設計)

DESIGN

Short Description

The BA (Hons) in Design in the School of Design is Hong Kong’s premier four-year undergraduate design scheme. The scheme educates innovative forward-thinking designers who are able to give shape and invent desirable futures relevant for a rapidly changing society. The scheme offers an extensive range of different Design Specialisms that cater for tomorrow’s designers: Advertising Design, Environmental Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Media Design, Product Design, Service Design, and Social Design. 

Remarks:

  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Advertising Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Environmental Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Information Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Interaction Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Interior Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Media Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Product Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Service Design)
    • BA (Hons) in Design (Social Design)
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria i.e. students' own choice, students' portfolio evaluation, interview performance, GPA and individual subject results in selection of awards at the end of their Year One study.
  • The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students within BA (Hons) Scheme in Design.
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students who will enrol in BA (Hons) in Design (Product Design) or BA (Hons) in Design (Interaction Design).
  • Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Liberal Studies
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Applied Learning Subjects:
    • Creative Advertising
    • Film and Transmedia
    • Film and Video / Film and Video Studies
    • Image Design
    • Innovative Product Design
    • Interior Design
    • Internet of Everything Application
    • Marketing and Online Promotion
    • Multimedia Entertainment Studies
    • New Media Communication Strategies

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:
  • Applied Business Research
  • Applied Psychology
  • Building Technology
  • Commercial Comic Art
  • Computer Game and Animation Design
  • Creative Advertising
  • Data Application for Business / Business Data Analysis
  • Display and Jewellery Design
  • Electronic Product Design in Action
  • Entrepreneurship for SME
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fashion Image Design / Fashion and Image Design
  • Film and Transmedia
  • Film and Video / Film and Video Studies
  • Image Design
  • Innovative Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Internet of Everything Application
  • Jewellery and Accessories Design
  • Jewellery Arts and Design
  • Magazine Editing and Production
  • Marketing and Online Promotion
  • Marketing in Global Trade
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Mobile and Online Apps Development
  • Multimedia Entertainment Studies
  • New Media Communication Strategies
  • Practical Psychology
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Public Relations and Communication
  • Radio Host and Programme Production
  • TV Infotainment Production / Infotainment Production
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. Individual schemes / programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our schemes / programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual scheme / programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to Scheme in Nursing, the BSc (Hons) in Nursing and BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please click here for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a scheme / programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the schemes / programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.
  10. Applicants who fall short slightly on the general entrance requirements of our schemes / programmes but meet the following conditions will be specially considered for admission:
    a) with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level but with an admission score at least one point higher than the scheme-based average score for the best 5 HKDSE subjects of the last admissions exercise; and
    b) have selected PolyU’s schemes / programmes as their Band A choices i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS.
  11. The flexibility for special consideration for admission is extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS), applicants being nominated under Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES) / School Principal’s Nominations (SPN), as well as applicants with outstanding achievements in Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA). Conditional offers with more favorable conditions will be issued to the applicants concerned.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the School of Design

Email: wting.chan@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 5488

Email: jennifer.lo@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 4353

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 988 450 615 603 486 3142
2021 1075 463 486 496 456 2976
2020 1043 459 480 568 346 2896
2019 1106 447 546 582 482 3163
2018 1170 469 594 609 501 3343
2017 1329 534 694 668 550 3775
2016 1654 677 763 877 699 4670
2015 1764 821 1074 1154 934 5747
2014 2175 1030 1267 1462 1180 7114
2013 2043 1098 1322 1428 1160 7051
2012 1468 850 1085 1177 965 5545

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 73 0 0 0 0 73
2021 72 0 0 0 0 72
2020 64 1 0 0 0 65
2019 68 0 0 0 0 68
2018 68 0 0 0 0 68
2017 66 0 0 0 0 66
2016 67 0 0 0 0 67
2015 67 0 0 0 0 67
2014 68 0 0 0 0 68
2013 77 0 0 0 0 77
2012 96 0 0 0 0 96