Teaching and learning

Studying at PolyU Design is fun, challenging and fruitful. Through various kinds of teaching and learning activities, students are allowed to obtain their professional knowledge and skills in an interactive and open-minded environment. Students will participate in:

  • Design projects
  • Interactive critiques
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Independent study
  • Exchange programme
  • Visits and study trips (local and overseas)
  • Individual practice and teamwork
  • Work Integrated Education (WIE) including internship and cooperative projects
International Exchange Programme

The international exchange programme is an opportunity for students to experience studying abroad, outside of their habitual cultural context. It aims to develop students’ understanding and good will while strengthening cultural ties. It usually takes place in the second year of the Bachelor’s programme for out-bound Hong Kong students.

International students visiting Hong Kong can participate in our design studio work and study a large variety of subjects offered by our different disciplines. Our studio studies are fast-paced, focusing on experimentation and development of good design sense. Hong Kong is in close proximity (45 minutes to the mainland border) to China’s largest industrial cities in the Pearl River Delta. Studying at PolyU makes it ideal to understand this fast growing economy.

Study Trips

Students of PolyU Design are provided with plenty of opportunities to walk out from their studios. Visits to exhibitions, conferences, educational institutes, industrial organisations, sites, and design firms extend students’ knowledge and appreciation of issues, problems and practices of design in different contexts. Overseas study trips provide a further means of considering design in relation to cultural, social and economic variations.