This Minor in Design programme is offered to PolyU 4-year degree students only.
The world’s ongoing socio-cultural and political transformation presents Hong Kong with unique challenges and opportunity. The Region’s future economic competitiveness will depend less on low cost manufacturing or efficient services but on differentiation based on user-centered and contextual research, innovative technological applications, integrated product-service systems, environmental sustainability, and transformative management strategies.
Professionals of tomorrow will be brought to appreciate the impact of technological progress on human development, and manage ever-changing project development processes. Working in trans-disciplinary teams and engaging with users and stakeholders they will benefit from design thinking’s adaptive potential.
The increasing relevance of design to the management of technological, market, and social innovation projects is seen in the engineering and business disciplines as an added value, enriching their tertiary education programmes. Professionals graduating from science and humanities degrees will benefit from an integration of the broad scope of design’s transferrable competencies with their respective specialist skill sets accrued through inspirational design education.
Strategically located in one of the most culturally open communication hubs on the Pacific Rim, with an international faculty working in a bilingual environment, the School of Design develops research, education, and consultancy programmes with emphasis on humanistic-based design.
Students enrolling onto SD’s Minor BA (Hons) Programme will acquire lifelong learning skills, including critical analysis, cultural insight, and applied creativity, empowering them with the high order thinking skills needed to remain relevant in a competitive economy.