*As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

Programme Introduction


Over four years, undergraduates will be introduced to the themes and surrounding methodologies that shape architecture as a discipline. The degree is a highly regarded foundation from which to pursue a successful career in the design industry and beyond.

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Study abroad

Join semester exchanges, site visits, and field workshops overseas.

Work globally

The BA (AS) degree is recognised by the CAA, HKIA, ARB, and RIBA.

What You’ll Study

The course is developed around research-based learning in the design studio. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the discipline, feel a sense of community with your peers, and exercise your creativity. Students will also be introduced to the contemporary themes and surrounding methodologies that shape architecture in Hong Kong and abroad, including territorial, social, technological, urban, and environmental issues.

Eye-opening exchange opportunities

As an architecture student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in local, regional, and overseas learning and exchange opportunities, attend a leading international school of architecture for a semester, go on study trips to foundational sites of Asian architecture and urbanism, and participate in hands-on field workshops during the summer.

Professional Recognition

The degree is recognised by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This means you can consider global opportunities in multiple markets after graduation.

Career Prospects

The programme sets you up for a successful career in architectural design or any other area of interest. After graduation, you may choose to enter the two-year MArch programme at HKU or any other tertiary institution of your choice, followed by a professional qualification before registering as a practising architect. Contact the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) for more information about the wide range of exciting career options available to our BA (AS) and MArch graduates.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.


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