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Associate of Science in Architectural Studies
Programme
Associate of Science in Architectural Studies
理學副學士(建築學)
Award Title
Associate of Science in Architectural Studies
理學副學士(建築學)
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Mode of Study
Full-time
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Normal Period of Study

2 years

Maximum Period of Study

4 years

Credit Units Required for Graduation

66 - 69 credit units

Programme Aims

The Associate of Science in Architectural Studies aims to produce graduates to possess:
  1. Specialist and content-based knowledge and practical skills related to architectural professionals to enable them to work as a competent associate professional in the architectural and building industry; and
  2. Intellectual abilities and transferable skills to apply knowledge and strategies in  learning, to deal with problems creatively, to communicate, interact and work well with people, and to operate across discipline and professional boundaries. 
The graduates are expected to have a broad-based academic foundation and practical skills in architectural studies to enter into an international workplace or continuing education in local and overseas universities.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, you should be able to:

PILO 1 – Design

Create integrated architectural designs through analysis of information and development of ideas for the synthesis of solutions to problems.

PILO 2 – Communication

Communicate architectural solutions and ideas through the co-ordination and production of various formats of representation – graphic, oral and written.

PILO 3 – Environment and Technology

Demonstrate an understanding of the integrative relationships between:
•    Building services systems,
•    Climate and energy performance,
•    Sustainable design principles
•    Structural systems, and
•    Building material and technology,
through incorporation into architectural solutions.

PILO 4 – Social

Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of social, historical and cultural issues on architecture and building design.

PILO 5 – Professional

Explain the mechanism of building and development control and common practice procedures through application in practical problems.

PILO 6 – Life-long Skills

Develop life-long skills through reflection of learning and work situations.

Programme RequirementsCatalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19



1. Chinese Language (0 - 3 credit units)

(a) For students who possess Level 3 or below in HKDSE Chinese, or Grade E or below in HKAS Level Chinese Language and Culture (or equivalent):
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CHIN1001University Chinese I3

(a) For students who possess Level 4 or above in HKDSE Chinese Language, or Grade D or above in HKAS Level Chinese Language and Culture (or equivalent): 

Students are not required to study the University Chinese Course.


2. English Language (6 credit units)

(a) 
For students who possess Level 2 or below in HKDSE English Language, or below Grade E in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent): 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
EL0009English Foundation Course for Associate Degree Students0
EL1002English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students I3
EL1003English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students II3

(b) For students who possess Level 3 in HKDSE English, or Grade E in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent):

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
EL1002English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students I3
EL1003English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students II3

(c) For students who possess Level 4 or above in HKDSE English Language, or Grade D or above in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent):

Students are not required to study the English Enhancement Courses for Associate Degree Students. However, students are required to complete 6 credit units of courses in the English and Chinese course list approved by the University.


3. Gateway Education: (9 credit units)

A minimum of 3 credit units from each of the following three areas:
  • Area 1: Arts and Humanities
  • Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
  • Area 3: Science and Technology

4. Programme Core Courses (51 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CA19200Introduction to Architectural Communication3
CA19201Communication Studies - Building Integrated Modelling3
CA19301Social Studies - Experiencing Architecture3
CA19501Technical Studies - Structural Systems3
CA19504Introduction to Building Technology3
CA29202Communication Studies - Digital Media and Presentation3
CA29302Social Studies - History of Architecture and Urbanism3
CA29401Environmental Studies - Sustainable Design and Building Systems3
CA29502Technical Studies - Building Envelope Systems3
CA29503Technical Studies - Design Development3
CA29601Professional Practice3

  
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
CA19111Integrated Studio - Small-Scale Buildings (Topic 1)6*
CA19121Integrated Studio - Small-Scale Buildings (Topic 2)6*
CA19131Integrated Studio - Small-Scale Buildings (Topic 3)6*

  
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
CA29112Integrated Studio - Medium-Scale Buildings (Topic 1)6*
CA29122Integrated Studio - Medium-Scale Buildings (Topic 2)6*
CA29132Integrated Studio - Medium-Scale Buildings (Topic 3)6*

  
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
CA29113Integrated Studio - High-Rise Buildings (Topic 1)6*
CA29123Integrated Studio - High-Rise Buildings (Topic 2)6*
CA29133Integrated Studio - High-Rise Buildings (Topic 3)6*

*  Each studio option focuses on a different project topic as specified by studio tutor. 
   Students are required to enroll a series of studio courses within the same topic out of the 3 groups. 

Professional Recognition

N.A.

Additional Information

  1. For courses set with pre-cursor(s), ACE Department requires that all students must have attempted (including class attendance, coursework submission and examination) the precursor course(s) so identified.
  2. Students must attain a minimum mark of 35 in all assessment components AND an overall mark of 40 to pass the course.
  3. The teaching schedules of some courses offered in Summer Term may start a few weeks earlier than the normal University schedule; students are advised to check the teaching schedules with the Course Leaders before registering for the courses.
  4. The present “2+2” structure (2-year ASAS Programme + 2-year BSAS Programme) necessitates a concurrent review of the associate degree and degree programmes, as the combined total of a notional four-year degree programme, for the purpose of accreditation by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Architects Registration Board .