Higher Diploma in Interior Design

HKCT Higher Diploma in Interior Design
The programme features a comprehensive range of design theories and techniques and interior design knowledge, with an aim to sharpen students’ competitiveness for future careers or studies. 
2022 Graduation Show - Design Express

Design is all about expressing an idea in a variety of ways through careful planning.  Just like in the process of logistics management, in addition to planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating, controlling and supervising, it also needs to cooperate with different departments.


Programme Contents

  • Professional Programme Content: The programme covers professional interior spacing design, computer graphics, material application, smart home and innovative technology, etc. It focuses on training students’ professional skills and approaches in interior design
  • Software at Industrial-used Level: AutoCAD, SketchUp, VRay, BIM, etc. are commonly and widely used in the industry, students will show their works via VR(Virtual Reality) software.
  • Professional Equipment: HKCT provides professional interior design devices and equipment such as laser cutting machine and 3D printer
  • Career Oriented: The programme emphasizes knowledge and skills application. Students have opportunities to use professional equipment and software.
  • Internship: Internships will be arranged for students at different interior design companies / relevant overseas organizations to enhance graduates' employability in the design industry
  • No Written Assessment: Students’ result is assessed by projects and assignments.
  • Professional Teaching Team: Lecturers and tutors are all professional designers and / or architects who have participated in different interior design and construction projects (please refer to “Star Teachers” for more details)
  • Membership Recognition: Students and graduates are eligible to apply for student membership of Hong Kong Design Association (HKDA) and junior designer membership of Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) respectively.

Programme Features

  • Course content integrates professional space design, computer graphics, material application, smart home and innovative technology, etc. It focuses on training students in mastering professional interior design skills and methods
  • Analyzing market information from different professional perspectives, the course provides design solutions to meet customers’ needs
  • The course encourages students to use design skills to enhance community space
  • Internships will be arranged at interior design companies / relevant overseas institutions to enhance graduates' employment prospects in the design industry
  • HKCT provides professional interior design equipment such as laser cutting machine and 3D printer
  • The programme includes different professional interior design software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, VRay, BIM, etc.

Featured Modules

  • Community Art
  • Design and Aesthetics
  • Spatial Planning
  • Smart Home and Eco-Design
  • Model Making
  • Rendering
  • Building Service & Maintenance
  • Materials Application
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Residential Interior Design
  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Internship
Graduation Path

Graduates may further study degree programmes in Interior Design or join creative industries as junior designers in interior design, event production or window display. 


Diversified internship opportunities will be offered. In addition to able to participate in industry-related projects, a 280-hour internship programme will be arranged at interior design firms for students. 

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

September 2023

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements:

a. Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
b. 1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
c. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or 
d. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin / Yi Jin Diploma; or 
e. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or 
f.  Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or 
g. Equivalent qualifications;
h. Pass in admission interview

Star Teachers
  • Flora LAU
    Local interior designer with over 30 years of interior and architectural design experience. Flora founded “Flora Lau Designers Limited” in 2004 and has participated in more than 500 projects. Flora also has over 20 years of teaching experience.

    Projects Participated:
    The One, Hangzhou, China
    VIP Club, Mixc, Xiamen, China
    The Andrew Martin International Award
    Ten Outstanding Designers Awards 2013, Hong Kong Art and Design Festival
    Professional Interior Design (Residential) - Certificate Of Excellence, Perspective Awards 2010
    International Property award 2012 – 2016

  • Patrick LAM
    Registered architects and interior designer in Hong Kong with over 30 years of industrial experience. Patrick is the founder and creative director of SIM-PLEX Design Studio. The style of his design is simple, multi-functional, and artistic imagination oriented. Patrick is also a lecturer of interior design for tertiary students.

    Dezeen award 2020
    International Design Awards (IDA) Honorable Mention 2020, USA
    Arc Village Studio”,awarded A’ Design Bronze Award, Italy

  • Otto KONG
    Registered architects with over 10 years of industrial experience.

    Projects Participated:
    Revitalisation project of Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre (Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre Eco-Learn Institute)
    Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital Renovation Project

  • Mike NG
    Interior Designer with over 20 years of industrial experience. Mike has experience in giving lectures on Interior design drawing software to different institutes in Hong Kong and Macau

    Projects Participated:
    Severn 8 – Luxury town house located in the Peak, Hong Kong
    Avignon – Residential project located in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
    Orient Beverly Hill Villa, Heyuan, China
    European Design Awards 2019 - Professional honors awards
    International Interior Design Adwards (IDA) 2019 - Professional Furniture Bronze Medal
    International Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2008 - Other Groups Champion Gold Medal
QF Level
QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:20/000065/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2020 to 31/8/2026
Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.