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. 
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. 
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Programme Introduction and Features


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 and hone the professional skills and lay a good foundation of interior design for students who aspire to work in the related fields. With the rapid development of science and technology, students not only need to understand traditional design skills, but also to master technology and media. In this course, students have the opportunity to access brand-new computer design software and integrate different design elements such as material application in design projects, space planning, etc. to develop creativity and design talents.

Programme Features

  • 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 3D printer and laser cutting machine.
  • 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.

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.
  • 2023 Graduation Progression
    10% Articulated to related local Degree Programme
    90% Employment

Example of students articulation and employment:

  • HO Chit Ting, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture Design, Hong Kong Design Institute
  • WONG Ting Po, Interior Designer
  • LAM Tsz Shan, Interior Designer

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. Over 8 organisations have provided internship opportunities to students.

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024

Entry Requirements
  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Pass in 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or
  3. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  4. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  5. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  6. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or
  7. Equivalent qualifications;
  8. Pass in admission interview

#If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
^Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject. 

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 / CEF
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
Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund.
Higher Diploma in Interior Design,CEF Course Code: 32H153853,Total Contact Hours: 1195
Other Information

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement may apply for a 1-year Diploma/ Diploma of Applied Education (listed below) and articulate to this higher diploma programme.

Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.