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Work-Integrated Education


Work-Integrated Education (WIE) involves work-based learning experiences in an organisational context relevant to students’ professions or the development of generic skills to help students to excel in their professions.

Cooperative Projects


Benefits for students
WIE aims to give students work experience in a real-life environment and thereby increase their appreciation of what they learn in class, allow them to integrate theory with practice, enhance their all-round development, and help them to devise sound career plans.

To prepare students for a smooth transition from PolyU Design to the design profession, we invite collaborators to participate in two kinds of WIE: Cooperative Projects and Summer Internships.

Benefits for collaborators
Collaborating organisations contribute to training student interns who are young design talents, and they in turn benefit from these students’ fresh ideas and energetic spirit. Benefits for collaborating organisations include:

  1. New ideas and fresh perspectives
    Student interns enthusiastically engage in new projects and are eager to apply their creativity and knowledge to work tasks. In addition, as they are young and new to the workplace, they bring fresh perspectives.

  2. Additional resources for your high-to-medium-priority projectsOur students are enthusiastic designers who could supplement your existing workforce at reasonable costs.  Training allowances can be paid at the discretion of the host organisation, and the costs of hiring interns are generally much lower than the costs of hiring additional full-time employees.

  3. Access to young design talents who could become your employeesMany organisations hire interns as full-time employees after they graduate. Organisations can observe how interns interact with their teams and thus determine interns’ suitability to be full-time employees. In addition, organisations’ permanent staff hone their leadership and management skills by guiding interns. Thus, the involvement of organisations is important for the development of our next generation of designers.

Contact Persons

Karman Chan   |   Erica Lam 
Phone  (852) 27665454 


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