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Entrance Year 2023

Programme Code 73035

Stream Code

ISD (Full-time)/
ISP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration 1 year (Full-time)/
3 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation 36

Initial Registration Credits 6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fees HK$5,600 per credit for local students
HK$5,900 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders Prof. Stephen J. Wang

The Master of Design (Intelligent Systems Design) (ISD) is an emerging specialism with interdisciplinarity in its core, based on the integration of intelligent technologies, system theories, and innovation design approach, pulling together professional knowledge in the areas of design and STEM. To achieve "industrial transformative innovation", ISD aims at bolstering the most cutting-edge and competitive industries enabled by advanced technologies and processes such as AI, industry 4.0, robotics and AIoT (AI+IoT), through systemic design innovations.

Application Timeline - Sep 2023 Entry

  • Review deadlines:
    Early Round: Dec 9, 2022
    Round 1: Feb 3, 2023
    Round 2: Mar 17, 2023
    Round 3: Apr 30, 2023

News: Master of Design offers local students an option for part-time mode of study for Sep 2023 Entry (Read More)


A combination of theory, planning strategies, research and technical skills provide the foundation for studios that explore emerging aspects of user experience (UX) and interaction design, based on human needs and pleasures as well as technological development.

The aims of this specialism are:

  • to nurture creativity and design ability of the students by enabling them to embrace intelligent also systemic approaches;
  • to develop students' awareness of present and emerging technologies in the innovation industry and advanced manufacturing (e.g. industry 4.0) environment;
  • to promote an understanding of the supporting marketing and business practices; and
  • to enhance the awareness of the impact of designed objects on human, social, environmental, and global domains through developing more responsible, transparent, and ethical design processes. 

Also: Employers of MDes Graduates


The Master of Design (Intelligent Systems Design) (ISD) is directed at students who have a passion for people and technology, and are curious about the future and willing to shape it through design. In principle, ISD is open to all the talents who can innovate masterfully within this broad spectrum, who have a perspective, who will search out where the wicked challenges are and who are willing to be the future agents of change.

ISD students take advantage of the legacy education and culture from its predecessor, MDes (Interaction Design), and of the specifically tailored technological learning environments supporting non-STEM background students. Those with a Bachelor's degree in design (interaction, user experience (UX), graphic communication, product or industrial), STEM, communication, or even psychology and anthropology may find ISD to be the next step in their professional development.




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