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Entrance Year 2024

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$6,200 per credit

Programme Leaders Prof. Stephen J. Wang

The Master of Design (Intelligent Systems Design) (ISD) is an emerging specialism with interdisciplinarity at its core. It is based on the integration of intelligent technologies, system theories and innovative design approaches, bringing together professional knowledge in the areas of design and STEM. To achieve transformative industrial 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 2024 Entry

  • Review deadlines:
    Early Round: Nov 16, 2023
    Round 1: Jan 18, 2024
    Round 2: Mar 7, 2024
    Round 3: Apr 30, 2024
  • Programme application deadline: Apr 30, 2024


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

The aims of this specialism are:

  • to nurture the creativity and design ability of the students by enabling them to embrace intelligent (especially AI-enabled) and systemic approaches;
  • to develop students’ awareness of current and emerging technologies in the innovation industry and the advanced manufacturing (e.g., Industry 4.0) environment;
  • to promote an understanding of supporting marketing and business practices; and
  • to enhance awareness of the impact of designed systems and solutions on human, social, environmental and global domains through the development of responsible, transparent and ethical design processes.

Also: Employers of MDes Graduates


The Master of Design (Intelligent Systems Design) (ISD) is designed for students who have a passion for people and technology, are curious about the future and are keen to shape it through design. In principle, ISD is open to all talented students who can innovate masterfully within this broad spectrum, have a global perspective, are willing and able to identify and take on “wicked” challenges, and are eager to become future game-changers.

The ISD programme inherits the rich culture of ISD’s predecessor, MDes (Interaction Design), and features a specifically tailored technological learning environment that supports both students with STEM backgrounds and those without. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in design (interaction, user experience, graphic communication, product or industrial design), STEM, communication, or even psychology or anthropology may find ISD to amplify their professional development.


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