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Entrance Year 2024

Programme Code 73035

Stream Code TED (Full-time)/
TEP (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. Laurent Gutierrez
PhD, MArch, BArch, PgD, BT, BTS


The Master of Design (Transitional Environments Design) (TED) is a specialism developed in response to the unprecedented rural and urban changes that have occurred during the last few decades in Hong Kong and Mainland China. TED aims to develop students’ intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse rural and urban environments in the region, with broader implications for global contexts. The approach of this specialism is based on an understanding of the sociocultural dynamics of the regional context, transformed into new design strategies and design interventions.

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


The Transitional Environments Design (TED) specialism focuses on the contemporary Hong Kong/Chinese rural and urban experience in the context of the Greater Bay Area. It offers a unique postgraduate education in rural and urban space design.

Also: Employers of MDes Graduates


In line with the School’s critical approach to environmental and ecological design, this tailor-made specialism regards design as a holistic and systemic perspective on “wicked” and entangled global and local problems, following the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.


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