School of Fashion and Textiles

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1.5 years for MSc (Full-time)
3 years for MSc (Part-time)
1.5 years for PgD


33 for MSc, 
21 for PgD


This programme is offered in full-time mode (stream code: 14110-IWT), part-time mode (stream code: 14110-PWT) and as a PgD (14110-PGD). Applicants are requested to specify the appropriate stream code in their online application. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

  • To provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to make a global impact in the rapidly growing field of wearable technology.

  • To develop leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the wearable technology industry in Hong Kong, China, and worldwide.


Programme Characteristics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ranked 65th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2024, offers a specialisation in intelligent wearable technology for local, national, and international students to enrol in a project-based or course-based MSc programme.


Wearable technology is one of the fastest growing fields in the world and is seamlessly compatible with the emerging trends in artificial intelligence, the metaverse, the Internet of Things, assistive robotics, health-care monitoring, new advanced materials, and smart fashion and textiles. This programme is an unparalleled opportunity to attend a world-leading school in wearable technology that has 14 faculty members recognised as ranking in Stanford University’s Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide. The Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems and the Research Centre of Textiles for Future Fashion have been established to facilitate interdisciplinary research, technology transfer, and collaboration with top institutions.


As the first postgraduate degree in wearable technology in China, this programme provides an immersive problem-solving and critical-thinking education for students holding a Bachelor's degree or above in fashion and textiles, materials science and engineering, artificial intelligence, electronics, computer science, chemical engineering, communications engineering, physics, design, business, or other related disciplines.


Programme Structure

Learning Mode I: 
7 Compulsory Subjects + 1 Elective + Research Project (9 credits)

Learning Mode II: 
7 Compulsory Subjects + 4 Electives


Compulsory Subjects (3 credits per subject)

  1. Advanced Fibre Materials
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Interaction in Wearable Systems
  3. Design Creativity in Wearable Technology
  4. Flexible Electronics for Wearable Technology
  5. Introduction of Intelligent Wearable Systems
  6. Smart Fashion and Textiles
  7. Research Methodology


Elective Subjects (3 credits per subject)

  1. Apparel Performance Evaluation
  2. Artificial Intelligence Concepts
  3. Clothing and Textile Materials and Processes
  4. Fashion Technology
  5. Green Branding and Marketing of Lifestyle Products
  6. Green Innovations for Fashion and Textiles
  7. Human Computer Interaction
  8. IoT – Tools and Applications
  9. Metaverse Applications: Design and Case Studies
  10. Metaverse Fundamentals
  11. Microelectronics Processing and Technologies
  12. Recycling via Technology and Design
Credit Required for Graduation

33 for MSc, 
21 for PgD

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shou Dahua
BSc, MSc, PhD

Subject Area
Intelligent Wearable Technology
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree or above in any following disciplines: Fashion and Textiles, Materials Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Physics, Design, Business, or other related disciplines.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is award by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section for details.


Important: The programme is taught in English; therefore, potential candidates must have an excellent command of the English language. 


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Shou Dahua (email:;
or Ms Hilary Kan (email:

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$7,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Personal Statement


Transcript / Certificate


Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)


Please provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who have graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).