12 months
22510 EUR/year
19749 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Design Practices from PolyU Design is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration, and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives.

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The Design Practices from  PolyU Design  focuses on design as a strategic tool for the consumer economy. Interdisciplinary projects embrace business strategy and brand development, identifying opportunities for innovation and user experience. 

This full-time international programme responds to the world’s industrial and technological transformation. The development of a high level of research, analysis, strategic vision, aesthetics, and technical mastery in development, fabrication and commercialisation of design prepares students for leadership roles.


This specialism seeks to join practical strategies for innovation with formal aspects of design development, by making design through:

  • real-world project development
  • teamwork approaches to problem solving
  • cultural considerations as well as business & technology
  • customers’ needs and goals
  • design entrepreneurship and brand creation

Programme Structure

Seminar subjects

  • Research and Analysis for Design
  • Branding: From Local to Global Strategies
  • Innovative Products and Services Development 

Studio subjects

  • Value Strategies for China
  • China Lifestyle Transformation
  • Design Experience
  • Capstone Research
  • Design and Make Capstone Project


Students from Product Design in general or Fashion Design who want to develop their abilities to innovate, integrate design and business, and develop solutions to improve people's lives will benefit from this Masters programme.


Dr Newman Lau is an associate professor at PolyU School of Design and Leader of Design Practices programme. He has an MPhil degree from HKUST Electronic Engineering and PhD from PolyU Design. His research interest lies in the areas of optical motion capture technology, movement analysis, online interactivity and user experience design applied for health care and education sector.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline and professional experience in design is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22510 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19749 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19749 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • HK$167,400 (local) 
  • HK$190,800 (non-local)


Alumni Bursary and Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme are the funding scheme available in 2021/22 intake. Please visit our website (https://polyu.hk/xHyPb) for details.

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