Programme Features
Programme Learning Outcomes
Career Prospects

New technologies are revolutionizing education. At this critical juncture in an increasingly complex and competitive world, we need to re-imagine learning design and ride on the power of emerging learning technologies in order to enhance learning environments and improve outcomes. Learning design is a rapidly growing industry that applies to all sectors. In the rapidly evolving education landscape, no effort should be spared to nurture the next generation of learning technology specialists who possess in-depth theoretical and practical perspectives of learning design and demonstrate state-of-the-art technological knowledge and skills to shape the future of education.

The Bachelor of Science (Learning Design and Technology) Programme (JUPAS code: JS4386) is a new 4-year integrative programme jointly offered by the Faculties of Education, Engineering and Science. Its design is based on the latest re-formulation of the science of education in which education is cast as “a metadiscipline or discipline of disciplines” to equip learners with knowledge, competencies, and leadership to facilitate learning and development in and beyond the formal education settings. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with multi-disciplinary knowledge in education, technology, and science with education and learning sciences serving as the unifying threads. Not only will students be provided with internship opportunities to consolidate theory-practice integration, but they will also carry out research projects to synthesize multi-disciplinary knowledge and action-science competencies.


  • Integrative, multi-disciplinary programme in education,technology and science
  • Theory driven, action-science oriented, and lab-based learning approach
  • Integrated STEM education with technology-based and multi-media instruction in multicultural contexts
  • Service learning competencies through education and community engagement
  • Research in technology, science and transdisciplinary studies in and beyond STEM education
  • Articulation with the PGDE in technology- and/or science-related teaching and other research-based postgraduate programmes in education and/or technology-related disciplines

Upon completion of the programme, students will have:

  1. mastered the latest theoretical underpinnings of learning design and the foundational know-how of the cutting-edge learning technology; (K)
  2. gained inspirational insights into design, implementation and evaluation of technology-supported learning; (K/S)
  3. demonstrated competent technological and pedagogical skills to take on challenges in a rapidly changing world; (S)
  4. acquired a critical and creative mind to approach real-world problems with original and innovative solutions; (K/S)
  5. investigated issues from multiple perspectives through engaging in transformative learning opportunities, such as self-directed/collaborative research studies, educational/technological internships, authentic community-based service learning and organizational leaderships; (K/S/V) and
  6. developed the essential mindset and skillset that foster technological innovation and excellence in the field of education or other related areas. (K/S/V)

K = Knowledge outcomes

S = Skills outcomes

V = Values and attitude outcomes

Graduates of the programme can pursue professional careers in schools, school-sponsoring bodies, universities, government sectors, non-governmental organizations (especially those specializing in solving social problems by means of education), education-related companies and industries in local, regional, and global settings including the Greater Bay Area. Graduates are equipped to serve in a variety of settings where there is an interface between education and STEM, including industries, businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations, and other new and emerging education-related industries. Additionally, graduates who want to pursue a teaching career can continue their study in the PGDE programme to obtain a technology- and/or science-related teaching qualification.

LDTE-related careers

»    Learning designers / strategists
»    Learning technology specialists
»    Multimedia learning specialists
»    Technology-supported learning environment designers
»    STEM education designers
»    Educational product developers
»    E-learning consultants / trainers
»    Technology managers / officers
»    Educational data analysts
»    Education officers / administrators / researchers


Curriculum Structure

Major Programme Requirements (72 units)

  S6 Entrants or Equivalent
a)      Faculty Package 9 units
b)      Foundation Courses 21 units
c)      Required Courses 35 units
(i)       Educational Knowledge and Design Component  
(ii)      Software Design and Application Component  
(iii)     STEM Education and Lab-based Learning Component  
(iv)     Internship  
(v)      Research Experience  
d)      Elective Courses 7 units

University Core Requirements (51 units)

  S6 Entrants or Equivalent
a)      Chinese Language 6 units
b)      English Language 9 units
c)      University and College General Education 21 units
d)      Information Technology 1 unit
e)      Physical Education 2 units
f)       Free Electives 12 units

Minimum Graduation Requirements: 123 units

Course List

Course Code Course Title Units
Faculty Package
ENGG1110 Problem Solving By Programming 3
LDTE1300 Introduction to Learning Sciences 3
MATH1030 Linear Algebra I 3
Foundation Courses
CSCI1130 Introduction to Computing Using Java 3
EDUC2120 Principles and Implementation of Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
ENGG2440 Discrete Mathematics for Engineers 3
LDTE2100 Learning Design in New and Emerging Educational Contexts 3
MATH1510 Calculus for Engineers 3
STAT1011 Introduction to Statistics 3
STAT2005 Programming Languages for Statistics 3
Required Courses
BMED3011 Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching: Basic Theory and Practice 3
CSCI2040 Introduction to Python 2
CSCI2100 Data Structures 3
EDUC3200 Developing Intercultural Competence: Experiential Learning 3
ENGG1920 Artificial Intelligence in Action 3
MAEG1020 Computational Design and Fabrication 3
LDTE2110 Educational Analytics 3
LDTE3100 Design Thinking as Scientific Inquiry 3
LDTE3500 Internship 3
LDTE3510 Educational Design Research (Research Method) 3
LDTE4500 Project in Learning Design and Technology  3
PHYS1004 Exploring the Physical World with STEM 3
Elective Courses
AIST2010 Introduction to Computer Music: From Analysis to Algorithmic Music 3



Human-computer Interaction 3
BMED3021 Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching: Instructional Technology and Design of STEM Learning Activities 3
CSCI1580 Visual Programming 3
CSCI2720 Building Web Applications 3
CSCI3170 Introduction to Database Systems 3
CSCI3230 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence 3
CSCI3310 Mobile Computing and Applications Development 3
EDUC3311 Psychology Applied to Learning and Teaching 3
ELEG3810 Integrated Design of Mobile Applications with Sensors and Actuators 3
LDTE3200 Leading Innovations in Organizations in the Era of Globalization 3
LDTE4200 Educational Innovation and Society: A Comparative Perspective 3
LDTE4210 Education, Technology and Human Development 3
LDTE4300 Instructional Design for Students with Special Educational Needs in Technology-Supported Learning Environments 3
LSCI2002 Basic Laboratory Techniques in Life Sciences 2
MAEG2050 Robot Development in Practice: From Design to Prototyping 3
PHYS1712 Physics Laboratory I 1
PHYS2061 Basic Computational Physics 3



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Admission Requirements

Core Subjects Minimum Level
English Language 3
Chinese Language 3
Mathematics (Compulsory Part) 3
Liberal Studies 2
Elective Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject 1 3

One of the following:

»   M1 / M2

»   Biology

»   Chemistry

»   Combined Science

»   Physics

Elective Subject 2 3

The following subjects are preferred:

»   M1 / M2

»   Biology

»   Chemistry

»   Combined Science

»   DAT

»   ICT

»   Physics

Non-JUPAS (Local) / International / Mainland Student Recruitment

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Faculty of Education
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
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