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 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 teacher professional programmes 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 teacher professional programmes 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
»    Science / technology teachers
»    Educational product developers
»    E-learning consultants / trainers
»    Technology managers / officers
»    Educational data analysts
»    Education officers / administrators / researchers



CUHK Programme Taster Fair 2024

The upcoming LDTE mini-lecture titled “Enhance Learning Experience with Education Technology” will be held on 13 April 2024 (Saturday) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Room M1, Ho Tim Building. Secondary 4 & 5 students, teachers and parents are welcome to join us!

Details and registration: https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/taster-fair/education.html

LDTE Programme Talk

The LDTE programme is pleased to receive some senior secondary school students on 21 November 2023, and have the LDTE Programme Co-ordinator to deliver a programme talk on the future education trend, future workforce in digital and STEM education, as well as programme features and admission requirements. A current LDTE student is also invited to share her learning experiences with the participating students.

教育科技求才若渴 中大三院合辦新課程 專注培訓EdTech專才 (Sing Tao Daily: JUPAS page 2023-11-09; Sing Tao Headline 2023-11-09; Sing Tao Daily 2023-09-04 & 2023-11-09)

CUHK Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions 2023 – LDTE Admission Talk

The LDTE admission talk has successfully concluded in the CUHK Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions on 21 October 2023. The talk was delivered by Professor Savio Wong and well received by secondary school students, parents and teachers, in which programme features, latest admission requirements and career prospects were highlighted.

CUHK revolutionizes education through learning design and technology (The Standard 2023-09-04)

中大三學院合辧新課程 以教育糅合科技 培育跨領域專才 (Ming Pao: JUPAS page 2023-05-02)

♦  News coverage

CUHK launches four new Bachelor of Science programmes (CUHK Press Release 2021-11-23)

中大開新課程 聚焦掌握跨學科知識 (Wen Wei Po 2021-11-23)

中大推新課程重科技環境 (Lion Rock Daily 2021-11-23)

中大三學院合辦新課程 培養STEM與AI人才 地球環科 理學士合併 (Headline daily 2021-11-22)

中大下學年推跨學院學士課程 涉學習理論及科技 (Hong Kong Economic Times TOPick 2021-11-22)

中大跨學科新課程 為大灣區育才 (Ta Kung Pao 2021-11-22)

中大明年增4理學士課程 讀地球與環境科學可考天文台職位 (HK01 2021-11-22)


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)

Minimum Graduation Requirements: 123 units

Course List

(Applicable to students admitted in 2024-25 and thereafter)

Course Code Course Title Units
Faculty Package

CHEM1070 or


Principles of Modern Chemistry or

General Chemistry

ENGG1110 Problem Solving By Programming 3
LDTE1300 Introduction to Learning Sciences 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
LSCI1012 Introduction to Life Forms in the Biosphere 3
STAT1011 Introduction to Statistics 3
STAT2005 Programming Languages for Statistics 3
Required Courses
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
LDTE3100 Design Thinking as Scientific Inquiry 3
LDTE3110 Digital Citizenship Education 3
LDTE3120 Sustainability of Educational Technology 3
LDTE3500 Internship 3
LDTE3510 Educational Design Research (Research Method) 3
LDTE4500 Project in Learning Design and Technology 3

PHYS1002 or


General Physics or

Exploring the Physical World with STEM

Elective Courses
AIST2010 Introduction to Computer Music: From Analysis to Algorithmic Music 3



Human-computer Interaction 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 SEN 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



Digital transformation is changing the way we work in every industry, and it has never been more important than now for us to get our next generation ready for such a technology-driven future with necessary digital and problem-solving skills in multicultural contexts. We believe EdTech and e-learning are powerful tools for teachers to achieve this purpose through providing our students a rich and custom learning experience, and we look forward to working closely with this program to empower more educators, and thus together nurture more students to be future-ready.”

Mr. Ivan Wong
Industry Lead, Education
Microsoft Hong Kong



Please visit Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for details.

Admissions Requirements for 2024 Entry and Onwards

Core Subjects Minimum Level
English Language Level 3
Chinese Language Level 3
Mathematics (Compulsory Part) Level 3
Citizenship and Social Development A (Attained)
Elective Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject 1

Level 3

The following subjects are preferred:
»   M1 / M2, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design and Applied Technology (DAT), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), Economics, Geography, Tech and Living (FST)

Elective Subject 2

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

Please visit Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for details.

Outreach Activities 

Admission Interviews 

Shortlisted candidates, either apply through JUPAS, Non-JUPAS (Local) Admissions Scheme or International Students Admission Scheme, may be invited to attend an admission interview.

Academic Counselling Session for New Students

The academic counselling session for new students (2024 Entry) will be held in mid-August 2024. Details will be announced later.


Faculty of Education
Ho Tim Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
(852) 3943 6950 / 3943 6962