What is Design and Why Design?

Understand the how and what of design that solves real-world problems

Integrative Systems

A holistic transdisciplinary approach enabling innovations

Design Training

Come join us in the revolution of engineering design

About Us

Division of Integrative Systems and Design has been established in November 2017 to push the forefront of transdisciplinary research and experiential learning both within HKUST and on the global stage.

“With ISD, we will stop entrenching students into singular discipline. Instead we will further HKUST’s aspirations in readying new innovators to tackle complex problems of the real world.” President, HKUST, 2018.

The ISD undergraduate degree program, aims to nurture innovators and researchers with design and systems thinking, will be launched in September 2018. The MPhil program in Technology, Leadership and Entrepreneurship will also continue to be offered as one of the ISD education programs.

News & Update

ISD InfoSessions on SENG Exploration Day 12/05/18

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is launching a transformative new degree program in Integrative Systems and Design (ISD), which will revolutionize traditional teaching method as students will study systems design not through fixed curriculum, but project-based learning in teams where the “what” and “how” to learn are individualized. Commencing in the…


About ISD

ISD epitomizes the use of project-based experiential learning in design education.  We nurture innovators and researchers with design and system thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Campus Location

Division of Integrative Systems and Design