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Master of Science in Technology, Design and Leadership for Learning

Programme Overview and Aims

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Programme Overview and Aims

Master of Science in Technology, Design and Leadership for Learning [MSc(TDLL)] is formerly known as Master of Science in Information Technology in Education [MSc(ITE)].


Technology, Design and Leadership for Learning is an interdisciplinary field of study which explores theories, learning design principles, emerging technologies, research methodologies, and pedagogical approaches.  This programme aims to educate individuals who are interested in career as learning technologists, e-learning specialists, instructional designers and information technology coordinators in schools, higher education and corporate contexts.


Business organisations (such as multimedia publishers, banks, and corporate training centres), universities, and schools are frequently in need of skilled professionals in applications of information technology in educational and training contexts. This programme offers participants theoretical and practical insights in the application of instructional design principles and information technology tools for learning and instruction.

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The programme aims to provide

  • an investigation into learning technology design, leadership with technology in education, e-learning, and other emerging learning and teaching technology applications
  • an opportunity to apply technology in learning and teaching
  • an investigation into adult learning principles and strategies
  • an exploration of the cultural, administrative, theoretical and practical implications of technology in education
  • an introduction to research in technology for education
  • an opportunity for those wishing to develop leadership capabilities in the use of technology in education

Who should apply

We aim to enhance human learning and performance in various training or educational settings through the use of instructional design principles, and information technology tools.  This programme is particularly suitable for:

  • Instructional designers, digital video producers, publishers, software developers, and multimedia designers who are interested in learning pedagogy
  • Professionals involved in staff development and corporate training
  • School teachers and other education professionals with strong interest in using information technology for learning and instruction
  • School administrators and technology coordinators
  • Any other professional with an interest in expanding their education background, practice and knowledge of technology applications for learning and instruction

Mode of study

The programme

  • can be completed in one academic year of full-time study or two but no more than four consecutive academic years of part-time study.
  • requires students to take a total of 60 credits in their studies.  Over enrollment is not allowed.  Full-time students should take no more than 24 credits in a semester, while part-time students should not take more than 12 credits in a semester.
  • offers courses across three semestsers in a year
  • schedules classes normally on weekdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings and afternoons at HKU campus.  Some day-time classes will be held on weekdays.*

* Subject to change without further notice



  • Candidates with a full-time job should apply for the part-time mode.
  • For 2023-24, the Faculty intends to deliver the programme in a face-to-face mode supplemented by online learning (e-learning), subject to further announcement by the University.  Entirely online delivery may be adopted under unforeseen circumstances, and for specialist courses requiring high-level expertise delivered by overseas scholars and professionals.