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City University of Macau

Faculty of Innovation and Design

Macau , China Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

The future development of FIAD will be based on the local area and take a global perspective, striving to establish an authoritative professional teaching and research team, and steadily conduct cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and practice activities aimed at establishing FIAD as an outstanding teaching- and research-oriented educational institution with a primary focus on disciplinary research.

International Role

The University endeavors to pursue the core value of big data-driven social sciences, digital humanities and interdisciplinary programmes, and strive to be a metropolitan university that emphasises Macao Characteristics, China's Soul and Global Vision.

National Role

The University adheres to the philosophy of “serving Macao, integrating into the Greater Bay Area”, align with the SAR government’s long-term strategies and major initiatives with respect to the economic and social development, focus on city initiatives, further develop market-driven disciplines and courses, and nurture application-oriented and practical advanced talent.

Main Focus

In order to address the needs for urban governance due to social, economic, technological, and environmental changes in a more accurate way, the Faculty of Innovation and Design (FIAD), City University of Macau is committed to becoming an international, innovative, research-oriented school with a global vision and local characteristics in the new era.

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Innovation and Design

Bachelor Level Programs

4-year Undergraduate Program: Bachelor of Arts in Design

Master Level Programs

2-year Master Program: Master of Design 

2-year Master Program: Master of Urban Planning and Design

2-year Master Program: Master of Fine Arts

Research Activity and Main Areas

FIAD now offers Bachelor Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts in Design; Master/Ph.D. Degree Programs: Master of Design, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Design, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in Arts Studies, Master of Urban Planning and Design, Doctor of Urban Planning and Design. Adhering to the principles of high starting points, international standardization, and emphasizing practice, FIAD has invited both domestic and international cutting-edge scholars and experts to join its faculty and established academic partnerships with renowned universities and research institutes around the world. FIAD also has the Craft Laboratory, Faculty of Innovation and Design, and the Sino-Portugal Belt and Road Joint Laboratory on Science of Cultural Heritage Conservation Supported that focus on academic research and special research and development in the fields of design, art, urban planning, and heritage protection.

Doctorate Level Programs

3- year Ph.D. Program: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Design 

3- year Ph.D. Program: Doctor of Urban Planning and Design

3- year Ph.D. Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Arts Studies

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Arts-related courses, Innovation and Design-related courses

Application Deadlines

End of April until the beginning of October each year.

Teaching Languages

Chinese and English.

Semester Dates

Fall: Sep. 1st to Jan. 15th

Spring: Jan. 16th to May 30th

Summer School: July 1st to July 31st

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Exchange students shall pay relevant fees and be managed in accordance with the provisions of the exchange student agreement after admission.


Bachelor: 704
Master: 160
Doctorate: 120

Exchange Students

Incoming: 15
Outgoing: /
Others: /

Teaching Staff

Professors: 32
Lectures: 2
Other permanent teachers: /
Part-time Teachers: 10

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