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Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)
證書(單元:犀牛草蜢程式參數化模型設計)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
AS012A
Application Code
1760-AS012A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
15 Dec 2019 (Sun)
Duration
10 weeks
Language
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$6,600
How to Apply
Deadline on 06 Dec 2019 (Fri)
Enquiries
3762 0073
2214 1870

Nowadays, parametric modelling, as a means to design and explore complex architectural spaces, has become an essential tool in contemporary architecture practice. Nevertheless, due to its relative young age, there are still many practising design professionals whom have not had the opportunity to receive formal training on this technique.

This programme, building on our foundational Certified Training for Rhinoceros Level 1 and 2 short courses, will be an intermediate level training to provide the comprehensive knowledge and technique required for parametric modelling. In the long run, this programme will also enable graduates to pursue more advanced architectural digital practices, such  as real-time physics simulator for building structure (Kangaroo), virtual environment simulator (VR), computer-controlled fabrication (Laser cutting, CNC and 3D printing), and free form design etc.

*This course is eligible for RTTP (Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme) subsidy application. (Terms and conditions applied, please refer to RTTP website)

Course Title

Course Fee per Trainee
(HK$)

Approved Training Grant per Trainee (HK$)

Course Fee after RTTP subsidy

Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)

6,600

4,400

2,200

Programme Objectives

This programme aims to introduce the fundamental concepts and essential skill-building workflows for students to effectively use Grasshopper in Rhinoceros to generate algorithmic 3D model for parametric design.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

ILO1. Interpret the fundamental concepts and theoretical knowledge of parametric modelling;

ILO2. Summarize the workflow of Grasshopper in Rhinoceros;

ILO3. Explain the fundamentals of data matching in Grasshopper;

ILO4. Organise, manipulate and manage complex data in Grasshopper;

ILO5. Troubleshoot and resolve problems in the process of parametric modelling with autonomy;

ILO6. Produce complex parametric models.

Application Code 1760-AS012A -

Days / Time
  • Sunday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration
  • Duration: 10 weeks
    Contact hours: 30 hours in total

The programme consists of the following topics within the curriculum.

  1. GH Definition Interface and Samples
  2. Data Sets and Mathematic Function
  3. Data Matching
  4. Data Types and Their Parameters
  5. Transformation Methods and Vector Geometry
  6. Deformation
  7. Surface Proliferation
  8. Sets
  9. Data Tree Structure
  10. Advanced Data Matching
  11. Stacking
  12. Introduction to PathMapper
  13. Meshing
  14. Colour Analysis
  15. Case Studies

A "Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)" is awarded within HKU system through HKU SPACE to students who have completed the programme and fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Normally achieved 80% attendance  in lectures and;
  • Passed all assessments through coursework (Model one small-scaled; one large-scaled model in Grasshoppper)

Applicants shall:

(a) hold a recognized post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree;

AND

(b) have intermediate skills in Rhino 3D (Authorized Training in Rhinoceros- Level 2 Training or equivalent)

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150(Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6,600
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)
證書(單元:犀牛草蜢程式參數化模型設計)
COURSE CODE 31C105084 FEES $6,600 ENQUIRY 3762-0073
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper in Rhinoceros)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please visit any of HKU SPACE enrolment counters to apply for the programme. True copies and photocopies of academic/working qualifications should be brought along for certification.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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