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Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Engineering)

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3038

Faculty of Construction and Environment
Department of Building and Real Estate
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credit Required for Graduation

63 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake 40
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Mr Kong Wai Kei
BSc, P.Cert, M.Const, Mgt, MAIB


The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to approval.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to train senior technicians for the building engineering and construction management professions. Students are also equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue further professional education in building engineering and construction management.


Programme Characteristics

The programme has been designed to equip students with the technical skills and knowledge in the construction and real estate industry at paraprofessional level. To cater for the current changes in the industry, elements on Building Information Modelling (BIM) have been emphasised, and incorporated into a number of subjects and project work to prepare our graduates to take the lead in the changing business environment of the construction and real estate industry. In addition, the programme also includes elements that foster students’ abilities to pursue further study and lifelong learning upon graduation.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited and recognised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as meeting the academic requirements as Associate Memberships subject to recognised related working experience and passing the assessment interview hosted by the HKIE.


Career Prospects

Numerous job opportunities are available in the building engineering profession. Graduates typically seek employment related to building engineering, construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying or property management. Graduates awarded a “Credit” or above classification may be admitted to relevant undergraduate programmes (top-up programme).



Year One: Students will take a number of General University Requirement (GUR) subjects including languages and general education. Subjects related to core professional knowledge will be included in the curriculum in Semester 2. Subjects on safety workshop practice, construction drawing preparation and information management are included.


Year Two: The curriculum includes subjects that encompass the core skills for paraprofessionals in building engineering and management practices, including construction and maintenance technology, building services, site surveying, project supervision and contract administration. Students are also required to complete a final year project, requiring them to integrate knowledge from different fields of study. BIM applications are also emphasised in the final year project.


Between Years One and Two, students are required to complete a “2 training-credit” summer training programme, organised in association with the Industrial Centre (IC) of the University. This is comprised of elements on engineering design, drawing preparing (with BIM), cost planning and control, and project management and execution.


Information on the curriculum design and subject information can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-01.html.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Building Technology

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 18.8 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2017-18: 18.5 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2018-19: 18.3 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)



For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 8121/ 3400 8120/2766 7770; email: bsvivien@polyu.edu.hk).