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Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying)

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3284

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 55
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 surveying, quantity surveying and general practice surveying professions. Students are also equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue further professional education in surveying disciplines.


Programme Characteristics

The programme has been designed to equip students with the technical skills and knowledge of the construction and real estate industry at paraprofessional level. To cater for the imminent changes of 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 current business environment of the construction and real estate industry. The programme also includes elements that foster students’ abilities to pursue further study and lifelong learning after graduation.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited and recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) as meeting the academic requirements as Associate Memberships of the Building Surveying (BS), Quantity Surveying (QS) and General Practice (GP) divisions (subject to recognised related working experience and passing the Assessment of Professional Competence for Associate Membership).


Career Prospects

Many job opportunities are available in the surveying profession. Graduates can seek employment related to project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, property management or real estate. Graduates awarded “Credit” or above classifications may be admitted to relevant undergraduate programmes (top-up programme).


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


Year Two: Students will typically choose a specific stream (BS/QS/GP), and a set of elective subjects for corresponding streams must be taken in addition to common core subjects for all students. Students are also required to complete a final year project, in which they must 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 comprises 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: 20.2 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2017-18: 19.6 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2018-19: 19.1 (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).