Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development
可持續城市發展學理學碩士學位/深造文憑


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 04001

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

UFM for MSc (Full-time)
UFP for PgD (Full-time) 
UPM for MSc (Part-time) 
UPP for PgD (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30 for MSc,
21 for PgD

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

For local students
12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)
For non-local students
12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Tuition Fee

HK$3,500 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Yang Hong-Xing
BEng, MEng, PhD, FHKIE, RPE

Remarks

This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This postgraduate programme is designed to cut across the traditional boundaries among management, surveying, engineering and environmental sciences to take a broad view of the subject. The primary aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of urban sustainable development.
 

Characteristics

This programme provides up-to-date knowledge in sustainable urban development based on contemporary research findings. It is suitable for local and mainland planners, surveyors, environmental practitioners, consultancy professionals, engineers, government officers, business managers and graduates from relevant courses.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme has been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Curriculum

Programme Structure

This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their study either in a full-time mode or a part-time mode. Students must complete Compulsory Subjects and selected Core Subjects. They can select Elective Subjects from a wide range of subjects that are offered across several faculties in the University.
 

Students must complete 30 credits through two alternative approaches:

  • ​Approach A: 4 Compulsory Subjects + 3 Core Subjects + 3 Elective Subjects
  • Approach B: 4 Compulsory Subjects + 3 Core Subjects + a Dissertation

 

(Unless specified otherwise, each subject carries 3 credits, and the Dissertation carries 9 credits.)

 

 * Students are advised to complete all Compulsory Subjects in their first year of study.
 

Core Areas of Study

The following is a list of Compulsory and Core subjects
 

Compulsory Subjects

  • ​Urban Planning & Urban Design
  • Development Finance & Investment
  • Sustainability & the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Development & Environmental Planning
     

Core Subjects

  • ​Project Appraisal
  • Real Estate Development
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Engineering Intelligent Buildings
  • Noise & Vibration in Sustainable Built Environments
  • Urban Transport Planning - Theory & Practice^
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Principles of GIS
  • Environmental Remote Sensing (1 credit)
  • Urban Application of GIS & Remote Sensing (2 credits)
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Public Sector Management
     

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/postgrad-scheme.

 

^ This subject has been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses. Details can be found at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

Entrance Requirements

  • ​A Bachelor's degree with Honours relevant to construction, real estate, urban planning, architecture, environmental science or equivalent qualifications (including recognised professional qualifications).

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

No information is available at present.

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. H.X. Yang (tel: (852) 2766 5863; email: hong-xing.yang@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


I was inspired by the sustainable concepts that I learnt from the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. With the encouragement of my classmates and professors at PolyU, I founded my own company, Farm66, in an old industrial building in Kwun Tong. Since I graduated, I have engaged in agriculture research, combining aquaponics and wavelength technologies. The indoor farming system has already been patented and led to a new business model with a focus on health foods. Studying at PolyU has given me new opportunities for my future.


Tam Chi Ho

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