1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students
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Dr Lai Hung Kit, Joseph
BEng(Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng, RPE, MHKIE, FCIBSE, FBSOMES, F.PFM
Facility management has developed rapidly over the past few decades, initially in North America and the UK, and more recently in Europe, Australia and Asia. The development of facility management education and training has been driven primarily by demand at the postgraduate level, drawing from a broad base of existing professional disciplines ranging from those involved with engineering-based building services to those related to property management and space planning. Facility management as a discipline is grounded in the field of management, with a clear understanding of the nature and demands of an organisation's core business requirements.
The role of the facility manager is increasingly recognised as critical in supporting the realisation of business plans through the careful alignment of an organisation's physical asset with the appropriate sourcing of facility support services. To be effective, a facility manager must have broad knowledge of all of the elements that affect the efficient performance of buildings, appropriate policies, management processes and the people who work in them.
This programme is structured with a view to achieving a balance between theory and practice:
This programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
It is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration.
This programme has a credit-based structure that allows a flexible study mode leading to professional recognition in Hong Kong, North America and the UK.
Students must complete 10 subjects (including 4 Compulsory Core Subjects and at least 3 other Core Subjects) OR 7 subjects (including 4 Compulsory Core Subjects and at least 2 other Core Subjects) plus a Facility Management Dissertation (9 credits).
Core Areas of Study
The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects available upon registration.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bse.polyu.edu.hk/programmes/SubjectCode/index.html.
Candidates who have substantial experience in facility management-related areas, but who lack formal academic qualifications, may be admitted to the programme subject to an interview and/or a review of their experience. In considering such candidates, PolyU will decide whether their experience can be deemed equivalent to an Honours degree awarded by a recognised university.
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.
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