Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Management
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: JS3442
Duration and Credit Requirement
121 (plus 2 training credits)
Dr. Wadu M. Jayantha
BA(Hons), PgDip, MA, PhD
- The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to approval.
- This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
- The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.
Aims and Characteristics
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
This programme prepares students for careers in property management in Hong Kong and the region. It is a professional education programme with a global and practical perspective. Drawing on the wide range of building and real estate subjects on offer, the programme provides broad based and interdisciplinary education in the context of property and housing management, and facilities and corporate asset management. Graduates are all-rounders who can understand and work with the interplay between social, economic, political, legal, technological and commercial issues and problems.
Students have close contact with the industry through guest lectures, professional studies and property management workshops.
A Study Exchange Programme with overseas universities such as Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and University of Florida (USA) provides students with opportunities to study abroad.
The curriculum covers the disciplines of economics and finance, law, technology, real estate, property management, housing and facilities management.
Year One is a common first year with other surveying and building engineering and management students.
More advanced subjects in property management, housing and facilities management, and real estate follow in Years Two, Three and Four.
Problem identification, problem solving and decision making form the focus of the programme. In addition to the Core subjects, students are required to study other subjects including Property Management Practice, Dissertation, Language and Elective subjects.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk.
The programme curriculum can be obtained at http://www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-01.html.
Recognition and Prospects
This programme is accredited by the following professional institutions:
- The Hong Kong Institution of Housing (HKIH);
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK; and
- The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) - GP and PFM Divisions.
Government surveys have repeatedly shown that there will be sustainable growth in the demand for property management services in the foreseeable future. There is great demand for property managers in housing estates and in retail and commercial buildings in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region. The surveys have shown that many employers strongly prefer degree or professional qualifications for their employees at the managerial/professional level.
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