Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3100
121 (plus 2 training credits)
Undergraduate Scheme Chairperson
Dr Esther Yung
BArch, MSc (CPM), Dip Legal Studies, PhD, MRICS
Award Co-ordinator, BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management
Dr JoonOh SEO
Award Co-ordinator, BSc (Hons) in Property Management
Ms Hebe How
B.Bus, GradDip, Msc, MRICS, MCIOB
Award Co-ordinator, BSc (Hons) in Surveying
Sr Dr Ivy Wong
BSc, MDevPlan, PhD, MHKIS, MRICS
Aims & Learning Outcomes
The aim of the BRE Scheme is to provide an academic platform to develop students’ knowledge, skills and abilities in the fields of building and real estate through experience with real-world methods and practices. Graduates possess intellectual, vocational and practical skills relevant to building and real estate and demonstrate independent thinking, curiosity, confidence and professionalism.
Applicants to the BRE Scheme may choose from the following three programmes.
BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management
This programme provides students with a rich education in building engineering and construction project management. Our graduates are in great demand in the professional building and construction management sectors because they are well prepared to adapt to the changing needs of the construction industry and possess the expertise necessary to plan, coordinate, supervise and control the multiple complex processes involved in building projects.
BSc (Hons) in Property Management
This programme equips graduates to provide strategic business solutions for corporations and institutions that capitalise on real estate as a business asset and deploy real estate to enhance business value and competitiveness, optimise corporate resources, improve users’ experiences and prepare for the trends of tomorrow. This is a professionally recognised education programme with a global and practical vision. Offering a wide range of subjects related to building and real estate, the programme provides an interdisciplinary education in property and housing management, facilities management and real estate asset management.
BSc (Hons) in Surveying
This programme nurtures future professionals in the fields of building surveying, general practice surveying (real estate), planning and development, property and facility management, and quantity surveying (construction economics). Graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue professional careers in surveying and real estate, and to lead strategy and policy making in the land, property and construction sectors.
Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission
All students admitted to the BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate will complete a common first year curriculum. The decision to admit a student to a specific programme will be made by the Department based on the student’s preference, GPA results and/or interview performance. Students are required to indicate their preferred programmes / majors in the second semester of Year 1 study for consideration and approval.
The programme curriculum can be found at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-01.html.
The option of a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to students enrolled in the BSc (Hons) Building Engineering and Management programme.
Students attain a Major in Building Engineering and Management (BEM) and a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) in the 4-year undergraduate programme.
The programme is designed to train students to become digitalisation specialists who will lead innovation in the construction industry by adopting advanced digital technologies and data-driven approaches. Students are equipped with core principles and practical knowledge in traditional construction technology and management as well as in-depth and integrated understanding of various artificial intelligence and data analytics approaches through interdisciplinary and hands-on training.
Depending on their specific interests, students choose core and elective courses to fulfil the Secondary Major (AIDA) requirements. These range from courses in programming fundamentals to advanced data science and artificial intelligence techniques, offered by different departments at PolyU (e.g. Building and Real Estate, Applied Mathematics, Computing, Electronic and Information Engineering, and Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics). Furthermore, all BRE Level 3 and Level 4 courses required for any major or disciplines are offered as electives to students enrolled in other majors in the Department.
Through internships and field study, students acquire practical skills and knowledge, learn industry best practices and latest technologies application, and explore the changing digital technological needs of various stakeholders in the construction industry.
1. In total, 144 credits are required for a BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management (BEM) with a Secondary Major (AIDA) [including 142 academic credits and 2 training credits (Work-Integrated Education, WIE)]. The details are as follows.
2. Students opting for the Secondary Major (AIDA) will have only one elective course whereas the students in the single Major (BEM) will have two elective courses in their respective programme curriculums.
3. The BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).
The option of a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to students enrolled in the BSc (Hons) in Property Management programme.
Students attain a Major in Property Management (PMT) and a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) in this 4-year undergraduate programme.
The programme is designed to transform creative and innovative students into entrepreneurs through a cross-disciplinary approach, hands-on experience and entrepreneurial activities. Students are equipped with academic knowledge and practical techniques critical to the development of financially viable and technically feasible innovation and entrepreneurship in the real estate industry.
The elective subjects in the Secondary Major (IE), which include accounting and finance, innovation and technology management, marketing and management, are offered by different departments or schools at PolyU (e.g. Building and Real Estate, Accounting and Finance, Management & Marketing, Hotel and Tourism Management, Applied Social Sciences, Institute of Textiles and Clothing). Students choose their electives based on their interests. Furthermore, all BRE Level 3 and Level 4 courses required for majors or disciplines are offered as electives to students of enrolled in other majors in the Department. Students can also opt for some courses offered by the Department of Applied Social Sciences (i.e. APSS118, APSS4522 and APSS4531) in addition to or in lieu of the electives offered by the Department of Building and Real Estate.
Through internship and field study, students will acquire practical skills and knowledge and will learn industry best practices and the latest technologies that can inform or support the development of innovation and entrepreneurship.
1.In total, 153 credits are required for a BSc (Hons) in Property Management (PMT) with the Secondary Major (IE) [including 151 academic credits and 2 training credits (Work-integrated Education, WIE)]. The details are as follows.
2. Both students opting for the Secondary Major (IE) and students enrolled in the single Major (PMT) will have three elective courses in their programme curricula.
3. The following two core (compulsory) courses (a total of 9 credits) provide ample opportunities for students to extend classroom learning through direct observations and experiences that encourage critical thinking, active participation and transfer potential towards innovation and entrepreneurship.
4. Two existing compulsory courses in the PMT major (6 credits in total: BRE465 - Asset Management and BRE4291 - Real Estate Marketing) fulfil the Secondary Major (IE) requirements for Discipline-Specific Electives.
5. The BSc (Hons) in Property Management programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH).
The three programmes are accredited by the following professional institutions.
* Up to the 2022 intake cohort. Re-accreditation will be sought.
Many graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management will join recognised professional training programmes as building engineers or construction managers. They are well prepared to take up positions in construction companies or real estate development companies.
Many graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Property Management programme go on to train as property managers/officials of housing estates or take up posts in the retail and commercial building sectors in Hong Kong, mainland China and beyond. Others may receive training in quasi-government organisations such as Hong Kong Housing Society and Urban Renewal Authority and government departments, such as the Rating and Valuation Department, Lands Department and Housing Department.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Surveying programme may wish to train under professional surveyors in various international surveying consultancies, property development companies, construction companies or quasi-government organisations, such as Hong Kong Housing Society and Urban Renewal Authority, or government departments, such as the Rating and Valuation Department, Lands Department, Housing Department and Architectural Services Department and Buildings Department.
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