Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Management
物業管理學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3442

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 2 training credits)

Programme Intake
22
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Dr Wadu M. Jayantha
BA(Hons), PgDip, MA, PhD

Remarks
  • As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
  • 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.
  • Two Ng Wing Hong Entry Scholarships are available for applicants to this programme with outstanding HKDSE performance. Each Scholarship awardee will receive HK$10,000.

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.

 

Programme Characteristics

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.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

This programme is accredited by the following professional institutions:

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Housing (HKIH);
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK (RICS); and
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) - GP and PFM Divisions 

 

Career Prospects

Government surveys have repeatedly shown that there will be a sustainable growth of 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.

Curriculum

  • 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 www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-01.html.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 21.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 21.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.8 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

 


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Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 8121/3400 8120/2766 7770; email: bsvivien@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


The undergraduate course in Building and Real Estate at PolyU inspired my strong interest in the real estate industry and equipped me with a solid foundation for my postgraduate study and career. Now, I am working in the Investment Department of Savills, providing expertise for those active in the commercial real estate market, whether it be for investment, redevelopment or owner-occupation needs. This includes the acquisition and disposal of properties ranging from individual investments to property portfolios, of any size. It is quite an interesting and challenging job for me.  Many thanks, BRE!


Chan Wai Yan, Vivien



During my four years studying at PolyU, I gained more than I ever expected. Through internships, hall life, the Service-Learning trip, club activities and exchanges, PolyU provides many opportunities for students to explore themselves. 

 

The exchange to the UK was a highlight for me. I had never been away from my hometown for such a long time. During my time abroad, I was exposed to a different culture and tasked with making a life in a foreign country. I found that I became more mature and was motivated to develop my problem-solving skills when faced with unforeseen situations on my own. It was an enriching and wonderful experience.

 

Living in halls has been a great way to immerse myself in PolyU life. The various events on campus and in halls put me into close contact with people from different faculties, different years and different backgrounds. Students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and enjoy all of the activities on offer. 


Lam Lai Ting, Sandy



I treasured the opportunity I received from PolyU and BRE to join an exchange programme to study at the Department of Architecture at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, for about 6 months. The experience broadened my horizons and extended my international network, which was of great benefit when I worked as a project manager and had to hold conference calls with client representatives in various places.

 

With BRE’s support I was also able to join the Preferred Graduate Programme to undertake summer internships at Nanjing Construction Bank and the largest developer in Xi Shan in 2009 and 2010. Working in a state-owned company and experiencing the work environment in China were crucial to my career development and life.


Leung Chin Pak, Patrick



Studying property management at PolyU was an amazing and fruitful experience because of its comprehensive coverage, quality teaching and practical training. I chose property management without hesitation once I knew that it would give me a promising career and many opportunities to develop lifelong skills.

 

Through my three years of study, I was well prepared to enter the workplace. Participation in Work-Integrated Education equipped me with practical property management and personal skills when tackling building defects and handling customers’ enquiries. I am also so thankful to BRE for offering me the chance to be an exchange student in Australia, which was a very memorable experience. After graduation, out of over 1,900 candidates I was very fortunate to be chosen as a Management Trainee at the Link, and I believe my time at PolyU prepared me for the challenges I now face.


Tam Chung Yin, Ivy



Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview
Aims:

To obtain a better understanding of the overall academic and non-academic qualities and achievements of the applicants.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 15 minutes

Remark:

Only selected Band A applicants will be invited to attend an interview.