Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying)

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3284

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credit Required for Graduation

63 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Mr Kong Wai Kei
BSc, P.Cert, M.Const, Mgt, MAIB

No information is available at present.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to train senior technicians for the building surveying, quantity surveying and general practice surveying professions. Students are also equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue further professional education in surveying disciplines.


Programme Characteristics

The programme has been designed to equip students with the technical skills and knowledge in the construction and real estate industry at paraprofessional level. To cater for the latest development in the industry, elements on Building Information Modelling (BIM) have been emphasised, and incorporated into a number of subjects and project work to prepare our graduates to take the lead in the professional and business environment of the construction and real estate industry. The programme also includes academic elements that foster students’ abilities to pursue further study and lifelong learning after graduation.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited and recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) as meeting the academic requirements as Associate Memberships of the Building Surveying (BS), Quantity Surveying (QS) and General Practice (GP) divisions (subject to recognised related working experience and passing the Assessment of Professional Competence for Associate Membership).


Career Prospects

Numerous job opportunities are available in the surveying profession. Graduates can seek employment related to project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, property management or real estate. Graduates awarded “Credit” or above classifications may be admitted to relevant undergraduate programmes (top-up programme).


Year One: Student will take a number of General University Requirements (GUR) subjects including languages and general education. Subjects related to core professional knowledge will be included in the curriculum in Semester 2. Safety workshop practice, construction drawing preparation and information management subjects are also included.


Year Two: Students will typically choose a specific stream (BS/QS/GP), with compulsory set of elective subjects in addition to common core subjects for all students. Students are also required to complete a final year project, in which they must integrate knowledge from different fields of study. BIM applications are emphasised in the final year project.


Between Years One and Two, students are required to complete a “3 training-credit” summer training programme, organised in association with the Industrial Centre (IC) of the University. This comprises of elements on engineering design, drawing preparing (with BIM), cost planning and control and project management and execution.


Information on the curriculum design and subject information 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.

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Building Technology

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2017-18: 19.6 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2018-19: 19.1 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2019-20: 17.3 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

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

Student Message

I gained the fundamental knowledge needed to become a surveyor from this two-year programme. In the booming construction industry, learning to use the latest releases of software such as Building Information Modelling is vital, and the programme allowed me to gain those skills. Indeed, my studies and participation in extracurricular activities enabled me to develop my potential.


I am particularly thankful that I made friends while participating in extracurricular activities and received much encouragement from them as I pursued my studies. This programme will be a good foundation for my future studies in the BSc(Hons) Surveying programme, which will enable me to pursue a surveying career.

Siu Wai Lam, Cathy

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

No interview