Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Management
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 32405-SYP
Duration and Credit Requirement
72 plus 2 training credits
Dr. Wadu M. Jayantha
BA(Hons), PgDip, MA, PhD
- This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
Aims and Characteristics
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) provide students with opportunities to study abroad.
Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme and they have to complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. The credit to be transferred are based on the student's academic results in HD or AD studies.
Students are required to take Core Subjects such as Property Valuation, Property Law, Real Estate Martketing.
Students are required to take 3 Elective Subjects.
General University Requirement Subjects
Students are required to take the General University Requirement (GUR) subjects including 6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) and 3 credits of Service Learning subject (SL).
Students are required to undertake a 6 credits of Capstone Project.
Work-Integrated Education (WIE) involves a minimum 4 week full-time placement (equivalent to 22 full days) or 176 hours part time. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms during the summer in Hong Kong, which can count towards the WIE requirement.
Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take a maximum of 9 additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme has obtained professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institute 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.
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.
- An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.
- In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English.
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