Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Engineering)
建築科技及管理學高級文憑(工程)


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3038

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
40 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Mr. Kong Wai Kei

BSc, P.Cert, M.Const, Mgt, MAIB

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.
  • Hong Kong Construction Association Scholarships are available to applicants who apply through the non-JUPAS route into the first year of study with excellent results.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to train senior technicians for the building engineering and construction management professions. Students are also equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue further professional education in building engineering and construction management.

 

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 current changes 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 changing business environment of the construction and real estate industry. In addition, the programme also includes elements that foster students’ abilities to pursue further study and lifelong learning upon graduation.

Curriculum

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

 

Year Two: The curriculum includes subjects that encompass the core skills for paraprofessionals in building engineering and management practices, including construction and maintenance technology, building services, site surveying, project supervision and contract administration. Students are also required to complete a final year project, requiring them to integrate knowledge from different fields of study. BIM applications are also emphasised in the final year project.

 

Between Years One and Two, students are required to complete a “2 training-credit” summer training programme, organised in association with the Industrial Centre (IC) of the University. This is comprised 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.

 

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited and recognised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as meeting the academic requirements as Associate Memberships subject to recognised related working experience and passing the assessment interview hosted by the HKIE.

 

Career Prospects

Numerous job opportunities are available in the building engineering profession. Graduates typically seek employment related to building engineering, construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying or property management. Graduates awarded a “Credit” or above classification may be admitted to relevant undergraduate programmes (top-up programme).

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 3400 8121/ 3400 8120/2766 7770; email: bsvivien@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

Required


Interview Arrangement


Date: Between April and June
Mode:Individual / Group Interview
Aims:

To evaluate the aptitude and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills.

Medium:-
Duration:

About 15 - 30 minutes

Remark:

Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.