Sept 2022 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
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 of 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 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, deploying real estate to enhance business value and competitiveness, optimise corporate resources, improve users’ experiences, and prepare for the trends of tomorrow. This is a professional 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 and facilities 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 lead strategy making in the land, property, and construction sectors.
Characteristics of Scheme Based Admission
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 award will be made by the Department based on student’s preference, GPA result, and/or interview performance. Students are required to indicate their priority on the 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 Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BSc (Hons) Building Engineering and Management.
Students attain Award Major in Building Engineering and Management (BEM) and Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) in the 4 years of undergraduate studies.
The programme is designed to train up students to become digitalisation specialists who will lead innovation in the field of 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 alongside in-depth and integrated understanding of various artificial intelligence and data analytics approaches through interdisciplinary and hands-on training.
Students are allowed to choose core and elective subjects as the Secondary Major (AIDA) requirements that range from basic 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, Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, etc), considering their interests in specific fields of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. Also, all BRE Level 3 and Level 4 subjects of a particular Major or disciplines are offered as electives to students of another Major within the Department.
Through internship and field study, students will be able to 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.The total credits required for graduation of BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management (BEM) with the Secondary Major (AIDA) are 144 [including 142 academic credits and 2 training credits (Work-Integrated Education, WIE)]. Details are as follows:
2. Students opting for the secondary major (AIDA) will have only one elective subject whereas the students of the existing major (BEM) will have two elective subjects to choose within their respective programme curriculums.
3. The major programme of BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management 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 Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Property Management.
Students attain Award Major in Property Management (PMT) and Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) in the 4 years of undergraduate studies.
The programme is designed to transform creative and innovative students into entrepreneurs through 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.
Students are allowed to choose elective subjects as the Secondary Major (IE) requirements that range from accounting and finance, innovation and technology management to marketing, and management 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, etc), considering their interests in specific fields of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Also, all BRE Level 3 and Level 4 subjects of a particular Major or disciplines are offered as electives to students of another Major within the Department. Students can also opt for some subjects offered by the Department of Applied Social Sciences (i.e. APSS118, APSS4522 and APSS4531) in addition to or in lieu of those electives offered by the Department of Building and Real Estate.
Through internship and field study, students will be able to acquire practical skills and knowledge, learning industry best practices and latest technologies application to inform or support the development of innovation and entrepreneurship.
1.The total credits required for graduation of BSc (Hons) in Property Management (PMT) with the Secondary Major (IE) are 153 [including 151 academic credits and 2 training credits (Work-integrated Education, WIE)]. Details are as follows:
2. Both the students opting for the secondary major (IE) and the students of the existing major (PMT) will have the same number of three elective subjects to choose within their respective programme curriculums.
3. The following two core (compulsory) subjects (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 subjects of the PMT major (6 credits in total: BRE465 - Asset Management and BRE4291 - Real Estate Marketing) shall fulfil the Secondary Major (IE) requirements as Discipline-Specific Electives.
5. The major programme of BSc (Hons) in Property Management 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.
Many graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management go on to train 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 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 receive training in Hong Kong government departments, such as the Rating and Valuation Department, Lands Department, and Housing Department.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Surveying may wish to train under professional surveyors in various international surveying consultancies, property development companies, construction companies, or local government departments, such as the Rating and Valuation Department, Lands Department, Housing Department, and Architectural Services Department and Buildings Department.
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