Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Engineering)
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: JS3038
Duration and Credit Requirement
63 (plus 3 training credits)
Mr. Kong Wai Kei
BSc, P.Cert, M.Const, Mgt, MAIB
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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).
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