Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Engineering)

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3038

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
40 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
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

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to provide technical knowledge and training on building engineering and construction management to students at the paraprofessional level. Students will also be equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue further professional education in building engineering and construction management upon graduation.



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.




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

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

Entrance Requirements

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



For further programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between April and July
Mode:Individual / Group Interview

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


About 15 - 30 minutes


Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.