Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying)

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3284

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
55 (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 the training on building surveying, quantity surveying and general practice surveying professions to students at paraprofessional level. Students will also be equipped with the necessary foundation to pursue further professional education in surveying disciplines upon graduation.


Programme Characteristics

The programme has been designed to equip students with the technical skills and knowledge of the construction and real estate industry at paraprofessional level. To cater for the latest development of 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: Student will take a number of General University Requirements (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 subjects are also included.


Year Two: Students will typically choose a specific stream (BS/QS/GP), with compulsory set of elective subjects in addition to common core subjects. Students are also required to complete a final year project, in which they must 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. The 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 Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) as meeting the academic requirements as Associate Memberships of the Building Surveying (BS), Quantity Surveying (QS) and General Practice (GP) divisions (subject to recognised related working experience and passing the Assessment of Professional Competence for Associate Membership).


Career Prospects

Numerous job opportunities are available in the surveying profession. Graduates can seek employment related to project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, property management or real estate. Graduates awarded “Credit” or above classifications 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.