PolyU SPEED BSc (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management - Part-time

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management - Part-time

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management - Part-time

Programme Code

84069-BEM (Part-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Sandy TANG

MUrbDes, MA, PhD, PDip, MHKIS, MRICS

Award Leader

Dr Edmond LAM

BSc, PhD [PolyU (H.K.)] MAIB MAPM

Assistant Award Leader

Mr Stephen KONG

BSc, MPhil [PolyU (H.K.)]

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

4 years (Possible completion in 3 years)

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,020/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,690/ credit (GUR subjects)

Academic Division

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Programme Features

  • You will acquire the knowledge and ability to contribute effectively to project and facility management teams in complex building projects
  • You will be equipped with the latest knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies to facilitate your career development in BIM coordination and management
  • You will be prepared to work in the construction industry where there will be ample job opportunities, given the government’s efforts to increase housing and land supply (according to the 2020 Policy Address)
  • You may become a highly competent and professional building engineer in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the international market

Professional Recognition

The Programme is fully accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)* and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).

 

The Programme is also accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Students are eligible to apply to HKIE as Student Members. For details about the eligibility to Scheme “A” Training for graduates, please refer to the HKIE website at https://hkie.org.hk/en under “HKIE Qualifications” > “Discipline Matching Results of Accredited Degrees”.

 

The programme is a CIOB accredited course, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding this qualification will have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years' relevant work experience, they may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment. Please visit the webpage for detailed eligibility and examination exemption criteria of professional body.

Future Prospects

Career Prospect 

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including Engineering posts in Building, Civil, Construction and Quantity Surveying.
  • The average employment rate of graduates from 2020 to 2021 was 97.5%*, with the average starting salary around HK$22,000 in 2020*.

* Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey

 

Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous local universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:

 

RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR) Note 19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note 2
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
63
Compulsory

19 subjects, 3 credits each

[except “Analytical Skills and Methods” (2 credits), “Capstone Project” (6 credits) and  “International Study” (1 credit)]

 

57

Elective2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Total72

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) 

 

Foundation (up to 3 subjects for students from non-construction-related disciplines only) Note 2

  • Construction Economics and Finance
  • Construction Technology and Materials I
  • Workshop Training (IC Training/ Drawing/ Safety)

Compulsory (all 19 subjects)

  • Advanced Construction Technology 
  • Analytical Skills and Methods
  • Building Services I
  • Building Services II
  • Capstone Project
  • Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment 
  • Construction Contract Law and Administration
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Construction Technology and Materials II  CEF
  • English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
  • Engineering Mathematics  CEF
  • Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • International Study
  • Maintenance Technology and Management  CEF
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating
  • Project Management and Procurement  CEF
  • Structure I
  • Structure II
  • Temporary Work Design

Elective# (any 2 subjects)

  • Building Maintenance for Sustainability
  • Design, Adaptation and Conversion
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction

 

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 

CEF

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering and Management) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

 

Notes

1.  Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

2.  Students from non-construction-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Construction) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 3 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-real-estate and non-construction disciplines will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

 

 Notes:

  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).