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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Housing Management - Full-time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Housing Management - Full-time

Programme Code


Credits Required for Graduation

60 - 72 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Joseph CHAN


Commencement Date

07 Sep 2020

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,550/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$2,805/ credit

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Housing Management is specially designed to provide students with both academic and professional knowledge in the realm of housing management. The primary objective is to develop students’ industry and functional competencies. This will be accomplished through interdisciplinary exposure, problem identification and management application.


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Programme Structure

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


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service Learning OR Free Elective subject 3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese)*, 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only)
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
51 – 54
Foundation1 subject, 3 credits
(for students from unrelated disciplines only)
0 – 3 
Compulsory13 subjects, 3 credits each39 
Elective4 subjects, 3 credits each12
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
300 hours of work-based learning experience

(Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)
Total60 – 72 

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (for students from non-business-related disciplines only)

  • Introduction to Building Technology and Maintenance


Compulsory (all 13 subjects)

  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Studies  CEF
  • Business Communication in Chinese
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Housing Management and Practices  CEF
  • Human Resource Management  CEF
  • Integrated Housing Studies
  • Integrated Study (Housing Management)
  • Laws of Housing Management
  • Property Development Process
  • Property Investment and Appraisal
  • Property Management and Practices
  • Property Management and Practices in China  CEF


Elective# (any 4 subjects)

  • Consumer Psychology
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Integrated Facilities Management
  • Managing Sustainable Futures in Housing
  • Project Management for Construction and Housing
  • Property and Facility Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Quality Management for Housing
  • Services Marketing
  • Social Policies and Public Administration
  • Urban and Town Planning
  • Urban Rehabilitation Studies
  • Venue Management 


Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.


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

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines.  Applicants from unrelated disciplines will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take an additional foundation subject.


  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 an additional foundation subject.

Professional Recognition

Chartered Institute of Housing

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) leading to the CIH Chartered Membership upon the fulfilment of the relevant professional experience requirement.


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

This programme is recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and graduates of this programme are deemed by RICS to have satisfied RICS academic requirements for Associate membership (AssocRICS).

Career Prospects

This programme equips students with the requisite skills and competencies which will enable them to develop their managerial career in a wide array of jobs and positions in the areas of housing, property and facilities management in Hong Kong and Mainland China.


Programme Leader

Dr Joseph CHAN

3746 0066

Programme Officer


3746 0029

Administrative Assistant

Ms Cannes AU 

3746 0042