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Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction


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Programme Structure


The programme (part-time credit-based) comprises 51 credits.

To be eligible for the DIREC award, students are required to complete 9 taught subjects (a total of 27 credits) and a Thesis (8 credits for Thesis I; 16 credits for Thesis II).

Normally, students study 2 to 3 subjects in each semester.

Credit Units
9 Taught Subjects
Thesis I
Thesis II 16
Total 51




The subjects are delivered in the following order, with some flexibility to cater for overseas professors and experts who may be invited to deliver the subjects, together with the regular academic staff from the Department of Building and Real Estate :

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  • Advanced Research Methods for Real Estate and Construction**
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Digital Technologies for Construction Projects Real Estate Finance and Appraisal
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Topical issues in Construction
  • Topical issues in Real Estate
  • International Study Visit 1** (Europe or North America)
  • International Study Visit 2** (Asia Pacific)
  • Professional Workshop in Real Estate
  • Professional Workshop in Construction
  • Doctoral Thesis I #Doctoral Thesis II



Remarks : ** Compulsory subjects (for the two international study visit subjects, students are required to pay for their own travel/accommodation costs, etc.).# Doctoral Thesis I: Students are required to pass this subject (i.e. 8 credits). The subject is an essential component in the programme, which assists students in developing a proposal for Doctoral Thesis I

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DIREC Scheme Handbook (2020-2021 student intake)D_IREC_SchemeHandbook_2020_2021-01



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