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Master of Science in Intelligent Construction

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Entrance Year Sept 2023

Programme Code 32114

Stream Code

IFM (Full-time)
IPM (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2023

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2023

Tuition Fees

HK$6,790 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leaders

Prof. Heng Li
Chair Professor of Construction Informatics
BEng (Tongji University), Meng (Tongji University), PhD (The University of Sydney), MHKIE

Aims and Characteristics

The construction industry plays a crucial role in the development of economic growth. As the current trend of digital shift in the built environment sector, particularly in the construction sector, has continued to grow, construction professionals require competent construction related IT skills to perform their professional services effectively and efficiently. To address the significant volume of predicted construction activities adopting innovation and advanced technologies, the Hong Kong SAR Government is taking the initiative to be a leading agent for the change. This is presented in “Construction 2.0 - Time to Change” – an expression of the construction industry’s changes required across three key pillars: Innovation, Professionalism and Revitalisation.

Other additional initiatives are also put forward to ensure the construction industry is collectively allocating its resources to bring a resounding positive impact. These initiatives include science and technologies in BIM, IoT, Robotics, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Electronic Sensing Technology, Advanced Computing Technology, and Machine Learning. Accordingly, Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) are a combination of the above-mentioned modern science and innovative construction technologies. ICT has been designed to save costs, reduce delivery time and improve the quality and safety of construction projects throughout the entire life cycle from planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation and demolition.

The programme aims to train up construction related students and professionals with strong digital construction related skills supported by ICT tools to perform their professional services in construction projects more intelligently. The core objectives of the programme are:

  • To equip students with state-of-the-art ICT and digital construction technical skills required for construction projects, such as BIM, Robotics, 3D Printing, Visualisation and Interactive Technologies, and Machine Learning.
  • To integrate the necessary knowledge and a range of analytical tools, digital skills, and transferable skills for the needs of construction professionals.
  • To develop students with skills of construction engineering management through pioneering digital approaches in both theoretical and applied aspects.
  • To cultivate critical thinking and research spirit in decision-making and problem-solving in the context of managing construction projects using digital approaches.

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