May 2025 Entry

Full-time, Part-time
Application Deadline
PhD & MPhil
About Programme
How to Apply

Since its foundation in 1937, the Department has become internationally recognised as a leader in providing professional education for the building and real estate industry in the region and beyond. With our dedication to excellence, we have a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members who possess expertise in their respective fields of surveying, engineering, construction health and safety, town planning, building technology, real estate, finance, law and economics. Committed to a variety of quality research projects and consultancies, we are well-known for our research strengths in construction and building technologies. To facilitate knowledge transfer and networking, we actively maintain strong bonds with the industry and our alumni, many of whom are senior staff in government departments leading consultancy practices and private enterprises.


Dedicated to fundamental and high impact research related to sustainable urban development in densely populated cities, the Department has identified three major focuses, namely: Construction Health and Safety, Digital Construction and Sustainable Urban Systems, which embrace the expertise of most of the staff members. Projects with significant societal impacts are encouraged and supported.

Research Area

Construction and Real Estate Economics

Dedicated to the teaching of and research into construction and real estate economics, finance, planning and sustainability.

Prof. YAM Chi Ho Michael2766 4380michael.yam@polyu.edu.hk
Dr Wong Siu Wai Ivy 3400 8116 ivy.sw.wong@polyu.edu.hk
Dr FAN Ying2766 5831yingfan@polyu.edu.hk
Dr SHEN Jianfu Jeff2766 5828jeff.jf.shen@polyu.edu.hk
Dr OWUSU Emmanuel Kingsford2766 5819emmanuel.kingsford.owusu@polyu.edu.hk

Construction and Real Estate Management

Dedicated to the teaching and research of construction and real estate management, with the aim of becoming the hub in the region and developing close links with the industry in pursuing collaborative research and high-level consultancy projects. Teaching and research areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assessment of buildability and constructability

  • Benchmarking performance for construction and real estate projects

  • Construction health and safety

  • Delivering construction and real estate projects successfully

  • Ethics and corporate responsibilities

  • Innovative project delivery approaches

  • Knowledge management

  • Maintenance and repair management

  • Partnering, Public-Private Partnerships and other forms of relational contracting

  • Quality management and assessment

  • Value management

Prof. SHEN Qiping Geoffrey 2766 5817 geoffrey.shen@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. CHAN Ping Chuen Albert 2766 5814bsachan@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. ZAYED Tarek2766 5812tarek.zayed@polyu.edu.hk
Dr CHAN Wai Ming Daniel2766 4387daniel.w.m.chan@polyu.edu.hk
Dr CHI Hung Lin2766 5871hung-lin.chi@polyu.edu.hk
Dr SIU Ming Fung Francis2766 5820francis.siu@polyu.edu.hk
Dr LEE Minhyun 3400 4260 minhyun.lee@polyu.edu.hk
Dr YI Wen 2766 4261wen.yi@polyu.edu.hk 
Dr SING Chun Pong Michael2766 5797michael.sing@polyu.edu.hk
Dr TENG Yue 2766 5877yue.teng@polyu.edu.hk
Dr ZHANG Fan 3400 3385fan-2.zhang@polyu.edu.hk

Information and Construction Technology

Dedicated to the teaching and research of basic technological principles and skills, including both information technologies and appropriate construction technologies, which are necessary for the supervision of the construction of buildings and other structures.

Prof. LI Heng2766 5879bshengli@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. NI Meng2766 4152meng.ni@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. YAM Chi Ho Michael2766 4380michael.yam@polyu.edu.hk
Dr FAN Hongqin2766 5788hongqin.fan@polyu.edu.hk
Dr SEO JoonOh2766 5823joonoh.seo@polyu.edu.hk
Dr WEI Hsi-Hsien3400 8194hsi-hsien.wei@polyu.edu.hk
Dr WENG Yiwei 2766 5802 yiwei.weng@polyu.edu.hk
Dr ANWER Shahnawaz 3400 8174shah-nawaz.anwer@polyu.edu.hk
Dr HAN Shuai2766 4637shuai.han@polyu.edu.hk

Urban Sustainability Policy

Dedicated to the teaching and research of policy and reform relating to the construction and real estate industry. Teaching and research areas include but are not limited to the following.

  • Architecture

  • Conservation of built heritage

  • Construction law

  • Economic analysis of law (regulations and policies) relating to construction and real estate

  • Green buildings and sustainable urban development policies

  • Innovative contracting and disputes resolution strategies

  • Institutions and institutional changes

  • Land-use policy

  • Real estate market mechanism

  • Social sustainability

  • Urban governance

  • Urban planning

  • Urban studies

Prof. CHAN Hon Wan Edwin2766 5800bsedchan@polyu.edu.hk
Dr WONG Siu Wai Ivy 3400 8116ivy.sw.wong@polyu.edu.hk
Dr YUNG Yiu Kwan Esther3400 8196esther.yung@polyu.edu.hk
Dr SUN Yi2766 5565yi.sun@polyu.edu.hk
Dr KEE Yee Chun Tristance3400 8124tris.kee@polyu.edu.hk
Dr SING Chun Pong Michael2766 5797michael.sing@polyu.edu.hk
Dr TAN Zheng Tanya 3400 3865tanya.tan@polyu.edu.hk
Dr HOU Yuting 2766 5799 yuting.hou@polyu.edu.hk
Research Facilities

Smart Construction Laboratory


The Smart Construction Laboratory has been providing industrial services covering and extending the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), process simulation solutions and professional training to the construction industry.


Ng Wing Hong Laboratory for Sustainable City


This high-level laboratory provides an information technology infrastructure for examining the sustainable development of Hong Kong at the building and city level.

The laboratory facilitates the archiving, processing and retrieval of databases and information in multi-media formats.


Energy Laboratory


The laboratory provides facilities to support cutting-edge scientific research on advanced energy systems, such as high temperature fuel cells for energy conversion, metal air batteries for energy storage and electrochemical systems for low-grade heat harvesting. 


Building Technology Laboratory


The laboratory provides demonstration classes and hands-on building technology experiments on structural mechanics, concrete testing and non-destructive techniques for building diagnostics and inspection. The Laboratory supports research on 3D concrete printing, construction robotics and robotics exoskeleton.


IT Teaching Room


Students can use any of the PC stations in the IT Teaching Room on a first-come, first-served basis during non-teaching sessions.


Smart Infrastructure Management Systems Laboratory (SIMS)


The mission of SIMS is to foster world class excellence in research, training and technology transfer activities in the important area of sustainable civil infrastructure. The emphasis is on the research and development of effective design, rehabilitation, and management strategies.



Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required.

Curriculum Vitae


Personal Statement


Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate


  • Certificate(s) of the Bachelor's/Master’s degree.

  • Transcript(s) of the Bachelor's/Master’s degree. It must contain all pages including the explanatory notes and the grading system. For graduates, transcripts should be the final version with the graduation date. For current study, the latest transcript or testimonial issued by the institution should be provided.