Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


72 plus 2 training credits

15 senior year places
  • This programme is offered within the BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.

  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme prepares students for careers in property management in Hong Kong and the region. It is a professional education programme with a global and practical perspective. Drawing on the wide range of building and real estate subjects on offer, the programme provides broad based and interdisciplinary education in the context of property and housing management, and facilities and real estate asset management. Graduates are all-rounders who can understand and work with the interplay between social, economic, political, legal, technological and commercial issues and problems.



The Senior year curriculum is derived from the 4-year full time undergraduate programme BSc (Hons) in Property Management.

Students in the 4-year undergraduate curriculum are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits. For senior year intakes with an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma qualification in property management, surveying or relevant disciplines, 72 credits and 2 training credits are required for graduation.

Students have close contact with the industry through guest lectures, professional studies and property management workshops.The Department also offers a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with a local employer to gain insights into professional practice.  

We operate Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in collaboration with the University to help students in placement. WIE during the summer term is an integral element of the curriculum, and the completion of practical training is an essential criteria for fulfilling graduation requirements.

A Student Exchange Programme with overseas universities such as Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and University of Florida (USA) provide students with opportunities to study abroad.




Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has obtained professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK (RICS), Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) - GP and PFM Divisions.



Career Prospects

Government surveys have repeatedly shown that there will be a sustainable growth of demand for property management  and related services in the foreseeable future. There is great demand for property managers in housing estates and in retail and commercial buildings in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region. The surveys have shown that many employers strongly prefer degree or professional qualifications for their employees at the managerial/professional level.


Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme and they have to complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. The credit to be transferred are based on the student's academic results in HD or AD studies.

Core Subjects

Students are required to take Core Subjects such as Property Valuation, Property Law, Asset Management and Real Estate Marketing.

Elective Subjects

Students are required to take 3 Elective Subjects.

General University Requirement Subjects

Students are required to take the General University Requirement (GUR) subjects including  6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) and 3 credits of Service Learning subject (SL).

Capstone Project

Students are required to undertake a 6 credits of Capstone Project.

Work-Integrated Education

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) involves a minimum 4 week full-time placement (equivalent to 22 full days) or 176 hours part time. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms during the summer in Hong Kong, which can count towards the WIE requirement.

Language Communication Requirements

Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take a maximum of 9 additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.


More details on the programme can be obtained here.

Credit Required for Graduation

72 plus 2 training credits

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Ms. Hebe H.H. How

BBus, gradDip, MSc, MRICS, MCIOB

Entrance Requirements
  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.

  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants with better English proficiency.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 3400 8121/3400 8120/3400 3819; email: bsyywu@polyu.edu.hk).

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the aptitude and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills.

Date of Interview
Between December 2023 and June 2024

About 15 - 30 minutes

Individual / Group interview

Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.

View Other Programmes