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Master of Science in Construction Management



What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The programme aims to:

1. provide students with environment in which to develop their intellectual, analytical and critical abilities and to enable them to exercise these abilities in the built environment and the international project management field.

2. provide a basis for continuing professional development, and encouragement for professional specialization in the local construction industry. This platform is achieved by maintaining balance activities among research, intellectual and professional developments.

3. develop qualified and experienced real estate and construction professionals become professional managers and leaders in the field with the management principles and techniques required for the effective management of the real estate development and construction process.

4. develop the potential professional manager’s leadership, maximising quality attainment in the built project, and developing the international vision on the project management field.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

  • apply the financial management technique in real estate development projects and/or construction works;
  • analyze economics of real estate development projects and/or construction works and related process;
  • apply effective project management techniques to real estate development projects and/or construction works;
  • apply contracts management to real estate development projects and/or construction works;
  • implement effective resources management to real estate development projects and/or construction works;
  • explain the relationship between the project control functions and business management functions of a developer and/or the same of a construction firm and utilize advance techniques and technology which are available for enhancement of effectiveness and efficiency of the planning and control functions;
  • make an original discovery and innovation in the learning process in compliance with CityU’s academic strategy.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year (2 semesters and 1 summer term), Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$166,800.00 (17,47,878) per year
HK $5,560 Per Credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have:

  • a degree in a construction related discipline which would normally be Architecture, Building, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, or Building Services/Civil/Structural Engineering, or
  • obtained an equivalent qualification or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to the University.

Preference will normally be given to applicants who have the support of their employers in pursuing the programme and three years' post graduation work experience in the construction industry, preferably with managerial responsibility.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of China mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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