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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This postgraduate programme is designed to cut across the traditional boundaries among management, surveying, engineering and environmental sciences to take a broad view of the subject. The primary aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of urban sustainable development.

Characteristics

This programme provides up-to-date knowledge in sustainable urban development based on contemporary research findings. It is suitable for local, Chinese mainland and international planners, surveyors, environmental practitioners, consultancy professionals, engineers, government officers, business managers and graduates from relevant courses.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme has been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their study either in a full-time mode or a part-time mode. Students must complete Compulsory Subjects and selected Core Subjects. They can select Elective Subjects from a wide range of subjects that are offered across several faculties in the University.

Students must complete 30 credits through two alternative approaches:

  • ​Approach A: 4 Compulsory Subjects + 3 Core Subjects + 3 Elective Subjects
  • Approach B: 4 Compulsory Subjects + 3 Core Subjects + a Dissertation

(Unless specified otherwise, each subject carries 3 credits, and the Dissertation carries 9 credits.)

Core Areas of Study

The following is a list of Compulsory and Core subjects

Compulsory Subjects

  • ​Urban Planning & Urban Design
  • Development Finance & Investment
  • Sustainability & the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Development & Environmental Planning

Core Subjects

  • ​Project Appraisal
  • Real Estate Development
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Engineering Intelligent Buildings
  • Noise & Vibration in Sustainable Built Environments
  • Urban Transport Planning - Theory & Practice^
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Principles of GIS
  • Urban Informatics
  • Social Impact Assessment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK $5,300 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ZS1201, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Bachelor's degree with Honours; OR A Bachelor's degree in a construction or real estate related discipline; OR Corporate membership of a relevant professional institution with substantial experience in the construction or real estate sector. If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfill the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; or An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor's degree with Honours relevant to construction, real estate, urban planning, architecture, environmental science or equivalent qualifications (including recognised professional qualifications).

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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