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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Construction Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P52
Intermediate Award Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Students may be expected to attend classes in the weekday evenings and Saturdays, occasionally on Sundays
Indicative Intake Target 90
Minimum No. of Credits Required Master's Degree: 30; Postgraduate Diploma: 24
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year (2 semesters and 1 summer term);
Part-time: 2 years (4 semesters and 2 summer terms)
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Prof S M LO
PhD (Arch) HKU
+852 3442 7683
Associate Programme Leader
Dr Jin MURAKAMI (Construction Project Management stream)
BEng (Tokyo Sci), MEng (Tokyo), PhD (UC Berkeley)
+852 3442 5658
Associate Programme Leader
Dr Zheng CHANG (Real Estate Project Management stream)
MArch (Tsinghua), MUP (Harvard), DDes (Harvard)
+852 3442 5434
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7609 (Phone)
+852 3442 0427 (Fax)
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to 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.
The programme also aims to 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.

Entrance Requirements

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 213 (computer-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.

Course Description

The programme focuses on 6 key areas:
  • Management Principles
  • Financial Management
  • Law and Contract
  • Construction Related Information
  • Economics
  • Research