Programme Content




This programme offers strong academic and tutoring supports with 50-60 contact hours per module, and provides you with a route to becoming a full member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  It involves the identification, analysis, evaluation and subsequent solving of problems associated with the technological, economic and legal issues encountered in the field of building surveying.

Programme Features

Learning support 
Intensive academic tutoring support for each module
Professional recognition
This programme is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)



Maintenance Management

This module provides an analytical approach to non-compliance of performance, and recognise the limitations set by the structure of new and existing buildings and services systems, whilst placing the area of technology in the context of management, diagnostic appraisal and technical actions such as remedial treatment, replacement or reuse. 

Facilities Management (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z121431)

The module aims to acquaint students with the various facets of facilities management. Students will consider the role of the building professional within a corporate environment with a view to developing an awareness of the interaction and effect of the individual non-core activities on corporate achievement.

Building Conservation

The module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of conservation in the historic built environment through exploring the principles, legislative framework, policy issues and philosophies relating to building conservation, all in the broader context of achieving sustainable development. 

Project Analysis and Appraisal (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z121458)

This module is designed to equip students with the overall concept of “a project” by considering its phases and constituent parts from inception to completion. The analysis and appraisal of the project will be considered in relation to the four aspects of Whole Life-Cycle Appraisal and in relation to new-build, refurbishment and regeneration projects. 

Professional Practice – BS (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z12144A)

The module develops students’ concepts of Building Pathology combined with building performance and the appraisal of remedial and design solutions to the degradation processes. It will also be used to develop their understanding of essential practice-relevant issues such as awareness of the requirements of codes of professional conduct and ethics and the fundamentals of practice management. 

Dissertation / Project

On an individual basis the student will be required to carry out an in-depth study involving theoretical, experimental or investigative analysis, or a combination of these, in the context of a critical review of an aspect of construction and/or the built or natural environment. 

 This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Building Surveying) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5). 


Coursework, unseen examination, project work and dissertation/project




Professional Recognition

                     This programme is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 13/000589/L5
Validity Period : 17/09/2013 - 31/08/2028


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) from one of the following programmes:

  • HD in Building Studies
  • HD in Civil Engineering
  • HD in Construction Engineering and Management
  • HD in Surveying
  • HD in Urban Renewal, Building Inspection and Maintenance


Holders of Higher Diploma or Associate Degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant Engineering area from a recognised tertiary education will also be considered.


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent;


  • Applicants whose first language is English.
Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$87,880 by 3 instalments


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes Amount (HK$)

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000*
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF

Career Prospects/ Further Studies/ Campus Life

Career Prospects
Our graduates are employed in various fields relevant to their study, such as building maintenance and refurbishment, building control and property management.


Further Studies
Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Graduation Ceremony



Connect with Us


Programme Coordinator

Dr Tony Tang

Tel. no.

2436 8532 



General Enquires

Ms. Queenie Lam

Tel. no.

2436 8600



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Registration No. : 252193(3). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.