Programme Content

                

 

 

Introduction

The core themes of this programme include the legal and regulatory framework of buildings, construction processes and management, contractual procedures and construction innovation. Graduates can join the industry in a wide range of professions in relation to project planning and management. 


UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students

 

Introduction

Professional recognition 
This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).  It is also accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM) where graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of HKIPM.


Fast completion
A 14-month fast-track bachelor's degree programme in PT mode.


Modules

Construction Resource and Quality Management

This module allows students gaining an overview of the principles and application of construction management in the built environment sector.  The module is intended to enable students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the practical principles which will need to be applied for the successful completion of construction projects in terms of cost, quality, time and stakeholder expectations, within the constraints of a changeable economic and legislative environment.

Sustainability and Innovation in Construction (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z126875)

The module will develop your understanding on the influence of current legislative, contractual and cultural changes in the construction industry and their effects on the process of construction management.  Areas which may be considered are low-carbon construction, corporate social responsibility, new and proposed legislative changes, changes to contractual arrangements, productivity issues, internationalisation, use of best practice, BIM, etc. 

Contract Management (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z126875)

This module will develop your understanding of critical awareness of the selection, use and interpretation of standard forms of contracts within the construction industry.  The module is specifically useful to those intending to be involved in contract practice and administration of construction projects.

Project and Cost Management(CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z126867)

This module will develop the basic understanding and critical awareness of the options for tendering and procuring construction projects.  It will explore the principles of and practices of construction procurement and tendering in construction context with particular emphasis on the range of methods strategies available.  You will also be exposed to basic project management concepts with an enhanced awareness of the issues related to managing project resources.

Research Practice and Communication

This module is aimed at using different research methods and research skills to effectively communicate research novelties and ideas to the scientific and non-academic communities.  You will enhance your knowledge on the use of online literature databases, other search engines, and library resources.  You would apply these skills to your independent research, formulate research questions, leading to proposals, and undertake a critical review of embodied literature by using critical constructive synthesis.

Research Dissertation

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop your research skills by conducting primary research (with secondary research support) focused on a specific problem of relevance to the discipline.  You would use different methods and research skills to effectively communicate research novelties and ideas to the scientific and non-academic communities.  It is meant to contribute to the research training aim appropriate to your level of study and requires you to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research and to show an appropriate level of competence in the design, execution, and reporting of a research project.

Group Project 3

You will gain a detailed understanding of some of the key stages involved in a construction project through the operation of a simulated design and construction team.  You will learn how to manage, through Building Information Modelling (BIM), aspects of a project from its initial design inception through to its tender submission and presentation.

Academic Writing 3: Writing Skills for Dissertation and Research Project(CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z126867)

This module offers you strategies for conceptualising, planning, drafting, revising and editing longer assignments such as final-year projects and dissertations.  The competences you acquire and develop through this module will contribute to your university personal development and, implicitly, to your future workplace roles whichrequire writing skills.

+ Students must complete all modules under the same CEF code to fulfill the CEF reimbursement requirements. 

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

 

Assessment

Assignment, examination, individual project and integrated project

 

Recognition

Profession Recognition

 

 

The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Graduates are eligible to apply for Membership of CABE.

 

 

This award has been accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) for fulfilling the academic requirement to become the Member of HKICM.

 

 

The programme has been accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM). Graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of HKIPM.

 

 

The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).  Graduates are eligible to apply for Membership of CIOB.

 

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 19/001294/L5 
Validity Period : 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2023*

 

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

Employment
  • 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 and Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

* This programme is in the process of seeking re-accreditation by HKCAAVQ. The re-accreditation is subject to HKCAAVQ’s final approval.

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Graduates of the following VTC Higher Diploma (HD) programmes: 

  • HD in Building Studies 

  • HD in Civil Engineering 

  • HD in Surveying PLUS a pass in the bridging module Land Surveying for Construction Management+ 

OR 

Graduates with at least 3 years of relevant work experiences, of the following VTC Professional Diploma (PD) programmes awarded with either merit or distinction: 

  • PD in Construction Management 

  • PD in Construction Site Supervision PLUS a pass in the bridging modules Construction Law for Construction Management^ and Land Surveying for Construction Management+ 

OR 

A qualification equivalent to the above* 
 

AND 
 

All candidates must be able to demonstrate competence equivalent to a HKCEE Grade E or HKDSE Level 2 in Mathematics.  Applicants from the approved VTC feeder programmes are considered to have met this requirement. 

+ Bridging modules can be waived through modular exemption by relevant prior study 
* Subject to the final approval by Coventry University 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

 

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications [e.g. Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma at merit or distinction, Associate Degree] taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent.
     

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$63,900 by 4 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)


Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to prospective, 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

Career Prospects
 

Though I have over 30 years of experience in construction, the knowledge I gained from this programme helped me to further my career as a Project Manager. SHAPE lecturers are competent and experienced in the field, they deepened my understanding of contract management and dispute resolution which are essential knowledge for my role. 

Tam Chung Yau

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

  • Project Manager


 

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 and Overseas.

 

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Chau Yat Kwong 

Tel. no.

2836 1834

Email

ykchau@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Mr. Charles Lee 

Tel. no.

2836 1891

Email

charlesl@vtc.edu.hk

 

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Registration No. : 252032. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.