The programme Professional Certificate in Construction Management consists of two modules and is pitched at HKQF level 5 with 18 QF credits. The programme is also recongized by The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).
With the digitalisation of construction industry by Building Information System (BIM) as the central information platform of Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and Design for Manufacturing Assembly (DfMA), it leads to the coming revolution of the whole system of traditional construction knowledge on design, quality management, time management, cost management, sustainability and safety management. Hence, the programme will also feature an emphasis on construction management education in the context of the future impacts brought by the 4th Industrial Revolution of digitalisation and innovation to the construction industry
This programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework.
- QF Level: Level 5
- QR Registration No.: 21/000106/L5
- Validity Period: On-going since 1 Feb 2021
HKQR website: www.hkqr.gov.hk
This course is designed with reference to the professional assessment for the HKICM membership. It aims at enabling students to demonstrate knowledge, skills, behaviour and application in the following three domains of competence of a professional construction manager:
1. Technical Competence;
2. Management Competence; and
3. Commitment to Professionalism.
Programme Structure and Curriculum
This programme will last for six months of part-time study and comprise two modules with 18 QF credits. The medium of instruction is English supplemented with Chinese and the assessments will be delivered in English
|Module Code||Module Title||Contact Hours||Keyword Syllabus|
|SPE 00171||Strategic Construction Planning and Professionalism
||30 (20 hours of lecture, 10 hours of tutorials)||Planning and organising work including pre-tender and pre-contract works, Construction Planning: Site layout planning, Master Programme Planning, Managing health & Safety and welfare in Construction Works, Introduction Site Supervision Plan in Hong Kong, Construction Quality Management Systems, Implementing sustainable construction development, Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), BIM, DfMA, Commercial Project Management in Construction Projects, Construction Dispute Resolution, Contractual and legal issues, Professional Judgement and responsibility, Professional Ethics, Rules of conduct and regulations, Continuing Professional development and construction career path planning|
|SPE 00172||Strategic Construction Management
||30 (20 hours of lecture, 10 hours of tutorials)||Communication, Decision making, Managing Information, Leadership and Strategic Management, Financial Management, Development people or teams in Construction Management and Construction Innovation.|
CEF reimbursable modules
These courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programme [Professional Certificate in Construction Management] of these courses is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).
Upon successful completion of this programme, students will fulfil the requirement of:
- the professional assessment of route 1 entry (the normal route) of the membership and
- 60 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for HKICM membership.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
- Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
- Apply the key concepts, theories, practice and principles of the key disciplines of construction management;
- Apply the management skills necessary to pursue careers in construction management within the built environment and in the industrial environment; and
- Explain the current role, responsibilities and professional ethics of construction managers in their own right and within the context of upholding professional practice in the built environment.
Classes will be primarily conducted on Saturday afternoons, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Assessment and Award
The first module Strategic Construction Planning and Professionalism will be assessed by Individual Essay (50%) and Examination (50%). The second module Strategic Construction Management will be assessed by Group Project (50%) and Examination (50%).
To pass a module, students should obtain a minimum mark of 50% for each assessment component (project, individual essay and examination) and achieve an overall pass mark of 50% of the module. In order to be awarded the Professional Certificate in Construction Management, students have to pass all modules with attendance of 70% for each module.
Classes will be mainly scheduled in SCOPE Tsim Sha Tsui East Learning Centre OR City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Campus
Important Note about COVID19 Arrangement
The University have been monitoring the development of the pandemic and the changing government regulations. The modes of delivery, schedules, methods of teaching and assessment arrangements throughout the programme may be different from the original stipulations and subject to the prevailing policies and regulations.
Holders of a Professional Diploma at HKQF Level 4 with a minimum of 120 QF credits in a cognate discipline plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a technical and/or managerial position in the building / construction / surveying industry may also be considered.
Building Studies, Construction Engineering & Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Architectural Design & Technology, Civil Engineering, or equivalent qualifications.
Building Information Modelling (BIM), Facilities Management, Building Services, Business, Finance, Management, Engineering related, Environmental Protection, Energy Management Service, Real Estate, Housing Management, Interior Design, Computer Science, Information Technology, Sciences, or equivalent qualifications.
Application and Commencement
|Application Deadline||15 September 2023 (Friday)|
|Application Fee||Application fee waived until further notice|
|Programme Fee||HKD 17,000 (payable in two equal instalments)|
|Duration||October 2023 – March/April 2024|
|Meeting Venue||City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Campus OR SCOPE Tsim Sha Tsui East Learning Centre|
Application should be submitted online via www.scope.edu/eapp/PCCM.
The School of Continuing and Professional Education will make selection on the basis of the information provided in the application form, academic and professional qualifications as well as working experience.