The Master of Science in Construction Project Management [MSc(ConstProjectMan)] programme is designed to provide an advanced education across the whole range of disciplines associated with the management of construction projects from project concept through inception to completion. Through the various majors combined with the array of electives, students have the opportunity to concentrate on selected stages in the process. The programme is orientated towards the particular circumstances of Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia Pacific region. It helps students to broaden and deepen their knowledge and to apply their skills in solving complex problems inherent in construction projects.
Each student must complete:
- Twelve courses including prescribed and elective courses; or
- Nine courses including prescribed and elective courses plus a dissertation.*
The prescribed courses are:
- Management theory and projects
- Real estate and construction management practice*
- Law for the real-estate and construction industry
- Procurement systems
- Project workshop
- Occupational health, safety and well-being in construction*
Elective courses can be chosen from a wide range of options, which vary according to the major chosen from among the following:
- MSc(Construction Project Management)
- MSc(Construction Project Management) majoring in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
- MSc(Construction Project Management) majoring in Quantity Surveying
- MSc(Construction Project Management) majoring in International Real Estate
The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Quantity Surveying major is professionally accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS).
After completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively with related professionals in the real estate and construction industries;
- Apply relevant theory to practice and develop project management methodologies to suit different project, environmental and organizational contexts;
- Integrate relevant knowledge in construction project management with other disciplines in order to enhance professional practice skills;
- Apply critical thinking, analytical as well as research skills to investigate issues and problems associated with the management of construction projects in a local, regional and global context;
- Implement effective project management strategies to real estate and construction projects.
*Subject to approval