The Master of Science in Integrated Project Delivery [MSc (IPD)] is evolved from the former Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Design and Management [MSc (IDM)]. The MSc (IPD) provides a project management education to meet the needs of those working in integrated project delivery enabled by virtual design and construction (VDC). Learning is enabled with the latest BIM, GIS and gaming technologies available in the HKUrban Lab 5D BIM Lab in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The course is designed to provide construction and real estate project managers and professionals with an advanced education in key aspects of the land conversion process that affect decisions relating to real estate and construction in both the private and public sectors.

Through this programme students will develop the skills necessary to break through disciplinary boundaries and strengthen their competence in interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic technology management – critical success factors in project delivery today. Students will learn and develop skills in:

  • Strategic technology management, developing skills in the management of BIM, VDC and IPD through teaching and learning in class and through semester long projects
  • Change management in organizations and projects
  • Team building, collaborative design and construction project management
  • Understanding and managing interdisciplinary and cross-cultural differences in teams

The programme is offered with contributions from local industry and internationally renowned visiting lecturers. It is professionally accredited by CIOB and RICS and professional accreditation is being sought from the Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling.