Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(IPD) PT

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 and HKIS.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

The basic admission requirement is a recognised Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline or qualifications deemed to be equivalent plus, normally, a minimum of two years' post-degree practical experience in design, procurement, construction, policy-making or management of buildings, projects or urban districts, or an approved related industry field.

To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the Master of Science in Integrated Project Delivery, a candidate shall:
1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
2. hold a Bachelor's degree with Honours in a relevant field of this University or from a comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
3. produce proof of relevant work experience (normally a minimum of two years of post-degree practical experience in design, procurement, construction, policy-making or management of buildings, projects or urban districts, or an approved related field), including a curriculum vitae, at least one letter of reference from a relevant employer, and any other supplementary document as determined by the Programme Director;
4. be fluent in both spoken and written English; and
5. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Professor S M Rowlinson
Tel: 2859 2146
Fax: 2559 9457
Email: reco@hku.hk
Website: http://fac.arch.hku.hk/rec

Contacts
Ms Claren Chan
Tel: 2219 4409
Email: claren@hku.hk

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