THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE

 

 

 

     Part-Time Degree Programmes

 

                 For Student Intake 2010/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management (32102-BEM)

BSc (Hons) in Surveying                                                (32106-SUR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2010


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Definitive Programme Document is subject to review and changes which the programme offering Faculty / Department / School can decide to make from time to time. Students will be informed of the changes as and when appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Building and Real Estate

Faculty of Construction and Land Use

 

September, 2010

 


                                                                                                     Contents

                                                                                                                                    Page

 

1.         GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                           1

 

2.         CREDIT REQUIREMENT AND DURATION                                               1         

            2.1       Credits Per Semester                                                                               1

            2.2       Zero (Nil) Subjects                                                                                  1

            2.3       Total Credits Required                                                                            1

 

3.         PROGRESSION PATTERN                                                                             2

            3.1       Expectation                                                                                             2

            3.2       Deferment                                                                                              2

 

4.         PROGRAMME OUTCOME                                                                            2

4.1       Programme Aims of BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management   2

4.2       Programme Aims of BSc (Hons) in Surveying                                        3      

 

5.         PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT                                                                    3

            5.1       Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee                             3

            5.2       Programme Management Group                                                             4

            5.3       Head/Student Liaison Group                                                                   4

            5.4       Staff/Student Liaison Group                                                                   4

            5.5       Programme Leader                                                                                 4

 

6.         SUBJECT MANAGEMENT                                                                             4

            6.1       Subject Leader                                                                                        4

            6.2       Subject Syllabus                                                                                     4

            6.3       Subject Levels                                                                                        5

            6.4       Requisites and Exclusions                                                                      5

            6.5       Credit Transfer and Exemption                                                               5

 

7.         ASSESSMENT                                                                                                   6      

7.1       Assessment Methods                                                                              6

            7.2       Subject Assessment Review Panel                                                          6

            7.3       Grading                                                                                                   7

            7.4       Absence from an Assessment Component                                              8

            7.5       Retaking Subjects                                                                                   8

 

8.         BOARD OF EXAMINERS                                                                               8

            8.1       Responsibilities                                                                                       8

            8.2       Composition of BoE                                                                               8

            8.3       Appeals                                                                                                  9

 

9.         PROGRESSION AND AWARD                                                                       9

            9.1       Progression                                                                                             9

            9.2       Eligibility for Award                                                                               9

            9.3       Guidelines for Award Classification                                                    10

            9.4       Pass-without-Honours                                                                          10      

 


Part-time Degree Programmes

 

 

1.                  GENERAL INFORMATION

 

University                    :           The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Faculty                         :           Faculty of Construction and Land Use (FCLU)

Host Department          :           Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE)

Programme                  :           BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management (BEM)

                                                BSc (Hons) in Surveying (SUR)

                                                                         

Duration                      :           Four Years normally

                                                Eight years maximum

Mode of Attendance    :           Part-time (evenings)

System                         :           Credit-based System (CbS)

 

The Department of Building and Real Estate, under the Faculty of Construction and Land Use is the host department for these programmes. BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineers (HKIE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).  BSc (Hons) in Surveying is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.

 

Other departments and centres within the University that contribute to the programmes are the English Language Centre (ELC), Civil & Structural Engineering (CSE) and Building Services Engineering (BSE). The Department operates its academic programmes using the Credit-based System. Each programme comprises a number of subjects, expressed in credits. All programmes are upon based University academic year. Under the Credit-based System, an academic year consists of three semesters: Semester 1, Semester 2 and the summer term. For Semesters 1 & 2, each of which usually consists of 14 weeks and followed by examination period. Between these two semesters, there is a semester break. Summer term is of 7-week duration and usually begins in June.

 

 

2.         CREDIT REQUIREMENT AND DURATION

 

2.1       There are a defined number of credits for each programme of which students have to register for each semester in accordance with the programme curriculum.

 

2.2       Students of any programmes are not allowed to have nil subject registration in any semester, including the mandatory summer term as required by their programmes unless they have obtained approval from the Department. The legitimate reasons for nil subject enrolment must be provided for the consideration of the Department. Any semester in which a student is allowed to take nil subjects will be counted towards the maximum period of registration.

 

2.3       A student is required to register for a programme at the time of admission. The graduation requirement for each programme is stipulated in the programme curriculum with a normal duration of 4 years (part-time) and a maximum duration for completion of 8 years. All of which studies should be within the semester of the academic year.

 


3.         PROGRESSION PATTERN

 

3.1       There is a specified progression pattern and curriculum for each academic programme. Notwithstanding any alterations, which the Department may consider necessary from time to time, students are expected to follow the progression pattern and curriculum unless special approval has been granted. PROGRESSION PATTERNS (See Appendix A & B) contain details of the prescribed progression pattern for each of the four programmes under this Part-time Degree Scheme.

 

3.2       Students may apply for deferment of study if they have a genuine need to do so, such as illness or an overseas business trip. Approval from the Scheme Chair and Programme Leader are required. The deferment period will not be counted as part of the maximum period of registration.

 

 

4.         PROGRAMME OUTCOME

 

4.1       Programme Aims of BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management

       

            The BEM programme aims to produce graduates who can develop into highly competent and professional building engineers for Hong Kong, China and the international market. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability in the production of buildings and facilities so that they will be able to contribute effectively to project and facilities management teams engaged in complex building projects.

 

Programme Outcomes

           

Upon successful completion of the programme, the graduate is expected to action as follows:

 

Category A      Professional/academic knowledge and skills

 

1.             Ability to possess knowledge of building engineering principles, process and methods for the successful completion of all types of construction projects

2.             Ability to use the techniques, skills and engineering principles for different types of construction

3.             Ability to apply construction management knowledge and skills in personnel, financial and operation practices and communication aspects required for efficient building production

4.             Ability to identify, structure and analysis diverse problems arising from the changing social, economic, environmental and technological pressures

5.             Ability to solve identified construction problems with appropriate solutions

6.             Ability to evaluate alternative strategic options

7.             Ability to select appropriate construction materials, practices and methods in compliance with sustainable development

8.             Ability to exercise professional judgement in the consideration of alternatives in complex situations

 

 

Category B      Attributes for all-roundedness

           

1.             Ability to possess skills to identify, analysis and solve problems

2.             Ability to have an understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibilities

3.             Ability to communicate effectively

4.             Ability to reflect knowledge gap for life time learning 

5.             Ability to contribute as team member and to lead effectively.

 

 


4.2       Programme Aims of BSc (Hons) in Surveying

 

            The Programme aims to prepare students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land, property and construction for their immediate employability and lifelong learning. Graduates will enter the professions of building surveying, quantity surveying or general practice surveying as graduate trainees but with full potentials to readily become full-fledged professional surveyors and finally take leading and strategic roles in the profession and business of land, property and construction and make contributions to the community through their chosen professional services.

 

Programme Outcomes

 

Upon successful completion of the programme, the students and expected to attain as follows:

           

Category A      Professional/academic knowledge and skills

 

1.             Ability to comprehend and identify issues and problems concerning land, property and construction at project level

2.             Ability to comprehend and identify issues and problems concerning land, property and construction at corporate level

3.             Ability to comprehend and identify issues and problems concerning land, property and construction at industry level

4.             Ability to comprehend and identify issues and problems concerning land, property and construction at macro socio-economic and political level

5.             Ability to advise clients through rendering surveying services

6.             Ability to identify, formulate and solve problems related to the surveying profession and real estate

7.             Ability to analyse and interpret data of the industry

8.             Ability to formulate and implement strategies, policies and solutions for sustainable development and construction

           

Category B      Attributes for all-roundedness

           

1.             Ability to possess skills to identify, analysis and solve problems

2.             Ability to have an understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibilities

3.             Ability to communicate effectively

4.             Ability to reflect on knowledge gap for life time learning

5.             Ability to contribute as team member and to lead effectively

6.             Ability to identify contemporary issues

 

 

5.         PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

 

5.1       Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee / Scheme Committee

 

Chairman:        Scheme Chair

Members:        Head, Department of Building and Real Estate (ex-officio)

                        Programme Leaders

                        Deputy Programme Leaders

                                    Subject Leaders

                        One student representatives from each level of the 4 Part-time BSc (Hons) Programmes (except where confidentiality is involved) and

                        Co-opted additional members from contributing departments

Secretary:         Departmental Executive Officer

 

The Programme Committee is responsible to the Faculty Board for the management of its programme, which includes:

(a)    Ensuring that the Programme is implemented properly;

(b)   Recommending to the Heads of the host and contributing departments the resources required to implement the programme;

(c)    Reviewing programme objectives and resources allocation requirements;

(d)   Reviewing the progress of students and the teaching and learning activities and solve any problems arising therefrom;

(e)    Reviewing academic regulations, admissions policy, and assessment methods;

(f)    Consulting students from time to time.

 

5.2       Programme Management Group

 

The Programme Management Group is given the responsibility to monitor and control the running of the programme. The Group comprises the Programme Leader and Programme Counselor. The Group meets three or four times a year to consider the progress of the students as well as receiving comments from the various subject leaders on proposed changes to the programme.

 

5.3       Head/Student Liaison Group

 

A Head/Student Liaison Group, made up of the Head of Department and two student representatives from each level of the programme, meets twice a year to discuss issues of concern. This Liaison Group provides a forum for full and frank exchanges of view.

 

5.4       Staff/Student Liaison Group

 

The Student/Staff Liaison Group, made up of two student representatives from each level of the programme, the Programme Counselor, and the Programme Leader, meets twice a year to discuss such issues as student workload, teaching methods and the relevance of the materials taught. This Liaison Group provides a forum for the full and frank exchange of views between staff and students.

 

5.5       Programme Leader

 

The Programme Leader is responsible for the day-to-day management of a particular programme and provides academic and organisational leadership for that programme through the Programme Committee and Programme Management Group. Programme Counselor assist the Programme Leader.

 

 

6.         SUBJECT MANAGEMENT

 

6.1       Subject Leader
 
The BRE Department adopts a team approach to teaching. Subjects are normally delivered by more than one lecturer with one of the team designated as the Subject Leader responsible for the development of the subject and for co-ordinating the activities of the lecturers involved.

 

6.2       Subject Syllabus

 

Syllabus details, are provided in SUBJECT PORTFOLIO. Each subject has an allocated credit value (usually but not necessarily 3 credits) and, in terms of effort, a student is expected to do 40 hours of study to earn a credit.

 


6.3       Subject Levels

 

The credit-based subjects are classified according to the University Credit-based System. Each subject is given a unique code that identifies the department offering the subject, the intellectual level and the discipline. For example, subject code BRE201 consists of the letter prefix “BRE” identifying the department offering the subject, and in this case it is the Department of Building & Real Estate; “2” indicating that it is a level 2 subject; and “01” indicating the coding of that particular subject. The level codes are as follows:

 

Level code                   Explanation

0                      =          Sub A-Level standard

1                      =          A-Level standard

2                      =          Standard comparable to Year 1 of a 3-year honours degree programme

3                      =          Standard comparable to Year 2 of a 3-year honours degree programme

4                      =          Standard comparable to Year 3 of a 3-year honours degree programme

5                      =          Master’s level

6                      =          Doctoral level

 

Although the level codes 2 to 4 are for undergraduate degrees, other awards may also use subjects with level codes 2 to 4 if the level of the subject is considered to be appropriate for the level of award. Therefore, level 2 subjects, level 3 subjects and level 4 subjects may be included in some sub-degree or master programmes, whilst level 5 subjects may be included as elective subjects in some undergraduate degree programmes (the latter is restricted to a maximum of 9 credits).

 

6.4       Requisites and Exclusions

 

Each subject may have pre-requisites, co-requisites and exclusions. The pre-requisite of a subject must have been obtained before a student registers for that subject. However, the Department has the discretion to waive the pre-requisite requirements of a subject, if deemed appropriate. If a subject X has a subject Y as a co-requisite, both X and Y must be taken in the same semester. And, if subject X has subject Y as exclusion, a student having completed subject Y cannot have subject X count towards the award.

 

6.5       Credit Transfer and Exemption

 

6.5.1    Credit Transfer will be given credits for recognized previous study, which will count towards the award requirement. University policy stipulates that not more than 50% of the normal credit requirement for the academic award may be transferable from approved institutions outside the University, and not more than 67% of the normal credit requirement credits for the award can be transferred from programmes within the University. However, for the two part-time programmes covered by this scheme, there is the additional stipulation that no more than 14 credits in total for BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management and 17 credits in total for BSc (Hons) in Surveying respectively may be transferred from other programmes either inside or outside of the University. The reason for this stipulation is that in order to comply with the requirement of the professional bodies, students on a part-time degree programme basis should study at least 50% of the subjects studied by their full-time counterparts.

 

6.5.2    Exemption from taking subjects means that the credits associated with the exempted subjects will not count towards the award requirement. If a student is exempted from taking a specified subject because they have previously successfully completed similar subjects in another programme, another subject will have to be taken in order to satisfy the credit requirement.

 


7.         ASSESSMENT

 

General Assessment Regulations (GAR) of the University governs the conditions for student assessment and progression and the recommendation of an award.

 

7.1       Assessment Methods

 

Students’ performance in a subject is assessed by either of the following methods:

(a)        Coursework only: To pass a subject by this method, a student must attain a minimum Grade 'D' in coursework (tests, assignments, projects, laboratory work, field exercises, presentations and other forms of classroom participation).

 

(b)               Examination and Coursework (the weighting of each component is stated in the Subject Portfolio): To pass a subject by this method a student must attain a minimum Grade 'D' in coursework and a minimum Grade 'D' in the examination.

 

(c)        Continuous Assessment: Both Projects and Dissertation are of this type of assessment where students are assessed through a period of time with stages of work and progress together with the final products of works. The ‘Guidance Notes for the Final Year Dissertation’ detailed the assessment and process.

 

Assessment methods and parameters are determined by the Subject Leader who will inform the students of the details at the beginning of each semester.

 

7.2       Subject Assessment Review Panel

 

The Subject Assessment Review Panel (SARP) is responsible for monitoring the academic standard and quality of subjects and ratifying subject grades. It meets at the end of each semester, normally in January and June. The Panel reviews the distribution of grades within a subject and finalises the grades at the end of each semester/term before submission to the Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners will not attempt to change any grades.

 

Composition of the SARP is as follows:

Chairman:        Head, Department of Building and Real Estate

Members:         Undergraduate Programme Committee Chairperson

Secretary:         Departmental Senior Executive Officer

 


7.3       Grading

 

At the end of each semester students will be informed of the grade achieved for each subject. Assessment grades shall be awarded on a criterion-referenced basis. A student’s overall performance in a subject shall be graded as follows:

 

 

Subject grade

 

Short description

 

 

Elaboration on subject grading description

 

A+

Exceptionally Outstanding

The student’s work is exceptionally outstanding. It exceeds the intended subject learning outcomes in all regards.

A

Outstanding

The student’s work is outstanding. It exceeds the intended subject learning outcomes in nearly all regards.

B+

Very Good

The student’s work is very good. It exceeds the intended subject learning outcomes in most regards.

B

Good

The student’s work is good. It exceeds the intended subject learning outcomes in some regards.

C+

Wholly Satisfactory

The student’s work is wholly satisfactory. It fully meets the intended subject learning outcomes.

C

Satisfactory

The student’s work is satisfactory. It largely meets the intended subject learning outcomes.

D+

Barely

Satisfactory

The student’s work is barely satisfactory. It marginally meets the intended subject learning outcomes.

D

Barely

Adequate

The student’s work is barely adequate. It meets the intended subject learning outcomes only in some regards.

F

Inadequate

The student’s work is inadequate. It fails to meet many of the intended subject learning outcomes.

 

Subject passing grades are “A+” to “D” whilst “F” is a subject failure grade. No credit will be earned if a subject is failed. At the end of each semester/term, a Grade Point Average (GPA) will be computed as follows, and based on the grade point of all the subjects (failed subjects are included in the GPA calculation).

 

GPA =    S Subject Grade Point x Subject Credit Value

              n                                                                   

                        S Subject Credit Value

                        n

 

Where n =      number of all subjects (inclusive of failed subjects) taken by the student up to and including the latest semester/term, but for subjects which have been retaken, only the grade obtained in the final attempt will be included in the GPA calculation.

 

Exempted, ungraded or incomplete subjects and subjects for which credit transfer has been approved without a grade assigned to, it will be excluded from the GPA calculation. In addition, subjects from which a student has been allowed to withdraw (i.e. those with the code ‘W”) will be excluded. Subject which has been given an “S” subject code i.e. absent from examination, will be included in the GPA calculation and will be counted as “zero” grade point. GPA is therefore the unweighted cumulative average calculated for a student, for all relevant subjects taken from the start of the programme to a particular point of time. GPA is an indicator of overall performance and is capped at 4.0.

 


7.4       Absence from an assessment component

 

A student who has been absent from an examination, or other form of assessment, due to illness or other causes acceptable to the SARP, may be given another examination or other form of assessment, which will be regarded as a first assessment for grading purposes. This assessment shall take place before the commencement of the following academic year. In the cases of illness, the student will be required to submit a medical certificate.

 

7.5       Retaking Subjects

 

Students may retake any subject for the purpose of improving their grade without having to seek approval, but they must retake a compulsory subject which they have failed, i.e. obtained an F grade. Retaking of subjects is with the condition that the maximum study load of 21 credits per semester is not exceeded. Students wishing to retake passed subjects will be accorded a lower priority than those who are required to retake (due to failure in a compulsory subject) and can only do so if places are available.

 

The number of retakes of a subject is not restricted. Only the grade obtained in the final attempt of retaking (even if the retake grade is lower than the original grade for originally passed subject) will be included in the calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA). (The grades obtained in previous attempts will only be reflected in the transcript of studies.)

 

In cases where a student takes another subject to replace a failed elective subject, the fail grade will be taken into account in the calculation of the GPA, despite the passing of the replacement subject.

 

 

8.         BOARD OF EXAMINERS

 

8.1       Responsibilities

The Board of Examiners (BoE) meets at the end of each semester, following the Subject Assessment Review Panel (SARP). The BoE is responsible to the Senate for making decisions concerning:

a)      Classification of awards;

b)      De-registration cases; and

c)      Cases with extenuating circumstance.

 

The BoE will not attempt to change the grades for any student in any subject or condone failures. Decisions of the BoE, except those on award and de-registration cases which are straight forward, will be ratified by the Faculty Board. Any decisions by the BoE outside the general assessment regulations of the University supported by the Faculty Board, should be referred to the Academic Regulations Committee for ratification, all such cases shall be reported to the Senate. Decisions by BoE outside the programme regulations but within the general assessment regulations of the University fall within the authority of the Faculty Board.

 

8.2       Composition of BoE

 

The composition of the BoE is as follows:

Chairman:        Head, Department of Building and Real Estate

Members:         Undergraduate Programme Committee Chairperson

The Programme Leader

                        Programme Counselors

                        4 to 5 internal subject examiners

                        Departmental Academic Advisor and/or External Examiners

Secretary:         Departmental Senior Executive Officer

 


8.3       Appeals

 

Appeals against the decision of the Subject Assessment Review Panel / Board of Examiners must be made within 7 working days upon the public announcement of the examination results. A student should make the appeal in writing firstly to the Head of the BRE Department. The Department will inform the student of the appeal result and, if the appeal is successful, the Department will inform the Faculty.

 

 

9.         PROGRESSION AND AWARD

 

9.1       Progression

 

At the end of each semester, the Board of Examiners determines whether each student is:

(i)                 Eligible for progression towards an award; or

(ii)               Eligible for an award; or

(iii)             Required to be de-registered from the programme.

 

A student will have 'progressing' status unless he falls within the following categories, either of which may be regarded as grounds for de-registration from the programme:

(i)                 the student has exceeded the maximum period of registration;

(ii)               the student’s GPA is lower than 2.0 for two consecutive semesters and his Semester GPA in the second semester is also lower than 2.0; or

(iii)             the student’s GPA is lower than 2.0 for three consecutive semesters.

 

Notwithstanding, a student may be de-registered from the programme before the 'third' semester if his academic performance is poor to the extent that the BoE deems his chance of attaining a GPA of 2.0 at the end of the programme is slim or impossible.

 

9.2       Eligibility for Award

 

A student will be eligible for award if all the following conditions are satisfied:

(i)                 Accumulation of the requisite number of credits as defined for the particular award;

(ii)               Satisfying all the 'compulsory' and 'elective' requirements as defined in the definitive programme document; and

(iii)             Having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or above at the end of the programme.

(iv)             Fulfilment of the residential requirement for at least one-third of the credit normally for the award.

 

A student is required to graduate as soon as all the conditions for award are satisfied.

 


9.3       Guidelines for Award Classification

 

The following are guidelines for the Boards of Examiners’ reference in determining award classifications. The BoE will exercise its judgement as to the award for each student and may use other relevant information.

 

Hons

Degrees

All other

Programmes

Guidelines

GPA or weighted GPA (see Note)

1st

 

Distinction

The student’s performance/attainment is outstanding, and identifies him/her as exceptionally able in the field covered by the programme in question.

3.7+ to 4

2:i

 

Credit

The student has reached a standard of performance/attainment which is more than satisfactory but less than outstanding.

3.2 + to 3.7-

2:ii

 

 

 

 

Pass

The student has reached a standard of performance/attainment judged to be satisfactory, and clearly higher than the “essential minimum” required for graduation.

2.3+ to 3.2-

3rd

 

The student has attained the “essential minimum” required for graduation at a standard ranging from just adequate to just satisfactory.

2.0 to 2.3-

 

Note: “+” sign denotes ‘equal to and more than’; “-” sign denotes ‘less than’.

 

9.4          A Pass-without-Honours degree award will be recommended only under exceptional circumstances, when the student has demonstrated a level of final attainment which is below the ‘essential minimum’ required for graduation with Honours from the programme in question, but when he has nonetheless covered the prescribed work of the programme in an adequate fashion, while failing to show sufficient evidence of the intellectual calibre expected of Honours degree graduates. For example, if a student in an Honours degree programme has a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or more, but his Weighted GPA is less than 2.0, he may be considered for a Pass-without-Honours classification.

               


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRESSION PATTERN


Appendix A

 

PROGRESSION PATTERN

 

BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management   32102

 

Total credits for the PT Building Engineering & Management Programme is 62 credits.##

Unless otherwise specified, subjects are compulsory and carry 3 credits

Year 1 [September 2010]

Semester 1

BRE391      Construction Technology II

CSE290       Introduction to Geotechnology                 

Semester 2

BRE351      Contract Administration

BRE349      Building Services I

#ELC3403   Workplace English for FCLU (3 credits)

 

Year 2 [September 2011]

Semester 1

BRE302      Structure II

BRE3931    Temporary Work Design (4 credits in 4 semesters including Year 2: S.1, S.2 and summer term and Year 3: S1)

Semester 2

BRE324      Engineering Economics

BRE350      Project Management & Procurement

BRE3931    Temporary Work Design (4 credits in 4 semesters including Year 2: S.1, S.2 and summer term and Year 3: S1)

 

Year 3 [September 2012]

Semester 1

BRE377      Research Methods

BRE401      Construction Technology III

BRE4051    Project Evaluation & Development (5 credits in 2 semesters)                             

Semester 2

BRE345      Measurement, Documentation & Estimating

BRE4051    Project Evaluation & Development (5 credits in 2 semesters)             

BRE453      Building Services II

BRE477      Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

 

Year 4 [September 2013]

Semester 1

BRE426      Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering

BRE477      Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

Semester 2

BRE4281    Construction Engineering Management

BRE477      Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

                     

ELECTIVES*          2 Elective Subjects

 

Students are to opt two electives either in S.1 or S.2 from the list of the elective subjects offered by the Department

and as specified.

Elective Subjects :

*At least one elective from the following:

BRE326**            Maintenance Technology & Management

BRE450***       Building Maintenance for Sustainability

BSE332                 Fire Services

*Only one elective from the following:

BRE442                Forecasting and Competition in the Built Environment

                      BRE439                             Engineering Contract Procedure

                      BRE398                             Building Information Modeling                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                Total credits = 62

                **Students can opt for BRE326 prior to taking BRE 450. 

                        ***Students who have opted for BRE 450 prior to BRE 326, they will not be allowed to opt for BRE 326 afterwards.

 

#    ELC3404 (1 credit) Job Application Skills shall be taken exclusively by the PolyU Higher Diploma holders obtaining credit transfer of ELC3401 (2 credits) only instead of ELC3403.

## The Department reserves the rights to review/revise the subjects offered and time of offer.


Appendix B

 

PROGRESSION PATTERN

 

BSc (Hons) in Surveying    32106

 

Total credits for the PT Surveying Programme is 65 credits.#

 

Unless otherwise specified, subjects are compulsory and carry 3 credits.

 

Year 1

Semester 1 (September 2010)

 

BRE217            Planning & Development

BRE315            Property Valuation

 

Semester 2

 

BRE326            Maintenance Technology & Management

BRE337            Property Law

#ELC3403         Workplace English for FCLU (3 credits)

 

Year 2

Semester 1 (September 2011)

 

BRE329            Construction Contract Law

BRE341            Property Management I

           

Semester 2

 

BRE345            Measurement, Documentation & Estimating

BRE347            Urban & Construction Economics

BRE350            Project Management & Procurement

BRE346            Integrated Project IIA (4 credits in 3 semesters including Year 2: S2 & summer term & Year 3: S1)

 

Year 3

Semester 1 (September 2012)

 

BRE336            Development Control Law

BRE346            Integrated Project IIA (4 credits in 3 semesters including Year 2: S2 & summer term & Year 3: S1)

BRE377            Research Methods

BRE441            Professional Studies (5 credits in 2 semesters)

 

Semester 2

 

BRE319            Property Investment & Finance

BRE441            Professional Studies (5 credits in 2 semesters)

BRE477                                Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

# ELC3404 (1 credit) Job Application Skills shall be taken exclusively by the PolyU Higher Diploma holders obtaining credit transfer of ELC3401 (2 credits) only instead of ELC3403.


Year 4

Semester 1 (September 2013)

 

BRE477                Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

 

*BS Discipline – Specific Elective Subject:

  BRE415          Dispute Resolution

 

*QS Discipline – Specific Elective Subjects:

  BRE415          Dispute Resolution

  BRE440          Cost and Value Management

  BRE442          Forecasting & Competition in the Built Environment

 

*GP Discipline – Specific Elective Subjects:

BRE4291                    Real Estate Marketing

  BRE436          Applied Property Valuation

 

Semester 2

 

BRE477      Dissertation (6 credits in 4 semesters including Year 3: S2, Summer Semester, Year 4: S1 & Year 4: S2)

 

*BS Discipline – Specific Elective Subjects:

  BRE435          Design, Adaptation & Conversion

  BRE437          Facility Management

  BRE349          Building Services I

 

*QS Discipline – Specific Elective Subjects:

  BRE439          Engineering Contract Procedure

 

*GP Discipline – Specific Elective Subjects:

  BRE418          Real Estate Development

  BRE427          Applied Property Investment

 

 

*      1. Surveying students are required to opt ONE Discipline from the 3 surveying disciplines offered by the Department.

 

  2.   Students are required to complete the 12 credits of the 3 Disciplines – Specific Elective Subjects in particular to their choices of disciplines.

 

 

 

Total credits: 65

 

 

## The Department reserves the rights to review/revise the subjects offered and time of offer.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM MAPPING


Appendix C

Curriculum Mapping: BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering & Management

 

This curriculum map gives a holistic view of the degree to which each intended learning outcome will be taught and assessed in your programme.

 

The following indicators (I, R, A) to show the treatment of the programme outcome in a subject:

 

I           (Introduced)                That the learning leading to the particular intended outcome is introduced in that subject.

R         (Reinforced)                That the learning leading to the particular intended outcome is reinforced in that subject.

A          (Assessed)                  That the performance which demonstrates the particular intended outcome is assessed in that subject

 

Level 3 Subjects

 

 

 

Subject Codes

 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

BRE302

BRE324

BRE326 (E)*

BRE345

BRE349

BRE350

BRE351

BRE391

BRE3931

BSE332 (E)

IC301

ELC3401

 

 

 

A1

To possess knowledge of building engineering principles, processes and methods for the successful completion of all types of construction projects

IR

 

 

 

IA

RA

A

RA

 

IA

IR

 

 

 

 

A2

To use the techniques, skills and engineering principles for different types of construction

IRA

 

 

IA

RA

 

 

RA

 

IA

IRA

 

 

 

 

A3

To apply construction management knowledge and skills in personnel, financial and operational practices and communication aspects required for efficient building production

 

 

I

 

 

RA

A

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4

To identify, structure and analyse diverse problems arising from the changing social, economic, environmental and technological pressures

 

IA

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

A5

To solve identified construction problems with appropriate solutions

 

IRA

 

IA

IA

RA

RA

 

I

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

BRE302

BRE324

BRE326 (E)*

BRE345

BRE349

BRE350

BRE351

BRE391

BRE3931

BSE332 (E)

IC301

ELC3401

 

 

 

A6

To evaluate alternative strategic options

R

 

IA

 

IA

 

 

RA

 

RA

 

 

R

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

A7

To select appropriate construction materials, practices and methods in compliance with sustainable development

I

 

IA

 

 

 

 

I

IRA

IR

 

 

 

 

 

A8

To exercise professional judgement in the consideration of alternatives in complex situations

IR

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

All-rounded Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1

To possess skills to identify, analyse and solve problems

 

RA

I

IA

RA

A

A

IR

A

IA

IR

 

 

 

 

B2

To have an understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibilities

I

 

 

 

 

 

I

I

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

B3

To communicate effectively

 

 

I

IA

RA

A

A

 

A

 

IRA

IRA

 

 

 

B4

To reflect on knowledge gap for life time learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

B5

To contribute as team member and to lead effectively

R

RA

I

 

RA

A

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B6

To transfer and replicate knowledge and skills to other industries/ domains

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

B7

To identify contemporary issues

 

 

I

 

I

 

 

 

I

IR

I

 

 

 

 

 

* (E) = Elective

Level 4 Subjects

 

 

 

Subject Codes

 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

 

BRE401

BRE426

BRE428

BRE439 (E)

BRE442 (E)

BRE499

BRE4051

BSE453 

CSE431 (E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1

To possess knowledge of building engineering principles, processes and methods for the successful completion of all types of construction projects

RA

IR

 

A

 

 

RA

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2

To use the techniques, skills and engineering principles for different types of construction

A

IRA

R

R

IA

A

 

RA

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

A3

To apply construction management knowledge and skills in personnel, financial and operational practices and communication aspects required for efficient building production

 

 

RA

R

 

 

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4

To identify, structure and analyse diverse problems arising from the changing social, economic, environmental and technological pressures

IR

 

RA

 

IRA

RA

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A5

To solve identified construction problems with appropriate solutions

 

RA

IRA

 

 

 

RA

R

RA

IRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

A6

To evaluate alternative strategic options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RA

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A7

To select appropriate construction materials, practices and methods in compliance with sustainable development

IR

 

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A8

To exercise professional judgement in the consideration of alternatives in complex situations

 

I

R

 

 

RA

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

BRE401

BRE426

BRE428

BRE439 (E)

BRE442 (E)

BRE499

BRE4051

BSE453

CSE431 (E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-rounded Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 B1

To possess skills to identify, analyse and solve problems

RA

 

 

A

RA

A

A

RA

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2

To have an understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibilities

 

I

 

R

IA

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3

To communicate effectively

A

 

RA

R

RA

A

RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4

To reflect on knowledge gap for life time learning

I

 

R

 

I

IRA

IRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B5

To contribute as team member and to lead effectively

 

RA

 

 

I

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B6

To identify contemporary issues

 

 

R

 

 

A

R

R

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appendix D

Curriculum Mapping : BSc (Hons) in Surveying

 

This curriculum map gives a holistic view of the degree to which each intended learning outcome will be taught and assessed in your programme.

 

The following indicators (I, R, A) to show the treatment of the programme outcome in a subject:

I           (Introduced)                That the learning leading to the particular intended outcome is introduced in that subject.

R         (Reinforced)                That the learning leading to the particular intended outcome is reinforced in that subject.

A          (Assessed)                  That the performance which demonstrates the particular intended outcome is assessed in that subject

 

Level 2 Subjects

 

 

Subject Codes

 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

BRE2031

BRE206

BRE216

BRE217

BRE218

BRE291

BRE2921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1

To comprehend and identify issue and problems concerning land, property and construction at project level

IA

I

 

I

 

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2

To comprehend and identify issue and problems concerning land, property and construction at corporate level

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A3

To comprehend and identify issue and problems concerning land, property and construction at industry level

I

I

IA

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4

To comprehend and identify issue and problems concerning land, property and construction at macro socio-economic and political level

I

A

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A5

To advise clients through rendering surveying services

I

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A6

To identify, formulate and solve problems related to the surveying profession and real estate industry

 

I

 

 

I

IA

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A7

To analyse and interpret data of the industry

IA

 

 

 

I

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Programme Outcomes

List programme outcomes in this column in the same order as in the outcomes section for easy referencing

 

BRE2031

BRE206

BRE216

BRE217

BRE218

BRE291

BRE2921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A8

To formulate and implement strategies, policies and solutions for sustainable development and construction

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-rounded Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1

To possess skills to identify, analyse and solve problems

IA

A

 

I

IA

IA

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2

To have an understanding of professional, social and ethical responsibilities

 

I

 

 

 

 

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3

To communicate effectively

IA

A

IA

R

IA

IA

IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4

To reflect on knowledge gap for life time learning

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B5

To contribute as team member and to lead effectively

IA

 

IA

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B6

To transfer and replicate knowledge and skills to other industries/ domains

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B7

To identify contemporary issues

 

 

 

 

I