Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(IPD) PT

The MSc (IPD) provides an innovative project management education to meet the needs of those working in integrated project delivery (IPD) enabled by virtual design and construction (VDC) and digital twin (DT). Learning is enabled with the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM), geographic information system (GIS), artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), blockchain and gaming technologies available in the HK Urban Lab i5 BIM Research Lab (Internationalisation, Innovation, Interdisciplinarity, Impact and A.I.) in Hong Kong and China. The course is designed to provide real estate and construction project managers and professionals with advanced education in key aspects of the land conversion or development process that involve decisions using digital technologies relating to the through-life operation of a built asset 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 for example through the effective use of the single source of information within a Common Data Environment (CDE), the development of a successful BIM project execution plan - BIM PxP). These are key critical success factors in information and project delivery today. With the learning experience of disruptive technologies, students will be able to drive the transformation of the world largest ecosystem and to reshape the next generation real estate and construction.

Overall students, through teaching and learning in class and through semester-long projects, will learn and develop skills in:
• Strategic technology management, developing skills in the management of BIM, GIS, IoT, AI/ML, VR/AR, gaming technologies, Blockchain, VDC and IPD
• Change management in organisations and projects
• Team building, collaborative design and construction project management
• Understanding and managing interdisciplinary and cross-cultural differences in teams
• Understanding the lifecycle BIM management experiences and best practices to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industry
• Broaden their global horizon regarding the innovation and contextualising BIM and digital built into the sector

The programme is offered with contributions from local industry and internationally renowned visiting lecturers. It is professionally accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and professional accreditation will be sought from the Construction Industry Council (CIC-Accredited BIM Manager Course).

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 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(s)
Dr. Llewellyn Tang
Tel: 3917 2146
Fax: 2559 9457
Email: reco@hku.hk
Website: http://fac.arch.hku.hk/rec

Contacts
Ms. Claren Chan
Tel: 3917 4409
Email: claren@hku.hk

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