GE2314 - Construction As One of the Founding Stones of Modern Hong Kong

Offering Academic Unit
Division of Building Science and Technology
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Hong Kong was considered an advanced international city since mid 20th Century. She was a very outstanding UK colony partly depended on her advantageous location as the entrance gate to Far East and China. Similar to other colonies, Hong Kong had inherited an efficient system to oversee the basic operation of the city with a delicate balance between various interests and parties. The construction industry was without exception.
Upon the economic take-off led by the light industries of Hong Kong since 1960s, the construction industry had a challenge to up-raise herself in order to face various demands from the community. Obviously, the old system and way of practice could no longer fulfil such needs at then.
Less than half a century Hong Kong is now a leading global city where construction and engineering profession are one of our core economies. The construction industry has a well-recognized capability to deliver highly complex, high-end and high-quality products to satisfy challenging requirements requested by demanding clients worldwide. What had Hong Kong done in the past decades to advance professionalism of the industry to meet challenges? How is the sophisticated system working behind now? What Hong Kong has achieved and how it will position herself in the global economy? This course aims to adopt a non-technical approach to enable participants to realize the meaning and development process behind where the role of construction industry in Hong Kong has been playing.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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