MSc Construction Management

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Intermediate Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management

Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required

Master's Degree: 30; Postgraduate Diploma: 24

Class Schedule

Students are expected to attend classes in the weekday daytimes (occasionally, at evenings, on Saturdays or Sundays). The courses (including the core courses) of the programme may be scheduled in weekday daytime session for the academic year 2022/2023.

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year (2 semesters and 1 summer term);
Part-time: 2 years (4 semesters and 2 summer terms)

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr Jiayu CHEN
Ph.D. (Columbia University)
+852 3442 4696
+852 3442 0427
Associate Programme Leader
Dr Xiaowei LUO (Construction Project Management stream)
PhD (Utexas), MSc (Tsinghua), BEng (Tsinghua)
+852 3442 2971
+852 3442 0427
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7609
+852 3442 0427
Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to:

1. provide students with environment in which to develop their intellectual, analytical and critical abilities and to enable them to exercise these abilities in the built environment and the international project management field.

2. provide a basis for continuing professional development, and encouragement for professional specialization in the local construction industry. This platform is achieved by maintaining balance activities among research, intellectual and professional developments.

3. develop qualified and experienced real estate and construction professionals become professional managers and leaders in the field with the management principles and techniques required for the effective management of the real estate development and construction process.

4. develop the potential professional manager’s leadership, maximising quality attainment in the built project, and developing the international vision on the project management field.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have:

  • a degree in a construction related discipline which would normally be Architecture, Building, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, or Building Services/Civil/Structural Engineering, or
  • obtained an equivalent qualification or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to the University.

Preference will normally be given to applicants who have the support of their employers in pursuing the programme and three years' post graduation work experience in the construction industry, preferably with managerial responsibility.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a TOEFL score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • a score of 450 in the College English Test (CET-6) of China mainland; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period. 

# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes with immediate effect for 2022/23 cohort:

•    TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
•    IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5

Course Description

The programme focuses on 6 key areas:

  • Management Principles
  • Financial Management
  • Law and Contract
  • Construction Related Information
  • Economics
  • Research
Credit Unit Transfer

In general, application for credit unit transfer is normally not entertained. In case an application is considered fully justified by the Head of Department, the courses for transfer must be taken from master programme by the student within 3 years from the date of application of this transfer exercise. This arrangement does not apply to students registering for another stream after graduation from one stream. Criteria for granting credit unit transfer include the level, the duration and the content of the course.

Applications for credit transfer for work completed prior to entry to the University must be made in the first semester following the student’s admission, before the deadline set by the University. Applications for credit transfer for outside work completed after admission to the University must be made immediately in the semester following attainment of the additional qualification.

Please observe the Academic Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Degrees (including remarks) under Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies website (www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk) before accept the offer.

† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.