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Real Estate Management

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN Real Estate Management

Programme Code

  • HP207 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

HD Application Code: HP 83-207


“Join the Profession of Property Management and Surveying”

The real estate industry is not only the cornerstone of Hong Kong’s economy, but also closely associated with the daily life of the public. With the boost in demand for property development, an increasing number of practitioners are joining this rapidly expanding industry to meet the needs of the market. The uplifting professional standards of the industry highlight the importance of a relevant academic qualification for students to start career development in the real estate field, as well as to pursue further studies.


Programme Aims and Features

This programme is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the real estate profession, covering surveying (with major in property and facility management surveying) and property management, to prepare them for immediate employment, as well as for pursuing professional studies with the view to gaining professional qualifications. Students are also exposed to broad-based inter-disciplinary studies in the context of surveying (with major in property and facility management surveying) and property management, enabling them to choose a specialist field based on their strengths and interests.

Through Job placements in property related organisations, students are able to gain exposure in the industry and prepare for a career in the sector. Current students have gained opportunities to practise in a number of reputable companies related to property.


Opportunities for Further Studies



Professional Recognition

This programme has been approved by the following professional bodies:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) approves this programme as a vocational qualification in the Property and Facility Management Division. Graduates are eligible to apply for the qualification of Technical Associate of HKIS (TAHKIS). With further surveying practice and passing of the Assessment of Professional Competence, they can become a Professional Member of HKIS (MHKIS).

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) approves that graduates are deemed to have satisfied RICS academic requirements for qualification and be admitted to the institution’s Assessment of Technical Competence.


Career Prospects

Graduates can take up junior management or supervisory positions in property management and real estate administration, such as building superintendent, leasing officer, property officer, sales executive or customer service officers in shopping centres.

Graduates can also take up technical grade positions in the surveying profession, such as assistant valuer or surveying officer.

2-year Higher Diploma Programme


  • Level 2 or above in 5 subjects^ (including Chinese Language and English Language);



  • Pass in one AL subject or 2 AS subjects in the HKALE; AND 3 passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;


  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme, Certificate in General Studies Programme, Pre-Associate Degree Programme or Foundation Programme qualification; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.


^ Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

Effective from 2017-18 Academic Year:

Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • Information Technology and Applications
  • Real Estate Development Process
  • Property Management Practices
  • Housing Finance and Accounting
  • Building Services
  • General Principles of Law
  • Housing Studies: Concepts, Framework and Policy
  • Introduction to Facility Management


Higher Diploma Year 2

  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese*
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Property Valuation
  • Building Technology and Maintenance
  • Property Laws in Practice
  • Planning and Development
  • Project Management for Surveying Profession
  • Building Contract Administration

* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.