Higher Diploma in Building Technology

This two-year part-time programme provides academic pathway in disciplines related to building technology to obtain higher level of qualification.
Professional Qualification

The part‐time programme is accredited by 

  • the Chartered Institute of Building, UK (CIOB) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), graduates who fulfil the specified education with adequate working experience requirements are eligible to apply for student membership of CIOB and CABE; 
  • The Institute of Clerks of Works, UK (ICWCI) and The Institute of Clerks of Works, Hong Kong (HKICW), graduates who fulfil relevant working experience are eligible to apply for membership of ICWCI; and also 
  • Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM), graduates who fulfill specified education and professional development requirements are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of HKICM. 


The course is divided into six semesters in a 2-year duration and students are required to take two to three modules in each semester. Students have to complete all six semesters and each module consists of 22-33 face-to-face contact hours with lecturers.

Year 1 

  • Elementary Construction Technology and Design Studies 
  • Construction Materials and Environmental Science 


  • Business Environment 
  • Site Surveying 
  • Structural Mechanics 


  • Information & Decision Making 
  • Management
  • Pre-contract Studies 

Year 2 

  • Sustainable Construction 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Economics and Financial Management 


  • Building Design Services and Environment 
  • Health and Safety Studies 
  • English Communication Skills 


  • Professional Practice & Project 
  • Business Environment II 
  • Elective Modules 
  • Construction Management or 
  • Contract Administration or 
  • Building Maintenance and Adaptation or
  • Building Inspection and Maintenance Technology 

+ Course content is subject to review and changes without prior notice. 

Mode of Study

Part Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

Every September, January and May

Entry Year

Year 1


2 Years

Entry Requirements
  • Applicants should be holders of Ordinary Certificate or Diploma in Building related disciplines; or
  • Mature entrants aged 23 or above and have relevant working experience,
  • Holders of Higher Certificate in Building-related disciplines; or Advanced Course for Clerks of Works or Mature Entrants Course for Clerks of Works; or equivalent may apply for admission into Year 2.

Total $45,000 (in 6 installments)

HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction

  • HKCT former student who has completed a one year programme or above is eligible.
  • 5% of total tuition fee reduction (max $1,000) will be made in the last instalment of tuition fee payment.

Early Bird Discount

  • Application submitted on or before 31 July 2020 is eligible.
  • The reduction is $500 and will be made in the last instalment of tuition fee payment.

Tel: 2276 8514 / 2926 1222
Email: cie@hkct.edu.hk

Tuition fees will be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.