Programme Content





The tasks of a quantity surveyor are challenging and varied.  This programme provides you with a route to becoming a full member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  Apart from developing the skills of project management, negotiation and dispute resolution which are applied throughout the project, you will also learn how to use the subject-specific software associated with quantity surveying. 

Programme Features

Learning support 
Intensive academic tutoring support for each module

Professional recognition
This programme is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)



Project Management and BIM

This module aims to develop the application of project management techniques to contemporary construction projects. It sub-divides the management of projects into three distinct management areas. They are project management body of knowledge, building information modelling (BIM) and delay analysis. 

Facilities Management (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z121474)

The module aims to acquaint students with the various facets of facilities management. Students will consider the role of the building professional within a corporate environment with a view to developing an awareness of the interaction and effect of the individual non-core activities on corporate achievement.

Construction Law

This module is designed to provide students with a working knowledge and understanding of construction contract legal issues, as well as of non-contractual liabilities and an understanding of the law applicable to the formation, operation, and discharge of construction contracts, and the duties and responsibilities of construction professionals. 

Project Analysis and Appraisal (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z121482)

This module is designed to equip students with the overall concept of “a project” by considering its phases and constituent parts from inception to completion. The analysis and appraisal of the project will be considered in relation to the four aspects of Whole Life-Cycle Appraisal and in relation to new-build, refurbishment and regeneration projects. 

Expenditure Planning and Control (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 31Z121466)

The module analyses and appraises systems of financial management within the Construction Industry including the compilation and assessment of financial information in the form of claims, budgets and costing systems and the means by which construction performance generally can be planned, monitored and evaluated within the economic framework at large. 

Dissertation / Project

On an individual basis the student will be required to carry out an in-depth study involving theoretical, experimental or investigative analysis, or a combination of these, in the context of a critical review of an aspect of construction and/or the built or natural environment. 

Business and Entrepreneurship

This module is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of business management concepts and develop an understanding of the business environment within which the QS will operate, to further develop skills into the ability to confidently work both as an individual and part of a team to develop and deliver solutions into the larger business context.  

 This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5). 


Coursework, unseen examination, project work and dissertation/project




Professional Recognition

                     This programme is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


QF Level

This programme is in the process of seeking re-accreditation by HKCAAVQ. The re-accreditation is subject to HKCAAVQ’s final approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) from one of the following programmes:

  • HD in Building Studies
  • HD in Civil Engineering
  • HD in Construction Engineering and Management
  • HD in Surveying
  • HD in Urban Renewal, Building Inspection and Maintenance


Holders of Higher Diploma or Associate Degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant Engineering area from a recognised tertiary education will also be considered.


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent;


  • Applicants whose first language is English.



Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee HK$87,880 by 3 instalments


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes Amount (HK$)

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000*
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF


Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

Our graduates are employed in various fields relevant to their study, such as cost estimation, contract administration, cost control and project management.


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.


Student Awards/ Campus Life

Student Awards

So Kin Wah
Medallion for Excellence (Digital Construction), WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition


Graduation Ceremony



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Programme Coordinator

Dr Tony Tang

Tel. no.

2436 8532 


Deputy Programme Coordinator
Ir Lydia Law
Tel. no.
2436 8510

General Enquiries

Ms. Queenie Lam

Tel. no.

2436 8600



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Registration No. : 252192(3). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.