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MSc(IBTM) Intelligent Building Technology and Management

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

70000 HKD
70000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

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About this course

This program helps to enhance the knowledge and competencies of building services and related professionals engaged in complex multi-disciplinary building projects that involve the provision of effective and efficient solutions to an ever-evolving urban built environment.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirement

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering / Civil Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Building Services Engineering / Architectural Science / Physical Science or a related field, with second class honors or above.

English Requirements

All in-class lectures and materials are in English. Evidence of English ability is not required from applicants graduated from a university where English is the medium of teaching (includes all universities in Hong Kong and most universities from North America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand etc). Applicants from Universities where English is not the medium of instruction, please provide an English proficiency proof in the application. Some recommended scores are as follows:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based test (PBT) score ≥ 550, Internet-based test (iBT) score ≥ 80, OR 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score ≥ 6.0, all sub-scores ≥ 5.5

Graduation requirements: 

  • A student must complete the program with a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or above as required of all postgraduate students at the University.

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Course Modules

Core Courses

  • IBTM 5010 Intelligent Building Facility Management
  • IBTM 5050 Intelligent Building System

Elective Courses

  • IBTM 5150 Advanced HVAC Systems
  • IBTM 5200 Advanced Energy Conversion Systems
  • IBTM 5260 Architectural Acoustics and Audio Systems
  • IBTM 5300 Computational Methods in Building Environment Design
  • IBTM 5330 Energy Management in Buildings
  • IBTM 5430 Indoor Air Quality Technology and Management
  • IBTM 5460 Materials in Built Environment
  • IBTM 5470 Mechanical Vibration
  • IBTM 5500 Occupational Safety and Health Issues in Buildings
  • IBTM 5530 Risk Management and Decision-Making in Intelligent Building
  • IBTM 5550 Financial Assessment of Intelligent Building Systems
  • IBTM 5620 Electrical Facilities in Intelligent Buildings
  • IBTM 6010 Special Topics in Intelligent Building Systems * 
  • IBTM 6010A Special Topics in Intelligent Building Systems: Leadership & System Design
  • IBTM 6010B Special topics in Intelligent Building Systems: Mechanical Vibration
  • IBTM 6010C Special Topics in Intelligent Building Systems: Entrepreneurship and Smart Building Technologies
  • IBTM 6010D Special Topics in Intelligent Building Systems: Micro Sensors for Smart Buildings
  • IBTM 6950 Independent Studies *

All Core and Elective courses carry 3 credits each, except IBTM 6950 which is worth 3 or 6 credits.

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How to Apply


Please complete an online application form, pay the application fee (HK$300), and upload the below documents to the online application system by the application deadline:

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • In the application stage, official copies of the application materials are NOT required to be mailed to the program office/university (except for English proficiency proof/certificate which is going to expire very soon before July 1 (for the Fall intake applying for) and Jan 1 (for the Spring intake applying for)). Applicants will be informed how to send the official document when they are offered admission into the program.

Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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