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Business Administration Discipline

Higher Diploma in Real Estate and Property Management

Programme code BA114037

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Sha Tin)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide students with the professional knowledge for real estate services. Through the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, they are equipped to pursue their career in the industry.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates are normally employed as assistant property officers, assistant customer services officers, officer trainees, property assistant, club assistant and assistant surveyors etc.

Several years after entering the profession, graduates usually become property/housing officers and valuers, subsequently being promoted to be property/housing managers and surveyors after further study.
Graduates can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme of BA (Hons) International Business Management # in Hong Kong offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE).
Besides, they can pursue relevant degrees, such as:
BSc (Hons) in Property Management, BA(Hons) in Housing Management, BSc (Hons) in Surveying etc.

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
The programme has been recognised by :
  1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Graduates would satisfy the academic requirements of “Ordinary Member” of the institute; and
  2. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) of the United Kingdom.  Graduates would satisfy the academic requirements of "Associates" of the Institute.
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.