MSc in Intelligent Building Technology and Management
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Intelligent Building Technology and Management
The program aims to provide a balance between both frontier technology updates and management strategies, in both a quantitative and qualitative way. It is designed for professionals in the building services industry who have to deal with complex multi-disciplinary building projects. They can be mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, building services engineers, civil engineers, architects and other building operation professionals who wish to pursue comprehensive studies in intelligent building design, operation and facilities management.

MSc (IBTM) is accepted as Top-up Master Degree Program for the Building Services Discipline in the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for Corporate Membership Admission Requirement.

Program Details

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

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. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for full-time study is HK$147,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$120,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.


Students are required to complete at least 30 credits of IBTM courses, including 6 credits of core courses. Subject to approval, students may take certain number of courses from MSc in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management and MSc in Mechanical Engineering programs. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog

Continuing Education Fund (CEF) 

This program has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. It is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6]). After 1 April 2019, successful applicants who are HK citizens and are eligible for CEF may be reimbursed with a maximum sum of HK$20,000 upon successful completion of the entire program with an overall attendance rate over 70%. For details and updates of eligibility, application, and reimbursement procedures (in particular the reimbursement period from the date of application), please check the CEF Office  or 3142-2277 (24-hour enquiry hotline). 

Attention: Effective from 1 April 2019, there will be a series of enhancement measures related to CEF applied to all new, currently valid and closed accounts.

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 

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MSc in Intelligent Building Technology and Management 





This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from the top engineering institutions from around the world. 


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to Office of Postgraduate Studies

For 2020/21 Spring intake (February 2021):

Application Deadline  
Local Applicants 15 December 2020
Non-local Applicants 1 November 2020


For 2021/22 Fall intake (September 2021):

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 January 2021 1 April 2021 1 June 2021
Non-local Applicants 1 January 2021 1 April 2021 1 June 2021
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