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.
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Program Details


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.

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 2021/22 Spring intake 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.

The nominal program fee for 2022/23 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$155,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$135,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.


Various scholarships are available for MSc(IBTM) students. Please click here for details.

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 for MSc IBTM local applicants

A total of 4 fellowships shall be awarded to MSc(IBTM) local students of Fall 2022 intake. Students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100 and the differences will be subsidized by the fellowships subject to a maximum amount of HK$120,000 for each student. Click here for details about the fellowships scheme. 

Please submit the application package for the fellowships scheme online on or before 15 March 2022.

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 





All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

2021/22 Spring intake (February 2022)

Application Deadline
Non-Local Applicants 1 November 2021
Local Applicants 15 December 2021


For 2022/23 Fall intake (September 2022):

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 January 2022 1 April 2022 1 June 2022
Non-local Applicants 1 January 2022 1 April 2022 1 June 2022
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