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  • January 20 intake is open for application

  • CIH paid a visit to AIBE in late January 2019 (Home course in UK is already accredited by CIH)

    Application deadline﹕30-Dec-2019

    *Please contact us at 23761933 for more details.

What is Housing ?
BA (Hons) Housing Studies

awarded by Leeds Beckett University, UK (Reg. No.: 252355)

Introduction to the Course

The BA (Hons) Housing Studies is a part-time course addressing both academic and practitioner perspectives. It is in response to an increased demand for courses that meet the needs of practitioners with critical knowledges of a broader array of interlinked professional disciplines and the skills necessary to practice in them. Graduates can work for housing organisations and facilities and property management enterprises.

Housing is a professional discipline that is increasingly influential on policy aimed at developing sustainable communities. This course is for prospective students who work in housing organisations either in a professional or voluntary capacity, wanting to progress as a housing professional, develop understanding of housing and public policy, make a contribution to communities or want to develop your academic skills.

Course Features
  • 3.5-year part time degree course delivered over 10 consecutive semesters
  • All assessments set by home country to assure the quality standard
  • The Home course in UK is already accredited by Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Course Structure

    Each module worths 20 credit points except dissertation. The whole top up course comprises 360 credits. Each 20 credit points module spans over a semester. There are three semesters per year:

    Semester A : September to December
    Semester B : January to April
    Semester S : May to August

    The following modules are offered:

    . Year 1 (Level 4 entry)
    1. Study Skills
    2. Context for Housing Organisations
    3. Leadership in Practice
    4. City and Society
    5. Reflective Practitioner
    6. Legal Frameworks and Regulation
    . Year 2 (Level 5 entry)
    1. Housing Needs
    2. Housing Markets
    3. Elective Module#:
    Social Justice /
    Fire Regulation and Safety in Domestic and Commercial Property
    4. Neighbourhood Planning and Design
    5. Elective Module#:
    Revitalising Hong Kong /
    International Field Trip^
    6. Research Methods
    . Year 3 (Level 6 entry)
    1. Elective Module#:
    Housing Difference and Diversity /
    Facilities and Maintenance Management
    2. Housing Professional
    3. Elective Module#:
    Geographical Imaginations /
    Urban and Social Contexts
    4. Housing Policy
    5. Dissertation (40 credit points)

    #The delivery of elective modules will be subject to the decision of AIBE.

    ^This module is comprised of lectures, tutorials, seminars, external visits and fieldworks. All cost incurred for external visits and/ or fieldworks and/or field trip is at students' own cost, which is not covered by course fee/ tuition fee.


    • Completion of Higher Diploma, Foundation Degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Housing (for example, property management, facility management, real estate, building services, surveying, public administration, building management etc.); or
    • Completion of BTEC National Certificate / Diploma / Extended Diploma / International Advanced Level or equivalent and or
    • Completion of Diploma / Certificate or equivalent qualification pitched at at HKQF Level 3; or
    • HKDSE results meeting 112 UCAS new tariff points; or
    • Mature applicants aged 21 or above with relevant work experience in housing, property management, facility management, real estate, building services, survery, public administration, building management related field will be considered on case-by-case basis. Applicants will normally be interviewed by the Course Leader and applicants should pass the interview.
    • AND with relevant work experience in housing, property management, facility management, real estate, building services, survery, public administration, building management related field.
  • AND English language proficiency requirement: HKDSE Level 4; or HKALE Grade E; or IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent; or applicants whose first language is not English with post-secondary qualifications wholly taught and assessed in English will be considered and accepted.

Application Method & Course Fee (2019/20)

For 3.5 years part-time:
This course consists of 17 modules including 1 double module, being run with 2 modules per semester, and the total tuition fee is HK$199,000, which to be settled in 14 instalments:

The application fee is HK$250 (non-refundable).
Application form will be downloadable from the website: www.aibe-edu.org

For more details, please refer to our leaflet.

*The completion of this course and the qualification and/or CIH membership does not infer licence to practice in relation to the Property Management Services Ordinance (Cap 626).

**AIBE reserves the right of cancelation of programme due to insufficient enrolment number or special circumstances and the right of granting offer. 

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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.