AIBE will have her targeted students around the Greater China Region during phase 1 of her development. During the first five years after establishment, AIBE is looking forward to becoming an off-shore educational center of famous universities in Australia, U.K. and North America by offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs specializing in different disciplines of building and construction. In the long run, AIBE will serve other Asian cities outside China.Target Programs
Programs conducted in the near future will be on construction management, property management, facility management, building surveying, quantity surveying and architectural design. From time to time, AIBE will work with local professional institutions to conduct CPD courses for construction professionals in Hong Kong to fulfill the CPD requirements of different organizations, which may run between 30 and 40 hours per year per individual.Mode of Delivery
Although the mode of distance learning is mainly adopted, the mostly distinctive feature of AIBE is the availability of leased lines between mother universities, Hong Kong and major cities in China Mainland, such as Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou and Shanghai etc. AIBE will form a strategic partnership with Dongguan University of Technology, the unique university of Dongguan City termed "Factory of the World", to conduct degree programs in China Mainland. With such leased lines, students from Hong Kong, Macau and cities in China Mainland can have face-to-face contact with professors from the mother universities with the aid of video-conferencing (VC). Such VC mode of teaching can be applicable to lectures, tutorials, presentations and invigilation of written examinations. Besides that, local construction professionals will be invited to be guest tutors to help students understand teaching materials from mother universities in a more efficient way and offer students more local inputs and practices. Students from China will need to come to Hong Kong at least two times personally, to get registered and attend intensive orientation lectures as well as technical site visits in the beginning, and give oral presentations on their dissertations toward the end of the study. In between, they will mainly do self studying via the web and attend classes via video conferencing. In the mid-termed future, AIBE will start to offer her own programs, jointly with universities in Asian cities, to suit local professional requirements and practices. In the long run, AIBE will grow to become a full sized school within an international private university or on her won offering her own degree programs in construction related fields, both full time or part time, by taught courses or by research, when AIBE will own her buildings and campus.