Organization profile

The epartment of Building and Real Estate (BRE), where we are committed to pursuing excellence through our innovative education, application-oriented research and strong global connections.

As a department, our roots go back to 1937. Under our current identity as the Department of Building and Real Estate we have become internationally recognized as a leader in providing a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that nurture well-rounded graduates for the building and real estate industry.

With our dedication to excellence, we are committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible. Students are enabled to develop in their professional competences, and also their proficiency in generic intellectual skills, both of which are essential to their future success in the challenging world of construction and real estate, as well as in other domains. Our programmes are recognized and accredited by international and local professional bodies.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members who possess expertise in the respective fields of surveying, engineering, town planning, building technology, real estate, finance, law and economics. We actively participate in a wide variety of high-quality application-oriented research projects and consultancies. We are recognized internationally for our research strengths in our main fields of knowledge. Amongst these, according to a 2014 research paper published by the Journal of Construction and Building Materials, our BRE faculty members and colleagues of other sister departments within the Faculty, top the world in the publication of articles related to construction and building technology.

Our academic staff regularly participate in international conferences. We maintain strong bonds with industry and frequently host public lectures and seminars for knowledge transfer and networking. In addition, we have close links with our BRE alumni, many of whom are senior staff of government departments, or at director and CEO levels in leading consultancy practices, and private enterprises

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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