Pedagogy of teaching value management in postgraduate construction and property program

Tit Wan Yu, Qiping Shen

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As value management (VM) has been increasingly applied to enhance value in public construction projects, the core subject entitled "Value Management for Construction and Property" is being offered to postgraduate students in the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Under the new outcome-based curriculum, the learning outcomes, pedagogy of teaching VM, and activities of the VM workshops for the subject are described in this paper. The results of a questionnaire survey of the students' feedback on the performance of the workshops for the academic year 2007-2008 are presented and discussed. Students believed that value management workshops are essential in the curriculum. They expressed that it was a valuable experience to participate in the VM workshop which enabled them to have a better understanding of the subject. Some improvement is also recommended for future organization and management of workshops based on the lessons learned in these workshops.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2010


  • Construction management
  • Curricula
  • Engineering education
  • Value engineering
  • Value management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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