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Professional Certificate in Building Diagnosis and Inspection

IVE - Engineering
IVE - Engineering
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Subject Area
Built Environment, Engineering - Construction
Programme Type
Professional Certificate
Offering Institution
IVE - Engineering
Contact Hours
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Programme Fee
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks
EG424109P-27 2021.07.12 Billion Plaza Centre
Cantonese supplemented with English

This programme is under Engineering Training Subsidy Scheme

The Professional Certificate in Building Diagnosis and Inspection course is designed for building inspectors, surveyors, building diagnosticians and laboratory engineers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in carrying out building diagnosis and inspection duties.

The learning contents are designed in consultation with and the Materials Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI).

Programme Structure

The programme offers five core modules and six elective modules (15 hrs each):

Core Modules

CON4009X Basic Laboratory Management (Construction Materials)
CON4010X Testing Technology (Infrared Thermography)
CON4011X Testing Technology (Half-cell Potential Measurement, Covermeter Survey and Pull-off Tester)
CON4012X Testing Technology (Concrete and Rebar Quality Test)
CON4013X Water Leakage Detection and Repair

Elective Modules (Select 2)

CON4014X Concrete Technology (Mix and Properties)
CON4015X Concrete Technology (Application and Quality Control)
CON4016X Building Defects and Condition Survey
CON4017X Repair of Building Defects
CON4018X Statutory Control on Building Inspection and Maintenance
CON4029X Testing Technology - Surface Penetration Radar Survey


Students' performance in each module is assessed by Continuous Assessment (CA) and End-of-Module Assessment (EA). Assessments are conducted in English.


- 1-2 nights per week, 18:30 - 21:30 or 19:00 - 22:00
- Duration: 105 hrs. Subject to the availability of elective modules, the whole programme may be completed in 9-12 months.

Entry Requirements

21 years old or above with 2 years relevant working experience, may be admitted subject to passing an interview and / or aptitude test, if necessary
Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language or equivalent with 2 years relevant working experience
Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board with at least 1 year relevant working experience

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language with 1 year relevant working experience

Complete the Application Form together with a crossed cheque payable to "Vocational Training Council" for the Course Fee and submit to:

Engineering Discipline In-service Training Office
HK Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi)
B322, 20, Tsing Yi Rd, Tsing Yi Island, N.T.

Tel: 2435 9423 (Mon-Fri: 0900-1700)
Fax: 3475 0845
Email: EDiT@vtc.edu.hk
Website: EDiT.vtc.edu.hk

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