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Professional Certificate in Building Diagnosis and Inspection

IVE - Engineering
IVE - Engineering
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Programme Code
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 Class Status
EG424109P-33 2024.08.21 Billion Plaza Centre
Cantonese supplemented with English

This programme is under Vplus 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 Requirement:

- Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent with one-year work experience; or

- Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E/Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent with two-year work experience; or

- Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the Construction Programme Board with one-year work experience; or

- Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or

- 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


Financial Assistance Scheme
Vplus Subsidy Scheme
This course is an eligible programme under “Vplus Subsidy Scheme – Vplus Engineering”. Under this scheme, successful applicants will be refunded 60% of the paid tuition fees of eligible programmes, subject to a maximum of $45,000 per person. 
For details and application, please visit https://vplus.vtc.edu.hk/eng

Financial Assistance Scheme

Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund.


CEF Course Code


CEF Course Name

Professional Certificate in Building Diagnosis and Inspection

CEF Effective Date


Valid CEF Until


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.

(Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00)

WhatsApp: 9081 5283

Fax: 2432 2253

Email: EDIT@vtc.edu.hk

Website: EDIT.vtc.edu.hk


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