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Architecture, Environment & Housing Architecture

Certificate for Module (Statutory Controls in Building Design and Construction)

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
36 hours
Course Fee
3762 0071
2214 1870
How to Apply


The programme aims to introduce to students aspects of the statutory controls in local building works, focusing on the standard administrative procedures and the statutory requirements of the local conditions in Hong Kong.

Programme Details


On completion of the programme, students should be able to 

  1. Identify and explain in detail the statutory duties and liabilities of professionals under the Buildings Ordinance;
  2. Prepare and justify the calculations for the development potential of a particular site;
  3. Describe in detail the statutory building plan submission process and procedure;
  4. Apply the knowledge learnt and design a building in compliance with the statutory building controls;
  5. Apply the knowledge learnt and design a site in compliance with the statutory building controls.
Quiz (1 hour)
Assignment (Two group projects)
Upon successful completion of the programme,  students will be awarded the Certificate for Module (Statutory Controls in Building Design and Construction) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
Lecture: 30 hours
Tutorial: 6 hours

Class Details

Building Professionals and Contractors under the Buildings Ordinance
  • Registered architect
  • Statutory duties and liabilities of professionals/ contractors
  • Supervision required by stature
Building Control for Design
  • Development potential
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Sustainable design guidelines
Building Control for Safety
  • Means of escape
  • Means of access for firefighting and rescue
  • Fire resisting construction
Building Control for Health
  • Access for people with disabilities
  • Sanitary fitments, plumbing, drainage works
  • Refuse storage, material recovery chambers and refuse chutes
Building Plans Submission and Consent Application
  • Submission requirements and procedure
  • Approval of plans
  • Consent for commencement of site works
  • Grounds for refusal
Town Planning Control
  • Outline Zoning Plan
  • Development Permission Area Plan
  • Section 16 application
  • Section 17 review
  • ACABAS submissions
Lease Control
  • Land by auction/ tender
  • Lease conditions
  • Lease modification
  • Land exchange
  • Land titles and deeds
  • New Territories village housing



Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6,480

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture or related fields.


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.