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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3375

Faculty of Construction and Environment
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

124 (plus 6 practical training credits)

Programme Intake 27
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shao-Yuan LEU

PhD; M.S. and B.S.


The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions, with emphasis on both environmental engineering, including transportation engineering, and sustainable development.


In addition to knowledge of environmental and transportation engineering, and management, economics, sustainable urban development and public policy are adequately covered in this programme. Graduates of this programme will be able to devise practical solutions to environmental and transportation problems as well as to contribute to policy formulation which will lead to sustainable development.


Programme Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of core and elective subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidised exchange programmes at internationally famed universities;
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and the fourth years of the programme;
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performances; and
  • Lessons from leading environmental and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in the region.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation of the programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will be sought. Graduates of this programme will then be qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline and Logistics & Transportation Discipline of the HKIE.


It should be noted that this programme is an evolution of the BSc(Hons) in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD) programme which attained recognition of the Environmental Discipline of HKIE in 2013 and graduates of the ESD programme are qualified for Scheme A training.


Career Prospects

Our graduates are ready for employment as environmental  and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in both the public and private sectors with good career prospect, such as civil servants, managers, analysts, and environmental consultants.


  • Core Subjects on the environment and sustainable development are taught in the third and the fourth years, including environmental science, economic development, transportation engineering and civil engineering subjects.
  • More Elective Subjects are available in the final year, dealing with many aspects of sustainable development in modern societies.
  • For subject details, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement.  Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Environmental Engineering

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 21.6 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 20.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)



For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 6052; email: grace.yl.lau@polyu.edu.hk).