Master of Science in Building Services Engineering
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 04001
Duration & Credit Requirement
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
For local students
For non-local students
HK$4,500 per credit for local students
HK$5,000 per credit for non-local students
Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
Prof. Chen Mingli
BSc, MSc, PhD
- This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their studies in either the full-time or part-time mode. Depending on their pace of study, students should normally be able to complete the programme full time in 1 year or part time in 2.5 years. Students are required to attend classes in the daytime and evening if they choose the full-time mode of study.
- This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment.
- There is a provision for a PgD exit award.
Aims & Characteristics
- To position PolyU as the primary provider of high level building services engineering education, training, research and consultancy services in both private and public sectors in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta;
- To continue to meet the market demand for professional education and training in the field of building services engineering on the basis of continuous research and development and to maintain strong links with industry and professional institutions in Hong Kong and around the world;
- To enhance the specialist skills of graduates and professionals in the building services engineering sector, and to meet the need for locally-trained professionals and innovative building services engineers in consultancy, contracting, building management, research and development; and
- To facilitate students' development for leadership roles in the building services engineering profession.
The multidisciplinary nature of this programme not only offers students advanced knowledge in their specialist areas, but also expands their perspective of the broader field of building services engineering. Students can take a combination of subjects to suit their careers and specialism developments, and they can also choose an appropriate dissertation project.
Recognition & Prospects
Accreditation by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration.
Students can select from a wide range of subjects, each of which normally requires 39 hours of attendance over a 13-week semester.
For the MSc with Dissertation
Students must complete 7 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least two other Core Subjects plus a Dissertation that is relevant to their area of specialisation.
For the MSc without Dissertation
Students must complete 10 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least 3 other Core Subjects.
Core Areas of Study
This is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects available for selection upon registration.
- Built Environment
- Electrical Services
- Energy Services
- Fire & Safety Engineering
- Operation & Maintenance & Facility Management
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bse.polyu.edu.hk/programmes/SubjectCode/index.html.
- A Bachelor's degree with Honours in building services engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, or the equivalent;
- A professional qualification, e.g. full membership of the HKIE or the CIBSE, plus work experience in any branch of building services engineering, such as design and consulting, contracting, building operation and maintenance, property development and management or research.
Evidence of an employer's support or sponsorship is advantageous, and relevant work experience in a building services engineering-related role is preferred.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
Additional Documents Required
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