1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students
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Ir Dr Lui Che-heng, Gigi
BEng(Hons), PhD, MHKIE
We enhance the professional knowledge and skills of students in fire and safety engineering, and develop their learning attitudes, study skills and intellectual and imaginative powers. This programme concentrates on fundamental analysis and development of fire and safety science and engineering concepts. It also advances quality teaching in the new topic of engineering performance-based fire codes. In safety engineering, the focus is on improving the safety of buildings. Accident prevention, hazard assessment, risk analysis, safety management and auditing, and safety in construction sites are also covered. The programme caters not only for graduates and professionals in building services engineering, but also for those in the broader industries of construction, architecture, surveying and applied sciences.
We offer in-depth knowledge of fire and safety engineering. Students take subjects that are related to general building services engineering practices and come to appreciate how fire and safety designs are integrated into buildings. This programme also helps students to develop research techniques and critical thinking skills.
Accreditation by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration is subject to approval.
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 3 specified Compulsory Core Subjects, and at least 3 other Core Subjects, including at least one of the two subjects, Accident Prevention, Hazard Assessment and Control (BSE558) and Safety Management Systems and Safety Auditing (BSE559), plus a Dissertation that is relevant to their area of specialisation.
For the MSc without Dissertation
Students must complete 10 taught subjects, including 3 specified Compulsory Core Subjects, and at least 4 other Core Subjects, including at least one of the two subjects, Accident Prevention, Hazard Assessment and Control (BSE558) and Safety Management Systems and Safety Auditing (BSE559).
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.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/beee/study/beee-subject-list/.
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