Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3739

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Jian-Guo Dai


  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only.  They are subject to review.
  • This programme does not consider second choice applications.
  • The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This professional programme is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high quality interdisciplinary education in the areas of structural, environmental, transportation, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering as well as construction management.  It aims to nurture students as all-round civil engineers who are ready to work on engineering projects with commercial, social, legal and political complexities.


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;
  • Practical training modules at the University's technologically advanced Industrial Centre;
  • Summer industrial placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme; and
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performance.


  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught in the third and the fourth years, covering practical knowledge of structural, hydraulics, environmental, geotechnical, construction management and transportation engineering.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on the Individual Project and the Design Project. They are also allowed to choose two Elective Subjects of their interest.
  • For subject details, please visit .

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The 4-year BEng(Hons) Degree Programme in Civil Engineering is evolved from the corresponding 3-year programme which is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of the 3-year programme are eligible for Corporate Membership of HKIE after gaining appropriate training. The 4-year programme has been provisionally accredited by HKIE and full accreditation will follow.

 Career Prospects

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as graduate engineers and receiving rewarding salaries in both the public and private sectors, such as the Buildings Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Highways Department, Housing Department, Transport Department, Water Supplies Department, engineering consultants and contractors.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Other Information

  • Applicants with good academic results in science subjects (Physics, Mathematics, Calculus and/or Chemistry) are preferred.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 4786; email:

Student Message

Civil engineering is an exciting and challenging career. The profession is becoming more critical as the need for sustainable development and environmental responsibility increases. As a civil engineering undergraduate at PolyU, I have been given many chances to practise what I have learned in class. The course is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high-quality education in the areas of structural, environmental, transportation, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering, in addition to construction management. Extra components of the course include eight weeks of practical training in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre. Between the second and third years, students undertake an eight-week industry placement, based in companies either in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. This training taught me something about the real world of civil engineering. I also had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester through a subsidised exchange programme with Leeds University. This broadened my horizons to the extent that I learned that professional civil engineers need more than local experience and fundamental engineering knowledge to be fully effective in their careers. Confidence, the ability to take the initiative and the capacity to communicate on all levels are necessary for professional success. I am glad that I studied at PolyU because the broad social and academic experience I gained has enhanced my competitive skills and deepened my interest in the wider issues of civil engineering, all of which will be advantages in furthering my career.

Tang Hiu Tung

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