Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3753

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 10 training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Wong Ling Tim

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

We produce graduates with the technical and academic competence needed to work in building services engineering.


This programme meets the demand for locally trained professional and innovative building services engineers in the fields of consultancy, contracting, building management and research and development.


Our graduates also have a broad range of personal skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and learn independently.


Programme Characteristics

Students learn the art and science of providing safe, healthy and energy-efficient built environments that have minimal adverse environmental impacts. They also face intellectual challenges that further their development towards taking up management roles in the profession.


Students have the opportunity to work in teams, lead small projects, work independently and interact with highly qualified and professional staff. They also have access to a variety of design software and laboratory facilities.


Local and offshore summer placement opportunities are offered.


Students can also join the Student Exchange Programme to study at a university in the United States, continental Europe, Australia, Russia, Southeast Asia or the Chinese mainland for a semester.


Our students are regularly awarded scholarships from professional bodies and major organizations in Hong Kong.


  • Students begin by learning the fundamentals of indoor built environments, architecture and buildings, thermal and electrical fundamentals, and mathematics.
  • Year 3 applies foundational knowledge to the design and operation of major building service engineering systems.
  • In the final year, students undertake a major project.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has granted full accreditation to this programme. Academic programmes accredited by the HKIE for the Building Services discipline are reciprocally recognised by the UK's Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).


Career Prospects

BEng(Hons) graduates have good career prospects in the building construction and real estate sectors.


New building construction and a concentration of sophisticated buildings in Hong Kong provide numerous and attractive employment opportunities. As the programme is widely recognised, these opportunities extend to the Chinese mainland and overseas.


Our graduates commonly begin their careers as trainee engineers in government departments, consulting firms, contracting companies, property management companies or utility companies.


First Class Honours graduates consider research an attractive alternative, especially because building development in Hong Kong embraces advanced technology.

Entrance Requirements

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


Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in Physics subject are preferred.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 5847; email:

Student Message

Building services engineering is exceptionally important to the sustainable development of the construction industry. As cities around the globe become more densely populated, the demand for high-rise buildings with good building performance is increasing dramatically. I enjoy studying BSE at PolyU because I value the holistic teaching approach the course adopts. The professors are responsive and welcoming in helping students to acquire and accumulate professional knowledge. As well as providing academic knowledge, the programme incorporates industrial training and hands-on work experience in building companies, which are crucial to becoming a practical and pragmatic engineer. I believe that the knowledge and experience obtained here will help me to become a professional problem solver who is able to cope with challenges and obstacles in the construction industry and meet the demands of the rapidly changing global market.

ALDAN Gulzhan, Kazakhstan

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Within application period
Mode:Online interivew

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in Building Services Engineeering and test their language and communication skills.


15 minutes


Applicants meeting the entrance requirements will be invited to attend an interview.