Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development
土木工程及可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士組合課程


Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: JS3120

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
126 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
126 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
125 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility)
Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics

138 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader
Dr Barbara Wing-yee Siu
PhD

Programme Leader -​ BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering & BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics)
Prof. Yuhong Wang
PhD, MSc, MEng, BEng

Programme Leader -​ BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
Prof. Songye Zhu
PhD

Programme Leader -​ BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
Ir Dr Shao-Yuan Leu
PhD, M.S., B.S.

Remarks
  • Four full-time programmes are offered under the Scheme:
    1. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
    2. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
    3. BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
    4. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics)
  • A common curriculum is provided for all first-year students.
  • At the end of the second semester of Year 1, students can select one of programmes 1–3 as their major, according to their interests and without being subject to further assessment.
  • Students who are interested in taking programme 4 are subject to further assessment, i.e. students’ own choice and the grade point average (GPA) of Year 1. 
  • For the details of programme 4, please see the “Secondary Major Details” section.
  • The credit requirements of these programmes are indicative only and are subject to review.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims, Learning Outcomes and Characteristics

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development

The BEng (Hons) programme provides a well-structured top-quality interdisciplinary education that is a balanced combination of state-of-the-art knowledge and the highly in-demand skills that underpin modern civil engineering practice.

The Year 1 common curriculum offers a broad fundamental education that integrates subjects from across civil and environmental engineering disciplines. This enables students to make a genuinely informed choice about the major in which to specialise from their second year of study.

Graduates are eligible to join Scheme A training of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Fire, Environmental, or Logistics & Transportation Engineering, in accordance with their chosen major (civil engineering, structural and fire safety engineering, and environmental engineering).

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

This programme aims to nurture well-rounded civil engineering graduates who are conversant in all areas of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering and in construction management. Graduates will be able to plan, design, construct, and manage interdisciplinary civil engineering projects incorporating complex commercial, environmental, social and legal considerations.

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

This is a unique programme that combines the essential elements of structural engineering, civil engineering, and fire safety engineering to address the emerging challenges of structural safety and fire safety in high-rise structures and densely populated cities. Graduates are equipped with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in structural engineering and active and passive fire-protection technologies, and assume key roles in designing, maintaining, and retrofitting new and existing buildings.

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

This is a unique programme that integrates elements of environmental engineering, sustainable development, and occupational safety and health. This enables graduates to devise practical solutions to environmental and safety problems in the areas of water and waste management, circular economies, energy sustainability, and urban development, and to contribute to policy formulation that will lead to sustainable development. 

 

Attractive features

  • A 4-year (1 common year + 3 years of a selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programmes for one or two semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placements in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • A global learning experience for each student.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

Curriculum

Curriculum

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

  • The Year 1 common curriculum covers basic knowledge and latest issues in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development.
  • The Year 2 and 3 curriculum covers comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in civil engineering, including in environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering, and in construction management.
  • The Year 4 curriculum offers a wide range of advanced elective subjects that enable students to gain in-depth exposure to fields of particular interest to them. Students complete a Design Project, which requires them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their previous 3 years of study, and an Individual Capstone Project, which provides them with research experience that advances their intellectual development.  

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

  • The Year 1 common curriculum covers basic knowledge and latest issues in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development.
  • The Year 2 and 3 curriculum covers comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in structural engineering, fire safety engineering and civil engineering.
  • The Year 4 curriculum offers a wide range of advanced elective subjects that enable students to gain in-depth exposure to fields of particular interest to them. In addition, students complete a Design Project, which requires them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their previous 3 years of study, and an Individual Capstone Project, which provides them with research experience that advances their intellectual development.  

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

  • The Year 1 common curriculum covers basic knowledge and latest issues in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development.
  • The Year 2 and 3 curriculum covers comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in environmental engineering, sustainable development, occupational safety and health.
  • The Year 4 curriculum offers a wide range of advanced elective subjects that enable students to gain in-depth exposure to fields of particular interest to them. In addition, students complete a Design Project, which requires them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their previous 3 years of study, and an Individual Capstone Project, which provides them with research experience that advances their intellectual development.  

 

For details of subjects, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility)
Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics

 

Credits Required for Graduation

138 (plus 12 practical training credits)

 

Programme Leader

Prof. Yuhong Wang
PhD, MSc, MEng, BEng

 

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes & Characteristics

Hong Kong is a global financial centre, a rapidly growing destination for tourists, and a busy international shipping and aviation hub. Therefore, Hong Kong is in great need of a smart, seamlessly integrated and multi-modal mobility system to connect it with the nation and the world. Accordingly, this secondary major aims to educate a new generation of engineers with a mastery of knowledge and skills in civil engineering, transportation engineering, data analytics, and machine learning who can become leaders in smart mobility development. 

 

Attractive features

  • A 4-year (1 common year + 3 years of a selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programme for one or two semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placements in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • A global learning experience for each student
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance. 

 

Remarks

  • A common curriculum is provided for all first-year students.
  • At the end of the second semester of Year 1, students who are interested in taking BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics) are subject to further assessment based on their grade point average (GPA) of Year 1. 
  • Only students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above are considered for enrolment in the Secondary Major.
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) is only offered in conjunction with the secondary major in AI and Data Analytics.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from the Secondary Major must obtain approval from the Department before the end of the add/drop period of the final semester of study.
  • The major of students who have withdrawn from the Secondary Major is changed to BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering. These students’ graduation may be delayed.

 

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation for the programme will be sought from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of the programme will then qualify for Scheme A training of the HKIE in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Discipline
  • Geotechnical Discipline
  • Structural Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Discipline

 

Career Prospects

Soon after their graduation, the majority of our graduates with BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering embark upon rewarding careers in government departments and authorities, engineering consultancies or construction contracting firms. After a few years of such work experience, many graduates sit professional examinations to become professional engineers to further advance their careers. Some graduates also pursue higher degrees at prestigious overseas institutions. . In addition, graduates with this secondary major have a competitive edge for positions in transport consultancies, public transport operators, Mobility as a Service companies, and in the field of smart mobility development and applications.

 

Curricula

  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught from the second to the fourth year, covering practical knowledge of geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering. 
  • The Year 1 common curriculum covers basic knowledge and latest issues in the field of civil engineering and sustainable development.
  • The Year 2 and 3 curriculum covers comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in civil engineering and transportation engineering. An elementary grounding in statistics, data analysis, programming and machine learning is also provided.
  • The Year 4 curriculum offers a wide range of advanced elective subjects in civil engineering, data analytics, and artificial intelligence that enables students to gain in-depth exposure to fields of particular interest to them. In addition, students complete a Design Project, which requires them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their previous 3 years of study, and an Integrated Capstone Project, which provides them with research experience in specific areas of smart mobility that advances their intellectual development.

12 credits of the Major also count towards the Secondary Major.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

Full accreditation has been granted to this programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)*. Graduates of this programme qualify for Corporate Membership of the HKIE after appropriate training and are eligible to join Scheme A training of the HKIE in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Discipline
  • Environmental Discipline
  • Geotechnical Discipline
  • Structural Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Discipline (upon completion of specific elective subjects)

* Up to the 2022 intake cohort. Re-accreditation will be sought.

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

Full accreditation for this programme will be sought from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme will then qualify for Scheme A training of HKIE in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Discipline
  • Structural Discipline
  • Fire Discipline

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Full accreditation has been granted to this programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)*. Graduates of this programme qualify for Corporate Membership of the HKIE after appropriate training and are eligible to join Scheme A training of the HKIE in the following disciplines:

  • Environmental Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Discipline (upon completion of specific elective subjects)

Students will fulfil the academic requirement of a Safety Supervisor upon the completion of three specific safety subjects.

* Up to the 2022 intake cohort. Re-accreditation will be sought.

 

Career Prospects

Soon after their graduation, the majority of our graduates embark upon rewarding careers in government departments and authorities, engineering consultancies or construction contracting firms. After a few years of such work experience, many graduates sit professional examinations to become professional engineers to further advance their careers. Some graduates also pursue higher degrees at prestigious overseas institutions. 

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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

 

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
the General Office (tel: 2766 6068; email: enquiry.cee@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message

Student Message


Four years ago, I stepped onto this campus as an immature and insecure freshman. Now, I am ready to confidently enter society as a civil engineer with a dream and a detailed life plan. Four years is not a long period of one’s life, but it was long enough for me to develop into a competent engineer.

The University and the Department enabled me to better myself in multiple areas in my studies and in my daily life. Our primary professional training included comprehensive and in-depth civil engineering courses, practical training modules, a design project and a research project. In addition, an 8-week internship programme, which could be taken either in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas, enabled us to practise design principles and incorporate our ambitious ideas into real projects. All of these opportunities contributed to my all-round development and endowed me with a passion and genuine love for civil engineering technology and construction. I also gained multi-cultural exposure through a one-semester academic exchange programme at Purdue University in the USA. The only way to truly understand the culture of an area is to live there and interact with residents, and I was able immerse myself in a multi-cultural environment at Purdue and enjoy many unique experiences and make new friends. I have also developed great friendships within and outside PolyU. I am proud to say that I am a member of the FCE and that I am a part of PolyU.

In speaking about university education, the Chairman of PolyU Council, Mr. Chan Tze-ching, once mentioned that an educated person knows everything about something and knows something about everything. PolyU has given me this kind of education, as in addition to providing me with an excellent education in civil engineering design, research and innovation, it has enabled me to develop business and negotiation skills and given me insights into social development trends. Moreover, I now recognise that learning does not end at the moment of graduation; PolyU has taught me to be a lifelong learner, always curious for new knowledge, and eager for continuous development.


Jason Sun



Civil engineering is an exciting and challenging career, and is becoming increasingly critical for society as the need for sustainable development and environmental responsibility grows. 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 structural, environmental, transportation, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering, in addition to construction management. Extra components of the course include 8 weeks of practical training in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre and an 8-week industry placement in a company in Hong Kong, on the Chinese mainland or overseas between the second and third year. This training taught me 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 (UK). This broadened my horizons and showed me that professional civil engineers need more than local experience and fundamental engineering knowledge to be fully effective in their careers. For professional success, civil engineers need confidence, the ability to take the initiative and the capacity to communicate on all levels. I am glad that I studied at PolyU because the broad social and academic experience I have gained has enhanced my competitive skills and deepened my interest in the wider issues of civil engineering, all of which will help me to advance my career and contribute to society.


Tang Hiu Tung



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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between November to March
Mode:Individual or Group interview, if necessary
Aims:

To understand the interests of the applicants and to evaluate their potential in studying the programme.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

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