Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management
建築工程及管理學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3791

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 2 training credits)

Programme Intake
22
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Dr Hongqin Fan 
BEng, MSc, PhD, MHKIE, MHKICM, MCIOB

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to approval.
  • This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
  • Two Ng Wing Hong Entry Scholarships are available for applicants to this programme with outstanding performance on the HKDSE. Each Scholarship awardee will receive HK$10,000.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides an excellent opportunity for students who would like to pursue an education in the building engineering and construction management profession. The advancing building construction industry in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions requires graduates who possess highly specialised skills in technology, management and communication. Students also face intellectual challenges that promote self-development and enhance problem-solving skills. Our well-trained graduates are in great demand as professional building engineers and construction managers because they can easily adapt to the changing needs of the construction industry and have developed the expertise that is necessary to plan, coordinate, supervise and control the complex process of building projects.

 

Programme Characteristics

Students are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits in this four-year programme. The subjects include Building Engineering and Technology, Management, Project Work and English.

 

Site visits and guest lectures are arranged throughout the year.

 

Practical training (Work-Integrated Education) is required during the summer term.

 

We have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with local employers to gain insights into professional practice.

 

Our Student Exchange Programme with Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), the University of Florida (USA) and others, provides opportunities to study abroad.

 

Students can also choose this programme as their Major with effect from Semester One in Year Two after admission to the Broad Discipline of Construction and Environment (JS3208), offered by the Faculty of Construction and Environment.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Professional accreditation has been granted from the following institutions:

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB); and
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)

 

Career Prospects

Following appropriate training in industry, graduates will become building engineers and/or construction managers. The continuing growth of Hong Kong's building and infrastructure development offers opportunities for challenging and rewarding careers. Our graduates usually take up positions with construction companies or real estate development companies.

Curriculum

  • The programme covers building engineering, construction management, economics, law and project works.
  • Students can choose Elective Subjects from a pool of designated subjects to suit their own career development and personal interests.
  • Support studies include mathematics and quantitative analysis and General Education Subjects.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk.
  • The programme curriculum can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-01.html.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Building Technology

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2017-18: 21.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.6 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2019-20: 20.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


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Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 7770/3400 8121/3400 8120; email: bsvivien@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


My engineering training at BRE paved a career path on which I have become a professional building engineer. The BEM programme not only help me to establish a solid foundation of building construction knowledge, but also developed my personal skills so I could become a competent leader. With comprehensive training, I was the Best Graduate Candidate in the 2009-2010 Membership Examination of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Division).

 

Building Engineering is a great profession that contributes enormously to human development. I hope my story will inspire young people to study in the BEM programme and join the construction industry as well.


Chen Fai Wing, Phyllis



Given that the construction industry is expected to generate huge demand for fresh engineers in the near future, I graduated at just the right time. Throughout my three years of study, BRE gave me a glimpse of the building profession, not only academically but also practically. The courses featured up-to-date industry knowledge to ensure that students are well equipped before entering the business world. Meanwhile, extracurricular activities such as the Asian Coalition for Building Science and Construction Engineering and a study tour provided me with exposure to foreign technologies and cultures. Working as a member of the organising committee of our study tour also helped me to developed my leadership and planning skills. All these gave me an advantage over graduates from other universities.

 

My current role as a management trainee at Hip Hing Construction is very challenging. Without the guidance and support I received from BRE I would not have had a clear picture of my career development, and neither would I have earned a place at the company in today’s competitive environment.


Lam Ho Yip, Percy



Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview
Aims:

To obtain a better understanding of the overall academic and non-academic qualities and achievements of the applicants.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 15 minutes

Remark:

Only selected Band A applicants will be invited to attend an interview.