Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 31469-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 67 (plus 4 practical training credits)
A student's actual study pattern will depend on the subjects taken in previous Higher Diploma or Associate Degree study as well as successful credit transfers according to the relevant criteria.

Programme Intake
79 senior year places
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Ir. Chung Lim KWAN

BEng, MPhil, PgDipEdu, CEng, MHKIE, MICE

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • The exact duration of study and the number of credits to be transferred will depend on the academic background and entry qualifications of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This professional programme is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high quality interdisciplinary education in 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.



The attractive features of this programme are as follows.

  • Two-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of core and elective subjects.
  • Summer industry placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the first and second years of the programme.
  • Scholarships for students with excellent academic performance.


  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects cover practical knowledge of structural, hydraulic, environmental, geotechnical, construction management and transportation engineering.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on the Individual Project and the Design Project.  Students are also allowed to choose elective subjects which are 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 professional trainees 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 of the HKSAR, engineering consultants and contractors.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in civil engineering or structural engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on their academic merit. Interviews may be arranged, if necessary.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 4786; email:

Student Message

After completing a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, I was promoted to the second year of the Bachelor’s degree programme at PolyU. During my period of study, I gained sufficient fundamental knowledge to prepare me for life as a competent professional engineer. PolyU gives students numerous chances to expand their experience and interests. Overseas summer training provided me with a chance to dabble in research under the guidance of a world-renowned research institute. I enjoyed a period of exchange study at a prestigious college in the UK, and am now motivated to think for myself and explore possibilities in all areas; in other words, to "think outside the box". These experiences have taught me independence and given me the realisation that with effort, I can overcome all of the difficulties that I encounter.

Leung Kin Hon

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between March to August
Mode:Individual interview, if necessary

To evaluate the potential and interest of applicants in the programme.

Medium:Cantonese and English

About 10-15 minutes


Depending on academic background and qualifications, applicants may be invited to interviews and / or attend a written test.