Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 32405-SYB
Duration and Credit Requirement
69 plus 2 training credits
Dr Hongqin Fan
BEng, MSc, PhD, MHKICM, MCIOB
- As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
- This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
- Hong Kong Construction Association Scholarships are available to applicants with excellent academic results.
Aims and Characteristics
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.
Students are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits in the 4 year full-time undergraduate programme. For students with an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in building engineering and technology (or the equivalent), 69 credits and 2 training credits are required to top up for graduation.
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 a local employer to gain insights into professional practice.
Our Student Exchange Programme with Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), the University of Florida (USA) and others, provides opportunities to study abroad.
Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme, and they must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Credit transfers are given based on the student's academic results in HD or AD studies.
Project Management & Procurement, Maintenance Technology & Management, Measurement, Documentation & Estimating, etc.
BEM students are required to choose 2 Elective Subjects such as Directed Study, Project Evaluation & Development, etc.
General University Requirement Subjects
Students are required to take the General University Requirement subjects - 6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) and 3 credits of Service Learning Subject (SL).
Students are required to undertake a 6 credit Capstone Project.
The Work-Integrated Education (WIE) placement lasts for a minimum duration of four weeks full time (equivalent to 22 full days) or 176 hours part time. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms or through IC training during the summer in Hong Kong. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.
Language Communication Requirements
Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take additional credits on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
Recognition and Prospects
Professional accreditation has been granted from the following institutions:
The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE)(Provisional accreditation by HKIE)
The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB) and
The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
Following appropriate training in industry, graduates will become building engineers 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.
Students can further their studies, for example, by entering our MSc in Project Management or MSc in Construction and Real Estate programmes.
- An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.
- In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English.
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