Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3753

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 10 training credits)
The credits required for graduation will vary according to the entrance qualification and subjects taken by each student.

Programme Intake
29 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Wong Ling Tim

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

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

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 organisations 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.
  • General University Requirements: Language and Communication Requirements (9 credits; 6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese), Cluster-Area Requirements (12 credits; minimum 3 credits should be in subject designated as "China-related"), Freshman Seminars (3 credits), Leadership and Intra-personal Development (3 credits), Service Learning (3 credits) and Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit bearing).
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at 

Recognition & Prospects

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 can consider research an attractive alternative, especially because building development in Hong Kong embraces advanced technology.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.


Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in Physics are preferred.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5847; email:

Student Message

Student Message

PolyU is a place that cultivates personal interests and helps you to explore your potential. It also enables you to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds. In my first year in PolyU, I chose Building Services Engineering as my major as I am passionate about it. I learnt elementary skills for studying engineering such as critical thinking. In addition to the academic aspect, I applied for Hall residence in the first year, and participated in activities such as basketball. I learnt to build team spirit, and to respect and cooperate with others.


Embracing university life provides a good chance to broaden your horizons and get ready before starting to work in society.

LUK Chung Yin

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Late February to March

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


15 minutes


Applicants meeting the General Entrance Requirements will be invited for an interview.