Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3791

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 2 training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Dr Hongqin Fan 

  • 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.
  • The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

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 specialized 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 4-year programme. The subjects include Building Engineering & 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.


  • 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

  • The programme curriculum can be obtained at

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)

  • 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.

Entrance Requirements

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


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel:2766 7770/ 3400 8121/ 3400 8120; email:

Student Message

The construction industry will generate a huge demand for graduate engineers in the coming years. I certainly graduated at the right moment! Throughout my three years of study at BRE, I gained a glimpse of the building profession, not only academically but also practically. The courses were constantly updated with new knowledge from the industry to ensure that graduates were well equipped before entering their careers. Extracurricular activities such as the Asian Coalition for Building Science and Construction Engineering and study tours provided me with exposure to foreign technologies and culture. All of these factors helped me to gain an advantage over graduates from other universities. I am now a management trainee at Hip Hing Construction. Without guidance and support from BRE, I would not have had a clear picture of my future career, and might not have even been able to find a job in today’s competitive environment.

Lam Ho Yip, Percy

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