Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3739

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Wang Yu-hong

PhD; MSc; MEng and BEng

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only.  They are subject to review.
  • This programme does not consider second choice applications.
  • 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 professional programme is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high quality interdisciplinary education in the 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.


Programme Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of Core and Elective Subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally famed universities;
  • Practical training modules at the University's technologically advanced Industrial Centre;
  • Summer industrial placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme; and
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performance.


  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught in the third and fourth years, covering practical knowledge of structural, hydraulics, environmental, geotechnical, construction management and transportation engineering.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project. They are also allowed to choose Elective Subjects in their areas of interest.
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Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation has been granted for the 4-year BEng (Hons) Degree Programme in Civil Engineering by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Scheme A training of the following disciplines of HKIE:

Civil Discipline
Environmental Discipline
Geotechnical Discipline
Structural Discipline
Logistics & Transportation Discipline (on condition that the graduates must have completed "CSE40408 - Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning")

Graduates of this programme are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE.


Career Prospects

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as graduate engineers and receive rewarding salaries in both public and private sectors, such as Buildings Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Highways Department, Housing Department, Transport Department and Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR, as engineering consultants and contractors.

Entrance Requirements

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


Other Information

  • Applicants with good academic results in science subjects (Physics, Mathematics and Calculus) are preferred.


For further programme information, please contact:

General Office (tel: 2766 6051; email:

Student Message

Four years ago, I stepped onto this campus as an immature and insecure freshman. Right now, I am ready to enter society confidently as a civil engineer with a dream and a detailed life plan. Four years is not a long period of one’s life, but it was long enough for me to develop into a competent engineer.


The University and the Department offered me multiple chances to better myself, both in my studies and in daily life. The primary professional training includes comprehensive and in-depth civil engineering related courses, practical training modules, a design project and a research project. Apart from them, an 8-week internship programme, which can be taken either in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas, enables us to practise design principles and put our ambitious ideas into real projects. All those valuable chances helped my all-round development, and endowed me with a passion and genuine love for civil engineering technology and construction. I have also gained multi-cultural exposure through a one semester academic exchange programme at Purdue University in the USA and have developed precious friendships within and outside of the University. The only way to understand a culture is by living there and interacting with residents. Thanks to my University, I had a chance to expose myself to a multi-cultural environment and embrace dynamic changes. I am proud to say that I am a member of FCE, and that I am a part of PolyU.


The Chairman of PolyU Council, Mr. Chan Tze-ching, once talked about university education. He mentioned that an educated person knows everything about something and knows something about everything. PolyU not only gives me a chance to gain an insight into civil engineering design, research and innovation, more importantly it provides a platform to develop myself in various ways, both in business and negotiation skills, and gives me insight into social development trends. Studying does not end at the moment of graduation. PolyU teaches me to be a lifelong learner, always curious for new knowledge, and eager for continuous development.

Jason Sun

Civil engineering is an exciting and challenging career. The profession is becoming more critical as the need for sustainable development and environmental responsibility increases. As a civil engineering undergraduate at PolyU, I have been given many chances to practise what I have learned in class. The course is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high-quality education in the areas of structural, environmental, transportation, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering, in addition to construction management. Extra components of the course include eight weeks of practical training in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre. Between the second and third years, students undertake an eight-week industry placement, based in companies either in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. This training taught me something about the real world of civil engineering. I also had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester through a subsidized exchange programme with Leeds University. This broadened my horizons to the extent that I learned that professional civil engineers need more than local experience and fundamental engineering knowledge to be fully effective in their careers. Confidence, the ability to take the initiative and the capacity to communicate on all levels are necessary for professional success. I am glad that I studied at PolyU because the broad social and academic experience I gained has enhanced my competitive skills and deepened my interest in the wider issues of civil engineering, all of which will be advantages in furthering my career.

Tang Hiu Tung

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