Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3753

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 10 training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Mui Kwok Wai, Horace


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

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

We produce graduates who are technically and academically competent to work in building services engineering.


This programme meets the demand for locally trained professional and innovative building services engineers in 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 and think critically, and the capability to be independent learners.


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.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has granted full accreditation to this degree programme. Academic programmes accredited by the HKIE for the Building Services Discipline are recognised by the UK's Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) under reciprocal recognition.


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. Because 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 as an attractive alternative, especially because building development in Hong Kong embraces advanced technology.


  • Students begin by learning the fundamentals of indoor built environments, architecture and buildings, thermal and electrical fundamentals, and mathematics.
  • Year Three applies foundation knowledge to the design and operation of major building services engineering systems.
  • In the Final Year, students undertake a major project.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Building Facilities Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2017-18: 21.7 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.9 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2019-20: 21.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 5847; email:

Student Message

Throughout my undergraduate study in PolyU, I gained technical knowledge and improved my intellectual and interpersonal skills. The BSE department has a long academic history, an extensive research record, excellent student resources and a strong industry network, and provides opportunities for students to develop their career in the construction and built environment sector in Hong Kong and other countries. During the summer semester in Year 2, I undertook training in the Industrial Centre, where undergraduates studying engineering in PolyU and other local universities can gain practical experience through a variety of hands-on practices.


Despite the challenging and rigorous curriculum, which improved my collaboration and problem-solving skills in major field sectors such as air-conditioning, fire protection, piped services and electrical system, I balanced my academic study and co-curricular activities. I worked as a PolyU Student Ambassador and Social Secretary of ASHRAE PolyU Student Chapter, Hong Kong Chapter, which broadened my horizons and assisted me in discovering the career prospects in the BSE profession.

Fung Siu Fung

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results

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


15 minutes


Only Band A and Band B applicants with the same admission scores will be invited to attend an interview.