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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3739

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

124 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Wang Yu-hong
PhD, MSc, MEng, BEng


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

Aims & Characteristics

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 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;
  • Opportunities to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidised 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 the fourth years of the programme; and
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performance.

Recognition & Prospects

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 receiving 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, Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR, engineering consultants and contractors.



  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught in the third and the 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.  Students are also allowed to choose elective subjects which are of their interest.
  • For subject details, please visit

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

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
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • 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

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 22.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 3969; email:

Student Message

Student Message

In my third year of study, I was given a chance to be an exchange student at Imperial College London, one of our prestigious counterparts in the UK. It was definitely one of the most fascinating and fruitful experiences of my life.


Life in London differs in many ways from that in Hong Kong, and I started afresh over there with no friends and family around. So, the first two things I learned were to be independent and quick to adapt. I also acquired a global mindset. I was in a class of around 90 students from 22 countries and my interactions with them were striking. When I talked with them, I learned about different cultures and got to know the state of development of the construction industry in different countries, which made me realise that there are so many opportunities worldwide.


I ended my journey there with a week working on a construction project. It was a group project starting with design and engineering drawing before we went on site to actually build the structure ourselves. It enhanced my practical knowledge of civil engineering.


That was my exchange experience. I hope you have such an opportunity during your studies and I am sure it will be an experience you will enjoy.

Albert Chen

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 provided me with multiple chances to better myself, both in my studies and in daily life. The professional training includes comprehensive and in-depth civil engineering related courses, practical training modules, a design project and a research project. In addition, an 8-week internship programme, which can be taken either in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas, enabled us to practise design principles and put our ambitious ideas into real projects. All of those valuable experiences helped my all-round development and endowed me with a passion and genuine love for civil engineering technology and construction. I also gained multi-cultural exposure through a one-semester academic exchange programme at Purdue University in the USA, where I 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 gave me a chance to gain an insight into civil engineering design, research and innovation, but more importantly, it provided a platform to develop myself in various ways, in both business and negotiation skills, and gain insights into social development trends. Studying never ends at the moment of graduation. PolyU has taught me to be a lifelong learner, always curious for new knowledge and eager for continuous development.

Jason Sun

My first year at PolyU has nearly finished. It has been a very challenging time, but also exciting, interesting and meaningful. The civil engineering subjects offered highlight the diversity of areas within the discipline, covering environmental, geotechnical, hydraulics, structural and transportation engineering. One subject, Construction for Better Living, was enjoyably interactive. For instance, in addition to regular lectures and tutorials, we had a site visit to Disneyland. On the trip we had the experience of seeing classroom knowledge applied to the built environment and some of the ways in which our chosen discipline contributed to real life.


My class timetable as a university student was more flexible and wider than I anticipated. It was designed to enable me to explore interests other than engineering. For example, I took the Cluster Area Requirement courses Human Nature, Globalisation, Cultures and World Views and Science and Technology, which encouraged me to think critically and comprehensively.


I also attended the IC Training offered by the Industrial Centre in mid-August 2013. With a focus on engineering safety, the training was another essential and challenging addition to my efforts to become an engineer.

Tse Pui Yiu

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Interviews may be arranged after the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview

To assess the suitability of the applicants for admission to the programme.


About 15 minutes


Band A and Band B applicants may be invited to attend an interview.