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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

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 10 training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
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 & Learning Outcomes

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.

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 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 may consider research 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.
  • In Year Three, students apply foundational knowledge to the design and operation of major building service engineering systems.
  • In the final year, students undertake a major project.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

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
  • 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: 20.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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

Student Message

Student Message

During my fruitful undergraduate study of engineering at Poly U, the BSE Department gave me ample opportunities to acquire diverse technical knowledge and expand my social circle. The plentiful student resources and valuable insights provided by the department nurture all-round learning. Various forms of hands-on experience, e.g. design projects and training in the Industrial Center, enriched my university life. In addition, the strong networking between the department and the construction industry provides many invaluable internship opportunities, enabling students to become more familiar with the current construction field and gain a more thorough understanding of their future career path.


"Nothing compares with taking a journey on your own feet." There are many things to learn and explore in life other than study. The BSE Department always encourages students to engage in more extracurricular activities to better equip themselves. I worked as the President of the BSE Students' Society and ASHRAE PolyU Student Branch, Hong Kong Chapter. These invaluable experiences broadened my horizon and provided me with opportunities to train and practise my leadership and communication skills, preparing me well to become a professional engineer in the future.

MUI Ho Chuen

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in Building Services Engineering and 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.