Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 31469-SY

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 67 (plus 4 practical training credits)
A student's actual study pattern will depend on the subjects taken in previous Higher Diploma or Associate Degree study as well as successful credit transfers according to the relevant criteria.

Scheme/Programme Intake
82 senior year places
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Ir Chung Lim KWAN

BEng, MPhil, PgDipEdu, CEng, MHKIE, MICE

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • The number of credits to be transferred will depend on the academic background and entry qualifications of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

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.



The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Two-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of core and elective subjects.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programmes for 1-2 semesters at internationally famed universities.
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the first and second years of the programme.
  • Global learning experience for each student.
  • Scholarships available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.



  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects cover practical knowledge of structural, hydraulic, environmental, geotechnical, construction management and transportation engineering.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Capstone Project and a Design Project.  Students are also allowed to choose elective subjects which are of their interest.
  • More information on the subjects offered can be found here.


Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation has been granted by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE after appropriate trainings. Graduates are eligible to join Scheme A training of HKIE in the following disciplines:

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")


Career Prospects

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as engineers and receiving rewarding salaries in both public and private sectors, such as governmental agencies, engineering consultants and contractors.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in civil engineering or structural engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on their academic merit. Interviews/written tests may be arranged, if necessary.



For further programme information, please contact:

General Office (tel: 3400 3969; email:

Student Message

Student Message

After completing my higher diploma studies, I was so fortunate to be admitted to the senior year programme of engineering at PolyU, with which I have been equipped the most cutting-edge knowledge both in theory and practical applications in the field. There are also sufficient opportunities to broaden students’ horizons and acquire genuine global scope and perspective, for instance, by offering exchange programmes with the most internationally prestigious universities. I was so privileged to have the golden chance to study at the world-renowned Imperial College London, which not only has given me the enjoyable experience of studying abroad but also the exposure to a different culture, particularly in terms of pedagogy, which is especially beneficial to the study of engineering.

Lo Chun Yan

After completing a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, I was promoted to the second year of the Bachelor’s degree programme at PolyU. During my period of study, I gained sufficient fundamental knowledge to prepare me for life as a competent professional engineer. PolyU gives students numerous chances to expand their experience and interests. Overseas summer training provided me with a chance to dabble in research under the guidance of a world-renowned research institute. I enjoyed a period of exchange study at a prestigious college in the UK, and am now motivated to think for myself and explore possibilities in all areas; in other words, to "think outside the box". These experiences have taught me independence and given me the realisation that with effort, I can overcome all of the difficulties that I encounter.

Leung Kin Hon

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate



HKDSE English Language result or IELTS result

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between December to August
Mode:Individual interview, if necessary

To understand the interest of the applicants and to evaluate their potential in studying the programme.

Medium:Cantonese and English

About 10-15 minutes


Depending on academic background and qualifications, applicants may be invited to interviews and / or attend a written test.