Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development
土木工程及可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士組合課程


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3120

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
126 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
126 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
125 (plus 12 practical training credits)

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility)
Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics

138 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake
128 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader
Ir Prof. Jian-Guo Dai
PhD, BEng, FHKIE, FIIFC

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering & BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics)
Prof. Yuhong Wang
PhD, MSc, MEng, BEng

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
Prof. Songye Zhu
PhD

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
Ir Dr Shao-Yuan Leu
PhD, M.S., B.S.

Remarks
  • Four full-time programmes are offered under the Scheme:
    1. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
    2. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
    3. ​BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
    4. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics)
  • Students admitted into the Scheme study a common curriculum for the first year.
  • At the end of the second semester of Year 1, students can select programmes 1-3 as their major according to their interests without being subject to further assessment.
  • Admission to programme 4 is on a competitive basis. Students are subject to further assessment, i.e. students’ own choice and the overall GPA of Year 1. 
  • For the details of programme 4, please see the “Secondary Major Details” section.
  • The credit requirements of these programmes are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes & Characteristics

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development

This brand new BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development is designed to provide students with a high-quality interdisciplinary education in the areas of civil engineering, structural and fire safety engineering, and environmental engineering. Students have a unique opportunity to study a common curriculum for the first year so that they know how to select their major (out of four programmes) at the end of Year 1. The programmes will bring interesting and practical learning experiences to students, and offer them a range of highly in-demand skills for career development.   Graduates are eligible to join Scheme A training of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in the Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Fire, Environmental and Logistics & Transportation Engineering disciplines.  

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

This professional programme is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high-quality interdisciplinary education in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering as well as construction management. It aims to nurture well-rounded civil engineering graduates who are ready to work on projects with complex commercial, social, legal and political components.

Attractive features

  • Four-year (1 common year + 3 years of your selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programmes for 1-2 semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placements in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

This programme aims at educating students to be competent engineers who can design, maintain and retrofit both new and existing buildings, by providing technical knowledge of structural engineering and both active and passive fire protection technologies.

Attractive features

  • Four-year (1 common year + 3 years of your selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • A unique undergraduate programme that combines the essential elements of structural engineering, civil engineering and fire safety engineering.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programmes for 1-2 semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions; it emphasises environmental engineering, sustainable development, and occupational safety and health.

In addition to environmental engineering, this programme covers water and waste management, circular economics, energy sustainability, and urban development. Graduates of this programme will be able to devise practical solutions to environmental and safety problems and contribute to policy formulation that will lead to sustainable development.

Attractive features

  • Four-year (1 common year + 3 years of your selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programmes for 1-2 semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

Curriculum

Curriculum

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught in the third and the fourth years, covering practical knowledge of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural 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 based on their interests.

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

  • The comprehensive core subjects of structural and fire disciplines are taught throughout the programme.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project.

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

  • Comprehensive environmental, sustainable development, and occupational safety and health subjects are taught.
  • Students are also allowed to choose elective subjects based on their interests, such as Logistics and Transportation.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project.

 

For subject details, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/.

 

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility)
Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics

Credit Required for Graduation
138 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Programme Leader
Prof. Yuhong Wang
PhD, MSc, MEng, BEng

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes & Characteristics
This programme is designed to provide students with not only the fundamental knowledge in civil and transportation engineering, but also knowledge in data analytics and computing. It aims to educate a new generation of civil engineering students with contemporary skills including attributes such as fast learners, creative thinkers, problem-solvers, and active collaborators in the smart mobility industry.

Attractive features

  • Four-year (1 common year + 3 years of your selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programme for 1-2 semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placements in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

Remarks

  • Students admitted into the Scheme study a common curriculum for the first year.
  • At the end of the second semester of Year 1, admission to BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics) is on a competitive basis. Students are subject to further assessment, i.e. students’ own choice and the GPA of Year 1. 
  • Only students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above may be considered for enrollment to the Secondary Major.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from the Secondary Major must obtain approval from the Department before the end of the add/drop period of the last semester of study.
  • For students who have successfully withdrawn from the Secondary Major, the student's major will be changed to BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering. The graduation may be delayed.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation of the programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will be sought. Graduates of this programme may then be qualified for Scheme A training of HKIE in the following disciplines.

  • Civil Discipline
  • Geotechnical Discipline
  • Structural Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Discipline

Career Prospects

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

Curriculum

  • Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught from the second to the fourth year, covering practical knowledge of geotechnical, hydraulic, structural 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 some elective subjects based on their interests.
  • Double counting subjects of the Major towards the Secondary Major include:
    • COMP1012 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
    • CSE4XXXX INTEGRATED CAPSTONE PROJECT
      (Remark:  One more subject is to be confirmed)

 

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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 training. 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 have completed CSE40408 - Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning)

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

Full accreditation of the programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will be sought. Graduates of this programme will then be qualified for Scheme A training of HKIE in the following disciplines.

  • Civil Discipline
  • Structural Discipline
  • Fire Discipline

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

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 training. Graduates are eligible to join Scheme A training of HKIE in the following disciplines.

  • Environmental Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Discipline (on condition that the graduates must have completed CSE30312 - Transportation and Highway Engineering AND either CSE40407 - Design of Transport Infrastructure OR CSE40408 - Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning)

 

Career Prospects

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as engineers and can expect to receive rewarding salaries in both public and private sector employment in governmental agencies or as engineering consultants and contractors.

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as engineers and can expect to receive good salaries in both the public and private sectors.

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Our graduates are ready for employment as environmental engineers, promoting sustainable development and safety. They have good career prospects in both the public and private sectors, as civil servants, managers, analysts, government officers, and environmental consultants.

 

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
General Office (tel: 2766 6068; email: enquiry.cee@polyu.edu.hk).

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



理工大學一向注重實踐與理論相結合,這理念令我在土木工程這科學到了更多的東西。
 

這門學科除了一般理論課如力學、數學等理科知識外,還提供實用的工業訓練。 理大的工業中心設備完善,資源充足,為我們提供了良好的訓練環境。 我從沒想過在大學裏可親身參與有關工程專業的不同步驟,例如製作混凝土模板、砌磚牆、扎鐵和燒焊等,都帶給我非一般的學習體驗。 此外,我們還有機會學習使用不同電腦軟件作繪圖和計算之用,這些實用的知識正正能針對我們日後的專業工作所需。
 

能將所學付諸實踐可說是學習的樂趣所在,我期待往後能體驗更精彩的大學學習生活。


馮卓賢



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



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 practice 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 subsidised 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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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between March and August
Mode:Individual or Group interview, if necessary
Aims:

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

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

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