Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management
Entrance Year Sept 2023
Programme Code 32405-SYB
Mode of Study Full-time
Programme Intake 18 senior year places
Fund Type Government-Funded
Credits Required for Graduation
69 plus 2 training credits
69 plus 2 training credits
Award Coordinator Dr JoonOh SEO
Dr JoonOh SEO
- This programme is offered within the BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
- Hong Kong Construction Association Scholarships are available to applicants with excellent academic results.
Aims and Characteristics
This programme provides an excellent opportunity for students who would like to pursue an education in the building engineering and construction management profession. The advancing building construction industry in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions requires graduates who possess highly specialised skills in technology, management, communication and innovation. Our well-trained graduates are in great demand as professional building engineers and construction managers because they can easily adapt to the changing needs of the construction industry and have developed the expertise that is necessary to plan, coordinate, supervise and control the complex process of building projects.
The Senior year curriculum is derived from the 4-year full time undergraduate programme BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management.
Students in the 4-year undergraduate curriculum are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits. For senior year intakes with an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma qualification in building engineering and technology or equivalent, 69 credits and 2 training credits are required for graduation.
Site visits and guest lectures are arranged throughout the study to provide a better understanding of the practice in the industry.
The Department also offers a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with a local employer to gain insights into professional practice.
We operate Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in collaboration with the University to help students in placement. WIE during the summer term is an integral element of the curriculum, and the completion of practical training is an essential criteria for fulfilling graduation requirements.
Our Student Exchange Programme with Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), the University of Florida (USA) and others, provides opportunities to study abroad.
The general curriculum design of the programme comprises:
- General University Requirements (GUR) Subjects – 9 credits
- Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects – 60 credits
- Work Integrated Education (WIE) - 2 credits (training credits)
General University Requirements (GUR) Subjects
Please refer to the website of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ous/undergraduate-degree-curriculum/curriculum-framework/articulation-degree-programme-or-senior-year-intakes/ for details.
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects
|CLC3231P||Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment|
|ELC3421||English for Construction and Environmental Professionals|
|BRE326||Maintenance Technology & Management|
|BRE345||Measurement, Documentation & Estimating|
||Project Management & Procurement|
||Intermediate Construction Technology & Materials|
|BRE364||Construction Contract Law & Administration|
||Analytical Skills & Methods|
||Temporary Work Design|
||Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering|
||Construction Engineering Management|
||Building Services II|
||Environmental Impact & Assessment|
||Advanced Construction Technology|
||Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction|
||Work-Integrated Education (WIE)|
The sustainable growth of the region offers a wide variety of challenging and rewarding careers in the construction industry. Graduates always take up technical and managerial roles as building engineers, planning engineers, project coordinators, and construction project managers. Some graduates are employed in property development, building maintenance and facility management in leading organizations in Hong Kong and internationally. The majority of graduates are offered employment before or shortly after completing their studies. Graduates are welcome to study master’s degree programmes further at the Department.
This programme is accredited by:
- The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
- The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB); and
- The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in a relevant discipline.