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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 32405-SYB

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Programme Intake 18 senior year places

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

69 plus 2 training credits

Programme Leaders

Award Coordinator

  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

Programme Aims

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 for details.


Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects

Subject Code             
Subject Title 
AMA290  Engineering Mathematics
CLC3231P  Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment
ELC3421  English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
BRE204  Structure I
BRE302  Structure II
BRE326  Maintenance Technology & Management
BRE345  Measurement, Documentation & Estimating
 Project Management & Procurement
 Intermediate Construction Technology & Materials
BRE364  Construction Contract Law & Administration
 International Study
 Analytical Skills & Methods
 Temporary Work Design
 Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering
 Construction Engineering Management
 Building Services II
 Environmental Impact & Assessment
 Advanced Construction Technology
 Capstone Project
 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.

Award Coordinator: Dr. JoonOh SEO

Email: Email:


Admission Officer: Mr. KONG Wai Kei



Deputy Admission Officer: Dr. Tanya TAN


Miss Kaman MAK - Telephone: (852) 34008121

Applicants may obtain further information on the programme via the Study@PolyU website at

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