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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 31077

Stream Code

CFM (Full-time)
CPM (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Tuition Fees

HK$6,100 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. Please visit here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leaders

Prof. Tak-Ming Chan
BEng, MSc, DIC, PhD, PCAPP, CEng, FIStructE, MASCE

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

Through the programme, students will pursue in-depth studies of topics that are related to their civil engineering field or broaden their knowledge of civil engineering by studying topics that are beyond their present field.


We are keen to develop students’ capabilities of designing engineered systems or processes to meet desired needs in civil engineering projects within realistic constraints.


Our programme is designed to cultivate students’ strategic thinking skills in dealing with complex problems and situations pertinent to their professional practice, and to enhance their learning capabilities for continual professional development through inquiry and reflection on professional practice.


In this programme, practising civil engineers can pursue in-depth studies and acquire specialised skills in general civil engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering. Graduates should be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in modern construction technology after completion of the programme.

International Recognition

Programme Structure

Study Plan


General Civil Engineering
Subject Code Subject Title
CSE504 Construction Management and Law
CSE509 Quantitative Techniques in Construction Planning
CSE565 Construction Technology
CSE574 Drainage Design
CSE579 Advanced Rock Engineering
CSE582 Geo-hazards Risk Management and Mitigation
CSE583 Analytical and Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
CSE584 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CSE585 Coastal Processes and Engineering under Climate Change
Structural Engineering
Subject Code Subject Title
CSE501 Bridge Engineering
CSE513 Tall Building Structures
CSE519 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CSE529 Seismic Design of Building Structures
CSE531 Wind Engineering
CSE573 Facade Engineering
CSE577 Advanced Structural Design
CSE581 Smart Infrastructure
Transportation Engineering
Subject Code Subject Title
CSE514 Transport Management
CSE516* Urban Transport Planning – Theory and Practice
CSE561* Public Transport: Operations and Service Planning
CSE562 Traffic Engineering and Control
CSE563* Development of Transport Infrastructure
CSE580 Smart Transport
Subject Code Subject Title
CSE590 CE Dissertation
Recommended Electives
Subject Code Subject Title
BRE550 Statutory Framework for Construction Practice
EE560 Metros in Hong Kong and China
LGT5010 Port Policy and Management
LGT5014 Air Transport Logistics and Management
*These subjects are included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF).

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in civil engineering or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants must also meet the English language requirement of the University.

Please visit the following link for details:


CEE Entry Scholarship for Taught Postgraduate Programmes For details, please click here

For general enquiries, please contact:

Miss Sofi Mok

Tel: (852) 2766 4789



For further information on academic matters, please contact:

Prof. Tak-Ming Chan

Tel: (852) 2766 6013


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