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BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development

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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code JS3120

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Programme Intake 128

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

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

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

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

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

137 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Programme Leaders

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.
  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the Department will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programmes via JUPAS. The award criteria of the scholarship are listed in the information sheet, which is subject to change and will be announced on the same website in due course.

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.

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

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.

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is the only statutory professional engineering body in Hong Kong. Graduates are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE after appropriate trainings and are eligible to join Scheme A training of HKIE in respective disciplines. 

HKIE Disciplines BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering) BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics
 Civil    ✓^    ✓^
 Environmental        
 Logistics &   Transportation  ✓*    ✓*  ✓^
 Structural    ✓^    ✓^
 Geotechnical        ✓^
 Fire    ✓^    

*For details, please refer to the curriculum

^Potential accreditation pending assessment by HKIE

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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.

 

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

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

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

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.

 

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

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.

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development

For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Connie Pang

Tel: (852) 2766 6051

Fax: (852) 2334 6389

Email: connie.pang@polyu.edu.hk

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:

Prof. Jian-Guo Dai

Tel: (852) 2766 6026

Email: jian-guo.dai@polyu.edu.hk

Personal Website http://www.ceejgdai.com/

 

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering/

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

For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Tiffany Szeto

Tel: (852) 3400 3969

Fax: (852) 2334 6389

Email: tiffany.szeto@polyu.edu.hk

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:

Prof. Yuhong Wang

Tel: (852) 2766 4489

Email: yuhong.wang@polyu.edu.hk

Personal Website http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/~ceyhwang

  

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

For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Chloe Cheung

Tel: (852) 2766 4789

Fax: (852) 2334 6389

Email: chui-yi-chloe.cheung@polyu.edu.hk

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:

Prof. Songye Zhu

Tel: (852) 3400 3964

Email: songye.zhu@polyu.edu.hk

Personal Website http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/~ceszhu/

 

BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Chloe Cheung

Tel: (852) 2766 4789

Fax: (852) 2334 6389

Email: chui-yi-chloe.cheung@polyu.edu.hk

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:

Dr Shao-Yuan Leu

Tel: (852) 3400 8322

Email: shao-yuan.leu@polyu.edu.hk

Personal Website http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/~syleu


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