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Programme Code  04001-CFM/CPM
Mode of Study  Mixed
Normal Study Duration  1 Year (Full-time)
2.5 Years (Part-time)
Credits Required for Graduation  30 
Programme Leader  Prof. LI Chi-wai (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deputy Programme Leaders  Prof. CHAU Kwok Wing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Information http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus


Programme Aims

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

We are keen to develop students' abilities to design engineered systems or processes to meet the desired needs in civil engineering projects within realistic constraints.

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

Programme Structure

This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode. The programme will normally be completed in 1 year for full-time study or in 2.5 years for part-time study depending on the pace of study of individual student. They are required to attend classes in both the daytime and evening if they choose the full-time mode.

A wide range of Core Subjects in the three main study areas is available for students’ selection within the programme. Elective Subjects are offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment. In general, each subject requires attendance of one evening per week over a 13-week semester.

Students must complete 10 subjects (including at least 7 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects), or 7 subjects (including at least 4 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects), plus 9-credit Dissertation.

Part-time students are strongly advised not to take more than 3 subjects per semester due to the heavy study load.

Programme Curriculum

Core Subjects

General Civil Engineering

Subject Code

Subject Title


Construction Management and Law


Quantitative Techniques in Construction Planning


Drainage Design


Soil Behaviour and Geotechnical Engineering


Advanced Rock Engineering

Structural Engineering


Bridge Engineering


Tall Building Structures


Advanced Reinforced Concrete


Seismic Design of Building Structures


Wind Engineering


Facade Engineering


Advanced Structural Design

Transportation  Engineering


Transport Management


Urban Transport Planning – Theory and Practice


Public Transport: Operations and Service Planning


Traffic Engineering and Control


Development of Transport Infrastructure




Recommended Electives


Construction Technology


Statutory Framework for Construction Practice

Most core subjects are offered in alternate years while CSE516**, CSE574** and CSE577** are offered every year together with CSE590.

@ The subject is listed in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Entrance Requirements

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 http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg/admissions-requirements for details.

Application Procedures

Prospective applicants can obtain application materials and submit applications via the Study@PolyU website at www.polyu.edu.hk/study.


For further information, please contact the General Office of the Department at:

Tel: (852) 2766-6051
Fax: (852) 2334-6389

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