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JUPAS Programme Code: 3052

General Programme Information

  • Titles
    Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering (31363), the JUPAS code is JS3052

  • Attendance Mode
  • Programme Structure
    The Programme is of 2-year duration. Details of all the programme components and their duration can be found in Tables 1 and 2 and the subject syllabi.
  • Final Award
    Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of the Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • Implementation Dates
    This Higher Diploma programme was implemented in October 1992. The programme was converted from a structured format to a credit-based format in 1999. The outcome-oriented approach in teaching and assessment was adopted in 2005.

Aims and Outcomes of Programme

Programme Aims
This programme provides training for students to become incorporated engineers, who are conversant with basic engineering principles and technical know-how that can support civil engineers engaged in designing and executing public works projects, such as reclamation, highways, dams, bridges, tunnels, water supply and drainage systems. The programme also serves as a preparation for graduates to pursue further study in civil engineering. Emphasis is on the application of the fundamentals of applied science to the understanding of engineering problems within a context of technical, social and economic priorities and constraints.


Programme Outcomes

1 to understand the fundamentals of applied science, engineering mathematics, and statistical methods related to the civil engineering domains;
2 to analyze and interpret data in the major civil engineering areas;
3 to utilize the technologies, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice to meet desired needs within realistic constraints;
4 to identify diverse problems arising from changing constraints that influence engineering projects, such as economic, environmental, legal, social, health and safety considerations;
5 to work professionally and ethically;
6 to cope with the challenges and developments of the profession, including the increasing application of information technology in engineering projects;
7 to communicate logically and lucidly through drawing, calculation, and in writing;
8 to work effectively with others in team work, and take responsibility for an agreed area of a shared activity;
9 to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning;
10 to develop critical thinking, lateral thinking, and systematic thinking in perceiving, understanding and solving practical problems.


Entrance Requirements

The minimum academic entrance requirements for this programme are:
  • For those applying on the basis of HKDSE results: 

    Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English Language and Chinese Language 

    Preferred Subject : Preferably Physics/Combined Science with a Physics component 

    Other Preferred Subject(s) : Preferably with any of the extended modules in Mathematics 

    Applicants are allowed to use the Applied Learning subject “Building Facilities Engineering” in the application. “Attained” obtained in this subject is deemed equivalent to Level 2. 


  • On the basis of other qualifications, including: - Diploma in Civil Engineering Studies; - Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering or in Structural Engineering.


    1 Passes in the GCE 'O' and 'A' level examinations are acceptable to the Department.
    2 Mature applicants with relevant working experiences may be considered exceptionally. In such cases, the Department may require the applicant to take a separate entrance examination.
    3 Applicants may be invited to attend an interview prior to being offered a place. The purpose of this interview is to assess the applicant's command of English and Chinese, to determine the breadth and depth of the applicant's general knowledge and to examine the factors motivating the applicant to pursue civil engineering studies.
    4 For applicants holding HKALE qualifications, preference will be given to those with a passing grade in at least one HKALE-AS language subject.


Programme Curriculum


Contact Person

  • Programme Leader
      Dr. Barbara Siu
      Tel: 852-2766-6061
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  • Assistant Officer
      Miss Grace Lau
      Tel: 852-2766-6052
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