e-Bulletin issue 118/August 2020
Results of RGC General Research Fund 2020/21

The 2020/21 application results for the RGC General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) were announced on 30 June 2020.

Research ACTIVITIES/ Achievements
BSE Researchers Supported by Funding from Chinese Government

A team of researchers in the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) has received RMB519,100 from the Technology and Industry Development Centre of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China to conduct a 2-year feasibility study on applied hybrid wind-solar power storage systems in net-zero energy buildings.

Public Policy Research Funding

3 academics from the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) have been supported by the government’s Central Policy Unit.

  FCE Annual Forum

On 26 August 2020, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) held its annual forum via Zoom for some of its academics to share their successful experiences of writing proposals for external competitive research grants. 

BSE Academic Advocates Fresh Air Units to Prevent Covid Transmission

In a radio programme, Dr Horace Mui of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) has called on restaurants to install fresh air units that would increase the air exchange rate and double the amount of fresh air in indoor spaces to prevent coronavirus transmission.

  PolyU Summer Programme 2020

The departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) recently reached out to local secondary students online in separate summer programmes designed to give them a preview of what to expect at PolyU and career prospects for various disciplines.

Online Orientations for New Undergraduates

Incoming freshmen of undergraduate degree and Higher Diploma (HD) programmes of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) attended an online orientation held by their respective departments on 31 August 2020.

  Online Orientation for TPg Students

An online orientation for more than 500 full-time and part-time new students of taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes in the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) was held on 29 August 2020.

Staff News
New Academic Staff
Student News
CIOB (HK) Outstanding Student Award 2019/2020
Entry Scholarships for Outstanding MSc Students
Invitation for Programme Admission

Applications from both local and international students are invited for the following programmes*:

Undergraduate Programmes
BSc(Hons) in Building Engineering and Management 建築工程及管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Property Management 物業管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Surveying 地產及建設測量學(榮譽)理學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering 土木工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development 環境工程與可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health 環境及職業安全與健康(榮譽)理學士學位 (Top-up Degree Programme)
BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering 結構及消防安全工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位

*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

Master of Science (MSc)/ Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學
Civil Engineering 土木工程學
Construction and Real Estate 建築及房地產學
Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 建築法及爭議解決學
Environmental Management and Engineering 環境管理及工程學
Facility Management 設施管理
Fire and Safety Engineering 消防及安全工程學
Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems) 測繪及地理資訊學(地理資訊)
Geomatics (Surveying) 測繪及地理資訊學(測量)
High Performance Buildings 高效能建築
Project Management 項目管理
Sustainable Urban Development 可持續城市發展學
Urban Informatics and Smart Cities城市信息學及智慧城市
*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

For details, please visit:
Undergraduate programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/undergraduate-programmes
MSc/ PgD programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/taught-postgraduate-programmes
For PolyU’s e-Prospectus, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

New Doctoral Programme at PolyU and its Outpost in Hangzhou
Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction 國際房地產及建築博士 (subject to approval)
For details, see http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg


Forthcoming Events
RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2020
Date: Postponed to October
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Details: Please click here
HKCA 100th Anniversary International Conference - Showcase of Smart Construction Enhancing Site Productivity
Date: 6 November 2020 (Friday)
Venue: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, North Point
Details: https://www.hkca.com.hk/
Hong Kong Green Building Council - “My Green Space” Student Competition 2020-21
Theme of competition: The Wellbeing of Us – Build a better place for People and Environment
Registration period: 1 September 2020 – 30 November 2020
Details: http://competition.hkgbc.org.hk/tc/default.php
The Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference & Awards
Date: 18 November 2020
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Conference)
           6:00pm – 8:00pm (Awards Presentation Ceremony)
Venue: Nina Ballroom 7/F, L' hotel Nina et Convention Centre, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Details: http://www.hkiud.org/actions/2020/award.php

HKIS Annual Conference 2020
Date: 28 November 2020
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Registration: https://forms.gle/RKMNCBj3TuYurxFo8
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