e-Bulletin issue 77/March 2017
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, PolyU ranked 10th in a tie with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) for the study of Civil and Structural Engineering.


Research Achievements/ Activities

  EC/RGC Collaboration Scheme 2016/17

Dr Yu-hong Wang of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has been awarded $2,522,619 from the European Commission/ Research Grants Council (EC/RGC) Collaboration Scheme.

  Findings from Heat Stress Studies Adopted by CIC

Research findings from the anti-heat stress studies led by Prof. Albert Chan, Head of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), have been adopted in the latest reference materials by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) on Construction Site Welfare, Health, and Safety Measures.

  FCE Research Salons

A series of research salons was recently initiated by the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to cultivate a supportive research culture and provide a platform for each of its departments to develop its focused research areas.

  UCEA Opening

A ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the University Research Facility in Chemical and Environmental Analysis (UCEA) was held on 14 March 2017.

Events Reports

  Council Chairman’s Visit to FCE

On 15 March 2017, Mr Chan Tze-Ching, Council Chairman of PolyU, visited the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to get a better understanding of FCE and see how he could help it achieve more.

  Research Open Day 2017

On 25 March 2017, a Research Open Day on environmental engineering and sustainable development was held as part of the celebrations for PolyU’s 80th anniversary.

  HKICM/ HKIPM Joint CPD Seminar

On 16 March 2017, a continuing professional development (CPD) seminar on a holistic risk assessment model for target cost contracts was held at PolyU.

  FCE Hosts Visitors from Kazakhstan

On 30 March 2017, Mr Darkhanbek Kozhabekov, Vice President of the “Bilim-Innovation” International Social Foundation, and Mr Daniyar Izmailov, Career Counselor of Nurorda International School in Kazakhstan, paid a visit to PolyU to learn more about the University, particularly the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE).

  LSGI Receives Overseas Visitors

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) has been active in exploring student exchanges and research collaborations with overseas universities.

Staff News
New Academic Staff

Special Issue of FCE Magazine Published

Student News
Honourable Mention for FCE Students in Youth Competition

9th RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates

Alumni News
Outstanding PolyU Alumni Awards

Outstanding BRE Alumnus Stays Active in Retirement

Programme Admission
Invitation for Programme Admission 2017/18
Applications are now invited for the following undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate Programmes
Broad Discipline of Construction and Environment 建設及環境廣泛學科 #
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# *
BSc(Hons) in Geomatics (Land Surveying / Geo-Information Technology / Utility Management and Surveying) 測繪及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位(土地測量 / 地理資訊 / 管線設施測繪與管理)

#not applicable for international applicants
*a top-up degree programme for Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Graduates

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

For details, please visit:
Undergraduate programmes- http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/programmes_degree_sub-degree.html

Taught postgraduate programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/postgrad-scheme/acad.html

For PolyU’s e-Prospectus, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Faculty Public Lectures
The Faculty of Construction and Environment was honoured to have the following speakers giving lectures at FCE:

Professor Michael Goodchild
FCE Distinguished Chair Professor Inaugural Lecture
"Technologies of Space and Place"

Date: 8 March 2017 (Wednesday) (Details)


Professor Michael Goodchild
Member, US National Academy of Sciences
Foreign Member, Royal Society of Canada
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Foreign Member, Royal Society
Corresponding Member, British Academy
Emeritus Professor of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
Distinguished Chair Professor of Geographic Information Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor José L. Torero
FCE Distinguished Lecture
"Integrating Fire Safety into Modern Building Design"

Date: 17 March 2017 (Friday) (Details)


Professor José L. Torero
Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of School
The University of Queensland

In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) has launched the FCE Distinguished Lecture and Distinguished Chair Professor Inaugural Lecture Series. A total of ten lectures will be delivered in 2017 by distinguished scholars from different parts of the world and newly appointed Distinguished Chair Professors of PolyU. The lectures are generously sponsored by the FCE Alumni Associations. Details of the speakers are available at: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/events/80_lectures/

The date and topic of each lecture will be announced in due course.
To download the poster, please click here

Forthcoming Events
Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation and Impact Summit
Theme: Sustainable Urban Development
Date: 31 May 2017
International Youth Competition – World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK
Date: 5-7 June 2017
Details: http://www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc
International Summer School 2017
Dates: 10 June - 6 July and 15 July - 10 August
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/summerschool/application.php
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