e-Bulletin issue 84/October 2017
Honorary Degree for Distinguished Chinese Scholar

On 21 October 2017, the conferment of honorary degrees for the 23rd Congregation of PolyU was held.

Awards & Achievements

CEE Academic Named SHM Person of the Year

The editorial board of an international journal Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) recently presented Prof. Yiqing Ni of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) the 2017 SHM Person of the Year Award at the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, which was held at Stanford University in California from 12 to 14 September 2017.

Nishino Prize for CEE Scholar

At the 15th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-15) that was held in Xian, China, from 11 to 13 October 2017, Dr Songye Zhu of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) was honoured with the Nishino Prize.

Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance/ Achievement 2016/17

Several academic staff members of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) have recently been selected for the Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance/ Achievement 2016/17.

Research Activities
Funding from ITF and CIC

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased that 2 of its academics have received support from the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) respectively for their projects.

Events Reports

  UCAS Visit

On 26 October 2017, Prof. Guoqiang Yang, Vice-President of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), and Mr Ming Li of its Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, visited PolyU to discuss conditions under which the first cohort of graduates from UCAS would further their studies at PolyU.

  PolyU Education Info Day 2017

To promote its undergraduate programmes and reach out to the public, particularly secondary school students and their parents, PolyU held an Education Info Day on 30 September 2017.

  BSE Academic Speaks at InnoTech Expo 2017

At the InnoTech Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28 September 2017, Dr Lin Lu of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) introduced her award-winning project on multi-functional nano-coating for glass to the public.

StAFF News
New Academic Staff
Dr Xu
Programme News
Programme Restructuring of LSGI
Alumni News
BRE PhD Graduate Begins Career in Academe

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 10 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

Invitation for Programme Admission 2018/19

Applications from both local and international students 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 (Top-up Degree Programme)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位

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- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/undergraduate-programmes
MSc/ PgD programmes and Entry Scholarships- 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

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (~US$2,600) plus a travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~US$1,300) per year for attending conferences and research-related events for a maximum period of 3 years. On top of that, PolyU will extend the same provisions to those Fellowship awardees with a four-year normal study period*, in addition to providing a 4-year tuition scholarship for all awardees of the HK PhD Fellowship. The deadline for application is 1 December 2017. Details are at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/en/index.html

* required for full-time PhD students admitted on the basis of a Master’s degree without a significant research component or on a Bachelor's degree alone

Forthcoming Events
Recruitment Drive of PolyU CIBSC
Brief Introduction: As a student-run organization in building and construction, the PolyU CIB Student Chapter welcomes all research and post-graduate students from the Faculty of Construction and Environment to become a member. Membership applications are accepted all year round.
Website: http://cibsc.bre.polyu.edu.hk/
23rd Congregation and Faculty Prize Presentation Ceremony
Date: 31 October and 1 November 2017
Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1st International Conference on Urban Informatics (ICUI)
Date: 13-15 November 2017
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: http://event.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/ICUI2017/
HKICM/ HKCA SME Committee 2017 Joint Conference
Theme: The Bridge to Advancement: New Horizons in Hong Kong’s Construction Industry
Date: 17 November 2017
Venue: Ballroom, Cordis, 555 Shanghai St., Mongkok
Details: Please click here
1st International Congress on Earth Sciences
Date: 15-18 November 2017
Venue: Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Details: http://fos.ubd.edu.bn/foscon
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