Faculty of Construction and Environment

The Faculty of Construction and Environment of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has the largest concentration of expertise in Hong Kong in construction and environment-related disciplines. Organized into the Department of Building and Real Estate, the Department of Building Services Engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering , and the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, it is in a unique position to take advantage of its prime location to play a leading role in the urbanization of the region. Challenges to the natural environment have made sustainable development one of the Faculty’s top concerns.

Distinguished by a culture of excellence, our academics actively engage in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Their prolific activities have put the University in the 22nd place globally and the 2nd place locally in the discipline of Architecture and Built Environment of the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. In the discipline of Civil and Structural Engineering, PolyU is ranked 19th globally and 2nd locally. These two categories cover most of the disciplines offered by the Faculty.

The academic programmes of the Faculty are well-known in preparing students for professional careers and leadership positions in a wide range of disciplines, including Building Services Engineering, Construction Law and Economics, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Environmental Management and Engineering, Facility Management, Fire and Safety Engineering, Geomatics, Real Estate, Surveying, Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Informatics and Smart Cities. Thousands of our graduates have established themselves in various sectors of the construction industry and environmental field in Hong Kong and beyond.

Besides carrying out its mission to nurture quality graduates for society, the Faculty continues to conduct world-class research in strategic areas in collaboration with national and international partners. For many years, the Faculty has successfully secured competitive research funding from the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong. Research outcomes of our staff are often applied to challenging problems in real life. The knowledge transfer of our basic research to industry also benefits the community at large.

For information about the research areas of the Faculty, please visit the Faculty’s website or contact Ms Zoe Li at zoe.li@polyu.edu.hk.