Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)



Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

Through the programme, students will pursue in-depth studies of topics that are related to their civil engineering field or broaden their knowledge of civil engineering by studying topics that are beyond their present field.


We are keen to develop students’ capabilities of designing engineered systems or processes to meet desired needs in civil engineering projects within realistic constraints.


Our programme is designed to cultivate students’ strategic thinking skills in dealing with complex problems and situations pertinent to their professional practice, and to enhance their learning capabilities for continual professional development through inquiry and reflection on professional practice.



In this programme, practising civil engineers can pursue in-depth studies and acquire specialised skills in general civil engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering. Graduates should be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in modern construction technology after completion of the programme.


Programme Structure

This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode.  The programme will normally be completed in 1 year for full-time study or in 2.5 years for part-time study depending on the pace of study of individual student. Students are required to attend classes in daytime and evening if they choose the full-time mode.


Students must complete 10 subjects (including at least 7 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects), or 7 subjects (including at least 4 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects) plus a 9-credit Dissertation.


Part-time students are strongly advised not to take more than 3 subjects per semester due to heavy study load.


Core Areas of Study

This programme offers 3 main areas of study, each covering a wide range of Core Subjects.


General Civil Engineering

  • Advanced Rock Engineering
  • Analytical and Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Coastal Processes and Engineering under Climate Change
  • Construction Management & Law
  • Construction Technology
  • Drainage Design
  • Geo-hazards Mitigation
  • Quantitative Techniques in Construction Planning
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics


Structural Engineering

  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Facade Engineering
  • Seismic Design of Building Structures
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Tall Building Structures
  • Wind Engineering


Transportation Engineering

  • Development of Transport Infrastructure*
  • Public Transport: Operations & Service Planning*
  • Smart Transport
  • Traffic Engineering & Control
  • Transport Management
  • Urban Transport Planning – Theory & Practice*



  • Dissertation on a specific topic


Recommended Electives

  • Statutory Framework for Construction Practice
  • Metros in Hong Kong and China
  • Port Policy and Management
  • Air Transport Logistics and Management 


* This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.


For subject details, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Tak-Ming Chan
BEng, MSc, DIC, PhD, PCAPP, CEng, FIStructE, MASCE

Subject Area
Civil Engineering
Entrance Requirements

For general enquiries, please contact:
General Office, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: (852) 2766 4789
Fax: (852) 2334 6389
Email: sofi.mok@polyu.edu.hk
Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. Tak-Ming Chan
Tel: (852) 2766 6013
Email: tak-ming.chan@polyu.edu.hk

Initial Registration Credits

12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$6,100 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. Please visit here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Student Message

I completed the part-time MSc in Civil Engineering programme offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with distinction. The programme offered me a chance to pursue in-depth studies in the civil engineering field and broaden my knowledge beyond my present job. Through the programme, I had a chance to explore the areas of seismic design and wind engineering. I also learned about the innovative techniques used in the industry. The programme has definitely helped me move further in my career.

Tang Wing Hong
Additional Documents Required
Personal Statement


Employer's Recommendation


Transcript / Certificate



Recommendation letters from any professional institutions or copies of professional qualifications are optional.

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