Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

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



Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The MEng in Building Services Engineering is an integrated Master's degree programme that covers a study of engineering and related knowledge which is both deeper and broader than the BEng (Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering (formerly known as the BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering). The broadened and deepened knowledge and skill enable graduates to handle and manage engineering projects that are large in scale (both in the size of project and the investment involved) and complex and varied in nature, which require more effective collaboration amongst professionals from various disciplines, and may have significant social, economical and environmental impacts.



The programme provides a means for a limited number of the most able graduates from the BEng(Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering (formerly known as the BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering) programme or other equivalently qualified students to develop towards leadership roles in the building services engineering profession by completing a Dissertation, studying additional enhanced and extended technical, management and environmental subjects, and receiving extra training in language skills.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration.


Programme Structure

Students who are admitted to this programme undertake, over two semesters, a 9-credit Dissertation, aiming at developing their subject expertise and research skills. The Dissertation also allows students to develop interpersonal skills by requiring them to plan, coordinate and manage their project work, which involves interacting with others.


Students should study 2 Compulsory Subjects including 1 management subject and 1 English subject. In addition, students should study 5 Elective Subjects from a wide range of the master-level subjects offered within the master programmes in Building Services Engineering. The selection of Elective Subjects is expected to be closely related to the Dissertation project undertaken.


Core Areas of Study

This is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects available upon registration.

  • Building Electrical Services
  • Built Environment
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Applications
  • Fire & Safety Engineering
  • Operation & Maintenance & Facility Management
  • Advanced Building HVAC Systems


Dissertation Areas: 

  • Estimation of fire severity in buildings and heat transfer into structural members
  • Sustainability management
  • Acoustics, noise control and IEQ
  • Building automation
  • Indoor environmental quality and bioaerosols
  • Renewable energy
  • Facility engineering and management
  • Water efficiency, water supply and drainage
  • Electrical engineering
  • Ventilation
  • Occupant behavior and space management
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy saving for building and air-conditioning
  • Lighting/daylighting and human perception to light
  • Fire and safety engineering
  • Air-conditioning
Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Dr Sunliang Cao
D.Sc (Tech), MSc, BEng

Subject Area
Building Services Engineering
Entrance Requirements

Graduating students from BEng programmes in building services engineering, building environmental and equipment engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, thermal engineering, as well as energy and power engineering. Applicants with equivalent qualifications may also apply for admission and will be considered on individual merit.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.


For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Dr Sunliang Cao (tel: (852) 2766 5837; email: sunliang.cao@polyu.edu.hk).


For general enquiries, please contact:
General Office, Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE)
Email: beenquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Initial Registration Credits

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

Tuition Fee

HK$7,250 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please click HERE.

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

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


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