Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

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



  • This is a mixed-mode programme with the majority places for part-time students and a few places for full-time students. While a non-local student should study this programme in a full-time mode, a local student can pursue the study in either the full-time or part-time mode. Depending on their pace of study, students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 year or part-time in 2.5 years. Students are required to attend classes in the daytime and evening if they choose the full-time mode of study.

  • There is a provision for a PgD exit award.


Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme  
A total of 25 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details. 

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

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

  • To position PolyU as the primary provider of high level building services engineering education, training, research and consultancy services in both private and public sectors in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta;

  • To continue to meet the market demand for professional education and training in the field of building services engineering on the basis of continuous research and development and to maintain strong links with industry and professional institutions in Hong Kong and around the world;

  • To enhance the specialist skills of graduates and professionals in the building services engineering sector, and to meet the need for locally-trained professionals and innovative building services engineers in consultancy, contracting, building management, research and development; and

  • To facilitate students' development for leadership roles in the building services engineering profession.



The multidisciplinary nature of this programme not only offers students advanced knowledge in their specialist areas, but also expands their perspective of the broader field of building services engineering. Students can take a combination of subjects to suit their careers and specialism developments, and they can also choose an appropriate dissertation project.

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 can select from a wide range of subjects, each of which normally requires 39 hours of attendance over a 13-week semester.


For the MSc with Dissertation

Students must complete 7 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least two other Core Subjects plus a Dissertation that is relevant to their area of specialisation.


For the MSc without Dissertation 

Students must complete 10 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least 3 other Core Subjects.


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 for selection upon registration.

  • Built Environment

  • Electrical Services

  • Energy Services

  • Fire & Safety Engineering

  • Operation & Maintenance & Facility Management

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Chen Mingli
BSc, MSc, PhD

Subject Area
Building Services Engineering
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in building services engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, or the equivalent; 

  • A professional qualification, e.g. full membership of the HKIE or the CIBSE, plus work experience in any branch of building services engineering, such as design and consulting, contracting, building operation and maintenance, property development and management or research.


Evidence of an employer's support or sponsorship is advantageous, and relevant work experience in a building services engineering-related role is preferred.


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.


For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Chen Mingli (tel: (852) 2766 4549; email: mingli.chen@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.

Student Message

Students can obtain knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies from the comprehensive courses in this programme. The programme is well recognised locally and abroad, and will undoubtedly help me and other graduates succeed as chartered engineers in the future.

Zhang Yangyang
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