Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


68 (plus 3 training credits)

25 senior year places
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

We produce graduates with the technical and academic competence needed to work in building services engineering.

This programme meets the demand for locally trained professional and innovative building services engineers in the fields of consultancy, contracting, building management and research and development.

Our graduates also have a broad range of personal skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and learn independently.



Programme Characteristics

Students learn the art and science of providing safe, healthy and energy-efficient built environments that have minimal adverse environmental impacts. They also face intellectual challenges that further their development towards taking up management roles in the profession.

Students have the opportunity to work in teams, lead small projects, work independently and interact with highly qualified and professional staff. They also have access to a variety of design software and laboratory facilities.

Local and offshore summer placement opportunities are offered.

Students who join the Student Exchange Programme can study at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, Russia, Southeast Asia, or Mainland China for a semester. 

Students are regularly awarded scholarships by professional bodies and major organisations in Hong Kong.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has granted full accreditation to the BEng (Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering (including the BEng (Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering (Building Services Engineering)).

Graduates of this programme may then qualify for Scheme A training with the HKIE in the following disciplines: (i) Building Services, (ii) Fire, (iii) Environmental* and (iv) Energy. Academic programmes in the Building Services discipline that are accredited by the HKIE are reciprocally recognised by the UK's Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

* Upon completion of specific elective subjects.


Career Prospects

BEng(Hons) graduates have good career prospects in the building construction and real estate sectors.

New building construction and a concentration of sophisticated buildings in Hong Kong provide numerous attractive employment opportunities. As the programme is widely recognised, these opportunities extend to Mainland China and overseas.

Our graduates commonly begin their careers as trainee engineers in government departments, consulting firms, contracting companies, property management companies or utility companies.

First Class Honours graduates can consider research an attractive alternative, especially because building development in Hong Kong embraces advanced technology.


Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme. The total credits requirement for the senior year curriculum is 68 academic credits plus 3 training credits.

Students are required to take 44 credits for compulsory subjects and 15 credits for elective subjects.

Students are considered for credit transfers based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes. Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) will be required to take degree LCR subjects.

Year 1 applies foundational knowledge to the design and operation of major building services engineering systems. In the final year, students will undertake a Capstone Research Project.

More details on the programme can be found here.

Credit Required for Graduation

68 (plus 3 training credits)

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Wong Ling Tim

Entrance Requirements
  • A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Building Services Engineering, or the equivalent.

  • Applicants with a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Engineering, or the equivalent, will be considered on individual merit.

  • Selection is mainly based on applicants’ academic results.


For further programme information, please contact:

General Office (tel: 2766 5847; email: beee.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message

As a Hong Kong Polytechnic University student studying Building Services Engineering (now Building Sciences and Engineering), I had the opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professors in the field. The curriculum was rigorous and challenging but also extremely rewarding.

One of the highlights of my school career was the opportunity to work on various group system design projects with classmates from diverse backgrounds. These projects allowed us to apply the theoretical knowledge we had learned in class and fostered teamwork and communication skills, which would be very useful for me in my future career.

Aside from academics, the university offered a wide range of extracurricular activities such as sports clubs, workshops, and social events that provided opportunities to meet new people and expand my horizons.

Overall, my experience at the PolyU was challenging and rewarding and has prepared me well for the future.

LAM Chun Kit

修讀屋宇設備工程學課程 (現為建築科學及工程學課程),令我擁有一段充實的大學生活。除了樓宇的電力、空調、消防及供排水系統,我更有機會學習工程管理、建築能源模擬、可再生能源等知識、進一步寬闊我的眼界。建築環境及能源工程學系一直為學生提供不少機會與支持,包括資助金、指導計劃、講座、暑期實習及學生助理。此外,老師十分友善,經常為我們的學術、升學及就業問題上提供輔導和協助,我衷心感激他們的指導。

LEUNG Tsz Ying
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Programme Leaflet
Interview Arrangement

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in Building Services Engineering and test their language and communication skills.

Date of Interview
Between December and April

15 minutes

Individual interview
  • Selected applicants will be invited to attend interview.

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