Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering




What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This professional programme is designed to provide students with a broad-based and high quality interdisciplinary education in the areas of structural, environmental, transportation, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering as well as construction management. It aims to nurture students as all-round civil engineers who are ready to work on engineering projects with commercial, social, legal and political complexities.

Programme Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of Core and Elective Subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally famed universities;
  • Practical training modules at the University's technologically advanced Industrial Centre;
  • Summer industrial placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme; and
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performance.


Comprehensive civil engineering subjects are taught in the third and fourth years, covering practical knowledge of structural, hydraulics, environmental, geotechnical, construction management and transportation engineering.

In the final year, students are required to work on the Individual Project and the Design Project. They are also allowed to choose Elective Subjects in their areas of interest.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are well-prepared for employment as graduate engineers and receive rewarding salaries in both the public and private sectors, such as the Buildings Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Highways Department, Housing Department, Transport Department and Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR, as engineering consultants and contractors.

Professional Recognition

The 4-year BEng(Hons) Degree Programme in Civil Engineering evolved from the corresponding 3-year programme, which is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of the 3-year programme are eligible for Corporate Membership of HKIE after gaining appropriate training. The 4-year programme has been provisionally accredited by HKIE and full accreditation will follow.

Secondary Major Details

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics

Credit Required for Graduation

137 (plus 12 practical training credits)

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes & Characteristics

This programme is designed to provide students with not only the fundamental knowledge in civil and transportation engineering, but also knowledge in data analytics and computing. It aims to educate a new generation of civil engineering students with contemporary skills including attributes such as fast learners, creative thinkers, problem-solvers, and active collaborators in the smart mobility industry.

Attractive features

  • Four-year (1 common year + 3 years of your selected major) full-time comprehensive programme.
  • Opportunities to join exchange programme for 1-2 semesters at universities with international reputations.
  • Practical training modules in the technologically advanced Industrial Centre of the University.
  • Summer placements in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas.
  • Scholarships are available for students demonstrating excellent academic performance.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (15,38,396) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Students must have completed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) or equivalent in their countries.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 79th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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