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What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides an excellent opportunity for students who would like to pursue an education in the building engineering and construction management profession. The advancing building construction industry in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions requires graduates who possess highly specialised skills in technology, management and communication. Students also face intellectual challenges that promote self-development and enhance problem-solving skills. Our well-trained graduates are in great demand as professional building engineers and construction managers because they can easily adapt to the changing needs of the construction industry and have developed the expertise that is necessary to plan, coordinate, supervise and control the complex process of building projects.

Programme Characteristics

Students are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits in this 4-year programme. The subjects include Building Engineering & Technology, Management, Project Work and English.

Site visits and guest lectures are arranged throughout the year.

Practical training (Work-Integrated Education) is required during the summer term.

We have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with local employers to gain insights into professional practice.

Our Student Exchange Programme with Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), the University of Florida (USA) and others, provides opportunities to study abroad.

Curriculum

  • The programme covers building engineering, construction management, economics, law and project works.
  • Students can choose Elective Subjects from a pool of designated subjects to suit their own career development and personal interests.
  • Support studies include mathematics and quantitative analysis and General Education Subjects.

Professional Recognition

Professional accreditation has been granted from the following institutions:

  1. The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE):
  2. The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB) and
  3. The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)

Career Prospects

Following appropriate training in industry, graduates will become building engineers and/or construction managers. The continuing growth of Hong Kong's building and infrastructure development offers opportunities for challenging and rewarding careers. Our graduates usually take up positions with construction companies or real estate development companies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

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.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st 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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