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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 127 credits and 2 training credits in this four-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.

Programme Structure

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:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE):
  • The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB) and
  • 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.

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

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

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ZS1201, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z,

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. English Language Requirements: 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). For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived. Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English.

For international students

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. (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

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).

For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB).
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