Master of Engineering in Building Services Engineering




What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The MEng in Building Services Engineering is an integrated Master's degree programme that covers a study of engineering and related knowledge which is both deeper and broader than a conventional BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering. The broadened and deepened knowledge and skill enable graduates to handle and manage engineering projects that are large in scale (both in the size of project and the investment involved) and complex and varied in nature, which require more effective collaboration amongst professionals from various disciplines, and may have significant social, economical and environmental impacts.


The programme provides a means for a limited number of the most able graduates from the BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering programme or other equivalently qualified students to develop towards leadership roles in the building services engineering profession by completing a Dissertation, studying additional enhanced and extended technical, management and environmental subjects, and receiving extra training in language skills.

Programme Structure

Students who are admitted to this programme undertake, over two semesters, a 9-credit Dissertation Project, aiming at developing their subject expertise and investigation skills. The dissertation also allows students to develop interpersonal skills by requiring them to plan, coordinate and manage their project work, which involves interacting with others.

Students should study 2 Compulsory Subjects including 1 management subject and 1 English subject. In addition students should study 5 Elective Subjects from a wide range of the master-level subjects offered within the master programmes in Building Services Engineering over the two-semester period. The selection of Elective Subjects is expected to be closely related to the Dissertation project undertaken.

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 upon registration.

  • Building Electrical Services
  • Built Environment
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Applications
  • Fire & Safety Engineering
  • Operation & Maintenance & Facility Management
  • Advanced Building HVAC Systems

Dissertation Areas:

  • Estimation of fire severity in buildings and heat transfer into structural members
  • Sustainability management
  • Acoustics, noise control and IEQ
  • Building automation
  • Indoor environmental quality and bioaerosols
  • Renewable energy
  • Facility engineering and management
  • Water efficiency, water supply and drainage
  • Electrical engineering
  • Ventilation
  • Occupant behavior and space management
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy saving for building and air-conditioning
  • Lighting/day lighting and human perception to light
  • Fire and safety engineering
  • Air-conditioning

Recognition & Prospects

Accreditation by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning in addition to an accredited BEng(Hons) degree to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration for intake year 2000 onwards has been sought.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$172,500.00 (18,30,161) per year
HK $5,750 per credit

*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

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. 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 at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Graduating students from BEng programmes in building services engineering, building environmental and equipment engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, thermal engineering, energy and power engineering. Applicants with equivalent qualifications may also apply for admission and will be considered on individual merit.

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 following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

  • 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 at least 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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