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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

  • To position PolyU as the primary provider of high level building services engineering education, training, research and consultancy services in both private and public sectors in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta;
  • To continue to meet the market demand for professional education and training in the field of building services engineering on the basis of continuous research and development and to maintain strong links with industry and professional institutions in Hong Kong and around the world;
  • To enhance the specialist skills of graduates and professionals in the building services engineering sector, and to meet the need for locally-trained professionals and innovative building services engineers in consultancy, contracting, building management, research and development; and
  • To facilitate students' development for leadership roles in the building services engineering profession.


The multidisciplinary nature of this programme not only offers students advanced knowledge in their specialist areas, but also expands their perspective of the broader field of building services engineering. Students can take a combination of subjects to suit their careers and specialism developments, and they can also choose an appropriate dissertation project.

Programme Structure

Students can select from a wide range of subjects, each of which normally requires 39 hours of attendance over a 13-week semester.

For the MSc with Dissertation

Students must complete 7 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least two other Core Subjects plus a Dissertation that is relevant to their area of specialisation.

For the MSc without Dissertation

Students must complete 10 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory Subjects, and at least 3 other Core Subjects.

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 for selection upon registration.

  • Built Environment
  • Electrical Services
  • Energy Services
  • Fire & Safety Engineering
  • Operation & Maintenance & Facility Management

Recognition & Prospects

Accreditation by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as suitable further learning to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$159,000.00 (16,08,498) per year
HK $5,300 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


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

To register for the degree of MPhil, a student shall hold: A Bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university; or other academic qualifications which are deemed to be equivalent. PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are: An overall score of at least 6.5 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test (with a writing score of 23 or above) or 550 or above for the paper-based test (with a score of 4 or above in the Test of Written English). All English language test scores are considered valid for five years after the date of the test.

For international students

A Bachelor's degree with Honours in building services engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, or the equivalent; OR

A professional qualification, e.g. full membership of the HKIE or the CIBSE, plus work experience in any branch of building services engineering, such as design and consulting, contracting, building operation and maintenance, property development and management, or research.

Evidence of an employer's support or sponsorship is advantageous, and relevant work experience in a building services engineering-related role is preferred.

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).

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