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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

Through this programme, students will pursue in-depth studies of topics that are related to their civil engineering field or broaden their knowledge of civil engineering by studying topics that are beyond their present field.

We are keen to develop students' abilities to design engineered systems or processes to meet the desired needs in civil engineering projects within realistic constraints.

Our programme is designed to cultivate students' strategic thinking skills in solving complex problems and dealing with situations pertinent to their professional practice, and to enhance their learning capabilities for continual professional development through inquiry and reflection on professional practice.

Characteristics

In this programme, practicing civil engineers can pursue in-depth studies and acquire specialised skills in general civil engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering. Graduates should be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in modern construction technology after completion of the programme.

Recognition & Prospects

The MSc award is recognised by major professional institutions in Hong Kong. Most of our graduates have been admitted as corporate members of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Programme Structure

This is a mixed-mode programme. Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode. The programme will normally be completed in 1 year for full-time study or in 2.5 years for part-time study depending on the pace of study of individual student. Students are required to attend classes in both the daytime and evening if they choose the full-time mode.

A wide range of Core Subjects in the three main study areas are available for student's selection within the programme. Elective Subjects are offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment. In general, each subject requires attendance of one evening per week over a 13-week semester.

Students must complete 10 subjects (including at least 7 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects), or 7 subjects (including at least 4 Core Subjects and at most 3 Elective Subjects), plus a 9-credit Dissertation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$165,000.00 (16,76,148) per year
HK $5,500 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 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

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

A Bachelor's degree with Honours in civil engineering or an equivalent qualification.

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.

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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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