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What will I learn?

Introduction

The Master of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering) Programme is a part-time / full-time postgraduate programme providing advanced education in the field of civil engineering. The programme aims at providing in-depth theoretical and practical education for graduates aspiring to pursue professional careers in civil engineering, and for practising civil engineers to advance and update their knowledge.

The General Stream provides students with a platform to acquire multi-disciplinary knowledge in Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure Project Management, Structural engineering and Transportation Engineering. Students are required to complete 6 discipline courses (36 credits); 2 elective courses (12 credits) and a dissertation (24 credits).

Three specialised streams of studies are also offered in Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering. Students are required to complete 6 discipline courses (36 credits), including 4 in their respective specialised stream of studies; 2 elective courses (12 credits) and a dissertation (24 credits).

Some courses in this curriculum are approved for reimbursement from the Continuing Education fund (CEF).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK $18,000 per 6 credit-units (for students admitted in 2022) (Subject to University’s approval)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

Comply with the University Entrance Requirements; and

Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong or an equivalent qualification from another comparable university or institution.

Degree holders in other disciplines, such as Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environment-related Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics will also be considered for admission.

English Language Requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

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