Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1201
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1201

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is one of the founding departments of City University of Hong Kong. The Department offers professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. Our programmes are academically rigorous and professionally focused. Adopting an inter-disciplinary approach, our programmes are delivered by a professional team that includes civil and structural engineers, building services engineers, construction engineers, material technologists, environmental scientists, architects, urban planners and building and quantity surveyors. Our graduates are therefore uniquely placed to serve the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

The AEC industry in Hong Kong is flourishing. Infrastructure and building developments, and the maintenance and refurbishment of existing facilities, have contributed to Hong Kong's growing economy. There are notable opportunities for innovations and career development. In addition to the Hong Kong market, the local AEC industry can expect to participate actively in the international markets, including the People’s Republic of China. The Department has established close collaborations with universities and professional bodies both locally and internationally.

The introduction of four-year university education offers a platform for the implementation of a discovery-enriched curriculum. Directed towards an outcome-based teaching and learning paradigm, together with excellence in applied research, the Department pledges to succeed in its mission of ‘Meeting the world’s challenges – Build tomorrow, create the future’.

The Department offers the following majors/Associate Degree:

  • BEng – Architectural Engineering
  • BEng – Civil Engineering
  • BSc – Surveying
  • BSc - Architectural Studies (Top-up Degree)
  • ASc - Architectural Studies

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. During their first year of studies, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College/Department core courses. Students will enter a major after one year of study. The top 40% of students of the Department [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College/Department for its required courses] will have free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification (e.g IB Diploma, GCE A-level) may apply for admission to a major offered by the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering with Advanced Standing I, or to the Department to study the four-year programme without advanced standing (first-year studies). The minimum graduation requirement for Advanced Standing I entrants is 96 credits.

Current major options: Architectural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Surveying. The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

First-Year Curriculum

Common Year Curriculum under Departmental-based Admission in 2016-17 (subject to review)

Common Year Curriculum
Remarks No. CUs
GE GE English / EAP (6 CUs) • GE1401 University English (3 CUs); and
• Discipline-specific English (3 CUs)
College Specified GE Courses (9 CUs) College Specified GE courses for normative four year degree:
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I
3 CU
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
3 CU
Introduction to Computer Studies/
Introduction to Computer Programming
3 CU
Any GE Courses (3 CUs) Take any GE Course (3 CUs) from the following:
• GE1501 Chinese
• GE courses from the distributional areas:
  Area 1: Arts and Humanities
  Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  Area 3: Science and Technology
Courses specified by CSE Departments (6 CUs) • CA1166 Professionals and Society (3 CU)
• CA1167 Engineering Communication (3 CU)
College Requirements (Science Courses) (6 CUs) Choose two from the following three subject areas:
• AP1201 General Physics I
• BCH1100 Chemistry
• BCH1200 Discovery in Biology
Total No. of CUs   30

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)