BEng Civil and Structural Engineering

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1690
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 2 years
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Programme/Major Leader
Prof LIM C W
BEng (Aero) (UTM,M'sia), MEng (NUS,S'pore), PhD (NTU, S'pore), MHKIE, RPE, FASME, FASCE, MASA, MSEI
Associate Programme/Major Leader
Dr LAM Heung Fai
BEng(Hons), MPhil, PhD, MASCE, MHKSTAM

Our Target

We aim to equip students with specialised modern knowledge of civil and structural engineering. Our graduates have an edge over their typical civil engineering counterparts thanks to a broad-based knowledge of civil and structural engineering.

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The construction industry is one of the most important industries in Hong Kong and employs almost 10% of the workforce. A large number of housing units have been built over the past decade and this pace of development is expected to continue to cater to the needs of an expanding and increasingly affluent population. As such, Civil and Structural Engineering graduates will remain in high demand.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the major-specific entrance requirements:
•   grade E or above in HKALE Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics;
•   grade C or above in GCE A Level Mathematics;
•   subject score of 4 or above in the IB Mathematics subject group; OR
•   other qualifications equivalent to any one of the above and approved by the University.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering and a CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent.

What You Will Be Studying

Some of the subjects studied in this programme include:

  • Engineering Communication
  • Construction Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Contract and Management
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Design of Structural Elements
  • Structural Analysis
  • Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Final Year Project
  • Integrated Design Project
  • Geotechnical Analysis and Design
  • Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra


For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments to firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:                                                                                                

  • gain solid experience in a real-life work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.

Furthermore, to help students broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer over 110 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.


Professional Recognition

This major has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).