|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Architecture and Surveying)
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target||
Local Places : click here (for JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Non-local Places : click here
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
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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:
• BEng – Architectural Engineering
• BEng – Civil Engineering
• BSc – Surveying
• BSc - Architectural Studies (Top-up Degree)
BEng Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering Stream) students are eligible to apply for the following joint degree programme:
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; (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; and (iv) no academic dishonesty record for the year] 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 90 credits.
Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.
|Common Year Curriculum||Remarks||No. CUs|
|GE||GE English / EAP||• GE1401 University English (3 CUs); and
• GE2410 English for Engineering (3 CUs)
|College Specified GE Courses||College Specified GE courses for normative 4-year degree:
|Any GE Courses||Choose one 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 CENG Departments||• CA1166 Professionals and Society (3 CUs)
• CA2674 Construction Materials (3 CUs)
|College Requirements (Engineering)||• PHY1201 General Physics I (3 CUs)
• CS1302 Introduction to Computer Programming (3 CUs)
|Total No. of CUs||30|
We aim to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to i) participate in real estate and infrastructure developments, ii) analyse building development proposals, iii) appraise contemporary building science and engineering techniques, iv) advise on appropriate means of procurement, v) pursue financial control of construction projects and vi) apply a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of construction processes.
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The construction industry has been one of the major drivers of the economies of Hong Kong and mainland China. This trend is expected to continue in view of recent major infrastructure developments in Hong Kong. Surveyors will find career opportunities in many areas including real-estate development, construction, building economics, law, contracts, design, maintenance, project and facilities management and finance. Graduates of this major are expected to be in high demand.
|Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants||
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following major-specific entrance requirements:
For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in Surveying and a CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent.
HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1201) through JUPAS.
For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2021 cohort is for reference only. The 2022 catalogue will be published around July 2022.)
|What You Will Be Studying||
|Industrial Training and International Exchange||
The College of 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 PRC and overseas. Through such placements, students will:
For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.
For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.
1. This Major is accredited by:
2. Graduates who are going to apply for entry to the APC scheme of Building Surveying Division (BSD) and Quantity Surveying Division (QSD) of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) have to complete the following courses:
The HKIS QSD:
The HKIS BSD:
|Did You Know?||
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
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