BEng Architectural Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1213
BEng Architectural Engineering
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places :

6 for the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7609
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1213.

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:
•   level 3 or above in HKDSE 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 Building Services Engineering and a CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent.

HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1213) through JUPAS

First-Year Curriculum

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

Common Year Curriculum


No. CUs


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:
• PHY1201 General Physics I
• BCH1100 Chemistry
• BCH1200 Discovery in Biology


Total No. of CUs



Our Target

We aim to provide students with the academic background necessary for a professional building services engineer. You will be able to manage the design, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and management of various building services systems.

Start Your Career Here (Major)

The ever-increasing demand for sustainable, green, intelligent building projects in Hong Kong and throughout mainland China has created a great need for building services engineers. We are playing an extremely important role in the building industry, and you can join us!

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)

What You Will Be Studying (Major)

The core courses in this major include:

  • Environmental and Thermal Science
  • Fluids
  • Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Practical Training
  • Fire and Piped Services
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning Systems
  • Management
  • Professional Ethics and Safety
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Engineering
  • Building Energy

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various 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 Accreditation (Major)

This Major is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).  Graduates are eligible for Scheme A Training in the following disciplines:

  • Building Services Discipline
  • Energy Discipline

Fire Discipline for graduates who completed successfully CA4737 Fire Science and Modelling and CA4738 Fire Engineering Approach. (Students should refer to the “Admission Requirements of the Fire Discipline” for the top-up requirements to be fulfilled.)

Did You Know?

We offer our students eye-opening and inspiring experiences through our Industrial Attachment Scheme and student exchange programmes with mainland universities in major cities, including Taiwan, Sydney, London, Lyngby, Singapore etc. All of our building services engineering graduates are employed in related professional building services engineering fields after graduation.