BEng Civil Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1214
BEng Civil 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 JS1214.

Programme Video

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 equip students with specialised advanced knowledge of civil engineering with particular edges in structural engineering, and infrastructure and urbanism. You will be able to master the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures, various foundations and retaining walls, green construction systems, and transportation systems.

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 Civil 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 (JS1214) through JUPAS.

Curriculum Structure

For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, 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

Some of the subjects studied in this programme include:

  • Engineering Communication
  • Construction Materials, Construction Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics
  • Construction Contract
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Design of Structural Elements
  • Structural Analysis
  • Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Design
  • Integrated Building Project Development
  • Final Year Project
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Temporary Works Design
  • Urban Design and Analysis, Infrastructure Asset Management, Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering

Start Your Career Here

The construction industry is one of the most important industries in Hong Kong and employs almost 10% of the workforce. A large number of buildings and infrastructures 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 engineering graduates will remain in high demand.

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 Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students

  • 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:
For graduates of BEng in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering Stream):

  • Civil Discipline
  • Geotechnical Discipline
  • Structural Discipline (On condition that graduates have to take any one of the following courses: (i) “CA4644 - Wind and Earthquake Engineering”, (ii) “CA4682 - Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering”, or (iii) “CA4516 - Final Year Project”, which must be in structural engineering.)
  • Building Discipline (If graduates have fulfilled the relevant top-up requirement as specified in the Admission Requirements for the Building Discipline.)

For graduates of BEng in Civil Engineering (Infrastructure and Urbanism Stream):

  • Civil Discipline
  • Geotechnical Discipline
  • Logistics & Transportation Engineering Discipline (On condition that the graduates must have taken “CA2676 - Transportation Engineering” and “CA3707 - Transportation Modelling”.)

Building Discipline (If graduates have fulfilled the relevant top-up requirement as specified in the Admission Requirements for the Building Discipline.)