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

建築學及土木工程學系 [選項: 工學士 (建築工程)、工學士(土木工程)、理學士(建築學及測量學)]

Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1201
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
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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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, architectural/building services engineers, construction engineers, material technologists, environmental scientists, architects, urban planners, building surveyors 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 markets of the People’s Republic of China. The Department has established close collaborations with universities and professional bodies both locally and in Mainland China.
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 currently offers the following majors:

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

Admission Arrangements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Students will enter a major (current major options: Architectural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Surveying) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a 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.

# based on CGPA with no failed grades, completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses and no academic dishonesty record for the year

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

Curriculum Structure

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

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:
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I
3 CUs
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
3 CUs
CA2066 Professionals and Society 3 CUs
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


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