BEng Architectural Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1213
BEng Architectural Engineering
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 25 (local students)
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General Enquiries
+852 3442 7609

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Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

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

First-Year Curriculum

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

Common Year Curriculum


No. of CUs (credit units)


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 CUs


Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

3 CUs


Introduction to Computer Studies/
Introduction to Computer Programming

3 CUs

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 CUs)
• CA1167 Engineering Communication (3 CUs)


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 (credit units)



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!

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.