Department Name
AACSB EQUIS Association of MBAs Berkeley International Partner

Associate of Science in Construction Engineering and Management (ASc CEM)

Mode of Study: Full-time
Normal duration: 2 years
Programme Leader: Dr Andy Ng
Deputy Programme Leader: Mr Gary Chan
Tuition fee: Click here for more information
General enquiry: (e-mail) / 3442 7089 (hotline)

Programme Aims

The principal aim of the programme is to provide a sound education and vocational training for students to become technically competent personnel in the construction industry. It equips students with engineering knowledge, design process, construction technology, quantity surveying and management skills required for careers in building and other forms of construction, and provides a broad-based academic foundation for further academic and career development.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will have the necessary technical and academic foundation to develop successful careers, in the private and public sectors, in a wide range of construction and related fields, including project management, construction engineering, contract administration, quantity surveying, project co-ordination and field supervision.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the Entrance Requirements.

Programme Structure & Curriculum

Main Subject Areas

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Structural Mechanics and Design
  • Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • Temporary Works Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Mathematics and Operational Research
  • Environmental Science and Building Services
  • Law, Economics and Management
  • Integrated Project
  • English Language
  • Chinese Language and Chinese Civilisation
  • Construction Communication
  • Site Suveying
  • Industrial Training

In addition to the University Language Requirements and Gateway Education Requirements, supporting areas include appropriate studies in Construction Communication, Site Surveying and Industrial Training.

Click here for detailed AScCEM Programme Structure & Curriculum (for students admitted in 2019/20).

Professional Accreditation and Recognition

This programme has been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM). Graduates of the programme are accepted as meeting the academic requirements for the Associate Membership of these two professional bodies.

This programme has also been recognized by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Students and graduates of the programme are accepted as student members of the CIOB. Graduates achieved a CIOB accredited bachelor degree or equivalent programme will then be able to progress to full membership.


This programme is also recognized by local universities and many overseas institutions for admission with advanced standing up to third year of their degree programmes. The admission of a candidate is subject to the selection criteria of individual institution and the candidate's own merits.

Local Universities

  • Full-time BEng in Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
  • Full-time BEng in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Full-time BSc in Building Engineering and Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Full-time BEng in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Full-time Bachelor of Engineering, University of Hong Kong
  • Full-time/Part-time BSc in Building Engineering and Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SPEED)
  • Full-time/Part-time BSc in Surveying, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SPEED)
  • Part-time BSc in Construction Management, jointly organized by City University of Hong Kong (SCOPE) and University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Part-time/Full-time BEng in Civil Engineering, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Overseas Universities

  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Melbourne
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of South Australia
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Salford
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Coventry University
  • Concordia University
  • Hua Qiao University, China
  • Others

Please consult your Programme Leader for a full list of universities which have articulation agreements with CityU.

Student/Alumni Sharing

Gary Ho
Student | BEng Civil Engineering, CityU
2019 Graduate | ASc in Construction Engineering and Management
“The experience in studying Associate of Science in Construction Engineering & Management at CityU is precious and memorable. Apart from the substantial professional knowledge with enormous practical experiences provided from lectures in the two study years, the Division offered lots of valuable opportunities to diversify student’s development further and broaden student’s horizon to be well-prepared for future studies and career. I participate in different kinds of industrial training, field trips, site visits and study tours in or out of Hong Kong. After receiving a firm construction foundation from ASc CEM, I am going to continue my study at the HKUST in Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 2020. It is believed that the experience learnt from the ASc CEM will allow me to reach a higher achievement in my further study and future career.”

Dorothy Wong
2016 Graduate | BEng in Construction Engineering and Management
2014 Graduate | ASc in Construction Engineering and Management
“Studying for Associate of Science in Construction Engineering and Management at the City University of Hong Kong stands me in good stead to pursue my engineering path. The professors and lecturers are really supportive and friendly. The learning mode here with hands-on contact developed my avid interest and made me intrigued into the field of construction. After graduating from the ASc CEM programme in 2014, I continued my full-time study in pursuing the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering at CityU. I am currently serving as a Civil Engineering Graduate and having the opportunities to work in different works departments of the HKSAR Government. I strongly believe my solid foundation and all-round knowledge gained in the ASc CEM programme will direct me to my future career path.”