Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

The major aims to:
  1. Provide students with an environment to develop their intellectual, analytical and critical abilities, and to enable the graduates to become competent, skilled, reflective new members of civil engineering profession.
  2. Provide students with well-developed discipline knowledge who will communicate effectively.
  3. Allow students to contribute through team and individual application of skills and knowledge to resolving problems.
  4. Provide students with a commitment to lifelong learning and leadership in the civil and building professions.
  5. Provide a basis for continuing professional development, and encouragement for professional specialization or higher academic study.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, applied science, and engineering appropriate to civil engineering;
  2. Design and conduct civil engineering related experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. Practise as a competent engineer to design civil engineering systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as managerial, economic, political, manufacturability and sustainability;
  4. Function on multi-disciplinary teams in the civil engineering industry with specialism in structural engineering or infrastructure and smart city;
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve civil engineering problems; and produce alternative civil designs, make innovation and invention in civil engineering practice in a way that benefits society;
  6. Comprehend professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. Communicate effectively by means of drawings, and oral and written presentations;
  8. Describe the impact of civil engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public;
  9. Recognize the need for, and  to engage in life-long learning, and stay abreast of contemporary issues;
  10. Acquaint themselves with the legal framework and the relevant statutory requirements;
  11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice; and
  12. Use the computer/IT tools relevant to civil engineering along with an understanding of their processes and limitations.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Major requirement

84 credit units

84 credit units
72 or 69 credit units^
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 0 credit units
0 credit unit 0 credit unit

Minimum Graduation Requirement:

120 credit units 105 credit units 84 or 81 credit units^

Maximum Credit Units Permitted:

144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.
^The core course CA1167 (3 credit units) may be waived for students admitted with Advanced Standing II depending on their academic background.

Professional Recognition

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




Conditions (if applicable)

BEng Degree in Civil Engineering (with streams in Structural Engineering / Infrastructure and Smart City) (FT)

Civil (CVL)



Geotechnical (GEL)



Building (BUD)

Eligible subject to condition(s)

Graduates for this programme are eligible for Scheme "A" in Building (BUD) Discipline only if they have fulfilled the relevant top-up requirement as specified in the Admission Requirements for the Building Discipline.

BEng Degree in Civil Engineering (with stream in Structural Engineering) (FT)

Structural (STL)

Eligible subject to condition(s)

Graduates of this programme are eligible for Structural (STL) Scheme “A” Discipline on condition that they have to take any one of the following courses:
CA4682, or
CA4516, which must be in structural engineering.

BEng Degree in Civil Engineering (with stream in Infrastructure and Smart City) (FT)

Logistics & Transportation Engineering (LTE)

Eligible subject to condition(s)

This programme is eligible for Scheme “A” in Logistics & Transportation (LTE) Discipline on condition that the graduates must have taken CA2676 and CA3707.

Additional Information

  1. For courses set with pre-cursor(s), ACE Department requires that all students must have attempted (including class attendance, coursework submission and examination) the precursor course(s) so identified.
  2. Where courses are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, to pass a course, students must obtain minimum marks of 30% in both coursework and examination components, and an overall mark of at least 40%.
  3. The teaching schedules of some courses offered in Summer Term may start a few weeks earlier than the normal University schedule; students are advised to check the teaching schedules with the Course Leaders before registering for the courses.