College of Engineering

BEng Civil Engineering

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Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

98 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)*

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
3 years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
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+852 3442 7609

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Programme Brochure
Why BEng Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a professional discipline which transforms our daily life, from clean water supply and waste water treatment to new town development, road and bridge construction, building structure design, landslip prevention and flooding mitigation. Modern civil engineers also concern about the sustainability of new infrastructure developments and their impacts to the society and the environment. Many innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence, sensors, drones, virtual reality, etc. have been applied to improve the planning, design, construction, maintenance and public engagement of civil engineering work.

Themes of Study

  • Structural engineering, design and analysis
  • Geotechnical engineering and foundation analysis
  • Environmental engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Construction technology and management
  • Hydraulics and hydrology
Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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.
Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’.

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.

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 has been one of the major drivers of the economies of Hong Kong and mainland China. This trend is expected to continue in view of recent major urban and infrastructure developments in Hong Kong. Civil Engineers will find career opportunities in many areas including real-estate development, construction, consulting, operation and maintenance, government departments. Graduates of this major are expected to be in high demand.

Industrial Academic Exchange Programmes

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 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 to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer a number of 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

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

ProgrammeDisciplineEligibilityConditions (if applicable)
BEng Degree in Civil Engineering (with streams in Structural Engineering / Infrastructure and Smart City) (FT)Civil (CVL)Eligible-
Geotechnical (GEL)Eligible-
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 requirements 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 for this programme are eligible for Structural (STL) Scheme “A” Discipline on condition that they have to take any one of the following courses:
(i) CA4644, 
(ii) CA4682, or
(iii) 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.