College of Engineering

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)]
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1201 (JS1201)

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
4 years
Programme Website
General Enquiries
Contact Type
Contact Value

+852 3442 7609

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* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

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

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) at the City University of Hong Kong is unique in Hong Kong, as we offer a broad spectrum of construction-related programmes, from architecture to civil engineering, building services engineering (or architectural engineering) and surveying, within a single department. With this advantage, students are not only able to acquire professional knowledge of their chosen discipline of study (e.g. architecture), but they can also interact with students or other programmes (e.g. civil engineering) to broaden their horizon. The interdisciplinary knowledge and team working ability have made our graduates very sought after in the construction industry.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JS1201 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Architecture and Surveying)
HKDSE SubjectMinimum Level Required
English LanguageLevel 3
Chinese LanguageLevel 3
MathematicsLevel 3
Citizenship and Social DevelopmentAttained
Elective 1Level 3 in Physics
Elective 2Level 3 (except "Other Languages")

- Besides Category A elective subjects and Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.  
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.  
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

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

Admission Arrangements

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; Architecture and 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 and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses for the year.


Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

Curriculum Structure

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

Common Year CurriculumRemarksNo. CUs
GEGE 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
CA2066Professionals and Society3 CUs
Any GE CoursesChoose 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• CA1167 Engineering Communication (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
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 Architecture and Surveying
  • BSc Surveying
  • BSc Architectural Studies (Top-up Degree)