- to upgrade existing construction related professionals with the knowledge of advanced civil engineering, cost control and management;
- to produce experts in all aspects of cost engineering and civil engineering;
- to provide a route of further study to graduates of construction related disciplines;
- to provide multi-disciplinary approach for civil, planning and construction professionals;
- to carry out research works in various related disciplines.
Year of Entry2021
Application DeadlineLocal & Non-local : 31 May 2021
Mode of StudyCombined †
Mode of FundingNon-government-funded
Indicative Intake Target135
Minimum No. of Credits Required30
Class ScheduleStudents are expected to attend classes in the weekday daytimes (occasionally, at evenings, on Saturdays or Sundays). The courses (including the core courses) of the programme may be scheduled in weekday daytime session for the academic year 2020/2021.
Normal Study PeriodFull-time: 1 year (2 semesters and 1 summer term);
Part-time: 2 years (4 semesters and 2 summer terms)
Maximum Study PeriodFull-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Mode of ProcessingApplications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have one of the following criteria to be eligible for admission:
(i) possess first degrees with honours accredited by Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE); or
(ii) possess first degrees with honours accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS); or
(iii) possess first degrees with honours accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA); or
(iv) possess first degrees with honours accredited by Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH); or
(v) corporate membership of HKIE, HKIS, HKIA, HKIH or equivalent; or
(vi) possess first degrees in a construction-related discipline from a UGC funded tertiary education institution; or
(vii) possess first degrees in a construction-related discipline from a non-local institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
(viii) have obtained an equivalent qualification or provide programme acceptable evidence of academic and professional attainments; or
(ix) applicants without the specified academic qualifications may still be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis if they are able to present exceptionally good alternative qualifications and possess substantial technical and management experiences.
Remarks: Students admitted via route (ix) should constitute only a small percentage of the intake and such cases would require approval by the College on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
- a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
- Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
- Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of China mainland; or
- Other equivalent qualifications.
@TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.
# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.
Each student must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credit units before the Master of Science degree is awarded. Reference should be made to the programme document and the student handbook for the criteria of choosing electives. Students may be allowed to switch between streams but they are not allowed to take two or more streams simultaneously.
In general, application for credit unit transfer is normally not entertained. In case an application is considered fully justified by the Head of Department, the courses for transfer must be taken from master programme by the student within 3 years from the date of application of this transfer exercise. This arrangement does not apply to students registering for another stream after graduation from one stream. Criteria for granting credit unit transfer include the level, the duration and the content of the course.
Applications for credit transfer for work completed prior to entry to the University must be made in the first semester following the student’s admission, before the deadline set by the University. Applications for credit transfer for outside work completed after admission to the University must be made immediately in the semester following attainment of the additional qualification.
Please observe the Academic Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Degrees (including remarks) under Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies website (www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk) before accept the offer.