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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management - Full-time

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management - Full-time

Programme Code

84068-BEM (Full-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

Minimum 72 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Sandy TANG


Award Leader

Mr Edmond WONG

HD, Asso, MSc

Commencement Date

30 Aug 2021

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,860/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,550/ credit (GUR subjects)
(Tuition fee for the 2021/22 academic year is subject to review)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

The tuition fee for non-local students will be 10% higher than that for local students.

Aims and Objectives

The programme is offered under the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Surveying and Built Environment which aims to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and competencies for entry to a relevant career. 


The Scheme comprises the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property and Asset Management*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

*Remark: The programme is subject to the final approval by PolyU in mid-2021.  

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service Learning OR Free Elective subject3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only) *
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
63 – 72
Scheme Foundation1 subject, 3 credits
(for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)



Up to 2 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)
0 – 6

5 subjects, 3 credits each

[except “Analytical Skills and Methods” (2 credits) and “Capstone Project” (6 credits)]





14 subjects, 3 credits each
[except “International Study” (1 credit)]
Elective2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
176 hours of work-based learning experience

(Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE.
Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)
Total72 – 90

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of subdegree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) 


Scheme Foundation (for students from non-construction-related ​​​​​​disciplines only)

  • Construction Technology and Materials I


Award-specific Foundation (for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)

  • Construction Economics and Finance
  • Workshop Training (IC Training/ Drawing/ Safety)


Scheme Compulsory 

  • Analytical Skills and Methods
  • Capstone Project
  • Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment 
  • English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
  • Maintenance Technology and Management  CEF


Award-specific Compulsory 

  • Advanced Construction Technology 
  • Building Services I
  • Building Services II
  • Construction Contract Law and Administration
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Construction Technology and Materials II  CEF
  • Engineering Mathematics  CEF
  • Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • International Study
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating
  • Project Management and Procurement  CEF
  • Structure I
  • Structure II
  • Temporary Work Design



  • Building Maintenance for Sustainability
  • Design, Adaptation and Conversion
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction


Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering and Management) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines.  Applicants with qualifications in non-construction-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Professional Recognition

The programme was transferred to PolyU SPEED from the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of PolyU. SPEED has maintained the core elements of the BRE Programme. Full accreditation has already been granted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)**, the UK and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) for this programme. SPEED is seeking the recognition from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for its programme.



The programme is a CIOB accredited course, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding this qualification will have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years' relevant work experience, they may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment. Please visit the webpage for detailed eligibility and examination exemption criteria of professional body.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be well prepared to be building engineers/ construction managers.


Scheme Leader

Dr Sandy TANG

3746 0013

 Award Leader

Mr Edmond WONG

3746 0718

Programme Officer

Ms Joey TAI

3746 0061

Administrative Assistant

Ms Carita LAU

3746 0050