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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


Credits Required for Graduation

72 - 90 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Mr Edmond WONG

HD, Asso, MSc

Commencement Date

07 Sep 2020

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,860/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,550/ credit (GUR subjects)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,145/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,805/ credit (GUR subjects)

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management aims to produce graduates who can be developed as highly competent and professional building engineers for Hong Kong, China and the international market. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to contribute effectively to project and facilities management teams which are engaged in complex building projects.

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
FoundationUp to 3 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)
0 – 9
Compulsory19 subjects, 3 credits each
[except “International Study” (1 credit); “Analytical Skills and Methods” (2 credits) and “Capstone Project” (6 credits)]
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) 


Foundation (for students from unrelated disciplines only)

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


Compulsory (all 19 subjects)

  • Advanced Construction Technology 
  • Analytical Skills and Methods
  • Building Services I
  • Building Services II
  • Capstone Project
  • Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment 
  • Construction Contract Law and Administration
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Construction Technology and Materials II  CEF
  • Engineering Mathematics  CEF
  • English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
  • Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • International Study
  • Maintenance Technology and Management  CEF
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating
  • Project Management and Procurement  CEF
  • Structure I
  • Structure II
  • Temporary Work Design


Elective# (any 2 subjects)

  • 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.


Programme Leader

Mr Edmond WONG

3746 0718

Programme Officer

Mr Ross YANG

3746 0054

Administrative Assistant

Ms Carita LAU

3746 0050