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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


HD in Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學高級文憑


Short Description

The programme is aimed to equip students with the skills needed to develop careers in building services engineering. Students gain a sound knowledge of the design, installation and operation of building services systems and learn how they are integrated within the building structure, how they are coordinated during installation and how they operate effectively.

Students also learn to carry out design calculations, undertake appropriate testing and commissioning, and properly maintain and operate systems.

We develop students' basic supervisory and management skills to allow them to work as subordinates to professional engineers or as supervisors of technicians, craftsmen and unskilled workers.

Established in 1981, this well-respected two-year full-time government-funded programme is the oldest building services engineering sub-degree programme in Hong Kong. The programme has won recognition for the quality of its teaching. It is also the most respected advancement pathway to a building services engineering degree in Hong Kong or the UK.

Not Applicable


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include: 
  • Mathematics;
  • Extended modules of Mathematics;
  • Physics; and
  • Combined Science with Physics.

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:

  • Building Facilities Engineering; and
  • Environmental Engineering.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. A maximum of two relevant ApL subjects will be allowed in meeting the requirements. An attainment at Attained level or above is required. 
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required. 
  3. For Higher Diploma programmes, students not having the level requirement for the other subject for meeting the general entrance requirement may be specially considered if they have attained Level 2 or above in one of the Extended modules of Mathematics. Please refer to Admission Selection for details. 
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified conditions and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade             
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection. 
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 31,575


General Office of the Department of Building Services Engineering


Tel: 2766 5847


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 869 1118 977 799 989 4752
2016 996 1393 1249 1019 1101 5758
2015 1383 1856 1530 1349 1358 7476
2014 1803 2421 2058 1677 1858 9817
2013 2155 2947 2509 1743 2011 11365
2012 1477 2370 2179 1220 1307 8553

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 79 18 0 0 0 97
2016 103 24 0 0 0 127
2015 110 24 0 0 0 134
2014 77 53 0 0 0 130
2013 123 6 0 0 0 129
2012 52 0 0 0 0 52