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BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development 土木工程及可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士組合課程


Short Description

This BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development provides well-structured top-notch interdisciplinary education evenly balanced between the state-of-the-art knowledge as well as the highly in-demand skills that underpin modern civil engineering practice.

The Year 1 common curriculum offers a broad fundamental education integrates subjects across civil and environmental engineering disciplines, enabling students to make a genuinely informed choice about the major in which to specialise from their second year of study.

Depending on the chosen major, namely civil engineering, structural and fire safety engineering, and environmental engineering, graduates are eligible to join Scheme A training of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in the Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Fire, Environmental, and Logistics & Transportation Engineering disciplines.


  • Four full-time programmes are offered under the Scheme:
    1. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
    2. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering)
    3. BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
    4. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analytics)
  • A common curriculum is provided for all first-year students.
  • At the end of the second semester of Year 1, students can choose to study one of programmes 1–3 as their major based on the student’s choice and overall GPA in Year 1.
  • Students who wish to study programme 4 as their major are assessed for eligibility based on their grade point average (GPA) for Year 1. 

Entry Scholarship

  • To recognise those who achieved outstanding academic performance in the HKDSE, the Department will grant entry scholarships to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programmes via JUPAS. The award criteria of the scholarship listed in this information sheet are subject to change and will be announced on the same website in due course.


  • 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:
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Integrated Science
  • Applied Learning Subjects:
    • Building Facilities Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering

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

Please click here for the subject weightings.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Handling of "Citizenship and Social Development":

  1. An attainment at "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" is required for meeting the entrance requirement but NOT included in the admission score calculation.
  2. For HKDSE repeaters who took “Liberal Studies” in 2023/24 or before and have not taken "Citizenship and Social Development" in 2024/25 and thereafter, "Level 2" or above in "Liberal Studies" would be regarded as "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" for fulfilling the general entrance requirement. However, "Liberal Studies" would not be recognized for meeting the elective requirement of the general entrance requirement in 2024/25 and thereafter. The level attainment of the subject would not be included in the admission score calculation.

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:
  1. Individual schemes / programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) 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. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances 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 / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  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 schemes / programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual scheme / 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.
  7. For admission to Scheme in Nursing, the BSc (Hons) in Nursing and BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please click here for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a scheme / programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the schemes / programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.
  10. Applicants who fall short slightly on the general entrance requirements of our schemes / programmes but meet the following criteria may be specially considered for admission:-
    • with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level but attained with a threshold flexible admission score*; and
    • have selected PolyU’s degree programmes as their Band A choices, i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS
  11. The flexibility for special consideration for admission is extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS), applicants being nominated under Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES) / School Principal’s Nominations (SPN), as well as applicants with outstanding achievements in Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA). Conditional offers with more favorable conditions will be issued to the applicants concerned.
* The threshold flexible admission score for 2024/25 is under review.

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$ 42,100


General Office of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Tel: (852) 2766 6068


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 865 756 808 831 613 3873
2022 955 745 894 901 591 4086

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 95 4 1 0 0 100
2022 113 3 2 1 0 119
* For JUPAS & non-JUPAS admissions