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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

Dr Edmond LAM

BSc, PhD [PolyU (H.K.)] MAIB MAPM

Assistant Award Leader

Mr Stephen KONG

BSc, MPhil [PolyU (H.K.)]

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,945/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,625/ credit (GUR subjects)
(Tuition fee for the 2022/23 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


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



Up to 3 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)
0 – 9

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, and China studies 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) 


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

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


    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 areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-real-estate and non-construction disciplines 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. An 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 is fully accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)* and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).


    The Programme is also accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Students are eligible to apply to HKIE as Student Members. For details about the eligibility to Scheme “A” Training for graduates, please refer to the HKIE website at https://hkie.org.hk/en under “HKIE Qualifications” > “Discipline Matching Results of Accredited Degrees”.


    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

    Dr Edmond LAM

    3746 0776

    Assistant Award Leader

    Mr Stephen KONG

    3746 0693


    Programme Officer

    Ms Amy YAU

    3746 0030


    Administrative Assistant

    Ms Angel CHEUNG

    3746 0019