Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BENG 6963 (major) 390*

Since 2012, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the common admissions scheme, through which applicants can use one single code, 6963, to apply for any one of the seven BENG programmes.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and
  • Mechanical Engineering and Logistics Management

Features of BEng programmes are as follows:

  • Contemporary Engineering education nurturing future leaders
  • The Faculty of Engineering offers contemporary curriculum and stimulating learning experience for educating future leaders in the field of engineering and related fields for Hong Kong, and to nurture well-rounded graduates with specialty expertise at the present time and beyond.
  • Broad-based engineering education with a wide range of choices
  • Under the common admissions scheme, the education structure for the first academic year is common to all BEng students. The BEng curriculum shapes BEng students through a core set of requirements and experiences, and yet also allows flexibility through choice of disciplines and specializations.
  • Stimulating learning experience
  • Students will build solid foundations in engineering through active learning, capstone experience, hands-on activities, internship, exchanges studies and service learning, which prepares them to pursue any engineering discipline in their studies.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The curriculum encourages Engineering students to be nurtured to be able to offer solutions to real life problems via design and innovation, and to foster and advocate entrepreneurship.
  • Academic advising
  • Academic advising is in place to guide students for their course selection, programme selection and career planning.
  • Options of minor programmes
  • Students can opt for minor options in other engineering disciplines offered by the Faculty of Engineering or those offered by other faculties, subject to the requirements of respective minor options.
  • Option of double-degree BEng/BBA
  • Students can apply for the double-degree BEng/BBA provided that they meet the additional requirements. Students will have the chance to study some business courses during their study in BEng and have an option to undertake an additional year on self-financing basis leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.

* The total number of first-year places for Bachelor of Engineering is 418. Students can choose their desired study programme after their first year of study, on the basis of academic performance.

Programme Aims and Features

Civil engineering has been a major part of the general engineering curriculum since The University of Hong Kong was established. The bachelor’s degree offered by the Department of Civil Engineering is recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the UK's Institution of Structural Engineers and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The credit-based BEng in Civil Engineering curriculum embraces a wide range of subjects including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction engineering and management, and transportation engineering; and is supplemented by General Studies courses, Capstone Design Group Projects and individual projects. Civil engineering graduates from The University of Hong Kong have long played an important part in the city’s infrastructural development and contributed to its quality of life, and continue to be critical to Hong Kong’s development.

The BEng(CivE) programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Graduates can, with proper training and working experience, obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer. This professional status is recognised through the Washington Accord by the signatories of engineering organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Career Prospects

This comprehensive, versatile undergraduate programme offers students an excellent opportunity to develop a career in civil engineering. The solid training provides students with excellent preparation for the increasing and changing demands of society. Most of its graduates enter public- or private-sector bodies as trainee engineers. Employers have included various government departments; the MTR; developers; and numerous private consulting and construction firms. Graduates are normally able to become qualified/chartered engineers within a few years. A number of them have excelled in their chosen careers and are presently occupying top-level posts in both the public and private sectors.

As the curriculum, especially for those who opt to minor in Business, Economics or Finance, can encompass subjects such as management and communication, students also have a wide choice of other careers. Some have opted for fields other than engineering such as business, administration and management. Suitably qualified graduates can also consider entering postgraduate research-degree programmes.

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Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Engineering
Civil Engineering
Tel: 2859 2286