Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Engineering and Management


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Program Description

The credit requirements for this programme are indicative only. They are subject to approval. This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate. The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

Programme Aims

This programme provides an excellent opportunity for students who would like to pursue an education in the building engineering and construction management profession. The advancing building construction industry in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions requires graduates who possess highly specialized skills in technology, management and communication. Students also face intellectual challenges that promote self-development and enhance problem-solving skills. Our well-trained graduates are in great demand as professional building engineers and construction managers because they can easily adapt to the changing needs of the construction industry and have developed the expertise that is necessary to plan, coordinate, supervise and control the complex process of building projects.


Students are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits in this 4-year programme. The subjects include Building Engineering & Technology, Management, Project Work and English.

Site visits and guest lectures are arranged throughout the year.

Practical training (Work-Integrated Education) is required during the summer term.

We have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with local employers to gain insights into professional practice.

Our Student Exchange Programme with Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), the University of Florida (USA) and others, provides opportunities to study abroad.



The programme covers building engineering, construction management, economics, law and project works.

Students can choose Elective Subjects from a pool of designated subjects to suit their own career development and personal interests.

Support studies include mathematics and quantitative analysis and General Education Subjects.

Professional Recognition

Professional accreditation has been granted from the following institutions:

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building in the UK (CIOB)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)

Career Prospects

Following appropriate training in the industry, graduates will become building engineers and/or construction managers. The continuing growth of Hong Kong's building and infrastructure development offers opportunities for challenging and rewarding careers. Our graduates usually take up positions with construction companies or real estate development companies.

Entrance Requirements

PolyU welcomes applications from qualified candidates from around the world. The following guidelines are for the reference of students who wish to seek admission to PolyU based on non-local qualifications. Qualifications that cannot be found below will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

GCE A-level / International A-level

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects 

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test/SAT Subject Tests

A High School (Graduation) Diploma (non-Chinese curriculum) and any one of the following:

  • a total score of 1190 in the SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24;


  • grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or
  • a score of 600 in two SAT Subject Tests

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 590 or above in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing in the SAT]

Applicants with good results in the GCE A-level / International A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) can be granted up to 25% credit transfer upon admission to the 4-year degree curriculum.


The construction industry will generate a huge demand for graduate engineers in the coming years. I certainly graduated at the right moment! Throughout my three years of study at BRE, I gained a glimpse of the building profession, not only academically but also practically. The courses were constantly updated with new knowledge from the industry to ensure that graduates were well equipped before entering their careers. Extracurricular activities such as the Asian Coalition for Building Science and Construction Engineering and study tours provided me with exposure to foreign technologies and culture. All of these factors helped me to gain an advantage over graduates from other universities. I am now a management trainee at Hip Hing Construction.

Without guidance and support from BRE, I would not have had a clear picture of my future career, and might not have even been able to find a job in today’s competitive environment.

Lam Ho Yip, Percy

Last updated Nov 2020

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