BEng in Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is the science and art of utilizing natural resources and power for the beneficial use of mankind. Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, construction and safe-keeping of our infrastructure and built environment. They ensure that our buildings, roads and bridges are safe and effective, our slopes are safe from failures, our stormwater drainage systems are adequate to prevent flooding, our wastewater are collected, and treated properly to protect our environment, and all components of our infrastructure are functioning in a safe, comfortable and sustainable manner.

 

The 4-year programme provides students with the academic qualification towards the professional status of a Civil Engineer.  The Main Subject Areas of studies included:

 

  1. Construction Management

  2. Environmental Engineering (e.g. wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment)

  3. Geotechnical Engineering (e.g. engineering geology, soil mechanics, foundation design)

  4. Structural Engineering (e.g. analysis and design of concrete and steel structures)

  5. Transportation Engineering

FOCUS of the programme


Students may organize their study of disciplinary elective courses to specialize in one of the following focuses:

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Smart Transport and Logistics

  • Urban Informatics




Career Prospects


Most of our graduates are employed by:

  • Works Departments in the HKSAR Government

  • Consultant Firms

  • Construction Companies

  • Developers





Enquiries

Tel: (852) 3917 2286

Email: civdept@hku.hk

Websitehttp://www.civil.hku.hk