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[JS6951] BEng in Engineering Science

What is Engineering Science?

The BEng in Engineering Science programme is a unique science-based programme that aims to train future engineers and innovation leaders with solid engineering skills and in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge to meet major global challenges facing mankind. It is a multidisciplinary programme that offers a wide range of career prospects.


Among all the programmes of HKU Engineering, BEng(EngSc) is special. It is the most flexible engineering programme in Hong Kong. It uses a major/minor structure. Students choose one of the five majors, and then study the second major in one of the remaining four majors, or the second major and/or minor(s) offered by the Faculty of Engineering or other faculties.


In this programme, the small cohort of students has support from the professors of all engineering departments. Students can build a strong network for their professional development.

To meet the World's grand challenges in


Energy crisis

Environment preservation

New materials

Complex systems and big data

  • Programme
    The 4-year Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (CivE) provides students with the academic qualification towards the professional status of a Civil Engineer. Students also have the option to take various Minor programmes from within or outside of the Faculty of Engineering. In the CivE programme, students will learn and acquire the required knowledge in the following areas, in addition to various common core and language courses: Background mathematics and applied science courses including structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, material science and environmental studies Structural engineering courses, e.g., analysis and design of concrete and steel structures Geotechnical engineering courses, e.g., engineering geology, solid mechanics, foundation design Hydraulic and hydrology courses, e.g., water cycle, flows in ducts and channels Environmental engineering courses, e.g., wastewater treatment, solid waste management Construction management courses Transportation engineering courses Discipline group projects, Individual Final Year Projects and Capstone Design Projects
  • Professional Recognition
    The BEng(CivE) programme is fully accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Honours degree graduates meet the academic requirements for corporate membership of HKIE. Most of our graduates become corporate members of HKIE and obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer after three or more years of approved working experience.
  • Career Prospects
    Our graduates have been contributing to the design, construction and safe-keeping of the impressive infrastructure in Hong Kong as well as in other places of the world. Most of our graduates are employed by works departments in the Hong Kong Government, engineering consultant firms and construction companies. They work on all types of infrastructure development projects; such as those related to highways projects, transportation-related projects, building projects, water supply projects, drainage and flood prevention projects, environmental engineering and pollution control projects.

Messages from Alumni


Wang Yunzhe

Class of 2017
Major in Materials Engineering, Minor in Physics and Mathematics
Summer Research Internship at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science

The BEng in Engineering Science programme provides students with a chance to expand horizon in various fields. I took courses about alloys, semiconductors, bio-materials, optical materials, and also selected curriculums in interested disciplines. The broad vision in multiple fields helps me a lot in research. During the research internship at Harvard, knowledge in physics and materials helped me get familiar with the topic quickly. In addition, this research experience taught me the importance of being an independent researcher.


N. Valiyapan Sundararaja

Class of 2016
First Major: Energy Engineering, Second Major: Global Studies, Minor: Finance
Internship at New World Development Company Limited

Apart from engineering, I have taken courses in finance, business and social sciences which cultivate a broad knowledge base. During my internship at the New World Development Company Limited, I was able to use my multidisciplinary background to look at things from a different perspective and solve problems. I would recommend students interested in gaining exposure beyond engineering to pursue Engineering Science.

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Hui Chung Yan

Class of 2017
Major in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Environmental Science
Summer Internships at Swire Properties (June-July 2015) & Gammon Construction Limited (August 2015)

The 3 months having internship at Swire Properties and Gammon would definitely be one of the most eyeopening and exciting summer breaks I have had in my life. My summer internship with Swire Properties allowed me to understand how sustainability was managed and practiced in the commercial sector in a corporate level. This was quite different from my training with Gammon which focused on on-site environmental and monitoring measures in construction projects. The flexible curriculum structure enables me to pursue a more diverse career in both managerial and practical role in the field of environmental engineering


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