Message from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering!


We are among the very best Civil Engineering Departments in the world. Our faculty are widely recognized and highly regarded internationally, our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, of the best quality, and our facility top notch. In fact, our Department has been ranked consistently among the top 20 in the world according to the QS World University Subject Rankings.


This is also the best time for Civil Engineering in Hong Kong and the region, as infrastructure development is growing at a fast pace, and the need for sustainable development has never been more urgent. At this crossroad between development and sustainability, together with the emergence of new technologies, sensing, communications, nanoscale materials, new understandings and powerful analytical tools in various disciplines of Civil Engineering, and new ways for conserving and preserving the environment, indeed this is an exciting time for both practicing engineers and researchers in shaping the future green smart cities.


Our mission is to be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment. Globally, we aspire to be a world-class university at the cutting edge internationally in all targeted fields of pursuit. Locally, we play a key role, in partnership with government, business, and industry, in the development of Hong Kong as a knowledge-based society. We aim to provide high quality engineering education to our students, nurture them to the best of our abilities, and through research and services to the community, develop innovative concepts, designs, and techniques to enhance and maintain our infrastructure, and to protect the environment for sustainable growth.


I invite you to join us in making our world a better place for generations to come. The future indeed is very bright.


Hong K. Lo

Head and Chair Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering