BEng in Civil Engineering

Program Objectives

PEO1. Provide students with professional skills in the design, construction and management of the civil infrastructure, as well as an awareness of environmental sustainability.
PEO2. Train students with good communication skills so they can work effectively in large projects involving different parties and professions.
PEO3. Challenge students with research-type and open-ended design problems to stimulate self-learning and innovative problem solving skills.
PEO4. Expose students to real world engineering projects as well as cutting edge research to improve their understanding of the profession and technological advancements that can improve current practice.


Program Outcomes

PO1. Acquire fundamental knowledge in mathematics and science on which civil engineering research and practice are based
PO2. Understand fundamental principles of engineering science relevant to civil engineering disciplines
PO3. Acquire an ability to conduct experiments, analyze and interpret results, and appreciate the importance of experimental data in establishing empirical relationships and parameters for analysis and design
PO4. Acquire an ability to apply modern engineering and IT tools effectively and efficiently for engineering analysis, design and communication
PO5. Develop an ability to identify and formulate civil engineering problems, and propose feasible solutions with an appreciation of their underlying assumptions, uncertainties, constraints, and technical limitations
PO6. Develop technical competency to design civil engineering components and systems, with an understanding of the principles behind the design methodologies
PO7. Develop an appreciation of the breadth of civil engineering, and acquire basic knowledge in several disciplines to enable effective performance within a multidisciplinary work environment
PO8. Obtain in-depth knowledge in at least one major area of specialization within civil engineering
PO9. Develop an ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, including oral, written, and technical writing skills, and to function effectively within and among teams with a variety of backgrounds and interests
PO10. Recognize the importance of seeking further specialization within civil engineering and the need for life-long learning
PO11. Instill a deep sense of professional responsibilities and the importance of ethical and societal considerations, including public health, safety, environmental conservation, welfare etc.
PO12. Develop an ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues, both nationally and internationally, and the awareness of the impact of engineering in these areas.


Curriculum Handbook

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TENTATIVE Two-year Course Offering Plan



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Professional Recognition

The BEng in Civil Engineering degree program offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership in the HKIE. After completing the HKIE training scheme, which normally takes three years, graduates of the CIVL program may apply for the examination to become Corporate Members of the HKIE. Graduates are eligible to join HKIE training in the disciplines of Civil (CVL), Structural (STL) and Geotechnical (GEL).


BEng in Civil Engineering (CIVL) Brochure