BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Objectives


Provide students with professional skills in the design, construction and management of the civil infrastructure, as well as an awareness of environmental sustainability.


Train students with good communication skills so they can work effectively in large projects involving different parties and professions.


Challenge students with research-type and open-ended design problems to stimulate self-learning and innovative problem solving skills.


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


Acquire fundamental knowledge in mathematics and science on which civil and environmental engineering research and practice are based


Understand fundamental principles of engineering science relevant to civil and environmental engineering disciplines


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


Acquire an ability to apply modern engineering and IT tools effectively and efficiently for engineering analysis, design and communication


Develop an ability to identify and formulate civil and environmental engineering problems, and propose feasible solutions with an appreciation of their underlying assumptions, uncertainties, constraints, and technical limitations


Develop technical competency to design civil and environmental engineering components and systems, with an understanding of the principles behind the design methodologies


Develop an appreciation of the breadth of civil and environmental engineering, and acquire basic knowledge in several disciplines to enable effective performance within a multidisciplinary work environment


Obtain in-depth knowledge in the area of environmental engineering


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


Recognize the importance of seeking further specialization within civil and environmental engineering and the need for life-long learning


Instill a deep sense of professional responsibilities and the importance of ethical and societal considerations, including public health, safety, environmental conservation, welfare etc.


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

The program curriculum is available in the (Students admitted in the current year / Students admitted in previous years).


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TENTATIVE Two-year Course Offering Plan



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Professional Recognition

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


BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIEV) Brochure