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School of Engineering


BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering

BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jupas code
JS5200 Engineering, JS5282 Engineering with an Extended Major in AI
Application Choice(s)
Application Choice
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests may apply and be admitted to the School of Engineering without a major. They will be able to apply to Civil and Environmental Engineering during the Major Selection Exercise at the end of the first two or three semesters.

The BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering provides broad engineering training with an emphasis on the areas of water and waste-water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, and air/noise pollution control. As environmental quality is a major public concern all over the world, exacerbated in Hong Kong and Asia by their particularly rapid economic development, more and more resources are required to protect and manage our environment. Thus, properly trained environmental engineers will be in increasing demand in the years to come. 

Internship training, industrial training, final-year project and capstone design project are included in our innovative and balanced curriculum. Internship training gives students opportunities to gain professional experience and apply theories to real-life situations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 weeks of on-the-job training in civil engineering consulting firms, contractors, developers, or relevant government departments, or an equivalent of 5 weeks of mock construction training under the supervision of professional practitioners.


  • #27 in Engineering — Civil and Structural
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)
Career Prospects

Graduates of the BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering program have opportunities to excel in a wide range of areas. They can pursue careers in government departments, such as the Environmental Protection Department, Water Supplies Department, and Drainage Supplies Department, and at various local and international environmental engineering companies. Graduates may also choose to work as technical and sales representatives for environmental businesses.

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“Studying at HKUST helped me to pursue my mission of helping people better adapt to their natural environment. I also wanted to challenge the traditional perception that civil and structural engineering is not a subject suited to women. If you don’t think you’re different, you won’t make a difference.”
Student Name
Jenny Yeung (Hong Kong)
Student Program
Chief Geotechnical Engineer (Slope Safety), Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, The Government of the HKSAR
Class of 1995 in Civil and Structural Engineering
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