Postgraduate Programs 2017/18
Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science Programs in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management
Award Title

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management
Master of Science in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management

Program Short Name

PGD(CIEM)
MSc(CIEM)

Mode of Study

PGD: Part-time
MSc: Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

PGD

Part-time: 1 – 1.5 years


MSc

Full-time: 1 – 1.5 years
Part-time: 2 – 2.5 years

Program Fee

PGD

Part-time: HK$70,000


MSc

Full-time: HK$140,000
Part-time: HK$120,000

New students admitted with credit transfer and PGD graduates subsequently admitted to the MSc Program are also required to pay the full program fee.

The program fee covers 3 terms of study for the part-time PGD Program, 4 terms for the full-time MSc Program, and 6 terms for the part-time MSc Program. Students who stay in the program beyond the normative study period covered by the program fee, or take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Jidong ZHAO, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (MSc) Programs in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management offer advanced civil engineering and management courses beyond the undergraduate level and the courses are designed for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge and prepare for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities.

The programs are designed with flexibility to adapt to students’ specific needs and interests, while at the same time ensuring sufficient breadth. Few restrictions are imposed on students’ course selections. Students have the freedom to define their own areas of concentrations by taking courses from a few selected technical areas, or cover a broad base by taking courses from various areas. This flexibility is valuable as students may have different needs at different stages of their careers in the design and management of civil infrastructure systems.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe basic and advanced knowledge and skills in civil infrastructural engineering and management;
  2. Identify civil infrastructural engineering and management problems and propose feasible solutions;
  3. Plan and design civil infrastructural engineering components and systems; and
  4. Analyze major factors impacting civil infrastructural systems and provide strategies for managing these.

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
 

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree or postgraduate diploma program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:
 

Proficiency Test Minimum Scores
TOEFL-iBT 80
TOEFL-pBT 550
IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

 

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree with second class honors in Civil Engineering or a related engineering area

4. Additional Information
  • Applicants with degrees in non-Civil Engineering areas may be required to complete remedial civil engineering courses prior to their study.

  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    PGD: 15 credits
    MSc: 30 credits 
     

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 6 credits may be transferred to the PGD Program and a maximum of 9 credits may be transferred to the MSc Program.
     

  1. Required Course

PGD: 15 credits
MSc: 24 credits

The courses offered by the programs are arranged in seven sub-areas. To ensure breadth of the curriculum, PGD students must take courses from at least two sub-areas, whereas MSc students must take courses from at least three sub-areas. Students are recommended to select Infrastructural System Engineering and Management as one of the sub-areas.
 

  1. Infrastructural System Engineering and Management
CIEM 5100
CIEM 5130
CIEM 5140
CIEM 5150
CIEM 5160
CIEM 5810

 

  1. Material Engineering
CIEM 5240
CIEM 5250
CIEM 5330
CIEM 5350

 

  1. Structural Engineering
CIEM 5310
CIEM 5320
CIEM 5330
CIEM 5340
CIEM 5350
CIEM 5361
CIEM 5370
CIEM 5380
CIEM 5390

 

  1. Environmental Engineering
CIEM 5410
CIEM 5460
CIEM 5480

 

  1. Water Resources Engineering
CIEM 5390
CIEM 5520

 

  1. Transportation Engineering
CIEM 5620
CIEM 5630

 

  1. Geotechnical Engineering
CIEM 5710
CIEM 5720
CIEM 5730
CIEM 5750
CIEM 5770
CIEM 5790

 

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take CIEM 6000 which covers one or two of the above sub-areas.
 

CIEM 6000

 

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take the following courses as partial fulfillment of the program requirements:
 

  • PGD students may take a maximum of 6 credits of JEVE or IBTM courses from the MSc Program in Environmental Engineering and Management, and MSc Program in Intelligent Building Technology and Management.
  • MSc students may take a maximum of 6 credits of JEVE courses from the MSc Program in Environmental Engineering and Management, and a maximum of 6 credits of IBTM courses from the MSc Program in Intelligent Building Technology and Management.

 

Subject to the approval of the Program Director and course instructor, PGD students may take a maximum of 3 credits and MSc students may take a maximum of 6 credits of CIVL courses at 4000-level as partial fulfillment of the program requirements.
 

  1. MSc Project

MSc: 6 credits

MSc students must complete CIEM 6980, which may cover one or two of the above sub-areas.
 

CIEM 6980

 

  1. Remarks

  • Part-time PGD and MSc students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

  • Students of the MSc Program may subsequently apply to transfer to the PGD Program, subject to the approval of the Program Director, and vice versa.

  • Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or take additional course(s) even if they attain passing grades for all courses.

 

Last update: 10 July 2017

Students are given an option to complete a concentration in a selected sub-area:
 

  1. Infrastructural System Engineering and Management

  2. Material Engineering

  3. Structural Engineering

  4. Environmental Engineering

  5. Water Resources Engineering

  6. Transportation Engineering

  7. Geotechnical Engineering


To opt for a concentration, PGD students are required to complete at least 9 credits in a selected sub-area, whereas MSc students are required to complete at least 12 credits in a selected sub-area.

 

Last update: 10 July 2017