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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Building Services Engineering

Programme code EG524702

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by IVE]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Morrison Hill, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun)

(Some modules of the programme offered by IVE (Morrison Hill) will be conducted at Hong Kong Tang King Po College, Wan Chai.)

Entrance Requirements
Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification :
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G / 3E; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies / VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin without successful completion of the relevant optional Mathematics module, should possess HKDSE Mathematics at Level 2 or above.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  4. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  5. The applicants should be under the relevant employment.

Holder of S7 Qualification :
One HKALE A-Level subject / Two AS-Level subjects at Grade E or above AND Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; or Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Successful completion of one Applied Learning (ApL) course recognized by the Education Bureau in or before 2010 is comparable to one HKCEE subject pass.
  2. HKCEE English Language taken in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
  3. The applicants should be under the relevant employment.
Programme Aims
The programme aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to pursue a career in the Building Services Engineering Industry. The equally important aim is to develop student’s abilities to think clearly, assess problems critically, view work creatively and communicate effectively when working independently or as members of a team. This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following courses :
  1. BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  2. BEng (Hons) in Building Engineering (Building Services Engineering) offered by the City University of Hong Kong
  3. BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Building Services) offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  4. BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering# offered by the University of Central Lancashire, UK
  5. BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering offered by the Technical and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
  6. BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering# offered by University of the West of England, Bristol
Upon admission to the above local degree courses, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Graduates can also apply for admission to overseas universities and direct entry to the second year of study is generally accepted. Example includes BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering offered by the Northumbria University, UK.

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
  1. 1.        The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government as fulfilling the academic requirements for registration as Grade B Electrical Worker.
    2.        The Department is negotiating with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in assessing and recognizing our graduates from this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.