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55901F Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering
Duration of Study

Entry to Level 2 : Normally to be completed in 4.5 years
Entry to Level 3 : Normally to be completed in 3 years (Classes will commence in Spring Semester, late January 2015)
Entry to Level 4 : Normally to be completed in 1.5 years

* Applicants possessing the relevant knowledge and proven work experience can apply for exemption from the following modules: Basic Industrial Training A, Basic Industrial Training B, Civil Engineering in Society, Safety and Industrial Training, and Structured Whole Person Development programme. The exact duration of study will depend on the exemption of relevant modules granted.

Mode of Study Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) (Entry to Level 2 of Study)  IVE ( Tsing Yi )
(Entry to Level 3 of Study)  IVE ( Tsing Yi )
(Entry to Level 4 of Study)  IVE ( Tsing Yi )
Year of Study Accepting Entry
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Level 2 (Note 1):

HKCEE 5 subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above (including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics); OR Diploma in Vocational Studies; OR Foundation Diploma; OR Foundation Certificate; OR Basic Certificate for Technician Trainees; OR Project Yi Jin; OR equivalent. Applicants for this programme should preferably be engaged in an employment in a relevant field.

Entrance Requirements for Level 3:

(Classes will commence in Spring Semester, late January 2015)

Possessing recognised Certificate in Civil Engineering OR equivalent. Applicants for this programme should preferably be engaged in an employment in a relevant field.

Entrance Requirements for Level 4:

Possessing recognised Diploma / Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering; OR equivalent. Applicants for this programme should preferably be engaged in an employment in a relevant field.

Evening(s) per week 4 Evenings and Saturday / Sunday afternoons
Introduction

The programme provides in-service students with professional knowledge and skills in civil engineering so that they are able to respond and perform effectively and proficiently to meet the demands of the industry.

Modules (Note 2) (Module Value)(Note 3)

Some of the following modules may be swapped among semesters upon programme operational needs.

Level 2

  • Construction Drawing B (3)
  • Engineering Science (4)
  • Mathematics for Construction (3)
  • Elementary Land Surveying (2)
  • Putonghua for Construction Technicians (2)
  • Structural Mechanics (3)
  • Civil Engineering Construction I (2)
  • Civil Engineering in Society^ (2)
  • Measurement and Documentation A (2)
  • Building System I (3)
  • Building Materials and Building Technology I (4)
  • Engineering Surveying (2)
  • English and Communication for Construction IA (2)
  • English and Communication for Construction IB (2)

Level 3

  • Soil Mechanics and Geology (3)
  • RC Design and Construction (4)
  • Civil Engineering Construction II (2)
  • Structural Analysis I (3)
  • Computing for Civil Engineering (2)
  • Fluid Mechanics (4)
  • Environmental Engineering (2)
  • CAD (3)
  • Contractual Administration (3)
  • Group Project (2)
  • English and Communication for Construction IIA (2)
  • English and Communication for Construction IIB (2)

Level 4

  • Project Management (3)
  • Structural Analysis II (3)
  • Foundation Engineering (3)
  • Steelwork Design (2)
  • Project I (2)
  • Project II (4)
  • Environment and Sustainability (2)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (3)
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Mathematics (3)

Level 4 Elective Modules (Select four modules from below*)

  • Structures and Tall Building (3)
  • Structural Detailing (3)
  • Highways and Traffic Engineering (3)
  • Temporary Works (3)
  • Public Health Engineering (3)
  • Construction Management (3)
  • Infrastructure Planning and Management (3)
  • Geotechnical Engineering Practice (3)

^ Applicants with proven relevant experience could be exempted after assessment.
* Module selection will be subject to number of applicants and availability of teaching resources.

Articulation

Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant degree courses offered by the local and overseas universities. Upon admission to relevant degree courses, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered by the relevant universities on individual basis.

Professional Recognition

The programme is seeking recognition by the following professional bodies as satisfying the academic requirements for their associate membership :

  1. The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  2. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK

Graduates are qualified for Grade T1 to T3 of the Technically Competent Person (TCP) in the "Site Supervision Plan" under the Buildings Ordinance of the HKSAR Government after acquiring the required working experience.

Tuition Fee Please click HERE for tuition fees.
Note(s):
  1. HKCEE English Language taken in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
  2. Students admitted to Level 2 will be required to take the Structured Whole Person Development Module(s) if they have less than 2 years of full-time work experience before graduation. The same requirement will apply to students admitted to Level 3 and Level 4 if they have less than 1.5 year and 1 year of full-time work experience respectively before graduation. Please click here for details.
  3. A Module Value of one is equivalent to 15 curriculum hours, including class contact hours and self-guided learning.
  4. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme name, content or change the offering campus(es) before class commencement if circumstances so warrant.

There might be changes in the course details.