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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering

Programme code EG524101

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by IVE, on average 4 evenings per week, normally 3 semesters per academic year.]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Tsing Yi)
Required No. of Credits for Graduation
Programme Aims
The programme aims to provide students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills to pursue a career as higher technicians in civil engineering or related fields. It prepares students for careers as technicians or technician engineers in the civil / structural engineering and construction industry. It also aims to develop students who can think independently, appreciate technical, managerial and social constraints in their working environment and are able to make professional judgements.

The 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.
Career Prospects
The employment rate of graduates is high. Graduates may take up positions as technician engineers, assistant engineers, project co-coordinators, project officers, works supervisors and technical officers, etc. They can pursue further study for career advancement as professionals.
Graduates may apply for relevant degree programmes offered by the local and overseas universities. To encourage life-long learning, SHAPE of VTC in collaboration with RMIT University, Australia offers top-up degree programme to graduates.
Professional Recognition
The programme is widely accepted by the industry. It is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers as a required academic qualification for their Associate Membership. Recognition from other relevant professional bodies will also be sought.
The graduates with relevant work experience are eligible to become Grades T1 to T3 of Technically Competent Person (TCP) of specific streams and scopes under the Site Supervision Plan System of the Buildings Ordinance.

The programme is a CIC-accredited BIM Coordinator (CCBC) Course.
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.