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Completion of Secondary 3 or equivalent.
This programme aims at helping students to develop, through a balanced curriculum with generic and vocational knowledge and skills, and structured whole person development competencies in a specific trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and / or further studies. The Building Services Engineering Programme covers mainly fundamental knowledge and skills required in the building services engineering sectors. After training, the graduates can become professional personnel in every building services trade. They can apply skills and knowledge to solve technical problems in every building services trade. Graduates may choose to seek employment or further their studies.
Graduates may be employed as engineering trainees or apprentices in the building facilities management profession, construction, renovation, electrical and mechanical engineering sectors, including air-conditioning, fire services, plumbing & drainage and electrical of building services trade for the project design, installation, operation and maintenance, etc. The employment rate of graduates of Building Services Engineering stream is nearly 100% in recent years.
Upon completion of the first-year full-time study, students can join the Earn and Learn Scheme as apprentices and further complete the Diploma of Vocational Education – Earn and Learn Scheme Programmes with DVE-ELS award in part-time mode. After graduating from the DVE-ELS, the trainee can complete relevant bridging courses to obtain the DVE award.
Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements). Please refer to the details of Higher Diploma programmes in this homepage.
Graduates who are employed and registered as apprentices in the relevant trades could be exempted part of the training required. The apprenticeship could thus be shortened, normally up to a maximum of 12 months.