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Faculty of Science and Technology
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering

Programme code ST125103

Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Planned Places
Year 1: 20
Year 3: 70
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2020 (Note 1)
Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject (if the elective subject is not Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Combined or Integrated Science, then Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1 or 2) must be at Level 2 or above); OR Equivalent*.
Remarks :
  1. 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.
  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. Only the results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes. Relevant ApL subjects include: Aviation Studies, Electrical and Energy Engineering, Constructing Smart Cities.

*Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to degree programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English. 
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).
Programme Aims
This programme aims to nurture students to be highly skilled in designing and developing the various building services systems and become problem-solvers to meet the ever-changing industry challenges, which involve complex building technology, innovative building design, and green building assessment.  It also aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of modern building services technologies, with emphasis on using projects and practical experience as the main learning and teaching strategy to reflect unique industry practice.
Career Prospects
Building Services Engineers are in high demand in the current job market and employment prospects are very good.  This programme provides a vocationally-oriented, well-balanced theoretical and practical base for a professional building services engineering career in various types of private and public employers, including consulting and contracting firms, construction companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, building developers and owners, facility and property management companies, power and utilities companies, and government departments.  Graduates may consider further study through master or doctoral degree programmes in local or overseas institutions.  The knowledge and skills from this programme will enable our graduates to get ready for their future career and become highly competitive in the industry.
Graduates are able to articulate to Master’s programmes in building services engineering related disciplines such as Master of Science in Engineering (Building Services Engineering) offered by University of Hong Kong and Master of Science in Building Services Engineering offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Professional Recognition
The programme aims to educate and train students to become professional engineers.  It has received the Accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), and recognized by the Electrical and Mechanical Department (EMSD) of the HKSAR Government as satisfying the academic qualification requirement for the purpose of registration as Grade C electrical worker.
  1. Average result in 2020 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, and one elective subject of admitted students in 2020 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. 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.