According to the decisions made  by the Training Committee  of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) regarding the graduates of the following degree programmes offered by the University of Macau for registration onto Scheme “A”:

1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Full Time)

Discipline Eligibility Conditions
Building Eligible subject to condition(s) Graduates of this programme who would  like to join  Scheme “A”  in BUD Discipline should refer to the “Admission Requirements for the Building Discipline” for the top-up requirements  to  be fulfilled,  which is available for download in the membership section under “Information  Booklets  and  Forms” in the HKIE website.
Civil Eligible Nil
Geotechnical Eligible subject to condition(s) This programme is eligible for Scheme “A” in GEL Discipline on condition  that  the  graduates  must have taken either one of the elective courses  (“CEEB    456    –    Earth Retaining  Systems” or “CEEB  457 –   Application   of   Numerical Methods m Geotechnical Engineering”),   or  a  project involving geotechnical design.
Logistics & Transportation Eligible subject to condition(s) This programme is eligible for Scheme “A” in LTE Discipline  on condition  that  the  graduates  must have  completed   both  “CEEB  465 Traffic  Engineering”   and  “CEEB 466   Transportation   Planning   and Public Transport System”.

 

2. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Full Time)

Discipline Eligibility Conditions
Control, Automation & Instrumentation Eligible subject to condition(s) Graduates  of  this  programme are eligible for CA Scheme “A” Discipline  on  condition  that they have  to  select  the  Electrical and  Computer Engineering Elective  Courses (total 27 Credits) from the attached list (CAI_Appendix I (MacauU)).
Electrical Eligible subject to condition(s) Graduates  of  this  programme are eligible for  Scheme “A”  in Electrical Discipline on conditions that  the   students  must  have  an electrical engineering  related project  comprising  not  less  than 200 project work hours (declaration by students is required) and have taken the course “Engineering in Society” with not less than 30 contact hours.

 

3. Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering (Full Time)

Discipline Eligibility Conditions
Building
Services
Eligible subject to condition(s) Graduates of this programme who would like to join Scheme “A” in BSS Discipline should refer to the “Admission Requirements for the Building  Services  Discipline”  for the top-up requirements to be fulfilled, which IS  available for download  in  the  membership section  under  “Information Booklets and Forms” in the HKIE website.
Mechanical Eligible Nil

 

Appendix I

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Full Time)

Condition:  The students MUST select the Electrical and Computer Engineering  Elective Courses (total 27 Credits) from the below list.

Codes Courses Credits
ECEB250 Electromagnetism 3
ECEB251 Numerical Method and Computation 3
ECEB252 Probability and Statistics 3
ECEB253 Linear Algebra 3
ECEB255 Semiconductor Device Physics 3
ECEB256 Computer Systems and Network Fundamentals 3
ECEB257 Introduction to Electro-robot Design 3
ECEB258 Internship 3
ECEB259 Internship I 1.5
ECEB260 Internship II 1.5
ECEB450 Digital Control 3
ECEB451 Special Topic in ECE 3
ECEB350 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
ECEB352 Biomedical Electronics 3
ECEB353 Introduction to Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
ECEB452 Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation 3
ECEB453 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
ECEB354 Power Electronics 3
ECEB355 Power Systems Analysis 3
ECEB356 Power Quality and Energy Saving 3
ECEB357 Power Electronics Design and Implementation 3
ECEB358 Electric Drive 3
ECEB364 Advanced Topics in Analog & Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit Design 3
ECEB365 Introduction to Data Converters 3
ECEB366 Introduction to Radio-frequency  Circuits and Systems 3
ECEB368 Analog Integrated Circuit Design 3
ECEB359 Principles of Communication Systems 3
ECEB360 RF and Microwave Techniques for Wireless Systems 3
ECEB361 Antenna Theory and Applications in Wireless Communications 3
ECEB362 Cellular Communication  Network design and Optimization 3
ECEB363 Introduction to Wireless Technology for Digital Game 3
ECEB457 Introduction to Wireless Sensing Network 3
ECEB458 Microwave and Millimeter Wave System Design 3

 

Appendix II

Admission Requirements for the Building Services Discipline
(Normal Route)

Item Description Remarks
Age 25 minimum  
Academic
(either (a),
(b), (c),
(d) or (e) route)
(a) BEng / BSc degree in Building Services Engineering accredited by HKE or equivalent

(b) Pass of EC Part 2 examination of BSE discipline

(c) BEng / BSc degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering accredited by HKIE or equivalent, plus the following top-up:-

  (i) 2 modules at Bachelor degree level;
or (ii) 2 EC Part II BSE-oriented subjects;
or (iii) A master degree in BSE discipline;
or (iv) Two extra years of relevant and
responsible experience
(Details please refer to attached)
(d) BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire plus top-up (details please refer to Section III attached) before 1999 intake.

(e) BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering plus MSc in Fire Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire plus top-up (details please refer to Section III attached) from 1999 intake of after.
Section 2 of “M3 – Routes to Membership” is relevant (Academic Requirements)

Degrees after 1.1.1992 must be from honours courses

EC Part 2 examination has been superseded by the EC Graduate Diploma examination; the latter does not contain papers sufficient for Building Services Discipline.
Professional Training & Experience (either (a) or (b) route)
(a) Two-year recognised training followed by two-year responsible experience

(b) Six-year combined training/ responsible experience
Section 3 of “M3 – Routes to Membership” in relevant (Training & Experience Requirements)
Professional Assessment
Report of 1600 to 2000 words on Training and experience together with the relevant drawings and documents attached to the application form in English

Interview

Essay of about 1600 words to be written after the interview in English on a given topic (two hours allowed)
Section 4 of “M3 – Routes to Membership” is relevant (Professional Assessment)

 

Building Services Engineering Modules for
Supplementary Study and Continuous Professional Development
To Satisfy Admission Requirements of
Building Services Discipline

I.

General Academic Requirements

Currently, the academic requirement for Member (BS Discipline) of the HKIE can be met with by:

(i) a recognized Bachelor degree in building services engineering, or
(ii) a recognized Bachelor degree in mechanical / electrical engineering plus a master degree (or postgraduate diploma) in Building Services Engineering; or
(iii) EC Part II with building services subjects (phased out since 2002); or
(iv) a recognized Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, plus top-up as detailed hereinafter; or
(v) EC Graduate Diploma (or previously EC Part II) with mechanical or electrical engineering subjects, plus top-up as detailed hereinafter; or
(vi) BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire, plus top-up as detailed hereinafter before 1999 intake.
(vii) BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering plus MSc in Fire Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire plus top-up (details please refer to Section III attached) from 1999 intake or after.

Qualifications of (i) to (iii) fully satisfy the academic requirement for the BS Discipline. Requirements for candidates with qualifications of (iv)/(v) and (vi)/(vii) are detailed in sections II and III respectively.

II.

Top Up Requirements of Qualifications of (iv) and (v)

The above categories of (iv) and (v) are for candidates who are working in the BSE field and are interested in the BS Discipline of HKIE, but not academically eligible for member admission and are required to have two extra years (on top of the normal minimum requirements of either 4 years for Scheme A route or six year combined training/experience) of work experience in BSE for fulfilling the requirement for Member in the BS Discipline. This 2-year extra requirement, however, may be waived by studying BSE-oriented subjects at first degree or higher degree level.

Many candidates of category (iv) or (v) seek for top up study of BSE-oriented subjects to enable them to become MHKIE in BS Discipline earlier than otherwise. Such subjects can be studied in the local universities. A list of modules (subjects) at Bachelor degree or higher degree level in the context of building services engineering is provided herewith at Section V. This list of modules is also relevant to those seeking for continuous professional development in areas of building services engineering.

For candidates through Formal Training route (Scheme A) or General Experience route, responsible experience toward Corporate Membership would only be counted after top-up requirements being fulfilled.

To waive the requirement of two extra years of work experience for non-BSE graduates to become MHKIE (BS Discipline), it is required to study and pass two modules, each of coverage similar to those shown on the list and of class contact not less than 30 hours. The modules are classified as A, B or C as given in Section V. Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering should study modules of Group A or Group C. Candidates with a degree in electrical engineering should study modules of Group A or Group B.

III.

Top Up Requirements for Qualifications of (vi) and (vii)

Graduates of the BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering awarded by the University of Central Lancashire before 1999 intake are required to top up with the following in order to enter the BS Discipline:

(i) A MSc degree (or postgraduate diploma) in Building Services Engineering, or
(ii) One module each on HVAC and Building Electrical Systems at degree level with each module having not less than 30 teaching hours. Currently, BC4753 Electrical Services I and BC4763 HVAC Engineering Elective I offered by SCOPE of City University of Hong Kong are considered to have appropriate contents in meeting these requirements.

Graduates of the BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering plus MSc in Fire Engineering awarded by the University of Central Lancashire from 1999 intake or after are required to top up with the following in order to enter the BS Discipline:

(i) A MSc degree (or postgraduate diploma) in Building Services Engineering, or
(ii) One module each on HVAC and Building Electrical Systems at degree level with each module having not less than 30 teaching hours. Currently, BC4753 Electrical Services I and BC4763 HVAC Engineering Elective I offered by SCOPE of City University of Hong Kong are considered to have appropriate contents in meeting these requirements.

For candidates through Formal Training route (Scheme A) the top-up must be completed during the training period and prior to commencement of responsible experience. For candidates through General Experience route the top-up must be completed prior to the commencement of the six-year requirement on combined training/responsible experience. For candidate who has sufficient pre-graduation building services experience, the Building Services Discipline Advisory Panel may consider to approve the candidate on individual merits to complete the top-up during the training period and prior to commencement of responsible experience for satisfying the Membership requirements.

IV.

Opportunities for Study of BSE Programmes

Moreover, there are candidates who do not have a degree qualification yet, or their degree awards are not recognized by the HKIE. These candidates may wish to pursue a first degree or MSc degree in BSE in local universities. The followings are opportunities of study:

1. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Mode of study: Full-time / sandwich
  Normal period of study: 3 years / 4 years
  Accreditation: Full accreditation by HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
2. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Mode of study: Part-time [Entry requirement: HD or HC]
  Normal period of study: 4 years
  Accreditation: Full accreditation by HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
3. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: City University of Hong Kong
  Mode of study: Part-time [Entry requirement: HD or HC]
  Normal period of study: 3 ⅓ years
  Accreditation: Full accreditation by HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
4. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: City University of Hong Kong
  Mode of study: Full-time
  Normal period of study: 3 years
  Accreditation: Full accreditation by HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
5. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Building Services Stream)
  University: The HK University of Science and Technology
  Mode of study: Full-time
  Normal period of study: 3 years
  Accreditation: Full accreditation by HKIE (for mechanical engineering discipline)
     
6. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: The University of Hong Kong
  Mode of study: Full-time
  Normal period of study: 3 years
  Accreditation: In the process of seeking full accreditation from HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
7. Programme: BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
  University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Mode of study: Full-time [Entry requirement: HD or HC]
  Normal period of study: 2 years
  Accreditation: In the process of seeking full accreditation from HKIE (for BS Discipline)
     
8. Programme: MSc / PgD in Building Services Engineering
  University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Mode of study: Part-time / Full-time
  Normal period of study: 2 to 3 years / 1 year
     
9. Programme: MSc in Building Services Engineering
  University: The University of Hong Kong
  Mode of study: Part-time
  Normal period of study: 2 to 3 years
     
10. Programme: MSc / PgD in Fire and Safety Engineering
  University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Mode of study: Part-time
  Normal period of study: 2 to 3 years
     
11. Programme: MSc in Intelligent Building Technology and Management
  University: The HK University of Science and Technology
  Mode of study: Part-time
  Normal period of study: 2 years

V.

List of Modules (Subjects) for Top Up or CPD in BSE

This list of BSE-oriented modules (subjects) is intended to provide information and guidance to candidates seeking for top-up to satisfy academic requirement for Member of the HKIE BS Discipline described in SectionⅡabove. It is also relevant to those seeking for continuous professional development in areas of building services engineering.

These modules are offered in the universities in Hong Kong, and available to candidates on part-time study basis. Application for study of modules should be made through the corresponding departments and universities, and are subject to limit on the number of enrollment. As the modules are subjected to changes from year to year, those interested are advised to approach the relevant universities for latest information.

The list summarizes information on the name of modules, pre-requisites, contact hours, brief syllabus, subject level (BSc/BEng or MSc), and the department and university offering those modules, including:

a) Modules offered by the Department of Building & Construction, City University of Hong Kong;
b) Modules offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
c) Engineering Council (UK) Graduate Diploma examination, BSE-oriented paper

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building & Construction, City University of Hong Kong:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BC 3752
Electrical Services
C Basic Electrical Sciences and Services 42 Elevator technology; Fundamental elevator traffic design; Power quality problems; Electromagnetic compatibility and interference; Essential supply; Open-loop and closed loop control; Lighting protection BEng
BC 3762
HVAC
Engineering
B Basic Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 42 Air conditioning systems; Ventilation Systems; Space Heating Systems; Automatic control; Commissioning, operation and maintenance; Introduction to HVAC&R analysis BEng
BC 3772
Fire Engineering and Plumbing Services
B Basic Fire Science and Plumbing 42 Transient flow analysis; Sewage and refuge disposal; Engineering options; Piped gases; Fully hydraulic calculations and analyses; Introduction to fire modeling BEng
BC 4753
Electrical Services ElectiveⅠ
C Basic Electrical Sciences and Services 42 Electromagnetic environment; Causes and impacts of electric power harmonics; Crosstalk; HV and LV distribution system; Protection, load flow; Electrical insulators; High voltage equipment; Emergency generator design, UPS BEng
BC 4763
HVAC
Engineering ElectiveⅠ
B Basic Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 42 Thermal environment; Air quality; Energy conservation measures; Energy codes; Noise and vibration control BEng
BC 4773
Fire Engineering ElectiveⅠ
B Basic Fire Science and Plumbing 42 Fire processes; Thermochemistry; Premixed and diffusion flames; Thermal decomposition; Combustion; Compartmental fires, Building fire modeling BEng

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building & Construction, City University of Hong Kong:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BC 4754
Electrical Services
Elective II
C BC 0701 42 Photometry and radiometry; Human factors; Interior lighting design; Daylighting; Computer aided lighting design; Case studies; New topics of research in illumination engineering BEng
BC 4764
HVAC
Engineering
Elective II
B BC 0702 42 Thermal equipment performance; Direct contact heat and mass transfer; Component modeling and simulation; Performance analysis and optimisation of environmental plant systems BEng
BC 4774
Fire Engineering
Elective II
B BC 0703 42 Critical appraisal in current technology developments;
Performance based fire codes; Performance based codes for fire engineering systems
BEng
BC 4755
Building
Electronics
Elective I
C Basic Electronics 42 Programmable logic controllers; PID control; Adaptive and self-tuning control; Intelligent buildings; Building automation systems; Integrating technologies; Software packages in BAS; Condition based maintenance BEng
BC 4756
Vertical
Transportation
Elective I
C Basic Electrical,
Mechanical and
Electronic
Engineering
42 Statutory regulations; Safety and maintenance; Mechanical and structural components; Computer aided lift design; Automatic car control; Computer based group supervisory control; Computer simulation of lift systems BEng

Please note that the modules codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building & Construction, City University of Hong Kong:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BC 4757
Building
Electronics
Electives II
C BC 0901 42 Basic network architecture and local area networks;
Distributed systems; Layered protocols; BACNETs; Digital filtering;
Propagation theory; Telephone traffic; CABD, SMATV; VSAT systems
BEng
BC 4758
Vertical
Transportation
Elective II
C BC 0902 42 Controlled rectifiers; Choppers and inverters; Braking and reversing of a.c. and d.c. machines; Control concept; Various lift drives; Energy losses and saving; Controller design; Special lifts and escalators; Artificial intelligence applications BEng

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BSE521
Air Conditioning Control and Operation
B Thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics as normally covered in BSc/BEng courses 42 Air conditioning systems: part-load and year-round operation, system performance and operational problems; Ventilation systems: outdoor air control, ventilation effectiveness, ADPI, fan-duct network; Chilled water systems: primary and secondary water loops, constant and variable flow; System control: air side control, water side control; Energy requirement: cooling load profile, fan and pump power, system operation for energy effectiveness and heat recovery, chiller optimization. MSc
BSE522
Building Energy
Simulation
B Engineering degree in BSE, Electrical or Mechanical or equivalent 42 Building energy estimation method; Building thermal performance modeling; Plant models, plant component models; Integrated building and plant performance simulation; Building and plant simulation packages – theoretical background, applications and limitations. MSc
BSE533
Fire Dynamics
B Thermodynamics,
heat transfer and fluid mechanics as normally covered in BSc/BEng courses
42 Fire processes; Premixed and non-premixed flames; Fire plumes; Fire properties of materials; Ignition; Spread of flame; Smoke; Compartmental fire; Active protection systems; Building fire modeling; Use of fire engineer’s calculator, e.g. FPETOOL. MSc

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BSE531
Computational Fire Modelling for
Building Design
B Thermofluids and engineering mathematics as normally covered in BSc/BEng courses 42 Zone modelling techniques: modelling of heat release rate, fire plume, ceiling jet; Field modelling techniques: turbulence and turbulent modelling, solution of velocity-pressure coupled equations, boundary conditions and wall functions, use of commercial computational fluid dynamics packages; Application of fire modelling results: simulation of compartmental fire, atrium fire, tunnel fire, sprinkler-plume interaction, evaluation of fire engineering systems. MSc
BSE532
Fire Engineering
Systems
B Knowledge of thermodynamics,
hydraulics and electronics normally covered in BSc/BEng courses
42 Basic engineering science of water-based / gas / dry power fire engineering systems; Pedestal fire hydrant system, sprinkler system, water spray/deluge system, drencher system, fixed foam system, dry pipe foam system; Halon gas system, CO2 system and dry powder system; Computer programmes for system design; Smoke control systems; Fire safety control in HVAC systems; Fire detection systems, fire communication systems and false alarm.  MSc
BSE535
Design
Considerations for
Fire Safety Management
A Nil 42 Fire safety management by design: rationale of fire safety design, system approach to fire safety design, NFPA decision tree, basic science of fire, fire hazards; Risk analysis and assessment: fire risk ranking, risk assessment model, response and performance of fire systems, human responses; Fire safety administration in the building industry: principles and techniques of fire safety management, planning for emergencies, fire insurance, fire investigation, security; Case studies. MSc

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BSE542
Energy Efficient
Buildings
A Engineering degree in Electrical, Mechanical or BSE or equivalent 42 Overall building energy use: overview, energy requirement, usage pattern, energy tariffs; Building energy management: approaches, energy conservation programme, policies; Retrofitting and upgrading buildings for energy conservation; Building energy audit and survey; Demand side management: strategy in achieving building energy efficiency, building waste energy recovery; Economic analysis of energy conservation/upgrading programmes.  MSc
BSE547
Indoor Air Quality
Engineering
A Basic knowledge in HVAC systems 42 Indoor environment: human psychological and physiological aspects, BEAM IAQ assessment; Air quality: air cleanliness, ambient air quality, rationale for standards; Indoor air pollutants: gaseous pollutants, airborne particulate, VOCs, radon, biological contaminants; Indoor air movement: air flow in confined and unconfined spaces, filtration systems;
Instrumentation and measurement techniques; Control measures: improved IAQ by HVAC system design, removal of contaminants.
MSc
BSE534
Legislation Aspects
of Fire Safety
Management
A Nil 42 Fire safety management by legislation: principles and philosophy of fire safety legislation, legal systems, code of practice, fire services installations inspection and testing, fire safety practice, self-regulation; Insurance; Fire safety and the community: community fire losses, fire statistics, fire safety provisions and management strategies, public fire safety education; Performance based fire codes; Case studies. MSc

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BSE511
Lighting
Engineering
C Engineering degree in Electrical, Mechanical or BSE or equivalent 42 Photometry and colorimetry: quantities, standards, and measurements; Lighting equipment and systems: lamps, luminaires and control gear, electrical characteristics, harmonic compensation, Lighting design: design criteria, calculations of illuminance, utilisation factors; Daylighting: sky models, daylight-linked control systems; Lighting and environment: visual performance and its assessment; Design decisions: integration of electric light and daylight, energy conservation and lighting control systems, lighting economics; Computer aided lighting design; Case studies. MSc
BSE515
Electrical
Installations in Buildings
C Electrical engineering fundamentals as covered in an engineering degree or equivalent 42 HV supply and distribution in buildings; Review of design and operating criteria: electricity supply regulations and codes; Electric safety and risk assessments; Earthing for lightning protection, functional purposes and safety; Fault calculation for LV systems; Overcurrent protection for large plant, cabling systems, motor drives, etc.; Standby generation, reliability analysis, co-generation schemes; Uninterruptible power supplies; Motor drives: transient and harmonic analysis, system energy analysis. MSc
BSE512
Engineering
Intelligent
Buildings
C Electrical engineering fundamentals as covered in an engineering degree or equivalent 42 Intelligent buildings: concept and implementation strategies; Building management system (BMS); Communication in BMS; BMS function and control optimization; Direct Digital Control; Communication system in buildings; vertical transportation; Electromagnetic compatibility; Power quality issues; Harmonics analysis; System reliability studies. MSc

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

List of BSE-oriented subjects/modules at first degree or higher degree level, available to candidates on part-time study basis, offered by the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
BSE541
Building
Acoustics
B BSc/BEng in mechanical engineering, BSE or equivalent 42 Acoustic fundamentals: fundamental properties of sound and waves, sound propagation and transmission inside buildings and in air ducts; Acoustic design and planning: requirements for auditoria, lecture theatres, plant rooms and etc., directional and spacial impression, reverberation, echo, silencers, active noise control; Environmental impact and local legislation; Vibration: acoustically driven vibration, control and transmission; Problem investigations: noise and vibration measurement, data analysis techniques, software packages. MSc
BSE543
Building
Environmental
Assessment
A Nil 42 Global issues: electrical loading and equivalent CO2 production, ozone depletion and global warming, abusive use of natural resources; Local issues: demand of electricity, use of water, wastewater discharge, recycled material, local environmental impact; Building environmental assessment methods; Assessment of energy use; Energy audit; Indoor issues: indoor environmental quality factors, current legislation and standards; Pollutants in buildings; Indoor air quality; Health and safety; Safety audit; Health audit. MSc

Please note that the module codes specified in this leaflet may change from time to time by the Universities.

Engineering Council (UK) Graduate Diploma examination, BSE-oriented paper:

Name of Subject/Module Group Pre-requisite Contact Hours Brief Syllabus Level of Subject
D207
The Built
Environment
A     External Environment: Basic principles of solar effects, weather and climate with their components – temperature variations, wind, rain and their effects;
Internal environment: Includes a whole range of human physiological effects;
Thermal Environment: Principles of steady and dynamic heat flow and applies them to the thermal performance of the building;
Visual Environment: The flow of natural light from the sky through fenestration and its distribution among room surfaces by reflection;
Aural Environment: Generation of noise by engineering installations in buildings and by external sources such as road traffic and aircraft;
Functional Requirements of Buildings: Overall performance of the building, and with such matters as the optimization of building form, orientation and siting in terms of the range of environmental factors.
BEng
equivalent