Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dean's Message

The Faculty of Science and Engineering consists of Department of Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Computer Science. The programmes offered enable students to discover, preserve and disseminate the relevant professional knowledge in the three disciplines, offering them intellectual stimulation and preparing them to work competently in the industry. Collectively, four Bachelor Degree and two Master Degree programmes are offered, all fully accredited and recognized by The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and the Hong Kong Government.

The B.Sc (Hons) in Architecture and M.Arch programmes offered by the Department of Architecture are accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) (both Part 1 and Part 2). These enable graduates to be eligible to take professional assessments to become Registered Architects. Local students admitted to B.Sc (Hons) in Architecture programme are eligible for tuition fee sponsor by the Hong Kong Government Education Bureau’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP) during their four years of study at the College.

The B.Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and B.Eng (Hons) in Construction and Engineering Management programmes offered by Civil Engineering Department train competent Engineers-to-be to work confidently in engineering and construction projects. On the other hand, the M.Sc in Civil Eng (Infrastructure Construction and Engineering) equips students with postgraduate knowledge in design, management of projects in infrastructure development for career advancement.

The B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science offered by the Department of Computer Science provides students not only digital knowledge and practice, but also an integrated 6 months work-study programme during the 4-year study. The internship component integrating academic knowledge and industrial training enhances students’ professional skills, all-round competencies and work ethics to meet the needs of the community.

With the advancement in science and technology, discoveries urge us to behave sustainably, resiliently and adaptively. The Faculty responds to these demands by educating professionals and specialists with knowledge and expertise for the future of local community, neighbouring regions and the world. We nurture and expect our students to be able to cope with such challenges and make the world a better place. We invite you to join us and contribute your talents and perspectives to our family.

A big welcome!

Paul H.S. Chu
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Head, Department of Architecture
B.A. (AS) (Hons), M.Arch (Dist) (HKU), M.Sc. (Arch. & Urban Design) (Columbia U)
PRC Class 1 Registered Architect Quali, HK Registered Architect, FHKIA, HKIUD


Degree Programmes Fully Recognized under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework

The following programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications:

Undergraduate Programmes

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

* Programme has obtained the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Professional Accreditation (Part I) status.

** Programme has obtained the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Professional Accreditation (Part II) status.

Department of Computer Science

Provide students with academic and professional skills in IT...

As the world is advancing rapidly in science and technology, IT has become an integral tool in work and studies. The computer courses are regularly reviewed to keep pace with the new challenges. To meet the needs of society and the rapid development of IT in Hong Kong, the College offers a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science programme to nurture IT professionals. The professors in the Department are all experts in network system, neural networks, network security and network communication.  The curriculum focuses on software design, computer network, system programming, with final-year IT projects and internships helping students to gain valuable working experience. Graduates are completely equipped with their IT professional knowledge to solve existing technical problems, to meet challenges, and to create new technology in the field of IT services.

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Department of Civil Engineering

To pursue a career in the construction of public infrastructure...

The Department of Civil Engineering offers two programmes namely civil engineering as well as construction engineering and management for students to contribute to infrastructure development that includes bridges, highways, roads, drainage, etc. Laboratory work and field practice are an integral part of the curricula to prepare students for a career in civil and construction engineering fields. Emphasis is placed on various aspects of the design and construction processes including structural analysis, engineering materials and geology, building construction, building codes, construction estimates, transportation engineering, construction technology and project management. Chu Hai College is one of the first institutions in Hong Kong to offer Civil Engineering programme, which has nurtured over 1,500 graduates since 1953. The alumni are distributed far and wide across the globe. For example, Dr. Lau Ching Kwong who presided over the design of the Tsing Ma Bridge and the world-renowned bridge expert Dr. Tang Man Chung, are two of our distinguished alumni.

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Department of Architecture

The department of architecture envisions nurturing graduates that are versatile, competent and progressive to serve in diverse challenges in the architectural profession towards advocating and delivering sustainable and quality living environments.

This mission is accomplished through a pedagogy that is holistic and comprehensive in core knowledge domains in architectural design and sustainability, building technology and sustainability, history and theory and professional practice ensuring the development of analytical and creative faculties within the students.

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