Programme Content




This programme emphasises the application of modern, sustainable, and energy-efficient engineering systems in the context of the built environment.  It is also characterised by parallel themes of design and management of project work, complemented throughout by the drive towards sustainability and energy efficiency of engineering solutions.

Programme Features

Teaching & learning methods
This programme is as multi-disciplinary as the professional world. Your project work is steered towards sustainable and energy-efficient engineering solutions and it helps you to facilitate dialogue with management teams. 

Learning support
An additional 30-hour software training will be provided to assist students with their dissertation.


Employable graduates
A significant portion of our graduates has progressed to work in related fields of building services engineering in government departments in positions such as Work Supervisor and Technical Officer.

Further studies
Our graduates have admitted to MSc(Eng)/HKU.



Systems Design

The learning aims of this module are to develop your independent, critical and analytical abilities through the medium of services systems design. Extend problem solving abilities with regard to building services systems, network analysis and to develop a case study approach to the evaluation of building services design.

Plant and Maintenance 

The module will develop your understanding and application of knowledge of building services plant to allow you to critically evaluate and predict plant and systems performance by the use of analytical and numerical techniques. You'll also learn about various methods of maintenance and management of building services within the context of regulatory framework and be able to appreciate the use of computer-based systems of maintenance including open systems.

Design Project 3 (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 36Z121400)

The engineering design project is intended to provide you with the opportunity to extend your existing knowledge and demonstrate engineering project skills both as team members and as an individual. This module will enable you to develop your critical thinking, problem solving and key skills in application to a case study example using appropriate tools of analysis and communication.

Intelligent Buildings (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 36Z121419)

This module has the following learning aims: To provide the underlying concepts of intelligent buildings, the working principles of hands-on experience on building automation systems, office automation systems, and communication systems. To provide knowledge of the construction and installation of the structured cabling systems enabling integrated system connections.

Alternative Energy Technology (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 36Z121397)

This module introduces various emerging renewable energy technologies which are likely to mitigate the damaging effect of current energy technologies on the climate.

Engineering Dissertation 

The nature of the dissertation is to present you with a challenge, the solution of which is not readily available, and it will therefore involve you in original work. On an individual basis, you'll be required to carry out an in-depth investigation involving theoretical, experimental or investigative analysis or a combination of these.

 This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).


Coursework, unseen examination, project work and dissertation.

An additional 30-hour software training will be provided to assist students with their dissertation.


QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. :  13/000591/L5
Validity Period : 17/09/2013 - 31/08/2024

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships



This programme is in the process of seeking re-accreditation by HKCAAVQ. The re-accreditation is subject to HKCAAVQ’s final approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma in Building Services Engineering;


  • Holders of Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Building Services Engineering from a recognised local tertiary education will also be considered.


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent;


  • Applicants whose first language is English.




Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee HK$87,880 by 3 instalments


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.


Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes Amount (HK$)

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000*
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF


Career Prospects/ Further Studies/ Campus Life

Career Prospects

Graduates can go on to establish professional careers in consultancy, design, contracting, project management and maintenance in organisations such as government technical departments and institutions where building energy management is a major concern.



"I like the module “Alternative Energy Technology” the most as it helped us to learn more about the application of renewable energy in HK, such as PV panel, biomass, wind turbine and tides. I was able to use different simulation softwares to compare the simulation data and choose the most reliable results, which are essential skills at the workplace."

Jason Yam
BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering

  • Works Supervisor at EMSD
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
  • MSc(Eng) in Building Services Engineering/ HKU


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.


"The lecturers of both the university and SHAPE were very experienced and knowledgeable in the industry.  Their teaching has greatly enhanced my professional knowledge and skills in building services engineering.  My dissertation supervisor was also very helpful and encouraging. After graduation, I was admitted to the MSc in Engineering (Building Services Engineering) at the HKU."

Lee Tak Shing
First Class Honours, BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering


Graduation Ceremony



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Programme Coordinator

Ir. Charles Chu

Tel. no.

2835 4596



General Enquiries

SHAPE Morrison Hill Office

Tel. no.

2835 7472






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Registration No. : 252295. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.