Programme Content

                  

 

 

Introduction

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

Further studies
Our graduates have admitted into Master’s degree programmes, such as MSc Energy and Environment/City University of Hong Kong. 

 

Modules

Low Carbon Building Services

You will learn to develop appropriate low carbon design strategies for a building and estimate the building performance using computational methods.  You will define the design tasks associated with quantifying sustainable use of energy, water, materials, light and sound.  You will also critically evaluate the design proposals for engineering plant and systems involving the production, generation and conversion of energy.

Mechanical Services (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 36Z121672)
You will to learn to analyse complex engineering plant and systems to solve problems relating to engineering specifications and performance indices.  You will also be able to discuss practical issues related to achieving effective and energy efficient control of mechanical service systems and evaluate options, as well as discuss best practice regarding the specification of performance criteria to achieve sustainable building services plant and equipment. 

Design Project

For the design project, you will develop a Building Information Management (BIM) execution plan for a services design of a commercial or industrial project.  You will need to undertake an environmental site analysis, propose construction materials and built form to achieve environmental objectives (thermal, visual, acoustic, air quality), as well as select design criteria appropriate to a range of building services systems to meet performance criteria. 

Interactive Systems and Comfort Controls (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 36Z141533)
Through undertaking a User-Experience design review of a building project, you will learn to derive, through applying engineering principles, a strategy for improving the user experience, both during normal building operation and in times of emergency, with an innovative user interface for a building that encourages sustainable behaviours.   You will also learn to defend the usability of your design when faced by conflicting requirements of owners, users, maintainers, constructers and designers.

Energy Management and Performance Evaluation (CEF Module) 

     (CEF Code: 36Z121664)
You will synthesise the role of an Energy Manager in preparing a feasibility report for an energy-related project in an existing building, accounting for energy generation/efficiency projections, technology assessment, regulation compliance, qualification for incentive schemes, lifecycle costs and user acceptability.  You will also learn to undertake a formal post-occupancy evaluation – covering the areas of functionality, comfort, energy, sustainability and user satisfaction – using recognised procedures, related computer software and field data collected using a range of measurement and audit techniques.

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

 

Assessment 

Report, presentation and examination.

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 16/000113/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2025

 

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

Employment
  • 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

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of one of the following qualifications:

  • VTC HD in Building Services Engineering (including a pass in the enrichment module ‘Advanced Mathematics with Applications’)+
  • VTC HD in Electrical Engineering< plus VTC Professional Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Technology in Buildings; 
  • VTC HD in Mechanical Engineering< plus VTC Professional Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Technology in Buildings.

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a relevant Engineering area (including a pass in the “Advanced Mathematics with Applications” module, or equivalent) from a recognised tertiary education will also be considered.

+ Applicants without the ‘Advanced Mathematics with Applications’ module may be required to take and pass the module prior to programme commencement.  An additional fee of HK$1,530 will be charged for the module.
< Applicants holding the HDs of old curriculum are required to take and pass the module ‘Advanced Mathematics with Applications’.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

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

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$86,250 by 2(FT) or 4(PT) instalments 
     (FT students: deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS; PT students: deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)


FT students: The tuition fee is as low as HK$13,050 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$86,250 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).


Scholarships

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$)  FT Mode PT Mode
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]

Y

--


Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000* --


Y

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Y --
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year Y

--

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year -- Y


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

 

Further Studies

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.
 

 

"This programme has deepened my knowledge of solar energy. The lecturers were experienced in the industry; they shared their work experience and gave useful advice on my further studies. After graduation, I was admitted to the MSc Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong."

Chan Kin Wing
BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering

 

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student Award
Wong Cheong Lok HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21

 

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries
 

Tuen Mun Campus

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Vincent Choy

Tel. no.

2256 7559

Email

vchoy@vtc.edu.hk

Deputy Programme Coordinator

Mr. Chan Ying Ngai, Tom

Tel. no.

2460 5386

Email

tomchan@vtc.edu.hk

General Enquiries

Ms. Victoria Wan

Tel. no.

2460 5354

Email

vicwan@vtc.edu.hk

 

Sha Tin Campus

Programme Co-ordinator

Dr. Vincent Choy

Tel. no.

2256 7559

Email

vchoy@vtc.edu.hk

Deputy Programme Co-ordinator

Mr. Chan Ying Ngai, Tom

Tel. no.

2460 5386

Email

tomchan@vtc.edu.hk

General Enquiries

SHAPE (Sha Tin) Office

Tel. no.

2256 7240

Email

st-shape@vtc.edu.hk

 

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Registration No. : 252610.  It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.