Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition / Accreditation


The academic qualifications required for recognition by professional institutions vary from one to another. For example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) primarily accredits Bachelor's degrees in Hong Kong but has no policy for accreditation of MSc degrees in Hong Kong. Some UK institutions require the first degree of Master of Engineering for admission.
If an MSc student wishes to apply for admission to professional institutions such as the HKIE upon graduation but his / her first degree is not recognized by the professional institution, he / she is strongly advised to take the project option in the MSc study.

MSc in Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management

The degree of MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong for full exemption from the examination requirements leading to the Chartered Membership.

MSc in Engineering in Civil Engineering

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). To hold accredited qualifications for CEng registration, candidates must also hold a Bachelor (Hons) degree that has been accredited as partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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*It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited Bachelor degree accredited for IEng only or a non-accredited bachelor degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration