It is recognised that consultancy work by teachers in engineering departments can often materially assist the function of advancing learning and research and be beneficial both to the community as a whole and to the standing of the department. The Department therefore encourages its academic staff to undertake consultancy work. That will not only make the research resources and expertise more readily accessible to industry and to whoever may need them but also enable the academics to put their theoretical knowledge and research findings into practice for the benefit of the community.
In this Department, consultancy service is rendered to government bodies, the construction industry and related professions at different levels with a view to promoting technical cooperation and close contact with industry and government bodies.
Part of the income from all consultancy work by members of staff will go towards a central departmental account for use in financing the departmental library, to support members to attend conferences, etc. So in the end it helps to fulfil the aim of the University as a learning and teaching institution.