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Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3064

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credit Required for Graduation

63 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Programme Intake 53
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Dr W.L. Chan
BSc(Eng), MPhil, PhD, MHKIE, SrMIEEE


The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to provide students with a sound education in electrical engineering.  The programme is designed to produce engineering technologists/technicians who can practise electrical engineering with competence in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the neighbouring regions.  The programme emphasises foundation-knowledge and its applications, practical skills, problem-solving ability and team spirit.


Programme Characteristics

This Programme paves the way for graduates to further study for a professional qualification.  It aims at providing a route of articulation to degree programmes.  Graduates will be able to obtain up to two years of exemption from study of a four-year Honours degree programme of a similar discipline.

Recognition & Prospects

Career Prospects

Electrical engineers are required in many large industries, with demand far exceeding supply.  They often work in the following areas:

  • Electric power generation
  • Intelligent buildings
  • Electric mass transportation
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Control and automation
  • Electric apparatus development
  • Environmental control
  • Renewable energy
  • Product manufacturing
  • Building services
  • Energy auditing
  • Highway lighting and control
  • Utility companies (e.g. airports, gas, water, telecommunications)


Graduates are readily offered relevant challenging and rewarding careers.  Our graduates are particularly welcome by employers because of their outstanding theoretical backgrounds and their application-oriented experiences.


  • Students study all essential elements of electrical engineering, supported by physics, mathematics, electronics, computing, mechanical engineering, Chinese and English.
  • Year One covers a diverse range of Foundation Subjects, such as Physics, Mathematics, Languages, Computing and Electronics.  Year One teaching extends to the summer.
  • Year Two covers essential technical subjects in electrical engineering.  Students will also undertake a Group Project during this year.
  • More information on the subjects and the progression pattern can be found at www.ee.polyu.edu.hk.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Information and Communication Technology

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 19.3 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2017-18: 19.9 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

2018-19: 18.9 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)



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2766 6150 2330 1544