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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 11439-SY

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
Department of Applied Physics
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

65 or above

Programme Intake

6 senior year places

Fund Type


Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Dr C.W. Leung
BEng, PhD


  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Engineering Physics is a unique programme that focuses on the application of physics to engineering. This combination of physics with engineering enables our graduates to function flexibly and effectively in various careers.

Students gain the ability to analyse and solve practical/engineering problems, which prepares them for complex workplace situations, technological advances and changes.



Programme Characteristics

Engineering Physics is the only programme in Hong Kong that amalgamates applied physics and engineering. We produce versatile graduates who can comfortably cope with Hong Kong's fast-paced and multifaceted economy as it evolves into a high-tech and high value-added productivity centre.

Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarization with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, surface coating equipments and LED characterisation instruments.

Student exchange programmes with academic institutions in the Chinese Mainland and overseas are available. In addition, students will perform Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in the form of short-term placements, many of which are outside PolyU.

Recognition & Prospects

Career Prospects

This programme produces graduates who are invariably well received by local and overseas employers. Our graduates work in a variety of areas from research at universities to manufacturing, telecommunication, business sectors e.g. consulting and analysis firms. Many of our graduates go into the booming industry in testing and certification. In addition, our graduates are in demand in the LED industry, medical engineering, aviation industry, software development and the financial sector.


Senior year students have to complete a minimum of 30 credits of General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and a minimum of 95 credits of Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects for fulfilling the graduation requirement. They can apply for credit transfer (to a maximum of 60 credits) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.

Features of the programme are as follows:

  • The key studies are in basic and applied physics, strengthened by engineering subjects and computational physics. Supporting subjects include those in languages, computing, mathematics and management. Optoelectronics are the key areas of the Engineering component.
  • The Physics Core Subjects cover basic physics and applied physics, which are relevant to high-technology industries.
  • Students can choose Elective Subjects, including Laser Principles & Applications, Electromagnetic Fields, Computational Physics, Optical Design, Advanced Photonics Laboratory, Radiation Physics, Applied Acoustics, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Display Technology, Science & Technology of Photovoltaics, and Solid State Lighting.
  • Students undertake a Final Year Project to integrate the knowledge, aptitude and skills they have acquired.

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/ap.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree in Applied Science or Engineering, or a Higher Diploma in Applied Physics, Applied Optics, Optical Technology or Engineering in relevant areas.


Selection Criteria

Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview, which will aim to evaluate their suitability, interest and ability in the programme, and to determine their communication and all-round skills.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (email: apdept@polyu.edu.hk).