Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics
Sept 2017 EntryProgramme code: JS3985
Duration and Credit Requirement
Dr C.L. Mak
Hons Dip, MSc, PhD
Aims and Characteristics
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Engineering Physics is a unique programme that focuses on the application of physics to engineering. This combination 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 change.
This is the only programme in Hong Kong that amalgamates applied physics and engineering. We produce versatile graduates who can comfortably cope with the multifaceted global economy and fast-paced high technology.
Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarisation with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, solar simulator, surface coating equipment and LED characterisation instruments.
Student exchange programmes with academic institutions in the Chinese mainland and overseas are available. In addition, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in the form of short-term placements in organizations outside PolyU is incorporated into the programme.
This programme also offers a specialism in Optoelectronics, with emphases on optoelectronics system and its design, processing and testing. Interested students may be allowed, subject to their academic performance and quota limitations, to choose this specialism after their second year of study, and will be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics [Optoelectronics].
- 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 covers 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.
Recognition and 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 to telecommunications to consulting and analysis firms. Many 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.
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