Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3715

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Edward W.C. Lo
BSc, MPhil, PhD, JD, FHKIE

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Students may pursue a Minor in a different discipline.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering according to an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme aims to produce engineers who are able to practise their profession in the broad area of electrical engineering which includes, but is not limited to, electrical power systems, energy conversion and utilisation, transportation systems, environmental protection, control, computer and fibre-optic applications.


A modern electrical engineer should possess a broad-based education and adequate specialist knowledge to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus emphasizes the mastery of fundamental principles and application of the latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is the training of leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.


We encourage life-long learning so that graduates can keep abreast of new developments in engineering and technology.


Programme Characteristics

This programme is a major electrical engineering degree programme in Hong Kong, and provides a unique and up-to-date education in the interesting field of electrical power and energy.


The curriculum is designed to give a balanced treatment of university core requirements, electrical engineering fundamentals, advanced and specialist topics, and non-technical subjects such as economics and management.


Engineering practice is an integrated component of the curriculum. Student learning is supplemented by a variety of laboratory, training and project activities. Students also develop good presentation and problem-solving skills through mini-projects and final-year projects. Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or industrial attachment.


Students can also participate in exchange programmes and spend a semester in an overseas university. Every year, a number of students participate in exchange programmes with institutions including the University of Technology Sydney, the Catholic University of America, the National University of Singapore, the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Western Australia.


Seminars, industrial visits and overseas study tours are also organized to broaden students' horizons.


  • Students complete a first year of fundamental studies in common with students within the Engineering Broad Discipline. The Year One curriculum focuses on the underpinning subjects (such as Physics and Mathematics), languages, information technology, and General Education studies.
  • The Year Two curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, computing, and introductory electrical engineering.
  • In Year Three, students follow a semi-structured study pattern by taking compulsory core subjects in electrical engineering and Elective Subjects. The focus is on consolidating the fundamentals, team work and experimental methods, and discipline-specific language subjects are also studied.
  • Students take the advanced Core Subjects and Elective Subjects together with their Final Year Projects. Final Year Projects provide a comprehensive learning experience in engineering technology, problem-solving techniques, communication skills (both written and verbal) and creative thinking. Depending on their career aspirations and specialization, students can choose from a list of technical and non-technical Electives to complement their knowledge in different areas of electrical engineering.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

Our graduates have numerous employment opportunities in engineering planning and design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and servicing, engineering sales and research.


Graduates are able to develop rewarding careers in major utility and transportation companies such as CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, the Hongkong Electric Company and the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. They are also employed by engineering consultant firms, contractor companies, international engineering enterprises, electrical product manufacturers, and the Government of the HKSAR (e.g. the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the Water Supplies Department, the Drainage Department and others).

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Tel. No.  Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6150 2330 1544


Student Message

Attending PolyU presented me with entirely new experiences. I had to live by myself for the first time, and both integrate into the society and focus on my studies.  It was daunting at first, but the helpful PolyU staff and fellow students eased my worries from my very first day.  Throughout my first year of studying, I encountered many students from different departments and countries, which eased my integration into the challenging society of Hong Kong and PolyU.  My studies were fascinating and I learned a lot about Electrical Engineering, from Ohm’s Law to the use of AutoCAD and Solidworks, and even the Occupational Safety and Hazards Ordinance in Hong Kong.  In addition to my technical studies I also made a lot of new friends from Hong Kong and the many other countries that are represented in the EE department, including Kazakhstan and Pakistan.  PolyU has enriched me both academically and socially, broadening my horizons through the CAR subjects and through the cultures that I came to learn about on campus.  I am looking forward to continuing my studies in the EE department at PolyU.

Sergiu Blebea

Arriving in Hong Kong from my home country of Pakistan was my first experience traveling abroad, and it was hard for me to imagine what my future life at PolyU would be like.  I knew it would be challenging for me as I had to leave my friends and family behind, and although I knew I was heading for a better future, I also believed that nothing comes easy.  I thus embarked on my journey to PolyU. Initially I found it very difficult to settle in, but after the first few days things became easier, thanks to different events and orientation activities organized by PolyU.  I met people from different backgrounds and very soon those people became my friends, and I started calling them my second family.  It has been extremely good fun to share knowledge and learning with this family.  PolyU has also transformed me into a completely independent person.  Today, I feel very lucky to be a part of PolyU when I see the opportunities it offers.  I am on my way to becoming an Electrical Engineer, and I also know that my memories of my time here will last forever.

Ibtisam Hammad Abbasi

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2018 and June 2019
Mode:Telephone or Skype interview

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their English proficiency and communication skills.


About 10-15 minutes


Suitable applicants may be invited for a telephone or Skype interview.