Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3715

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

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

Programme Intake
Fund Type
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 professions 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 places emphasis on 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 that provides 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 requirement, 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.  Up till now, we have a number of students who have participated 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, industry visits and overseas study tours are also organised to broaden students' horizons.

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 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).


  • 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, etc.
  • The Year Two curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, computing, and introductory studies of 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. Besides, discipline-specific language subjects are 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 specialisation, 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

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

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 23.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 23.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 22.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


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

Student Message

Engineering, especially electrical engineering, is key to applying scientific knowledge in our daily lives. Innumerable electrical products are in use around the world, and electricity is so essential that we cannot imagine how we could sustain life without it. This programme includes a series of lectures, tutorials, lab classes and industrial training. During my summer internship, I used what I had learnt in class to complete most of my tasks.


The Department of Electrical Engineering also provides plenty of opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. Last year, I joined the Engineering Club and had the chance to participate in the MATE International Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition in Canada. I learnt a lot about how to produce a hi-tech machine to achieve specific goals. This was a valuable chance for me to meet other competitors overseas. I hope you will consider joining us!

Chow Yau Fun

It is with humility and profound gratitude that I am studying electrical engineering in PolyU. I am stepping into my final year in the programme, which provides students with knowledge in areas such as power systems, electrical machines and building services. This summer, I undertook an internship at the MTR Corporation. I found that the knowledge taught at PolyU was very work-oriented. I could apply it and gain so much valuable experience from the internship.


In addition to the fundamental knowledge, the Department also provides students with a wide range of exchange, scholarship and placements opportunities. Through these opportunities, I believe that students are well prepared before graduation, which is one reason why PolyU graduates have earned such a good reputation in the industry. I am glad to be ready to face my future.

Kwok Yi Man

As one of PolyU’s electrical engineering students entering the final year of their study, I am proud to say that its career-oriented and all-round curriculum makes the Electrical Engineering programme an irreplaceable choice for those who are interested in entering the power industry.


Students not only learn theories but also receive career coaching throughout the year. Different from ordinary lectures in which theory explanation occupies the major portion of learning hours, industrial training emphasises workplace skill development such as lighting design and motor circuit construction. Students can put what they have learnt into practice.


A comprehensive curriculum encouraging students’ all round development is provided apart from the career-oriented Majors. Service-learning subjects cultivate students’ leadership while Cluster Area Requirement subjects broaden their horizons in Chinese culture and polish their language abilities. Studying electrical engineering at PolyU will not only enrich your learning but also prepare you to be a professional engineer in the industry.

Li Chui Tin

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Date: In June before the announcement of HKDSE results or in July after the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Individual or group interview

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, to test their communication skills and to find out about their extracurricular activities and community services.


About 10-15 minutes


Selected applicants may be invited to attend an interview.