Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics
工程物理學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3985

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

125

Programme Intake
25
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Programme Leader(s)

Dr C.W. Leung
BEng, PhD

Remarks
  • As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
  • The Department of Applied Physics has set up entry scholarships for outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the programme via JUPAS. For details, please click here.

Aims and 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 change.

 

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 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, students will perform Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in the form of short-term placements, many of which are outside PolyU.

Recognition and 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 to telecommunication to 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.

Curriculum

  • 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 & 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 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):

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

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

(Click here for an explanation)

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 20.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 20.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

 


(Click here for an explanation)

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (email: apdept@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


During my years of study in the Department of Applied Physics at PolyU, I had a wonderful time with my classmates and professors. I gained knowledge of many interesting science and engineering topics. The lecturers and tutors in the department were friendly and willing to help whenever students were in need.

 

The EP programme covers a wide range of physics theory and the working principles of many engineering applications, providing me with a quality education that allowed me to choose whether to start a career in the fields of applied science/engineering or pursue further studies.


Mak Chun Hin



Spending three years in the Department of Applied Physics at PolyU meant a lot to me. In particular, I changed my view of science. Instead of the simple, factual knowledge that we gained in school, science involves the study and understanding of many interesting and challenging matters in nature. The EP programme emphasises the practical aspect of science and deals with many engineering problems.

 

During my three years' study, I participated in many student society activities and took part in exchanges to Mainland China. From that learning experience and through the influence of my professors, I decided to pursue scientific research and use my knowledge of physics to contribute to the well-being of society. Once we know our goals and dreams, we can follow them and never give up, as there are many professors and peers supporting us.


Yau Hei Man



在香港理工大學應用物理學系度過了四年寶貴的時光。在這四年裡,我的大學生活一直過得十分充實。

 

轉眼間,我已經畢業了,平時用心教導我們的老師也即將和我分離,而我也會永遠記住老師教導我的一切,不管是學業、行為及做人處事的道理,我都會謹記在心。回想那些和同學們一起度過的時光總是美好的,相信我們離別後或許不能再三五成群地在一起學習,但大家日後仍然會有機會可以偶爾聚一聚吧!

 

四年的時光過得真快,分離的時候即將來臨,是時候勇於迎接下一個階段的挑戰了,同學們!就讓我們一起展翅高飛吧!


朱銘健



Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Individual (face-to-face or phone) interview
Aims:

To evaluate the interest of applicants in the programme, and their suitability for it, and to allow them to gain a better understanding of the programme.

Medium:Cantonese and English
Duration:

About 15-30 minutes

Remark:

Only selected applicants will be invited to the interview, if necessary.