Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3985

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr C.W. Leung
BEng, PhD


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.


  • 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

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

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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)


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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (email:

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







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

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

About 15-30 minutes


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