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


Sept 2020 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 Y.H. Tsang
BSc, PhD

Remarks

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 is the key area 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):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Physics
  • 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

2017-18: 20.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 20.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2019-20: 19.3 (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


"Stay curious, keep learning and keep thinking from different angles" is what I learnt during my years of study in the Department of Applied Physics at PolyU. Learning science is not just about memorising  “facts”, but also about learning how to use physics phenomenon for applications and solving problems.

 

The Engineering Physics programme covers a wide range of physics theories and the working mechanisms of many engineering applications, which will allow me to face future challenges and continue my studies.


WONG Ki Hei



During four years of study in the Engineering Physics programme, I broadened my scientific horizons, especially in physics. The programme provided an opportunity for me to explore various fields of science applicable to engineering, such as optics, mechanics, acoustics and electromagnetics, etc.

 

Conducting experiments was essential in my learning because it allowed me to put my knowledge into practice, and also reminded me that the key to success is to believe in yourself and keep finding reasons for failure and how to make improvements. This attitude is important in both scientific research and life. All we have to do is believe in ourselves and never give up.

 

I would like to thank all of the professors and staff at the Department of Applied Physics and my fellow classmates for their teaching, support and advice during my studies. I deeply believe that my knowledge of applied physics will be helpful in further studies and my career, and will enable me to contribute to our society.


NG Choi Fung



我曾一度對未來感到迷惘,但入讀香港理工大學後,人生開始有了轉變。選讀香港理工大學應用物理學系,讓我有機會到密西根州立大學參與暑期科研,並得以加入該校化學工程及材料科學系的一個以電腦模擬為主的研究小組。在那裡的經歷,讓我愛上了科研並排解了我對前途的困惑。在密西根為期十一個星期的實習中,我的專案是做基於密度泛函理論的計算,對比氧化鋰和硫化鋰作為固體電解質層的各方面不同。在教授和博士生們的悉心幫助下,我的項目取得了一定的成果,就此我更發表了一個三十分鐘的演講報告。這次寶貴的經歷讓我體會到從事科研的快樂。現在的我不再迷惘,決定把自己的時間及精力投入到電池領域科研工作中,期望能回饋社會。


祁冀



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.