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

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 11439-OPT

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Prof. F. Yan
BSc, PhD


Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The principal aim of the programme is to provide students with solid and practical training in optoelectronics. Optoelectronics is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global market because of their vast applications, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), OLEDs as well as lasers, image sensors and optical fibers. Industries in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region are then particularly drawn to this rapidly developing sector, and are moving quickly from the traditional manual labour intensive manufacturing to high-return and high-technology oriented production and R&D. To address the needs of the industries, the programme emphasises optoelectronic system design, processing and testing.

The programme also 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 changes.




This is a two-year articulation programme for Higher Diploma/Associate Degree graduates in Science or Engineering. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics), i.e., a BSc(Hons) degree in Engineering Physics, with a specialism in optoelectronics.

Similar to the BSc degree programme in Engineering Physics, this articulation programme amalgamates applied physics and engineering. We produce versatile graduates who can comfortably cope with Hong Kong's fast-paced and multifaceted economy as it evolves into a high-tech and high value-added productivity centre.

Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarization with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, surface coating machines and material 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.


The articulation programme conforms to the common framework of the University for Bachelor’s degree, including language training, work-integrated education, co-curricular activity and General University Requirements (GUR). Students have to complete a minimum of 9 credits of GUR subjects, a minimum of 56 credits of Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects, and a minimum of 80 hours of full-time training (WIE component) for fulfilling the graduation requirement.

Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirement (LCR) will be required to take degree LCR subjects.

The characteristic DSR subjects are as follows: 

  • Advanced Scientific Instrumentation
  • Detectors and Imaging Devices
  • Display Technology
  • Solid State Lighting
  • Laser Principles and Applications
  • Lighting Control Technology
  • Optical Design
  • Optoelectronic Packaging and Reliability
  • Photonics Laboratory
  • Science and Technology of Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices
  • Capstone Project

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Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

This is a challenging programme that produces graduates who are invariably well received by local employers. According to recent statistics, the majority of our graduates work in the industrial and commercial sectors as electronic engineers, quality assurance engineers, marketing officers, technical sales engineers and programmers, and some pursue further studies in physics, electronics or other disciplines.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree in Applied Science or Engineering, or a Higher Diploma in Applied Physics, Applied Optics, Optical Technology or Engineering in relevant areas.


Selection Criteria

Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview, which will aim to evaluate their suitability, interest and ability in the programme, and to determine their communication and all-round skills.


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 covered 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 on science. Instead of the simple and factual knowledge that we gained at 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

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: February to August
Mode:Individual interview in the presence of at least two interviewers

To evaluate the suitability, interest and ability of applicants in the programme, and to determine their communication and all-round skills.

Medium:Cantonese and English

About 10-15 minutes


Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.