Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics)
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 11439-OPT
Duration and Credit Requirement
Prof. F. Yan
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.
Aims and Characteristics
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
For details, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/ap.
Recognition and 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.
An Associate Degree in Applied Science or Engineering, or a Higher Diploma in Applied Physics, Applied Optics, Optical Technology or Engineering in relevant areas.
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.
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