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
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

65

Programme Intake
34
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Prof. F. Yan
BSc, 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.

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.

 

 

Characteristics

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.

Curriculum

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

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.

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 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



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





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Interview Arrangement


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

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
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.