Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 11439-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

65 or above

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

Dr C.W. Leung
BEng, PhD

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

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 changes.



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 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 equipments 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.


Senior year students have to complete a minimum of 30 credits of General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and a minimum of 95 credits of Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects for fulfilling the graduation requirement. They can apply for credit transfer (to a maximum of 60 credits) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.

Features of the programme are as follows:

  • 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 and 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

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, telecommunication, business sectors e.g. 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.

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.