Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering
電機工程學(榮譽)工學士學位


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 41470-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 61 (plus training credits).
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the transfer of credits granted based on AD/HD results.

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

Dr K.H. Lam
BSc, MPhil, PhD, SMIEEE, MACS

Remarks
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • 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 and Learning Outcomes

This programme provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering according to an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme aims to produce engineers who are able to practise their profession in the broad area of electrical engineering, which includes, but is not limited to, electrical power systems, energy conversion and utilisation, transportation systems, environmental protection, control, and computer and fibre-optic applications.

A modern electrical engineer should possess a broad-based education and adequate specialist knowledge to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus emphasises the mastery of fundamental principles and applications of the latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.

We encourage life-long learning so that graduates can keep abreast of new developments in engineering and technology.

 

Programme Characteristics

This programme is a major electrical engineering degree programme in Hong Kong that provides unique and up-to-date education in the interesting field of electrical power and energy.

The curriculum is designed to give a balanced treatment of university core requirements, electrical engineering fundamentals, advanced and specialist topics, and non-technical subjects such as economics and management.

Engineering practice is an integrated component of the curriculum. Student learning is supplemented by a variety of laboratory, training and project activities. Students also develop good presentation and problem-solving skills through mini-projects and final-year projects. They are also required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or an industry attachment.

Seminars, industry visits and overseas study tours are organized to broaden students' horizons.

Curriculum

The programme for senior year students consists of the following:

  • General University Requirement (GUR) subjects
  • Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects
  • Training Credits
  • Work-Integrated Education
     

General University Requirement (GUR) [9 credits]

  • Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (6 credits)
    Students should not take more than 3 credits from the same cluster area. Students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and 3 credits of the China Studies requirement (CSR). Students can apply for a waiver if they have fulfiled the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and/or CSR requirement in their previous studies.
  • Service Learning (3 credits)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)
    Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take degree-level LCR subjects (3-6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese).

 

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) [52 credits out of the followings]

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
  • Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Physics I (3 credits)
  • Physics II (3 credits)
  • Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • Information Technology (3 credits)
  • Engineering Management (3 credits)
  • Project Management (3 credits)
  • Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Science (any ONE from Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Biology, Chemistry) (3 credits)
  • Society and the Engineer (3 credits)
  • Applied Electromagnetics (3 credits)
  • Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
  • Electronics (3 credits)
  • Electrical Energy Systems Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Analogue and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (3 credits)
  • Power Transmission and Distribution (3 credits)
  • Systems and Control (3 credits)
  • Analysis Methods for Engineers (3 credits)
  • Computer Systems Principles (3 credits)
  • Linear Systems and Signal Processing (3 credits)
  • Electrical Services in Buildings (3 credits)
  • Electrical Machines (3 credits)
  • Power Systems (3 credits)
  • Advanced Power Electronics (3 credits)
  • Individual Project (6 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 2 (3 credits)

Students are considered for credit transfers based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.
 

Training Credits [11 credits]

  • Engineering Communication and Fundamentals (4 training credits)
  • Summer Practical Training (A minimum of 6 weeks) (3 training credits)
  • IC Training I (EE) (4 training credits)
     

Work-Integrated Education

Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which can be in the form of summer training or industrial attachment.

 

Students may be required to take additional subjects if they do not have pre-requisite knowledge for all of the above subjects.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

 

Career Prospects

Our graduates have numerous employment opportunities in engineering planning and design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and servicing, engineering sales and research.

Graduates are able to develop rewarding careers in major utility and transportation companies such as CLP Hong Kong Limited, the Hongkong Electric Company and the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. They are also employed by engineering consultant firms, contractor companies, international engineering enterprises, electrical product manufacturers, and the Government of the HKSAR (e.g. the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the Water Supplies Department and the Drainage Services Department).

Entrance Requirements

A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant discipline.

Enquiries

Tel. No.  Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6150 2330 1544

eenotice@polyu.edu.hk

www.ee.polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


Spending my university life in the Department of Electrical Engineering at PolyU meant a lot to me. The programme helped me to develop a solid foundation of engineering, which will facilitate my career development and postgraduate studies. What is more, through laboratory practicums and project-based assignments, I have better equipped myself with analytical, problem solving as well as interpersonal skills, which will definitely be beneficial to my personal growth and career development. 

Apart from academic studies, the Department provides us with practical training and summer internship opportunities. These not only allow me to apply my engineering knowledge in real-life settings but also broaden my horizons and give me an an all-round understanding of the engineering industry. 

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the Department for offering this valuable programme and great support during my studies.


Wong Chun Yin



During these four years in the Department of Electrical Engineering, I had a unique learning experience. I gained lots of scientific knowledge related to power systems, power electronics and drives, and electrical services in buildings. My classmates and I not only learned comprehensive electromagnetic and circuit theories in lectures but also demonstrated what we had learned in laboratory sessions. We also completed 240 hours of training in the Industrial Centre, which enhanced my experience of wiring for conventional low voltage installations and intelligent building control systems, and gained an overview of scientific computing with AutoCAD and Matlab. In last summer, I joined summer practical training in a discipline-related company and gained valuable experience in a real industrial environment. 

In addition to gaining fundamental knowledge, I received career advice from various qualified engineers when I participated in a mentoring programme held by the Department. They were always helpful and gave me advice on my career planning. They shared their company culture and working environment with me and introduced the graduate engineer programme in detail. Once I had accumulated more information about this industry, I could easily set up my short-term and long-term career goals. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of my professors and mentors. 


Hui Siu Lap



Looking back on my 4 years of university life at PolyU, I would say that it was full of opportunities and freedom. 

As an engineering student, joining the underwater robot competition must have been the highlight of my university life. At PolyU, we are free to join any engineering team and participate in competitions all over the world. It was an exciting experience to work together in a team for a goal! By joining this competition, I gained friendship, knowledge and experience. 

The final year project was one of the most important subjects. This subject aimed to provide experience in engineering technology and improve our problem-solving techniques. I proposed to build a self-balancing single wheel vehicle in my final year project. It sounds crazy, but with the support of my teachers, I learned a lot and had fun when working on the project.

We are free to select various elective subjects. We can further study some electrical engineering topics to gain a more in-depth understanding or explore other engineering fields. 

The opportunities and freedom offered by the Department gave me a fruitful university life!


Lo Long Yin





Additional Documents Required


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Others

IELTS Test Report (Optional)


Interview Arrangement


Date: January to June
Mode:Individual interview
Aims:

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in the programme, and to test their English proficiency and communication skills.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Selected applicants may be invited to attend an interview if needed