Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3985

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
25 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
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

No information is available at present.

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 change.



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 the multifaceted global economy and fast-paced high technology.


Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarisation with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, solar simulator, surface coating equipment 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.


  • 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 covers 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 to telecommunication to 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

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.


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 of science. Instead of the simple, factual knowledge that we gained in 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 suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.