Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3715

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr K.H. Lam

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Students may pursue a Minor in a different discipline.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & 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 practise in the broad area of electrical engineering, which includes electrical power systems, energy conversion and utilisation, transportation systems, environmental protection, control, computer and fibre-optic applications.

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

We encourage lifelong 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, and provides a 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. Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or an industrial attachment.

Students can also participate in exchange programmes and spend a semester at an overseas university. Every year, a number of students participate in exchange programmes with institutions such as the Catholic University of America, the National University of Singapore, the Technical University of Denmark, the Technical University of Munich and Czech Technical University.

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


  • Students complete a first year of fundamental studies common to students within the Engineering Broadening Discipline. The Year 1 curriculum focuses on underpinning subjects (such as Physics and Mathematics), languages, information technology and General Education.
  • The Year 2 curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, computing and introductory electrical engineering.
  • In Year 3, students follow a semi-structured study pattern by taking compulsory core subjects in electrical engineering and Elective Subjects. The focus is on consolidating the fundamentals, teamwork and experimental methods. Discipline-specific language subjects are also studied.
  • Students take advanced Core Subjects and Elective Subjects and carry out final-year projects. Final-year projects provide a comprehensive learning experience in engineering technology, problem-solving techniques, communication skills (both written and verbal) and creative thinking. Depending on their career aspirations and specialisation, students can choose from a list of technical and non-technical Electives to complement their knowledge in various areas of electrical engineering.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

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 Power 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 (the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the Water Supplies Department, the Drainage Department and others).

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


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


Student Message

Attending PolyU was an entirely new experience for me. I had to live by myself for the first time, and both integrate into the community and focus on my studies. This was daunting at first, but the helpful PolyU staff and students eased my worries from my very first day. During my first year of study, I encountered many students from different departments and countries, which helped me integrate into the challenging environment of Hong Kong and PolyU. My studies were fascinating and I learned a lot about Electrical Engineering, from Ohm’s Law to the use of AutoCAD and Solidworks, and even the Occupational Safety and Hazards Ordinance in Hong Kong. In addition to my technical studies, I made a lot of new friends from Hong Kong and the many other countries represented in the EE department, including Kazakhstan and Pakistan. Studying at PolyU has enriched my life both academically and socially, broadening my horizons through the CAR subjects and the cultures that I came to learn about on campus. I am looking forward to continuing my studies in the EE department at PolyU.

Sergiu Blebea

Arriving in Hong Kong from my home country of Pakistan was my first experience traveling abroad, and it was hard for me to imagine what my future life at PolyU would be like.  I knew it would be challenging for me as I had to leave my friends and family behind, and although I knew I was heading for a better future, I also believed that nothing comes easy.  I thus embarked on my journey to PolyU. Initially I found it very difficult to settle in, but after the first few days things became easier, thanks to different events and orientation activities organized by PolyU.  I met people from different backgrounds and very soon those people became my friends, and I started calling them my second family.  It has been extremely good fun to share knowledge and learning with this family.  PolyU has also transformed me into a completely independent person.  Today, I feel very lucky to be a part of PolyU when I see the opportunities it offers.  I am on my way to becoming an Electrical Engineer, and I also know that my memories of my time here will last forever.

Ibtisam Hammad Abbasi

The undergraduate courses in the Department of Electrical Engineering at PolyU offer a path to the industry of electrical engineering. I have learned about various aspects of electrical engineering, e.g. how to make the best use of energy and safely bring it into our daily lives. Apart from learning theories in lectures, we have numerous opportunities to gain practical experience. We spend time in laboratories and receive training in the Industrial Centre at PolyU.

PolyU emphasises the whole-person development of students. We have opportunities to develop our leadership skills and build a social network. I am a member of the Korean Student Association and captain of the Korean basketball team. 

The supportive learning environment and professional professors at PolyU have well equipped me to become an engineer in the future. 

Lee Kenyoung

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2019 and June 2020
Mode:Telephone or Skype interview

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


About 10-15 minutes


Suitable applicants may be invited for a telephone or Skype interview.