Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: JS3715
Duration and Credit Requirement
124 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.
Dr K.H. Lam
BSc, MPhil, PhD, SMIEEE, MACS
- 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.
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 www.ee.polyu.edu.hk.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
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).
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