Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3170

Duration & Credit Requirement

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
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

Dr K.H. Lam

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

Dr K.H. Lam

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering

Prof. Alan P.T. Lau

  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned: 
    • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering
    • BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering
  • Students admitted to the Scheme complete a common curriculum in Years 1 and 2. They are allowed to enrol on one of the honours degree programmes without being subject to further assessment and can begin studying the content relevant to their path as early as Semester One of Year 2 or as late as Semester One of Year 3.
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering.  Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation.  Please see "Secondary Major Details" section.
  • Students may pursue a Minor in a different discipline.
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All information is subject to change without notice.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The BEng (Hons) Scheme in Electrical Engineering consists of the following degrees. It aims to give students the flexibility to decide on the final degree in their study.

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering based on an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme produces engineers who are able to practise their professions in a wide range of areas of electrical engineering, such as 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 the specialist knowledge needed to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus places emphasis on the mastery of both fundamental principles and the application of latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.  

    We encourage lifelong learning to enable graduates to keep abreast of new developments in engineering and technology.

  • BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering aims to make full use of the hugely versatile applications of the in-demand disciplines of electrical engineering to broaden the career opportunities available to our graduates. Students are expected to acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, and apply the knowledge gained and techniques learned to relevant areas in the field of transportation systems.

    The programme philosophy focuses on the incorporation of up-to-date engineering knowledge into transportation systems to enhance the efficiency, reliability, safety and maintainability of infrastructure and services. Current practices in transportation, the latest technologies in transportation systems and integrating them to provide engineering solutions to practical problems form the core of the programme.


Programme Characteristics

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering is one of the premier electrical engineering degree programmes in Hong Kong that provides unique and up-to-date education in 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 management. 


BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering is unique in Hong Kong, providing students with interdisciplinary knowledge and perspectives in modern transportation systems and a direct career path into the high-growth transportation industry and related sectors.


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 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 including Cardiff University, National University of Singapore, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Technical University of Munich and Czech Technical University.


Seminars, industry visits and overseas study tours are also organised to broaden students’ horizons.



  • The Year One curriculum focuses on fundamental studies, such as physics, mathematics, languages, information technology and general education.
  • The Year Two curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, engineering economics, computing and introductory studies of electrical engineering.

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

  • In Year Three, 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 and developing teamwork and experimental skills. 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 experience of learning engineering technology, problem-solving techniques, communication skills (both written and verbal) and creative thinking. Depending on their career aspirations and specialisations, students can choose from a list of technical and non-technical electives to complement their knowledge in different areas of electrical engineering.


BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering

  • In Year Three, essential knowledge of transportation systems, such as system analysis, planning, and technical subjects from various engineering disciplines, is provided. Discipline-specific language subjects are also studied.
  • During their final year, students take five core subjects in transportation systems and one elective subject covering advanced or specialised topics related to transportation. Students may choose individual projects that are relevant to transportation systems engineering.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering.


Artificial intelligence and data analytics (AIDA) are the most prevailing technologies across various disciplines, and have become a de-facto standard approach to enrich business, advance technology and achieve breakthroughs in virtually all fields. The Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) enables students to integrate AIDA skills into the study of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and provides an opportunity for detailed study in a choice of related specialist areas.



Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Electrical Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.


* Subject to approval



Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering have received full accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering 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 Limited and the MTR Corporation Limited. They are also employed by engineering consultant firms, contractor companies, international engineering enterprises, electrical product manufacturers and the Government of the HKSAR.


BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering graduates are expected to receive attractive offers from various government departments, public and private transportation service providers, civil, electrical and transportation engineering consultancies, and construction companies. They are well equipped to work in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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



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Student Message

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.


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

I started studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU as I was interested in advanced international transit networks like those in Hong Kong. This programme is unique and interesting, as it covers two broad areas of engineering, aimed at solving transportation problems effectively. I have acquired valuable theoretical and hands-on experiences during lectures and the Industrial Centre training. In addition to engineering subjects, our Department engaged students in other disciplines to hone our skills in mathematics, improve our communicative abilities and expand our horizons. I am delighted to be a student of PolyU, and hope it will lead me to a brighter future! I would certainly recommend studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU!


Being an international student studying at PolyU will definitely be part of the most unforgettable memory of my life. I am from Malaysia and am currently a Year 2 student studying in the BEng in Transportation System Engineering programme. Studying and living in Hong Kong along with meeting and exchanging academic ideas with people from all around the world have enhanced my social competence as a global citizen. 

If you join this programme you will find yourself learning more than theoretical knowledge; hands-on practical training is available to connect theoretical knowledge with industry practice. The Department of Electrical Engineering frequently hosts events and site visits for students to prepare them to step into the job industry. Last year, I joined a departmental site visit to the HK Electric power station on Lamma Island, which broadened my perspective in terms of applying theory.

Apart from study, PolyU offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and interest clubs for students. Last year, I joined the PolyU Drama Club and had the chance to perform with professional actors.

Last but not least, studying at PolyU allows you to explore a diverse range of learning opportunities outside the classroom!

SEOW Jin Rong

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Additional Documents Required

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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2021 and June 2022
Mode:Telephone or online interview

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in the programme, test their communication skills and find out about their extracurricular and community service activities.


About 10-15 minutes


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