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 produce 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 fundamental principles and application of the 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.
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 requirement, 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 industrial attachment.
Students can also participate in exchange programmes and spend a semester in an overseas university. Every year, a number of students participate in exchange programmes with institutions including 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, industry visits and overseas study tours are also organised to broaden students' horizons.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme has received full accreditation from 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 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 Department).
- Students complete a first year of fundamental studies common to students within the Engineering Broad Discipline. The Year One curriculum focuses on underpinning subjects (such as Physics and Mathematics), languages, information technology, etc.
- The Year Two curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, computing and introductory studies of 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.
- Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.ee.polyu.edu.hk.
Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):
- English Language
- Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
- Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
- Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
- Combined Science: Biology + Physics
- Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
- Information and Communication Technology
Admission Score Calculation
Any Best 5 Subjects
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2017-18: 23.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
2018-19: 22.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
2019-20: 21.4 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
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Additional Documents Required
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