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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3715

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

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

Programme Intake
Fund Type
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 & Characteristics

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.


Programme Characteristics

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 at an overseas university. Every year, a number of students participate in exchange programmes with institutions including the Cardiff University, the National University of Singapore, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Technical University of Munich and Czech Technical University.


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

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has received full accreditation from 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 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.



  • The Year One curriculum focuses on fundamental students, such as physics, mathematics, languages, information technology and general education.
  • 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

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

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
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Information and Communication Technology

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 22.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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2766 6150 2330 1544

Student Message

Student Message

I chose to study in PolyU EE not only because of its excellent reputation for groundbreaking innovation, but also because the Department is dedicated to providing high-quality engineering education. 


Through attending lectures, I enriched my knowledge of Electrical Engineering. From basic electronics to the power system, and from electric vehicles to fibre optics, I gained insights into various fields in my discipline. This not only broadened my horizon but also enabled me to take advantage of the latest technology and become better equipped for my future career. The teaching staff in PolyU EE are willing to share their precious knowledge and experience with students. They always welcome questions from students.  


Various opportunities are offered to consolidate knowledge acquired during lectures and apply theories to solve real-life problems. I joined the Chengdu study tour in Year 3, which gave me rich exposure to new technologies, such as a high-speed railway. I also joined the MATE competition in 2018, which gave me the chance to link the knowledge I had acquired in lectures to real-life applications. 


As a fresh graduate in Electrical Engineering, I wish to give my heartfelt thanks to my department for its efforts to nurture new talents in Electrical Engineering.

WU Ka Kit

PolyU’s Department of Electrical Engineering offers one of the best engineering programmes in Hong Kong. The well-structured curriculum and professional technical training equipped me with the skills and knowledge I needed to start my engineering career. During my training, I gained hands-on experience in the well-equipped Industrial Centre at PolyU, including industrial safety training. The subjects offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering often include laboratory sessions, which familiarise students with the equipment and allow us to test out some theories. We were also encouraged by the University to join internship and exchange programmes. This allowed me to gain solid experience in addition to lectures. 


It was an awesome journey at PolyU. You can find great friends and supportive faculty members there. The University values all-round development, and so provides students with leadership training and General Education courses. There is a unique programme called Service-Learning, which allowed me to apply my skills and knowledge to serve society. Studying Electrical Engineering at PolyU made me more competitive and valuable. It was a wonderful experience.

WONG Sui Man

I joined the Electrical Engineering programme mainly because I found various related career opportunities and paths in Hong Kong. In this programme, I have acquired fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience. Attending the technical seminars provided by the Department helps me keep pace with the latest developments in the global engineering industry. I am confident that I will become a successful and professional engineer in the future.


Apart from studying, students have opportunities to take part in various activities. I joined a study tour at South West Jiaotong University. During this trip, I made some new friends and encountered new ideas, culture, interests and experiences. This opened my eyes and changed my mindset, ultimately giving me a better understanding of engineering.

WONG Chak Shing

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: In June before the announcement of HKDSE results or in July after the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Individual or group interview

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


About 10-15 minutes


Normally, only applicants of Band A and B will be invited to the interview.