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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3985

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Y.H. Tsang
BSc, PhD


The Department of Applied Physics has set up entry scholarships for outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the programme via JUPAS. For details, please click here.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Engineering Physics is a unique programme that focuses on the application of physics to engineering. This combination of physics with engineering enables our graduates to function flexibly and effectively in various careers.


Students gain the ability to analyse and solve practical/engineering problems, which prepares them for complex workplace situations, technological advances and change.


Programme Characteristics

Engineering Physics is the only programme in Hong Kong that amalgamates applied physics and engineering. We produce versatile graduates who can comfortably cope with the multifaceted global economy and fast-paced high technology.


Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarisation with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, solar simulator, surface coating equipment and LED characterisation instruments.


Student exchange programmes with academic institutions in the Chinese mainland and overseas are available. In addition, students will perform Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in the form of short-term placements, many of which are outside PolyU.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

This programme produces graduates who are invariably well received by local and overseas employers. Our graduates work in a variety of areas from research at universities to manufacturing to telecommunication to consulting and analysis firms.  Many of our graduates go into the booming industry in testing and certification.  In addition, our graduates are in demand in the LED industry, medical engineering, aviation industry, software development and the financial sector.



  • The key studies are in basic and applied physics, strengthened by engineering subjects and computational physics. Supporting subjects include those in languages, computing, mathematics and management. Optoelectronics is the key area of the Engineering component.
  • The physics Core Subjects cover basic physics and applied physics, which are relevant to high-technology industries.
  • Students can choose Elective Subjects, including Laser Principles & Applications, Electromagnetic Fields, Computational Physics, Optical Design, Advanced Photonics Laboratory, Radiation Physics, Applied Acoustics, Semiconductor Materials & Devices, Display Technology, Science & Technology of Photovoltaics, and Solid State Lighting.
  • Students undertake a Final Year Project to integrate the knowledge, aptitude and skills they have acquired.
  • 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)
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

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: 18.7 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (email:

Student Message

Student Message

"Stay curious, keep learning and keep thinking from different angles" is what I learnt during my years of study in the Department of Applied Physics at PolyU. Learning science is not just about memorising “facts”, but also about learning how to use physics phenomenon for applications and solving problems.


The Engineering Physics programme covers a wide range of physics theories and the working mechanisms of many engineering applications, which will allow me to face future challenges and continue my studies.


During four years of study in the Engineering Physics programme, I broadened my scientific horizons, especially in physics. The programme provided an opportunity for me to explore various fields of science applicable to engineering, such as optics, mechanics, acoustics and electromagnetics, etc.


Conducting experiments was essential in my learning because it allowed me to put my knowledge into practice, and also reminded me that the key to success is to believe in yourself and keep finding reasons for failure and how to make improvements. This attitude is important in both scientific research and life. All we have to do is believe in ourselves and never give up.


I would like to thank all of the professors and staff at the Department of Applied Physics and my fellow classmates for their teaching, support and advice during my studies. I deeply believe that my knowledge of applied physics will be helpful in further studies and my career, and will enable me to contribute to our society.

NG Choi Fung



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Individual (face-to-face or phone) interview

To evaluate the interest of applicants in the programme, and their suitability for it, and to allow them to gain a better understanding of the programme.

Medium:Cantonese and English

About 15-30 minutes


Only selected applicants will be invited to the interview, if necessary.