Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics)
工程物理學(榮譽)理學士學位 (光電子學)

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 11439-OPT

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Prof. F. Yan
BSc, PhD


Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The principal aim of the programme is to provide students with solid and practical training in optoelectronics. Optoelectronics is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global market due to its vast applications, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), organic LEDs, lasers, image sensors and optical fibres. Industries in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region are particularly drawn to this rapidly developing sector, and are swiftly moving away from traditional manual labour intensive manufacturing to high-return and high-technology oriented production and R&D. To address the needs of such industries, the programme emphasises optoelectronic system design, processing and testing.

The programme also focuses on the application of physics to engineering. This combination of physics with engineering enables our graduates to perform flexibly and effectively in various careers.

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




This is a two-year articulation programme for Higher Diploma/Associate Degree graduates in Science or Engineering. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics), i.e., a BSc(Hons) degree in Engineering Physics, with a specialism in optoelectronics.

Similar to the BSc degree programme in Engineering Physics, this articulation programme amalgamates applied physics and engineering. We produce versatile graduates who can comfortably cope with Hong Kong's fast-paced and multifaceted economy as it evolves into a high-tech and high value-added productivity centre.

Students benefit from training in both physics and engineering and from familiarization with sophisticated equipment, including electron microscopes, lasers, surface coating machines and material 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.


This articulation programme conforms to the University's general framework for Bachelor’s degrees, including language training, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and General University Requirements (GUR). Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of GUR subjects, a minimum of 56 credits of Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects and a minimum of 80 hours of full-time training (WIE component) to fulfil the graduation requirements.

Students who do not meet the equivalent standard of the undergraduate Language and Communication Requirement (LCR) will be required to take undergraduate LCR subjects.

Typical DSR subjects are as follows: 

  • Advanced Scientific Instrumentation
  • Detectors and Imaging Devices
  • Display Technology
  • Laser Principles and Applications
  • Lighting Control Technology
  • Optical Design
  • Optoelectronic Packaging and Reliability
  • Photonics Laboratory
  • Science and Technology of Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices
  • Solid State Lighting
  • Capstone Project

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Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

This challenging programme produces graduates who are invariably well received by local employers. According to recent statistics, the majority of our graduates work in the industrial and commercial sectors as electronic engineers, quality assurance engineers, marketing officers, technical sales engineers and programmers, and some pursue further studies in physics, electronics or other disciplines.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree in Applied Science or Engineering or a Higher Diploma in Applied Physics, Applied Optics, Optical Technology or Engineering in relevant areas.


Selection Criteria

Applicants will be shortlisted for interviews, which will aim to evaluate their suitability, interest and ability in relation to the programme and determine their communication and all-round skills.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (email:

Student Message

This programme taught how LEDs, lasers and some camera sensors and lenses work. This knowledge is very useful in daily life. We also received practical training in the laboratory in various subject areas, such as designing a camera lens and analysing an aged LED, which laid a solid foundation for our future careers.

Wong Tsz Yau

I would like to say that the two-year studying at Department of Applied Physics (AP) was one of the best parts of my life. It has provided me with a great balance of academics and extracurricular activities to learn and grow myself in every field. AP has constructed my personality and shed light on my vision of the future.

LAI Ka Hei

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: February to August
Mode:Individual interview in the presence of at least two interviewers

To evaluate applicants' suitability, interest and ability in relation to the programme, and to determine their communication and all-round skills.

Medium:Cantonese and English

About 10-15 minutes


Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.