Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 41470-SY

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 61 (plus training credits).
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the transfer of credits granted based on AD/HD results.

Scheme/Programme Intake
49 senior year places
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr S.Q. Bu

BEng, BSc, MEng, PhD, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE


  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

This programme provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering according to an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme aims to produce engineers who are able to practise their profession in the broad area of electrical engineering, which includes, but is not limited to, 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 adequate specialist knowledge to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus emphasises the mastery of fundamental principles and applications of the latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.

We encourage life-long learning so that graduates can 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 requirements, 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. They are also required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or an industry attachment.

Engineering and Entrepreneurship Club (E&E Club) provides a platform to enhance students’ interests in engineering and understanding of entrepreneurship. E&E Club organizes workshops to train students’ technical skills and invites experts to share requirements of entrepreneurship with students. It also supports students participating in both local and overseas underwater robot competitions.

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



The programme for senior year students consists of the following:

  • General University Requirement (GUR) subjects
  • Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects
  • Training Credits
  • Work-Integrated Education


General University Requirement (GUR) [9 credits]

  • Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (6 credits)
  • Service Learning (3 credits)
  • Essential Components of General Education (a non-credit bearing subject)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)

Remarks: Those students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR (based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance) will be required to take degree LCR subjects on top of the normal curriculum requirement.


Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) [52 credits out of the followings]

  • Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • Information Technology (3 credits)
  • Engineering Management (3 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Science (any ONE from Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Biology, Chemistry) (3 credits)
  • Society and the Engineer (3 credits)
  • Applied Electromagnetics (3 credits)
  • Analogue and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
  • Power Transmission and Distribution (3 credits)
  • Systems and Control (3 credits)
  • Analysis Methods for Engineers (3 credits)
  • Electrical Machines (3 credits)
  • Power Systems (3 credits)
  • Advanced Power Electronics (3 credits)
  • Individual Project (6 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 2 (3 credits)

Students are considered for credit transfers based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.

Training Credits [11 credits]

  • Engineering Communication and Fundamentals (4 training credits)
  • Summer Practical Training (A minimum of 6 weeks) (3 training credits)
  • IC Training I (EE) (4 training credits)


Work-Integrated Education

Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which can be in the form of summer training or industrial attachment.


Students may be required to take additional subjects if they do not have pre-requisite knowledge for all of the above subjects.

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
  • Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Physics I (3 credits)
  • Physics II (3 credits)
  • Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
  • Electronics (3 credits)
  • Electrical Energy Systems Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (3 credits)
  • Computer Systems Principles (3 credits)
  • Linear Systems and Signal Processing (3 credits)
  • Electrical Services in Buildings (3 credits)


Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by 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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant discipline.



Tel. No.  Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6150 2330 1544

Student Message

Student Message

Spending my university life in the Department of Electrical Engineering at PolyU meant a lot to me. The programme helped me to develop a solid foundation of engineering, which will facilitate my career development and postgraduate studies. What is more, through laboratory practicums and project-based assignments, I have better equipped myself with analytical, problem solving as well as interpersonal skills, which will definitely be beneficial to my personal growth and career development. 

Apart from academic studies, the Department provides us with practical training and summer internship opportunities. These not only allow me to apply my engineering knowledge in real-life settings but also broaden my horizons and give me an an all-round understanding of the engineering industry. 

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the Department for offering this valuable programme and great support during my studies.

WONG Chun Yin

During these four years in the Department of Electrical Engineering, I had a unique learning experience. I gained lots of scientific knowledge related to power systems, power electronics and drives, and electrical services in buildings. My classmates and I not only learned comprehensive electromagnetic and circuit theories in lectures but also demonstrated what we had learned in laboratory sessions. We also completed 240 hours of training in the Industrial Centre, which enhanced my experience of wiring for conventional low voltage installations and intelligent building control systems, and gained an overview of scientific computing with AutoCAD and Matlab. In last summer, I joined summer practical training in a discipline-related company and gained valuable experience in a real industrial environment. 

In addition to gaining fundamental knowledge, I received career advice from various qualified engineers when I participated in a mentoring programme held by the Department. They were always helpful and gave me advice on my career planning. They shared their company culture and working environment with me and introduced the graduate engineer programme in detail. Once I had accumulated more information about this industry, I could easily set up my short-term and long-term career goals. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of my professors and mentors. 

HUI Siu Lap

Looking back on my 4 years of university life at PolyU, I would say that it was full of opportunities and freedom. 

As an engineering student, joining the underwater robot competition must have been the highlight of my university life. At PolyU, we are free to join any engineering team and participate in competitions all over the world. It was an exciting experience to work together in a team for a goal! By joining this competition, I gained friendship, knowledge and experience. 

The final year project was one of the most important subjects. This subject aimed to provide experience in engineering technology and improve our problem-solving techniques. I proposed to build a self-balancing single wheel vehicle in my final year project. It sounds crazy, but with the support of my teachers, I learned a lot and had fun when working on the project.

We are free to select various elective subjects. We can further study some electrical engineering topics to gain a more in-depth understanding or explore other engineering fields. 

The opportunities and freedom offered by the Department gave me a fruitful university life!

LO Long Yin

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate



IELTS Test Report (Optional)

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: October to April
Mode:Online/phone interviews may be conducted where necessary

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


About 10-15 minutes


Only selected applicants will be invited for interviews.