Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: 42470-SY
Normally 67 (plus 8 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits transferred.
Dr K.H. Loo
BEng, PhD, MIEEE
This programme combines sound scientific principles with engineering applications to help students develop into competent and effective engineering professionals in the areas of integrated circuit design, electronics, telecommunications, computers, embedded systems, and multimedia technologies and programming.
As electronic products become more miniaturised, intelligent and personal, they also become more influential in our daily lives. Examples of such products include digital cameras, smartphones, smart watches, GPS devices, digital entertainment devices, electronic medical equipment, wearable devices, and so on. The design, development and manufacture of these products require professional competence in the areas of electronics, integrated circuits, computers, telecommunications, multimedia signal processing, software, embedded systems, and programming, which form the subject contents of this programme.
This programme emphasises both theory and application in learning and teaching. The curriculum includes lectures, projects, presentations, laboratory exercises and various industry training and placement opportunities. After completing the fundamental subjects in Year One, students may choose their professional development specialism by selecting subjects in different areas in Year Two.
The programme curriculum is designed for students who have already studied some fundamental subjects in electronics, engineering science, programming, information technology and mathematics. The Year One curriculum consists mainly of intermediate and advanced subjects in the areas of telecommunications, computers, data and computer communications, integrated circuits, control engineering, embedded systems and programming. In Year Two, students can choose from among a list of advanced technical elective subjects, and complete a capstone project to strengthen their technical knowledge and skills.
Students may also engage in an exchange scheme and earn recognised credits in a university outside Hong Kong for one semester during Year Two.
Students are admitted into the senior year programme. They will normally take the following subjects except those for which they receive credit exemption due to fulfillment of similar subjects in their prior study.
1. General University Requirement (GUR) Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)
a. 6 credits in Cluster-Area Requirement (CAR)
Students should not take more than 3 credits from the same cluster area. They also need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements. Students may apply for a waiver if they have fulfilled the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements in their previous studies.
b. 3 credits in Service Learning
c. Language and Communication Requirement (LCR)
Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
d. Essential Components of General Education (a non-credit bearing subject)
Students will be required to take the General Education which comprises of National Education, Online Tutorials in Academic Integrity, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) e-modules.
2. Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR)
a. Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)
b. Industrial Centre Training (8 Training Credits)
Industrial Centre Training I for EIE (5 training credits) and Multidisciplinary Manufacturing Project (3 training credits)
c. 12 credits of Elective Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)
C. Work-Integrated Education (A minimum of 1 WIE credit)
Two weeks of full-time employment for 1 WIE credit
More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.
The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) which is recognized by all signatories of the Washington Accord. Graduates of the programme will satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate membership of the HKIE.
Demand for engineering professionals in the manufacturing, service and telecommunications sectors of Hong Kong is very high. As Hong Kong's economy witnesses continuous growth, graduates in electronic and information engineering are greatly needed to fill such posts as commercial, design and production engineers, sales and marketing engineers, and executives in the design and manufacture of various electronic and digital products, computer systems, networking, software, telecommunications and the Internet. Some of our graduates pursue further study or research in Hong Kong and abroad.
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