Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Information Engineering

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 42470-SY

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 67 (plus 8 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits transferred.

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

Dr K.H. Loo

  • The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering offers 3 Bachelor Degree programmes. For students who are also interested in applying for the “Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security” (42480) and “Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies” (42477-SY) programmes, in addition to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Information Engineering, you should:
    1. put 2 of these programmes as your 1st and 2nd priority programmes via PolyU eAdmission system on/before the application deadline;
    2. complete and return the Notification of Interest for 2023/24 Admission form to by the application deadline to indicate the 3rd priority programme you wish the Department to consider.
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, will be subject to review regularly.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be studied will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • Students can take a number of extra Electives in areas such as accountancy, business, finance or management, among others.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims 

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)

  • Analogue Circuit Fundamentals
  • Communication Fundamentals
  • Computer System Fundamentals
  • Data & Computer Communications
  • Dynamic Electronic Systems
  • Engineering Economics
  • Engineering Management
  • Final Year Project (6 credits)
  • Integrated Project (6 credits)
  • Linear Systems
  • Probability & Engineering Statistics
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (2 credits)
  • Society & the Engineer

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)

  • Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
  • Database System
  • Deep Learning and Deep Neural Networks
  • Digital Forensics for Crime Investigation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Image & Audio Processing
  • Integrated Analogue & Digital Circuits
  • Introduction to VLSI and Computer-Aided Circuit Design
  • Intrusion Detection and Penetration Test
  • IP Networks
  • Mobile Device System Architecture
  • Mobile Networking
  • Mobile Systems and Application Development
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Human Computer Interaction Technology
  • Network Management & Security
  • Object-Oriented Design & Programming
  • Optical Communication Systems & Networks
  • Power Electronics
  • Project Management
  • Surveillance Studies and Technologies
  • Web Systems and Technologies
  • Wireless and Mobile Systems


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.


Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

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.



Career Prospects

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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a similar discipline with appropriate subject areas in electronic and information engineering.
  • In addition to academic results, the relevance of the subjects that the applicants have already studied, applicants’ communication skills, participation in extracurricular activities and interview performance will be considered.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 6211/2766 6223; email:

Student Message

Student Message

As a new graduate of the Electronic and Information Engineering degree programme, I now have a great deal of useful knowledge covering areas such as the operating principles of different electronic components, data and mobile communication theories and various programming languages. I can now design electronic devices and develop application software.


The programme provides many opportunities for students to engage in group projects that consolidate the knowledge gained in class. For example, for the Integrated Project, we constructed a robot that could move by tracking a white line and complete assigned tasks.


The EIE Department also has excellent facilities. There are a number of laboratories and computer labs equipped with useful software packages such as MatLab, Visual Studio and Eclipse. This convenient access helped us finish our assignments and projects.

Lo Kwan Ming



It's been an honour to graduate from the Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) degree programme. The invaluable lessons learned from all the professors, instructors and tutors had greatly benefited me, not to mention the all-rounded facilities and support provided by the department.


An integrated project in the curriculum had provided us an opportunity to learn electronics. I had a chance to assemble a robotic car and programme it to track a line and complete various tasks. This project had equipped me with solid knowledge in electronic components, embedded system and programming skills.


It is more exciting upon reaching the final year when a range of elective subjects are available. These subjects cover topics like computer vision, cloud computing, and network security, which are highly related to modern technologies like AI, AWS and TLS, to name a few.


In addition to the technical foundations that this course had provided, I also had the opportunity to collaborate with talents from other fields. For example, multidisciplinary manufacturing project required students from different fields to work collaboratively on a cross-displinary project; similarly, multidisciplinary final-year project required students from different fields to work collaboratively on a larger scale and more challenging project.


With the technical knowledge gained and all-rounded training received from EIE, I feel that I am well-prepared to face the era of the metaverse.

Cheng Wai Kiu

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: November to August
Mode:Individual/ Group Interview

To conduct an all-round (academic and non-academic) evaluation of the interests, achievements and ability of applicants.


About 15-30 minutes


Selected applicants will be invited to interview, if necessary.