Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BENG 6963 (major) 390*

Since 2012, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the common admissions scheme, through which applicants can use one single code, 6963, to apply for any one of the seven BENG programmes.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and
  • Mechanical Engineering and Logistics Management

Features of BEng programmes are as follows:

  • Contemporary Engineering education nurturing future leaders
  • The Faculty of Engineering offers contemporary curriculum and stimulating learning experience for educating future leaders in the field of engineering and related fields for Hong Kong, and to nurture well-rounded graduates with specialty expertise at the present time and beyond.
  • Broad-based engineering education with a wide range of choices
  • Under the common admissions scheme, the education structure for the first academic year is common to all BEng students. The BEng curriculum shapes BEng students through a core set of requirements and experiences, and yet also allows flexibility through choice of disciplines and specializations.
  • Stimulating learning experience
  • Students will build solid foundations in engineering through active learning, capstone experience, hands-on activities, internship, exchanges studies and service learning, which prepares them to pursue any engineering discipline in their studies.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The curriculum encourages Engineering students to be nurtured to be able to offer solutions to real life problems via design and innovation, and to foster and advocate entrepreneurship.
  • Academic advising
  • Academic advising is in place to guide students for their course selection, programme selection and career planning.
  • Options of minor programmes
  • Students can opt for minor options in other engineering disciplines offered by the Faculty of Engineering or those offered by other faculties, subject to the requirements of respective minor options.
  • Option of double-degree BEng/BBA
  • Students can apply for the double-degree BEng/BBA provided that they meet the additional requirements. Students will have the chance to study some business courses during their study in BEng and have an option to undertake an additional year on self-financing basis leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.

* The total number of first-year places for Bachelor of Engineering is 418. Students can choose their desired study programme after their first year of study, on the basis of academic performance.

Programme Aims and Features

Jointly offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, this programme provides integrated coverage of both computer hardware and software, and prepares students to work in computer engineering, software and hardware system design, and information technology.

Students acquire a solid foundation in computer engineering through a series of core courses. They can then choose between various subjects covering hardware and digital technology, computer architecture and systems, system software and programming, and applications such as database systems, internet technology and multimedia computing. The curriculum also includes courses of general interest to broaden students' horizons.

Practical skills in hardware and software systems are learned from engineering training, internships, integrated design projects and senior design projects. Students can also choose to spend a year in the workplace following an integrated study-work programme.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science boast extensive teaching and research facilities, and expertise in areas including computer hardware and software, computer networks, electronics and integrated circuits, communications and biomedical engineering. Computer engineering students enjoy a wide choice of courses and the opportunity to shift from one specialisation to another as they discover new interests.

Career Prospects

The curriculum prepares students for a range of career opportunities in computer hardware and software, computer networks, data communications, multimedia processing, and internet and information technology. It also provides students with the necessary foundation to pursue higher-degree studies locally or overseas.

Most organisations are computerised, and are constantly looking for technically knowledgeable people to manage and develop their computer systems and networks. Graduates can expect to obtain jobs in government departments; service organisations such as banks and airlines; public utilities such as power companies and the MTR; commercial organisations; and the manufacturing sector.

Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Engineering
Tel: 3917 2803
Email: enggugad@hku.hk
Website: http://engg.hku.hk/home/beng

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