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Entrance Year Sept 2021

Programme Code 11439-OPT

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 2 years

Programme Intake 34

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation 65

Programme Leaders

Prof. F. Yan
BSc, PhD

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

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.


Programme Characteristics

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.

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