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Key Points in completing WIE (click here for full procedures)

  1. MUST obtain prior approval from WIE coordinator BEFORE the commencement of WIE.
  2. Attendance of Pre-WIE Training is required BEFORE the commencement of WIE.
  3. WIE Report can be downloaded in FSN website.
  4. Upon completion of WIE, a completed WIE Report should be submitted to, and cc. your job/internship supervisor.


Background of Work-Integrated Education

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is a mandatory component in the curriculum of all PolyU UGC-funded undergraduate degree programmes. WIE at PolyU aims to provide students with a work-based learning experience through internship that takes place in a real-life work environment which is relevant to the students’ chosen professions. On completion, students will be able to demonstrate one or more of the following WIE learning outcomes:

  • appropriate knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for professional development;
  • competency and effectiveness in delivering professional performance, or high ethical standards in the professional attributes; 
  • effective communication or information management skills, critical thinking, analytical ability and entrepreneurship or leadership;
  • care and concern for the community at a local, national and international level.

WIE Requirement 

A completion of at least 120 working hours of full-time/part-time WIE activities before graduation is needed. Work in non-registered companies/organisations, private tutoring and virtual internships are not accepted.

The Pre-WIE training aims to cultivate students’ good work ethics and behavior. It is mandatory for FSN students to attend the training before the commencement of WIE internships. Students can complete ONE of the following Pre-WIE Training BEFORE obtaining approval for any WIE activities. Prior approval from WIE coordinator is also required before the commencement of WIE internships.

Option 1: 

Pre-WIE training organised by FSN which includes an optional face-to-face briefing session and a compulsory online Pre-WIE Training module via Blackboard. Departmental training is available and announced in Semester 2 of each academic year. 


Option 2: 

Pre-WIE training workshop organised by SAO which is mandatory for offshore WIE activities. To take part, please find related information from > Careers and Placement Section (CPS) > Upcoming Activities and Events and make registration via PolyU Online Student Service (POSS). 

WIE Coordinator

WIE Coordinator is the authorized body to oversee the operation of WIE in the Department. Role of WIE Coordinator includes, but not limited to:

  • Review and approve WIE activities
  • Review and assess students’ WIE performance
  • Provide advice and support to students concerning WIE activities

WIE Coordinator

Dr. Hui Lai-ling, Connie

Food Safety and Technology (15454, 15454-SY)


  1. Complete Pre-WIE Training as well as receive the job or internship offer BEFORE seeking prior approval from WIE coordinator.
  2. Seek prior approval by completing the online submission form with the following information 7 days before you start the WIE: -
    • Company name and address; 
    • Anticipated Duration of WIE;
    • Internship title;
    • Internship duties;
    • Pre-WIE Training Status; and
    • No Objection Letter (NOL) (for non-local students only)

    The submission will be forwarded to WIE coordinator for consideration. Result will be notified through email within 7 days after your submission.

  3. Start your WIE ONLY AFTER OBTAINING prior approval from WIE coordinator.
  4. Submit the completed WIE Report to and copy (i.e. cc) to your job/internship supervisor. Documents will be submitted to the Department for review and consideration.
  5. WIE fulfillment status will be updated in eStudent at the end of semester upon approval your WIE training.



For any queries, please contact Miss Cynthia Lau. You may also visit the website of the Student Affairs Office (Careers and Placement Section) for more information.


Miss Cynthia Lau

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