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Co-op Scheme

The Cooperative Education (Co-op) is facilitated through combining Summer Intern with the BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design Programme (PAED) Capstone Project. A Co-op student is expected to be engaged in a remunerated full-time position and contribute as a training/ entry-level professional to design engineering and innovation projects at a Co-op industrial partner’s establishment.

  • Participants: Year 3 students of the BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design Programme
  • Purposes: Let students (i) gain authentic design engineering and innovation experience, (ii) enhance their job readiness and (iii) sharpen their competitive edge in the industry
  • Period: 5-6 months (from Jul to Dec); Full-time
  • Project: Work on design engineering and innovation projects at the industrial partner’s company
  • Allowance: A monthly allowance or salary to be given by the industrial partner
  • Academic credit: Gain 6 credits for ME49003 Capstone Project subject;  joint supervision by a PolyU ME academic staff and a Co-op industrial partner

For Co-op partnership, please contact:

Dr Randolph Leung (PAED Programme Leader)
Tel: 2766 6645 Email:

Ms Karen Cho (Assistant Marketing Manager)
Tel: 2766 7935 Email:


Co-op Timeline

Jan - Mar Mar Apr  May early Jun late Jun Jul
Co-op Industrial Partners Invitation Co-op Opportunities and Students Preferences Student Application Package Submission Pairing-Up Interviews Confirming Offers Work Kick-off Meetings Co-op Work Starts

Co-op Industrial Partners 2024

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To learn about the industrial partners and their Co-op projects, please click on each company board.

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Aerovision Technology Limited is a fast-growing company located in Hong Kong Science Park. We aspire to use the latest technologies to improve service standards and work efficiency for aviation and other industries, providing premier solutions to security, engineering, safety, and daily operational problems encountered. We provide special purpose-built AI and IoT solutions to enhance the effectiveness of operational activities in terms of time, labour, materials, and reliability. If you love challenges and are willing to contribute to making technological advancements, you are most welcome to join us!

Work locationUnit 321, 3/F, Building 2W, No.2 Science Park West Avenue, Pak Shek Kok, N.T., Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties

  • Preparation of engineering drawings
  • Preparation of BOM for the procurement process 
  • Preparation of project documentation for submission to clients
  • Assist in the preparation of the project’s operation and maintenance training materials
ATI logo

We specialize in air system products, special design and build projects, technical support and product development.  Our market sectors cover transportation, industrial and commercial developments, air purification and flow controls, and entertainment facilities.

Work locationTsuen Wan

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Provide supports to engineering manager on products development including design calculations, drawing preparations, cost estimations, etc.
  • Coordinate with manufacturers on material sourcing and production requirement


  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Hand on experience on AutoCad or other softwares for technical drawings preparation
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Construction Industry Safety Training Certificate holder

Associated Engineers, Limited (AEL) is a leading multidisciplinary engineering consultancy specializing in Airport Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Logistics and Automation and Engineering Services. With nearly six decades' experience in turn-key engineering projects, AEL provides complete solutions from consulting, design, manufacturing, project management, commissioning and after-sales maintenance.

Work location23/F Stelux House, 698 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, Kowloon

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Assist in conducting preliminary studies of engineering projects and participating in the subsequent marketing and tendering works
  • Write technical specification drafts, request proposals and technical information from third party suppliers and vendors and evaluate and compare such proposals
  • Produce drawings and technical submission for engineering equipment/systems, monitor the manufacturing process and supervise the site works
  • Participate in the project implementation, operation, and maintenance work

The BISSELL goal is to help you improve the ways you take care of your home, right down to the microscopic irritants. Since 1876, we've spent years developing cleaning tools designed to keep your living environment up to the highest standards.

Work location: Shenzhen

Project Description/Work Duties: Research the plastic material selection for Uvac product

Requirements: Mechanical Engineering background

G.E.W International Corporation Limited is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Engineer to join our dynamic R&D department. As a Research Engineer, you will play a crucial role in developing innovative technologies and advancing the performance of our espresso machines. If you are passionate about coffee, have a strong background in engineering, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Founded in 1961, G.E.W. is a leading electrical appliance manufacturer with extensive experience in producing heating appliances and coffee products. We specialize in one stop product development solution from design concept to product shipment, to our worldwide customers. We also develop ODM products which can cater for the requirements of different customers. We focus on innovation and protection of IP. Our innovation office in Hong Kong is purposefully built for focusing on product research and patent application. Our main product lines included household , semi-professional and commercial range for coffee machine, coffee grinder and toasters.

Work location: Kwun Tong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Conduct research and development activities to enhance the performance, efficiency, and functionality of our espresso machines and coffee grinders
  • Design and prototype new components, systems, and features for our products with the rest of the team, considering factors such as brewing temperature, pressure, extraction time, and water flow
  • Perform experiments, collect and analyse data, and present findings to support decision-making processes
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in espresso machine technology, coffee brewing techniques, and industry trends


  • Background knowledge and strong passion of espresso machine components, brewing principles, and coffee extraction is a plus
  • Proficiency in CAD software for designing and prototyping components
  • Experience with data analysis and statistical tools to interpret experimental results
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively to overcome technical challenges
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Fluent in spoken and written Chinese and English

We are a subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited, a premium developer of quality residential, commercial, industrial, serviced apartments, and boutique hotel projects. Since being listed in 1991, Wing Tai Properties Limited has set the standards of creativity, Asian hospitality, and elegant property design and construction that have become a trademark also seen in Lanson Place.

Your Place Lanson Place
Leave the hustle and bustle behind and step into a place that feels like home. A sanctuary of serenity and French-inspired sophistication. A place to pause, connect and reconnect. Your place, that's Lanson Place.

Set amidst vibrant Causeway Bay, Lanson Place will re-emerge in the first quarter of 2024, timed to perfectly align with a positive market recovery, as a leading luxury boutique hotel in Hong Kong, a member of Small Luxury Hotels.  Designed with meticulous detail by world-renowned Interior Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, it will confidently showcase the personality of Lanson Place and its unique blend of modernity and French flair. 

Work location133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay 

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Assist in conducting routine inspections of the hotel's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure their proper functioning.
  • Support the engineering team in performing preventive maintenance tasks, including checking and replacing filters, lubricating equipment, and inspecting safety devices.
  • Assist in responding to and resolving guest requests and complaints related to engineering issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Learn how to operate, maintain, and repair the hotel's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  • Gain knowledge of the hotel's fire safety systems and assist in conducting regular fire safety drills and inspections.
  • Assist in monitoring the hotel's energy consumption and identifying opportunities for energy conservation and efficiency improvements.
  • Learn how to maintain and repair the hotel's pool, spa, and fitness center equipment.
  • Support the engineering team in maintaining an inventory of spare parts, tools, and supplies and ensure their proper storage and organization.
  • Gain familiarity with the hotel's building automation system (BAS) and assist in troubleshooting and resolving any issues.
  • Observe and adhere to all safety regulations and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.

RequirementsTeam player and willing to learn


An ODM/OEM manufacturer in home appliances industrial, mainly focusing on personal care, home environmental and beverage related products. Established for 60 years in Hong Kong and own a factory in mainland China. 

Certified as ""High Tech Enterprise"" in China, we are dedicated to spend our efforts in core R&D. Throughout the in-depth cooperation and product development with our customers, we have developed and brought to the market very successful novel products, including the award from "Red Dot".

Work location: Nansha GuangZhou, Mainland China

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Station in factory during week days. Company will offer transportation between HK and Mainland China
  • Be an assistant in our R&D department or a project assistant/engineer of our on-going development projects
  • In R&D department, main duty is the principle research
  • In Project Development department, main duty is assist the project manager in project development management


  • Basic skills in CAD software operation (preferably SolidWork)
  • High competence in Oral English and English writing

REC is one of the Hong Kong’s largest engineering companies. We are engaged in every aspect of electrical and mechanical engineering services, including electrical installation, air-conditioning, fire prevention and fighting, plumbing and drainage, building automation systems, and engineering maintenance services. Our service covers the full project life cycle from initial electrical and mechanical design through installation to testing and commissioning and operation and maintenance, providing a one stop shop service to our clients.

We also excel in environmental engineering projects such as sewage treatment plant, pumping station, electrochlorination, and automated refuse collection system. Furthermore, our chemical engineering branch serves both public and private clients with their water treatment expertise.

Work locationUnits A-D, 15/F, Goodman Kwai Chung Logistics Centre, 585-609 Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Assist the development of design innovation tools / methods for construction sites / projects
  • Tools / method suggestion to support project teams
  • Join innovation meeting to understand the needs of others project teams
Towngas Bilingual Logo 4C

Founded in 1862, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) was Hong Kong's first public utility. Today, we are one of the largest energy suppliers in Hong Kong, operating with world-class corporate management and leading-edge business practices. For the past years, Towngas has been growing with Hong Kong, evolving from the simple gas company supplying fuel for street lamps to our current leading position in the energy industry in the greater China region.

Work locationQuarry Bay

Project Description/Work Duties:

Position 1 (Ref. no.: CIMSD-2/Co-op/2024)

  • Assist in product development and testing, IoT development and application
  • Assist in data analysis, reports preparation and PPT creation
  • Complete school related project
  • Conduct market research

Position 2 (Ref. no.: PMSD-1/Co-op/2024)

  • Provide support to engineers in preparing quotations and supporting documents
  • Conduct market research
  • Being an assistant to join site walk and site meeting
  • Assist engineers in supervising the kitchen cabinet installation of local residential projects


Position 1 (Ref. no.: CIMSD-2/Co-op/2024)

  • Undergraduate with major in Mechanical / Product Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Engineering knowledge, Product Design, Basic Computer Programming (e.g. Arduino)
  • Creative and well-organized
  • Innovative, positive and willing to learn
  • Knowledge in 3D CAD design and drawing (e.g.Solidworks)
  • Basic computer programming

Position 2 (Ref. no.: PMSD-1/Co-op/2024)

  • Undergraduate with major in Product Design Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Knowledge in 3D CAD design and drawing (e.g.Solidworks)
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word and Power Point)
  • Willing to visit construction sites occasionally to understand site work conditions (under the supervision of Engineers)
  • Well-organized with good analytical skill
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Green Card (Mandatory Basic Safety Training Courses) holder will be advantage

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A international hotel brand - A Pullman hotel, with 820 rooms at CWB, 3 dining restaurants & banquets function meeting rooms, car parking spaces and multiple shop tenants - Ikea

Work location: Causeway Bay

Project Description/Work Duties: To assist project manager to carry out guestroom renovations, assist Assistant chief engineer for hotel E&M operations and maintenance, improvement work and design to solve guest problem

Requirements: Creativity on problem solving, self motivation for improvement work and enhancement to provide "better" service to guests 


Time Medical is an innovator in the medical diagnostic imaging industry aiming to bring advanced, accessible, and affordable imaging to all populations.

Work location: Shatin and Tai Po 

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • medical robotic and MRI development project
  • Responsible for turning 2D design concepts into manufacturable 3D models
  • Prepare and maintain product specification and other documentation
  • Work closely with vendors, follow up product development from prototype to manufacturing stage
  • Other duties as assigned

Remark: All the above projects may be revised, subject to review by the participated Co-op partner and student.


Co-op Interns Sharing


Student Intern 2021: Chan Wing Yu

Industrial Partner: Aerovision Technology Limited 


My routines included preparing engineering drawings, documentation of market research and sourcing, business proposal and related data research. To assure the quality, the Project Manager (PM) would review my work and gave suggestions for optimal results. During the internship, I participated in the whole process of a design project from concept to installation. The PM gave me a proposed conceptual design for camera mounting. I had to work out the detailed design of assembly parts in CAD files on Solidworks. I was also required to prepare the specifications of mounting and the materials used. My proposed design would be further examined by the PM and engineers. Per their professional and practical advice, I would make modifications to the design. Apart from that, I learned the basic documentation works in a project. Besides preparing my work and progress in a PowerPoint presentation, I got to know the diagramming application which allows users to create and share diagrams simultaneously within a web browser for real-time collaboration among the team.


Student Intern 2021: Yeung Tin Yan

Industrial Partner: Hong Kong Productivity Council

Yeung Tin Yan

My early work duty was to make a design report of the Solar Powered Electricity System with Biodiesel Fuel Genset installation on Tung Ping Chau. I did research on the hardware devices and studied the background of the project in order to fully understand the project implementation. Subsequently, I needed to analyze the system hardware and connections, providing design drawings and system specifications to support my view. Starting from the mid-period of my internship, I participated in a project called MSW Charging Trial of PRH Estate. The purpose of this project was to maintain the sustainable development of our society and the next generation. In the meantime, I did research related to the artificial intelligent camera to dissect the feasibility of inspecting the entire operation of the ongoing project. As a whole, I learned to communicate and cooperate with my colleagues. I got familiar with the basic documentation works in a project. They were precious experiences for me as I could truly take part in projects in a company. I have acquired hands-on knowledge of how they have been implemented, i.e., from idea to conceptual design and installation. Throughout the internship, I was so delighted to gain loads of practical skills which would be conducive to my future career.


Student Intern 2021: Lim Ho Kan Kenneth

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited

Lim Ho Kan

For the engineering part of the project, I learned the technique of using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. To deduce the performance of components of fans in terms of pressure head and velocity change in airflow, and to produce high-efficiency impeller fan blades and scroll, CFD was used to perform for optimization. For the design part of this project, not only SolidWorks, but also Rhinoceros 7 (a CAD design software) were used to create more complex surface models for a more stylish look. Before this project, I did not know a successful product would require such a complicated skill set including appearance designing skills and fulfilling engineering requirements and constraints. A lot of communication with customers was required and repeated alterations were made before a final design could be produced. On the other hand, to make the design producible and able to assemble, I had to take thorough consideration of various aspects such as latches setting, assembly method, de-moulding process. At the end of this internship, I was very happy that a stylish air purifier with high efficiency and a small footprint was developed.


Student Intern 2021: Ding Sin Tung

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited

Ding Sin Tung

I worked as an Engineer Trainee at Raymond Industrial Limited for around six months. Within these few months, I engaged in three different projects. Among them, I focused on the second one the most. The second project was to design a new air purifier. I started by doing lots of research on fans and air purifiers, then dissect several ways to enhance the performance of air purifiers by developing a better functional part. At last, I designed a brand-new air purifier. Its prototype was 3D printed that looked completely different from the commodities market. During the above process, SolidWorks, Rhinoceros and Ansys Fluent were used to help design, examine and produce. The skills and knowledge cannot be acquired in a classroom but in this Co-op internship setting. 


Student Intern 2020: Jocelin Vania CINDY

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited

It was a valuable experience for me to learn about the whole process of product design development from scratch. There were tests and simulation that were not commonly found in classroom settings, such as using 3D printing facility to make prototypes for testing. Before 3D printing, the parts of the prototype were made by using everyday objects like cans and bamboo sticks. I had to put the simulation test results into application for product development. I have learned new skills such as creative drawings and simulation with SolidWorks, Ansys WorkBench and how to operate 3D printers and optimize the resources available. I have been given all the required resources, time and space to run the project as well as encouragement and direction to continue the project. I am very happy I finally achieved my plan in creating two entirely new concepts of air purifier with centrifugal fan that will be beneficial to the community especially during pandemic.



Student Intern 2020: LI Hok Ching

Industrial Partner: The Jardine Engineering Corporation

In this co-op work, my supervisor was an experienced senior engineer. I was responsible to assist her in carrying out various tasks.  Through which, I learnt the real practice that an engineer should do in a company. To secure a project, we needed to submit a very detailed and professional tender.  First of all, I had to figure out the equipment list which was required for the project. Secondly, I needed to prepare the necessary specifications and find out the appropriate suppliers to get competitive quotations. By comparing different quotations, we could propose the optimal options to the client. This was only a small part of a whole project. To complete any task in a workplace successfully, I learned to work proactively with team members.


Student Intern 2020: CHAN Tsz Fung

Industrial Partner: The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Through the Co-operative Education Scheme, I joined a 5 and a half months internship in Towngas.  I was responsible for supporting the project teams in a wide range of engineering works, including preparation of CAD drawing, layout plans, schematic diagrams, material submissions, site inspections, on-site co-ordinations, safety and quality inspections. I had to coordinate with site staff of clients, contractors, architects and consultants to do testing and analysis. Not only the knowledge the supervisors has given me on the gas pipe installation, but also the critical thinking and working skills I have learned from them. After these months of practices, I achieved better efficiency to meet various deadlines as well as improved my technical skills to fulfill the professional requirements. Furthermore, building good relationship with contractors was crucial to the project’s success. I am glad that I have enhanced my ability to communicate with them effectively.

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Student Intern 2020: HUANG Haihuai

Industrial Partner: Miele – Dongguan Hong Da Electric Products Co. Ltd.


This co-op work experience not only facilitated my final year project preparation but also helped me improve my skills and abilities that are particularly required in a company. Apart from the skill sets of academic research and report writing, I also have improved my social ability through cooperation with other colleagues. My work not only required my personal abilities but also good coordination between different teams by considering their duties and schedules. While enhancing my communication capability, I achieved higher efficiency in project management. Moreover, the weekly meetings with my supervisor helped improve my oral English and, more importantly, my skills in presenting the project deliverables and the weekly plans as well. On the whole, this working experience provided me with a better understanding of the issues that I need to consider in a workplace as well as what I need to learn and prepare for working in the future.


Student Intern 2020: LAI Kei Biu

Industrial Partner: The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited


During the internship, I learned how to design, install and maintain kitchen cabinets.  First of all, the design had to be tailor-made according to the customers’ needs. At the same time, we must consider fire safety requirements as well as environmental protection. In the production process, it had to be fitted with the site environment and abided by specific requirements of the household appliances. When installing kitchen cabinet, the work was required to be up to a set of standard. In addition, we needed to communicate with other contractors and reached a consensus to carry out the work. In this process, we had to rethink and make possible modifications to meet the requirements of different parties. Finally, I had the opportunity to deliver the demo of the kitchen cabinets to the guests. It was indeed a rewarding learning experience. I took great pleasure in working for the Project Marketing Department of Towngas.             


Student Intern 2020: SO Ming Lim

Industrial Partner: Panasonic Life Solutions (Hong Kong) Corporation

Before starting the Co-op work, I underestimated the complexity of manufacturing products. I was surprised to find that there were numerous steps and thorough consideration for each component of a product.  The company is very serious about quality assurance. To ensure the right manufacturing processes, safety of materials and fulfillment of standards, we were required to prepare detailed manuals and supporting documents before starting production of any parts. In case of a need to change one of the parts, an in-depth review and proposal were required to get the approval by various sectors.  In the process of product testing, if the product performance was under expectation, the engineers had to find out the reasons and figure out the solutions. Because of these complex procedures, time is lengthy (at least about 2 years) and a load of labors are required just for producing a single product. I now know the process of developing a product.  From an idea to mass production, it has gone through countless works by many different parties. This co-op experience really broadened my mind and horizons.


Student Intern 2020: CHAN Kit Ying

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited


In this internship, I have acquired hands-on knowledge of how to develop a centrifugal fan from scratch. A project of air purifier for bar and office was kicked off. For air purifier in bar, bleach sterilization and activated carbon were chosen as purification methods. The bleach used could theoretically kill COVID-19 virus. For air purifier in office, HEPA filter and activated carbon filter were chosen as purification methods. It could not kill virus but only to filter them out. It had already satisfied the goal of filtering virus out.  I have also learnt how to prepare 2D and 3D simulation for air flow of centrifugal fan. By examining different air purification methods, I found there were various advantages and drawbacks which would help how to choose the best air purifier for different environments. Velocity test and pressure test were brought into the project too. Anemometer was used to test velocity while Arduino programming was applied for pressure test. There were plenty of things learnt from the internship, not only the knowledge and theory but also practical skills which are useful for my future career development.

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