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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 2023


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


Ampd Energy is an energy storage start-up based in HK that aims to deliver clean energy where ever needed. Currently we focused on the construction sector to replace diesel gensets with our flagship product, the Enertainer, a Li-ion based energy storage system.

Work locationLai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Designing, executing and recording physical experiments on cutting edge, proprietary Ampd components
  • Developing 3D models, mechanical drawings and manufacturing design files with details of product specifications, testing requirements, inspection pass criteria; prototype build and production transition to factory
  • Interfacing with internal design teams to ensure complete electrical and mechanical integration of Ampd’s energy storage modules with the overall enclosure
  • Reviewing existing literature and prior art for functional solutions to design issues
  • Working with the company’s existing mechanical, electrical, software, quality and supply chain teams to develop detailed specifications, bill-of-materials and requirements for a new part, box-build and/or specific subsystems, to send to vendors as part of an RFP package or NPI processes
  • Managing and collaborating with ODM/OEM suppliers in the Guangdong region to develop working prototypes into (a) certifiable, mass-manufacturable product(s)
  • Collaborating with our quality team to diagnose and address manufacturing quality issues (e.g. out-of-spec or component defects leading to low yields, implementing new or improving existing quality gates etc.)
  • Working closely with the Field Engineering team to address, find root causes and initiate corrective actions

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Applied Technology Integration Limited specializes in air system products, special design and build projects, technical support and product development. Our products include fire and smoke dampers, tunnel ventilation dampers and weatherproof louvres, etc. We deliver design and build projects to main contractors on air purification systems, entertainment facilities and architectural features. Our market sectors cover transportation, industrial and commercial developments, air purification and flow controls, and entertainment facilities.

Work locationTsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  1. Product development and improvement of FCU and VAV design.
  2. Product development of weatherproof louver.
  • Provide support to engineering manager on products development including design calculations, drawing preparations, cost estimations, etc.
  • May require work or inspection at site occasionally.
  • Coordinate with manufacturers on production requirements.


Associated Engineers, Limited (AEL) is a reputable engineering company with over 60 years of history specializing in airport engineering, infrastructure engineering, logistics and automation, environmental engineering and engineering services.

Work location: San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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 submissions for engineering equipment/systems, monitor the manufacturing process and supervise the site works
  • Participate in the project implementation, operation, and maintenance work
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BISSELL is a floorcare product design and manufacturing company of over 140 years history

Work location: Shenzhen, Mainland China

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Work with an technical team leader on development of a hard surface vacuum and mop product from tooling phase to SOP
  • Carry out design debug and design improvement

ETAS provides vehicle basic software, middleware, development tools, cloud-based operations services, cybersecurity solutions, and end-to-end engineering and consulting services for the realization of software-defined vehicles. ETAS is represented in twelve countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

Work location: Republic of Korea

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Support Cyber security consulting business
  • Collaboration support with global ESCRYPT team
  • Tasks necessary for carrying out other projects
  • Handling sales status table


Great Link Engineering Limited is a member of the Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited ( which specializes in design, supply, installation, and maintenance of automation systems for Transportation & Food Processing Industries as well as design, supply, installation & maintenance of Material Handling Systems. We aspire to apply the latest technologies, our wealth of experience and innovative ideas to offer the best engineering and maintenance solutions to our customers in various industries. Great Link Engineering Limited is a fast-growing company located in Hong Kong and we are looking for someone who would like to work with us in promoting engineering and technological advancements!

Work location: Hunghom, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Gain basic knowledge of the company’s technology/ products/ projects
  • Assist in projects operation and maintenance training materials
  • Assist in preparing project presentation materials and business proposal
  • Produce engineering drawings
  • Prepare project documentation for submission to clients

InnoSpire Technology is an incubatee under the Incu-App programme of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. Our mission is to contribute to society through smart glasses and AI computer vision. We developed a mobile app called ‘WeVoice Plus” and thus built up a relevant community consisting of more than ten thousand users. Recently, we have successfully developed WeVoice Glasses - the FIRST smart glasses in the world that can provide hybrid human-AI visual support to visually impaired people, thus helping them recognise the environment around.

Work location: Science Park, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Conduct user research and gather requirements
  • Design IoT wearables
  • Prepare fitting-out design drawings
  • Explore and develop new hardware technologies

Kingfisher Asia Ltd is the sourcing office for the Europe’s leading home improvement retail group, Kingfisher Plc. We employ more than 80,000 staff across the world including offices in United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Poland, Romania, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam etc.

Work location: Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Support the development of new products/re-engineering current items in the categories of lighting, appliances, decorative, bathroom
  • Work in collaboration with the designers and engineers to identify new opportunities and create new solutions for the customer

Paperclip Design is an industrial design studio focusing on aviation and transportation seating. Our core value is innovation, simplicity and elegance, and we are known for our inventive, functional solutions for tight spaces. We work in partnership with companies internationally, and we build a lot of full-scale prototypes in-house for spatial studies. Our small team is based in Fotan and we share a well-equipped workshop with a few other start-ups in the creative industry.

Work locationFotan, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Designing and building prototypes, organizing & tidying the workshop, sourcing for components and parts, creating technical drawings/templates, helping with some administrative tasks as well
  • Having the opportunity to use the various equipment in our maker space, such as CNC and laser-cut machines, and participate in the development of groundbreaking new products


REC is an engineering company 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.

Work location: Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Assist the development of design innovation tools and method
  • Tools and method suggestion to support project team
  • Join innovation meeting to understand the needs of project team

SENKO specializes in Optical Interconnect solutions which are considered vital components to fiber optic network deployment, maintenance, and reliability. Fiber optic networks are enabling high-speed and high-bandwidth communications like never before. With the dawn of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), data requirements are rising like never before.

Work locationHong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Support Senior Engineers to prepare 2D/3D drawing and engineering documents for new product development
  • Prepare test report and technical drawing for released products from the Product Development Division
  • Standardize procedure and prepare working instruction
  • Prototype product dimension check and basic verification
  • Maintain and improve the drawing storage system
  • Assist Senior Engineers for any other engineering related duties

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 locationNorth Point, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

Ref. no.: RPQD-1/Co-op/2023

  • Support development and operation of automated incoming quality control system
  • Support development of fixture and tools for varied quality assurance tests
  • Assist in data analysis, reports preparation and PPT creation
  • Involve in work-flow analysis and streamlining project
  • Perform business performance analysis
  • Prepare PPT and reports for department meeting
  • Complete school related project
  • Support laboratory tests and fixture design

Ref. no.: RPQD-2/Co-op/2023

  • Development and O&M of metering system
  • Assist in data analysis, reports preparation and PPT creation
  • Conduct market research
  • Conduct UAT for system enhancement
  • Involve in work-flow analysis and streamlining project
  • Support the writing, editing and production of publicity materials
  • Support website development and enhancement

Ref. no.: RPQD-3/Co-op/2023

  • Development of Smart Products
  • Assist in data analysis, reports preparation and PPT creation
  • Conduct market research
  • Conduct UAT for system enhancement
  • Involve in work-flow analysis and streamlining project
  • Support website development and enhancement
  • Support the writing, editing and production of publicity materials

Ref. no.: RPQD-4/Co-op/2023

  • Assist in gas appliances development and performance tests
  • Assist in data analysis of performance test results
  • Assist in data analysis, reports preparation and PPT creation
  • Prepare PPT and reports for department meeting
  • Provide support to engineers in preparing quotations and supporting documents
  • Conduct UAT for system enhancement

Ref. no.: PMSD-1/Co-op/2023

  • Assist engineers in supervising the kitchen cabinet installation of local residential projects
  • Support project kitchen cabinet works
  • Involve in ad hoc projects

Time Medical (TM) is a spin off company of Columbia University and an innovator in the medical diagnostic imaging industry aiming to bring advanced, accessible, and affordable imaging service to all populations. With disruptive technologies, Time Medical has developed innovative medical imaging systems to create cost-effective service solutions for emerging global healthcare needs. The founding team comes from leading universities of Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, as well as multinational corporations of GE and Phillips. The company is a member of CIBR (Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research), a NGO in Washington DC. Time Medical has R&D, sales/marketing, and service centres located in US (Silicon Valley), China, Singapore and India for global market presence.

Work locationTai Po and Shatin, Hong Kong

Project Description/Work Duties:

  • Responsible for turning 2D design concepts into manufacturable 3D models
  • Prepare and maintain product specification and other documentation

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

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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

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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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