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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: randolph.leung@polyu.edu.hk

Ms Karen Cho (Assistant Marketing Manager)
Tel: 2766 7935 Email: karen.cho.sy@polyu.edu.hk

 

Co-op Timeline

Jan to Feb  March April   May  Early June Late June   Early July
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 2022

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

Company: Aerovision Technology Limited

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www.aerovision.com.hk 

Aerovision was established by a team of seasoned senior managers, renowned academia and well-qualified professional engineers. 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. By utilizing our own patented technologies and other available products or techniques, we develop tailor-made integrated solutions and products for customers. Through the use of Video and Data Analytics Technologies, Internet of Things, and other AI-based Intelligent Algorithms, we improve operational efficiency as well as security and safety standards.

Work locationHong Kong Science Park

Project: Smart Security Surveillance System

Work duties

  • Acquiring the basic knowledge of the company’s technologies/ products/ projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of the project’s operation and maintenance training materials
  • Producing engineering drawings
  • Preparing project presentation materials, business proposals
  • Drafting project documentation for submission to clients

Company: Ampd Energy Limited

 

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www.ampd.energy
 

Ampd Energy is a start-up based in Hong Kong that envisions an emission-free future for the construction industry. We build clean energy storage systems that are currently used by a number of local and international companies to reduce emissions at construction sites while allowing a better understanding of energy usage for any given construction site.

Work locationCheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Project Description:

There are a few projects that Interns would be involved in:

  • Enertainer Design Improvements
    • Interns would help on projects that improve the existing product “Enertainer” that follows a standard product development flow from research to prototyping to testing and final delivery.
  • New Upcoming Projects
    • As Ampd grows, we are actively looking into other areas such as EV Charging, etc. There are some new product development opportunities to work on for Interns here.

Work Duties:

  • Conducting research on issues that may be raised by customers or field engineers
  • Aiding Engineering teams with Prototyping and Testing
  • Creating 3D CAD models and conducting simulations/analysis
  • Creating 2D Drawings for manufacturing/sourcing use
  • Documentation writing for existing/new parts and products

Company: Annecy Solutions Limited

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www.annecysolutions.com

Annecy Solutions Limited ASL is a Hong Kong-based technical consultancy firm specializing in innovative product development, technology acquisition, conceptual product commercialization, patent evaluation and environmental impact consultancy. ASL is led by a team of professional engineers, researchers and scholars who have more than 20 years of experience in industrial design, product development, manufacturing enhancement, and indoor environmental engineering research.

Work locationHong Kong

Brief Project Description:

  • Electrical appliances design
  • Product development, testing and analysis
  • Engineering design with simulation
  • Prepare samples and conduct lab tests

Company: Applied Technology Integration Limited

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www.atihk.com

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 locationKowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Brief Project Description:

  1. Product development and improvement of FCU and VAV design.
  2. Product development of weatherproof louver.
  3. Design of special mechanical unit for material handling and installation of FRP board.
  • 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.

Company: Associated, Engineers Limited (AEL)

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www.ael.hk/

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

Brief Project Description

  • 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

Company: Aurabeat Technology Limited

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AURABEAT Technology Limited is a Hong Kong-based company leading in air filtration and purification with a mission to provide safe and clean air for the world. We are committed to developing advanced purification and sterilization technologies and providing sustainable and pollution-free clean air solutions. Our R&D team boasts decades of experience in engineering and environmental science relating to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), airborne disease transmission and air purification. Over the past years, we have successfully established an international market network and have been providing our air purifiers to Hong Kong market segments such as hospitals, retail businesses, restaurants, fitness centers, schools and colleges.

Brief Project Description

  • Develop and design new technologies and products to meet the evolving market demands
  • Assist in crafting new product models and prototype drawings using CAD/CAE and other software
  • Participate in laboratory experiments and testing methodology for new technologies and products
  • Prepare presentation materials for laboratory reports and new design ideas for the team and manufacturers
  • Work with other R&Ds fellows to bring creative design solutions for further development of projects and products
  • Gain hands-on experience in project development and execution
  • Assist in ad-hoc duties assigned by the supervisor

Company: GP Electronics (HK) Limited

 

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 www.gp-industries.com
 

GP Industries Limited is listed in Singapore since 1995 and headquartered in Hong Kong, the main industrial investment vehicle of the Hong Kong-listed Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited.  GP Electronics (HK) Limited is fully owned by GP Industries Limited, the world’s leading design and manufacturing company of professional audio products, not only being the largest electronics contract manufacturer in the music industry, the company also serves as the primary supply centre of KEF and Celestion branded products.

Work location: Hong Kong & Shenzhen offices

Brief Project Description:

Advanced Shock Absorptive Packaging Design for Heavy Consumer Electronics

  • Participate in packaging design optimized for weight and shock absorption
  • Design prototyping
  • Performance evaluation with simulation/experiment

Loudspeaker Cabinet Design with Advanced Material and Its Effect on Sound Quality

  • Evaluate loudspeaker performance comprehensively
  • Design an enhanced performance loudspeaker with theoretical support
  • Computer simulation analysis, design prototyping and experimental verification

Other work duties:

  • Assist in other engineering research and development projects
  • Collaborate with team members from different disciplines for product design and perform the multi-disciplinary evaluation

Company: Hong Kong Productivity Council

 

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 www.hkpc.org

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) provides all-round innovative services in technology transfer, business and environmental consultancy, testing and certification services as well as human capital development to enhance the value and competitiveness of HK enterprises. HKPC provides integrated business consultancy services and market-led applied research and development support to more than 1,000 enterprises each year.

Work locationHKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Brief Project Description:

  1. Assist in the implementation of environmental consultancy and management projects with project officers and members
  2. Assist in in-house and on-site engineering works with project officers and members
  3. Assist in preparation and providing of the project plan, schedule, design, reports, operation and ad-hoc support
  4. Perform outdoor duties when necessary

Company: Kingfisher Asia Ltd

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www.kingfisher.com/

Kingfisher Asia Ltd is one of the sourcing offices of Kingfisher plc. Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company with over 1,360 stores in nine countries across Europe. We operate under retail banners including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, Tradepoint and Koçtaş, supported by a team of 77,000 colleagues. We offer home improvement products and services to consumers and trade professionals who shop in our stores and via our e-commerce channels. At Kingfisher, our purpose is to make home improvement accessible for everyone.

Work location: Hong Kong office

Brief Project Description:

  • 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

Company: Paperclip Design Limited

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 www.paperclipdesign.hk

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 startups in the creative industry.

Work locationFotan, Hong Kong

Brief Project Description:

  • 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

Company: REC Engineering Company Limited

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www.rec-eng.com/

REC Engineering Company Limited 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 service to our clients.

Work location: Hong Kong

Current Project Description:

  • Design and build Seawater pumping systems for third runway of Airport Authority Hong Kong.
  • Replacement HV motor and additional HV Switch Board for Tsuen Wan Salt Water Pumping Station of Water Supplies Department.
  • Installation HV Variable Speed Drives (VSD) and replacement HV Switch Board for Sha Tin Seafront Salt Water Pumping Station of Water Supplies Department.

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

Company: The Hari Hong Kong

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www.thehari.com/

The Hari is more than a perfect night’s stay, the luxury Hong Kong hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the local neighborhoods and encouraging guests to foster a deeper appreciation for the city, doing more than scratching the surface of the surrounding Causeway Bay and Wan Chai districts, in which we are so proudly located.

This is the second chapter of The Hari’s story. Bringing together the heritage of impeccable hospitality bestowed by the Harilela Family to The Hari in London, The Hari has come home to Hong Kong. A global beacon of modern luxury, The Hari’s tailored approach to service creates the most memorable guest experiences by paying attention to all details, no matter how small.

Work location: Wanchai, Hong Kong

Brief Project Description:

  • Case study for guestroom “Room control unit” and technical review for future repair and maintenance best practice
  • Daily repair and maintenance work to assist duty engineer/technician for operation
  • Preventive maintenance work for guestroom condition checking, repair and functional test
  • Inventory taking and database input to establish engineering asset and preventive works


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

Co-op Interns Sharing


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Student Intern 2021: Chan Wing Yu

Industrial Partner: Aerovision Technology Limited 

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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 draw.io which allows users to create and share diagrams simultaneously within a web browser for real-time collaboration among the team.



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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.



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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.



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Student Intern 2021: Ding Sin Tung

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited

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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. 



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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.

 


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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.



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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.

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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.



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Student Intern 2020: LAI Kei Biu

Industrial Partner: The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

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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.             



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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.




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Student Intern 2020: CHAN Kit Ying

Industrial Partner: Raymond Industrial Limited

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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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