Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


Normally 60 (plus training credits).
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the transfer of credits granted based on AD/HD results.

49 senior year places
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

This programme provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering according to an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme aims to produce engineers who are able to practise their profession in the broad area of electrical engineering, which includes, but is not limited to, electrical power systems, energy conversion and utilisation, transportation systems, environmental protection, control, and computer and fibre-optic applications.

A modern electrical engineer should possess a broad-based education and adequate specialist knowledge to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus emphasises the mastery of fundamental principles and applications of the latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.

We encourage life-long learning so that graduates can keep abreast of new developments in engineering and technology.


Programme Characteristics

This programme is a major electrical engineering degree programme in Hong Kong that provides unique and up-to-date education in the interesting field of electrical power and energy.

The curriculum is designed to give a balanced treatment of university core requirements, electrical engineering fundamentals, advanced and specialist topics, and non-technical subjects such as economics and management.

Engineering practice is an integrated component of the curriculum. Student learning is supplemented by a variety of laboratory, training and project activities. Students also develop good presentation and problem-solving skills through mini-projects and final-year projects. They are also required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or an industry attachment.

Engineering and Entrepreneurship Club (E&E Club) provides a platform to enhance students’ interests in engineering and understanding of entrepreneurship. E&E Club organizes workshops to train students’ technical skills and invites experts to share requirements of entrepreneurship with students. It also supports students participating in both local and overseas underwater robot competitions.

Seminars, industry visits and overseas study tours are organized to broaden students' horizons.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). 


Career Prospects

Our graduates have numerous employment opportunities in engineering planning and design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and servicing, engineering sales and research.

Graduates are able to develop rewarding careers in major utility and transportation companies such as CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, the Hongkong Electric Company Limited and the MTR Corporation Limited. They are also employed by engineering consultant firms, contractor companies, international engineering enterprises, electrical product manufacturers and the Government of the HKSAR.


The programme for senior year students consists of the following:

  • General University Requirement (GUR) subjects

  • Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects

  • Training Credits

  • Work-Integrated Education


General University Requirement (GUR) [9 credits]

  • Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (6 credits)
  • Service Learning (3 credits)
  • Essential Components of General Education (a non-credit bearing subject)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)

Remarks: Those students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR (based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance) will be required to take degree LCR subjects on top of the normal curriculum requirement.


Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) [51 credits out of the followings]

  • Engineering Economics (3 credits)

  • Information Technology (3 credits)

  • Engineering Management (3 credits)

  • Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (2 credits)

  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)

  • Science (any ONE from Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Biology, Chemistry) (3 credits)

  • Society and the Engineer (3 credits)

  • Applied Electromagnetics (2 credits)

  • Analogue and Digital Circuits (3 credits)

  • Power Transmission and Distribution (3 credits)

  • Systems and Control (3 credits)

  • Analysis Methods for Engineers (3 credits)

  • Electrical Machines (3 credits)

  • Power Systems (3 credits)

  • Advanced Power Electronics (3 credits)

  • Individual Project (6 credits)

  • Advanced Elective 1 (3 credits)

  • Advanced Elective 2 (3 credits)

Students are considered for credit transfers based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.

Training Credits [11 credits]

  • Industrial Placement Fundamentals (1 training credit)

  • Engineering Communication and Fundamentals (4 training credits)

  • Industrial Placement (A minimum of 4 weeks) (2 training credits)

  • IC Training I (EE) (4 training credits)


Work-Integrated Education

Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which can be in the form of summer training or industrial attachment.


Students may be required to take additional subjects if they do not have pre-requisite knowledge for all of the above subjects.

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics (3 credits)

  • Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra (3 credits)

  • Mathematics I (3 credits)

  • Mathematics II (3 credits)

  • Physics I (3 credits)

  • Physics II (3 credits)

  • Computer Programming (3 credits)

  • Circuit Analysis (3 credits)

  • Electronics (3 credits)

  • Electrical Energy Systems Fundamentals (2 credits)

  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)

  • Power Electronics and Drives (3 credits)

  • Computer Systems Principles (3 credits)

  • Linear Systems and Signal Processing (3 credits)

  • Electrical Services in Buildings (3 credits)


Credit Required for Graduation

Normally 60 (plus training credits).
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the transfer of credits granted based on AD/HD results.

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr S.Q. Bu

BEng, BSc, MEng, PhD, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE


Entrance Requirements

A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant discipline.

Tel. No.  Email Address Website
2766 6150 / 2766 6223
Student Message

When I started learning Physics in high school, I was extremely fascinated by how a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field produces a force. Then, I realized I should choose Electrical Engineering as my major and this field could potentially become my lifelong career. The Programme helps engineers to build better and more efficient electric motors, generators, electric vehicles, power grids, and even your daily electrical appliances.

During my study at PolyU, the Programme introduced fundamental theories with daily practical examples by industry-leading professors with outstanding academic backgrounds in EE Department. They ensure students have the best learning experience and encourage students to come forward and discuss confusing topics with them. And most importantly, PolyU has the best industry alumni network among the eight UGC-funded universities.

If you are interested in how things work and have a passion in electromagnetism, electrical engineering is a great programme to help you develop and discover far beyond your imagination.  

CHAN Yun Sang

I have always been interested in using technology to create practical solutions for the benefit of society. After HKDSE, I also discovered that I have capabilities and interests in Physics and Mathematics. Thereby, I choose Electrical Engineering as my university programme so as to pursue my dream.

During my studies, I learned various topics related to the design and analysis of electrical systems with detailed introductions and explanations in lectures and lab sessions. Additionally, there are subjects teaching us with hands-on learning and practical training related to Electrical Engineering, such as lighting and electrical system design.

My final year project, “Intelligent Shopping Cart and creating an AI system for bus anomaly detection”, was the most memorable moment of my university life. At beginning of the projects, I had minimal knowledge of hardware control and coding. Nevertheless, with the support of experienced engineers and professors, coupled with my self-learning and perseverance, I am proud that I completed the projects finally. I am confident that my education at PolyU has equipped me for a successful career in the field of Electrical Engineering. 

WONG Cheuk Him

Looking back on my 4 years of university life at PolyU, I would say that it was full of opportunities and freedom.

As an engineering student, joining the underwater robot competition must have been the highlight of my university life. At PolyU, we are free to join any engineering team and participate in competitions all over the world. It was an exciting experience to work together in a team for a goal! By joining this competition, I gained friendship, knowledge and experience.

The final year project was one of the most important subjects. This subject aimed to provide experience in engineering technology and improve our problem-solving techniques. I proposed to build a self-balancing single wheel vehicle in my final year project. It sounds crazy, but with the support of my teachers, I learned a lot and had fun when working on the project.

We are free to select various elective subjects. We can further study some electrical engineering topics to gain a more in-depth understanding or explore other engineering fields.

The opportunities and freedom offered by the Department gave me a fruitful university life!

LO Long Yin
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Programme Leaflet

IELTS Test Report (Optional)

Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, test their communication skills and find out about their extracurricular activities and community services.

Date of Interview
October to April

About 10-15 minutes

Online/phone interviews may be conducted where necessary

Only selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

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