Sept 2024 Entry


4 years


124 (plus training credits)

60 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned: 
    • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering
    • BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering
  • Students admitted to the Scheme complete a common curriculum in Years 1 and 2.
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria to enrol on one of the honours degree programmes, such as student’s preference, GPA, interview performance, during Semester 2 of Year Two.
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering.  Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see "Secondary Major Details" section.
  • Students may pursue a Minor in a different discipline.
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All information is subject to change without notice.
Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Year 1
International / Other Qualification
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The BEng (Hons) Scheme in Electrical Engineering consists of the following degrees. It aims to give students the flexibility to decide on the final degree in their study.

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering provides in-depth coverage of electrical engineering based on an outcome-based education philosophy. The programme produces engineers who are able to practise their professions in a wide range of areas of electrical engineering, such as 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 the specialist knowledge needed to undertake high-level work in design, planning, supervision and manufacturing. The programme thus places emphasis on the mastery of both fundamental principles and the application of latest engineering technology. Of equal importance is training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.  

    We encourage lifelong learning to enable graduates to keep abreast of new developments in engineering and technology.

  • BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering aims to make full use of the hugely versatile applications of the in-demand disciplines of electrical engineering to broaden the career opportunities available to our graduates. Students are expected to acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, and apply the knowledge gained and techniques learned to relevant areas in the field of transportation systems.

    The programme philosophy focuses on the incorporation of up-to-date engineering knowledge into transportation systems to enhance the efficiency, reliability, safety and maintainability of infrastructure and services. Current practices in transportation, the latest technologies in transportation systems and integrating them to provide engineering solutions to practical problems form the core of the programme.

Programme Characteristics

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering is one of the premier electrical engineering degree programmes in Hong Kong that provides unique and up-to-date education in 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 management. 


BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering is unique in Hong Kong, providing students with interdisciplinary knowledge and perspectives in modern transportation systems and a direct career path into the high-growth transportation industry and related sectors.


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


Students can also participate in exchange programmes and spend a semester at an overseas university. Every year, a number of students participate in exchange programmes with institutions including Cardiff University, National University of Singapore, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and North Carolina State University.

Engineering and Entrepreneurship Club (E&E Club) provides a platform to enhance students’ interests in engineering and understanding of entrepreneurship. E&E Club organises 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 also organised to broaden students’ horizons.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering 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.

BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering graduates are expected to receive attractive offers from various government departments, public and private transportation service providers, civil, electrical and transportation engineering consultancies, and construction companies. They are well equipped to work in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.

  • The Year One curriculum focuses on fundamental studies, such as physics, mathematics, languages, information technology and general education.

  • The Year Two curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, engineering economics, computing and introductory studies of both electrical engineering and transportation systems engineeering.


BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

  • In Year Three, students follow a semi-structured study pattern by taking compulsory core subjects in electrical engineering and elective subjects. The focus is on consolidating the fundamentals and developing teamwork and experimental skills. Discipline-specific language subjects are also studied.
  • Students take advanced core subjects and elective subjects and carry out final year projects. Final year projects provide a comprehensive experience of learning engineering technology, problem-solving techniques, communication skills (both written and verbal) and creative thinking. Depending on their career aspirations and specialisations, students can choose from a list of electives to complement their knowledge in different areas of electrical engineering.


BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering

  • In Year Three, essential knowledge of transportation systems, such as system analysis, planning, and technical subjects from various engineering disciplines, is provided. Discipline-specific language subjects are also studied.

  • During their final year, students take four core subjects in transportation systems and one elective subject covering advanced or specialised topics related to transportation. Students may choose individual projects that are relevant to transportation systems engineering.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering.


Artificial intelligence and data analytics (AIDA) are the most prevailing technologies across various disciplines, and have become a de-facto standard approach to enrich business, advance technology and achieve breakthroughs in virtually all fields. The Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) enables students to integrate AIDA skills into the study of BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and provides an opportunity for detailed study in a choice of related specialist areas.


Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.


Credit Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

Dr K.W. Chan

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

Dr S.Q. Bu
BEng, BSc, MEng, PhD, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering

Prof. Alan P.T. Lau

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

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

Studying Electrical Engineering at PolyU afforded me a position with multidimensional electricity-related knowledge, which equipped me with the ability to think critically and learn detail-oriented organizational skills to tackle problems innovatively. Practical training in Industrial Centre contributed hugely to the professional readiness of a student’s future career development, allowing me to hone my interpersonal skills and inspiring me with the idea of lifelong learning.

Apart from the learning experience in the academic aspect, it was a privilege to be a Student Ambassador representing PolyU to promote my school and Electrical Engineering along with other schoolmates from different faculties in some highlighted school events and activities, which enhanced my confidence and other soft skills.

Going for an exchange may not be on your bucket list, but in my four-year university life, meeting friends from near and afar is also the other best thing to do at PolyU. Building friendships with others from different countries is one of my ultimate goals. I can be the hostess to welcome and get along with them, who grow, explore lives, and experience ups and downs together.

WONG Wing Yi

I chose to study BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) since I am interested in traffic and transport, and this is the only programme in Hong Kong specifically focused on transportation systems.

During my school life, I learned about various aspects of transportation systems, including signal design, public transit performance analysis, and intelligent transport systems. Since transportation systems require electricity, I can also learn about Electrical Engineering topics, such as circuit analysis, power conversion, and electric power infrastructures. The programme is more than calculation and written learning; practical training is provided by the Industrial Centre (IC) for hands-on experience using tools and software training in computer labs, from woodworking and concrete mixing to AutoCAD and 3D model drawings. The learning experiences in IC subjects differ from regular classes, with fun and values.

Apart from academics, I met many friends with similar interests while studying at TSE. We could learn from each other and discuss recent developments in transportation. They made my school life very meaningful and joyful. Overall, studying at TSE is rewarding and helps me to be well-prepared for joining the transportation field.

LAM Tsz Kwan

I am an Electrical Engineering (EE) degree student about to graduate. When I look back, looking for the right programme four years ago just happened.

At that time, I was attracted by the excellent and all-rounded career prospects of EE, with diversified theories and practical skills leading you to abundant job opportunities, a large variety of career choices, and a satisfactory salary for fresh graduates.

Finally, I am thankful that I chose to study in EE. It equipped me with useful practical skills, such as basic programming and hardware development, enabling me to conduct small projects to solve daily issues, which satisfied me very much. Now, I am working on a Chinese IME program with what I have learned here to make our future much more convenient.

There are also many memorable moments at PolyU. My favourite is the orientation camp, the student society organized it in the hot summer. Those heart-warming and enjoyable activities are the best welcome for me as a freshman. It bonded me with PolyU and initiated my delightful school life.

LEE Cheuk Hung

Studying traffic flow has been my interest since I was a child. Therefore, I chose Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE). The programme structure fits my interest, and it is suitable for me. It mainly focuses on transport flow and operation, which differs from civil engineering with structural and hydraulic engineering. Various subjects showing traffic theories on how the traffic flow acts maturely and how the efficiency can be improved make me feel excited.

Studying at TSE evokes my intense enthusiasm for transportation since we meet problems with transport in our daily life. The daily observations really help me understand the theories.

Besides, I was also required to study Electrical Engineering subjects here. Those pieces of knowledge serve as an alternative career path for graduates. It totally enhances my confidence in my study. It is great to meet friends with similar interests. I can befriend students who choose Electrical Engineering (EE) as their major, sharing what we learn in TSE.

LEE Tsz Hin

I was interested in both electrical engineering and transportation systems engineering at first. The versatility of the the programme provides various options for my career development. BEng (Hons) Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE)owns all-rounded programme structure superiority. It covers technical and theoretical knowledge required in the electrical and transportation engineering discipline. During my 4-year study, I learn the basic knowledge of Electrical Engineering, such as circuit analysis, electronics, power electronics, and power transmission in my first two years. In my Year 3 and 4, TSE acquires the theories and concepts in traffic engineering and transport planning to boost our engineering judgment. The syllabus also covers emerging technologies in traffic management worldwide for inspiration. It broadens my horizons.

The programme also includes compulsory practical training offered by the Industrial Centre in PolyU. The courses provide a hands-on introduction by using professional tools to handle engineering tasks in a safe environment. It helps me to have a comprehensive understanding of the engineering industries and equip me to become a professional engineer.

LAM Yung Chit Clarance

When selecting my major study of JUPAS, the future development of driverless cars was a hot topic worldwide. People discussed what will happen in the future and whether it is even possible to have driverless cars. I don’t think I can be the inventor, but at least I want to be the one who can estimate the possibility of manufacturing. That’s why Transportation System Engineering (TSE) became my major choice.

For the academic part, professors would introduce different theories, like Wardrop’s first and second principles and transportation demand management during the lectures. These topics will assist you in tackling practical engineering problems.

For practical training, there are laboratory sections offered by the department and training courses offered by Industrial Centre (IC). It is an opportunity for me to explore something new. I remember in the summer semester of Year 2, there was a series of IC training courses. It includes different modules, like welding, anchoring, electrical installation, etc. The experience throughout the course was diversified.

YAU Shiu Shing
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LocalNon-JUPAS Year 1
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Interview Arrangement

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

Date of Interview
October to March

About 10-15 minutes

Online/phone interviews may be conducted where necessary

Only selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

Non-LocalInternational / Other Qualification
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

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

Date of Interview
October to March

About 10-15 minutes

Telephone or online interview

Suitable applicants may be invited for a telephone or online interview.

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