BEng Electronic and Communication Engineering

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1585
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I); 2.5 years (for advanced standing II)
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Programme/Major Leader
Dr Steve Hang WONG
BEng, MPhil, PhD, CityU (HK), SMIEEE
+852 3442 5935 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Ms Helena LEE
+852 3442 7773 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)

Our Target

The aim of this major is to provide students with a solid education in electronics and communications. Students will be exposed to the latest developments in wireless communications & digital mobile; optical communications & optoelectronics; energy saving, control & power systems; electronic devices & circuit design.

Our education will transform students into well-trained professional engineers with the skills and vision to enable students to progress further in their career path in this rapidly changing knowledge-based economy. The major will also equip students to pursue postgraduate studies.

隨著近日互聯網、寬帶、流動網絡、數碼技術及廣播,以及各類電子產品的迅速發展,香港特區政府已將「電子」和「通訊」定為其中兩個重點支持項目。 本課程旨在為電子、通訊及資訊工程業培育專業工程師,學生將具備專業技術和視野,並能設計及應用不同電子、通訊及資訊系統,迎接新科技帶來的挑戰。 內容主要教授電子及通訊科技知識,重點有 (1)無線通訊及流動數碼; (2)光通訊系統及光電子;(3)節能、系統管理及能源系統及 (4)電子器件及電路設計。


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied an engineering-related or a science-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree / Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award in an engineering-related or science-related discipline.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS (JS1205, first-year studies). They may select this major after the first year of study in the Department of Electronic Engineering. For details, click here.


For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017)

What You Will Be Studying

The first year of this major includes basic courses in electronics and communications that focus on topics such as analogue, digital and programming to prepare students for more advanced courses in major's later years. There is plenty of hands-on experience through laboratory work, and upon completion of the basic courses, more advanced courses follow to give students the necessary background for the specialised courses in the final stage of the major.


Core subjects include Principles of Communications, Logic Circuit Design, Electronic Circuits, Signals and Systems, Microcomputer Systems, Computer Programming, Systems and Control, and Applied Electromagnetics. The majority of core courses are supported by relevant laboratory work. Moreover, students (in teams) will also participate in an electronic product design course in the second year of major to learn how to collaborate and apply their basic knowledge in a more holistic way by solving real applications.


The technical electives in the final stage of the major cover specialised subject areas, with choices ranging from Wireless and Optical Communications, Electronic Designs & Devices, Signal Processing & Controlled Systems, Audio and Visual Technology, to Data and Programming Technology. Students will also be required to work independently on their Final Year Project, in which they will be required to solve problems at a high technological level。

Start Your Career Here

To maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness, the government has taken steps to boost technology-based, high-value-added services and industries. Electronics and communications are among the areas identified for focused support. Even in the banking, finance and business sectors, personnel with a solid background in technology are in great demand in this increasingly complex technological age.


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support


Industrial Placement Scheme (IPS)

In collaboration with the industry, the Department aims to provide students with real work experience during their university years and thus better preparing them for work upon graduation through the Industrial Placement Scheme. Students embark on the Scheme by:



Participating in group industrial projects;


Undertaking summer placement; and


Completing their Industrial Final Year Project.


Students are connected to prominent industrial and business leaders through the Scheme. Around 80-100 places will be secured each year for this Scheme.


Other internship schemes which have been in place for many years include the Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS),and Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS), that offer summer placement local and overseas; as well as the 12-month Co-operative Education Scheme (CES).



International Exchange and Summer Camp

Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department's goals. In 2014/15 and 2015/16, close to 130 students were sent out to top universities in the USA, Singapore, Finland, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, France, Belgium, Korea, Taiwan and mainland China for semester-long exchange and summer exchange.



Student Learning Support Schemes

Student learning is always the Department’s top priority, facilitated by the long-established Course Tutoring Scheme and Peer Tutoring Scheme.  The schemes aim to nurture good learning skills in our students, particularly during their first and second year with EE. Outstanding senior year students are selected to coach students in study through tutorials, regular meetings, and out-of-classroom time. The Schemes have successfully created a positive learning ambience among peers and have been well received among students.



Each year, approximately 60 scholarships worth over HK$700,000 are granted to students of the Department of Electronic Engineering.


Student Achievements

Over the years, CityU Electronic Engineering students have won many top prizes in various international, regional and local competitions and award schemes. Click here for more information.


Professional Recognition

This major has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Based on the Washington Accord, graduates receive reciprocal recognition from equivalent bodies in Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the UK and the US.

Did You Know?

  • The Department offers three undergraduate programmes (currently 862 students), two taught master's programmes (currently 150 students) and two research degree programmes (currently 129 students).
  • The Department boasts a large team of 55 professors who sustain the department’s teaching and research excellence. Among the team, 14 are internationally highly-ranked Chair professors.
  • Five of the Department's professors have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the University.
  • The Department was ranked 1st in Hong Kong and 20th worldwide in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2016 (Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2016).