BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering#


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1692
BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering#
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Major Leader
Prof Ji Jung KAI
Deputy Major Leader
Dr Jiyun ZHAO
Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Remark: # This major is hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE), in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry (CHEM), Architectural and Civil Engineering (ACE), Physics (PHY), and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM).



Our Target

We aim to equip our students with multi-disciplinary knowledge in nuclear and risk engineering. In addition to providing discipline-related technical knowledge, we help our students to develop problem-solving skills so that they can analyse and solve a broad spectrum of engineering issues. Students gain a sound foundation in the relevant disciplines through practical hands-on projects and extensive exposure to real-world scenarios via industrial placements and overseas exchange arrangements, with a view to attaining the dynamic levels and standards required by highly competitive markets such as Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Graduates are able to contribute their specialist skills, competencies and multi-disciplinary knowledge to a wealth of related industrial sectors such as nuclear engineering, power generation, materials engineering, radiation protection, radiation dosimetry, medical equipment, risk engineering, safety engineering, insurance and disaster management.


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear and Risk Engineering programme (admission code: 1692).

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for direct admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear and Risk Engineering programme with Advanced Standing I (admission code: 1700) or without advanced standing (first-year studies, admission code: 1692).


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.


First-Year Curriculum

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, 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

There are eight main building blocks in this major:

  • General Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medicine and Medical Radiation
  • Materials Engineering
  • Risk Engineering
  • Crisis Management
  • Integrative Project
  • Language and Out-of-Discipline Studies

Innovative teaching approaches are adopted in the delivery of the curriculum to integrate theories with industrial practices. Problem-solving activities, experience-based learning, integrative workshops, industrial attachment, co-operative education and industry-based projects are the typical means for helping students achieve their targets.


Professional Recognition

This major has sought provisional accreditation under the Mechanical Engineering discipline by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a signatory member of the Washington Accord under which all members agree to recognise each other’s accredited Engineering degree programmes.


Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • gain solid experience in a real-world work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College's Co-operative Education Centre's website.

Furthermore, for students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer a number of credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Please visit CityU's website and the Department's website for details of our outbound exchange programmes.


Did You Know?

  • Because this major is multi-disciplinary, it draws expertise from various departments of the College of Science and Engineering. Hence, students receive high-quality teaching and training provided by the most appropriate departments.
  • Rapid development in nuclear energy in mainland China, especially in regions near Hong Kong, will increase the demand for well-trained nuclear engineers in the foreseeable future.
  • The increasing use of radiation technology for medical treatments and diagnoses for the ageing population means that there is a growing demand for medical radiation professionals.
  • Risk engineering is not only essential to the nuclear industry but also to many big corporations and engineering systems. Many companies now recognise the importance of assessing and managing risks to ensure the smooth running of their businesses. Risk professionals are highly sought-after.
  • Disaster or crisis management involves dealing with threats after they have occurred. Several well-known disasters and product recalls, such as the recent lead-in-drinking-water crisis in Hong Kong, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the major vehicle recalls by Toyota due to out-of-control accelerator pedals, have highlighted the importance of crisis management for reducing the adverse effects on businesses and governments. Many petrochemical companies, public utilities companies, banks and big corporations employ crisis management professionals to protect their businesses from potential crises.