Department of Electrical Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng Information Engineering, BEng Microelectronics Engineering)

電機工程學系 [選項: 工學士(電子計算機及數據工程學)、工學士(電子及電機工程學)、工學士(資訊工程學)、工學士(微電子工程學)]

Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1205
Department of Electrical Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng Information Engineering, BEng Microelectronics Engineering)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Local Places : click here (for JUPAS and non-JUPAS)

Non-local Places : click here
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7740 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1205.

Programme Video


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Department of Electrical Engineering

The world today is interconnected via a myriad of communication channels that may be either wired or wireless and with ever increasing amounts of data. Whether you are walking in the streets or travelling on the bus, nearly everyone can be seen checking emails, viewing the latest news, interconnecting socially, or playing games. Everyone expects connectivity at any place and any time, but very few recognize the technologies used or the complexity involved in both the hardware and the software. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers majors that allow these technologies to function seamlessly across continents whether for work or for play. We offer four majors that have sufficient depth to prepare students to succeed in their technology-driven career path and beyond, and yet are broad enough to allow them to pursue other career paths. Most of the required courses in the first and second years are common to all four majors, covering mathematics, physics, electronics devices and circuits, computer programming, and information technology. These courses set a solid foundation to prepare students for their third and final years.  Strong links with industry have made our majors more applicable to Hong Kong.The department offers majors in:

  • BEng Computer and Data Engineering
  • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Information Engineering
  • BEng Microelectronics Engineering

Our Target

Computer and Data Engineering major provides students with a strong foundation and broad skills in the core and related computer and data analysis technologies. Students will be equipped with the knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of computer systems. The curriculum encompasses hardware and software design, multimedia technologies, data analytics and security, cloud computing systems and artificial intelligence. Upon completion of the major, students will be sufficiently prepared for employment, and to pursue postgraduate studies and engage in life-long learning.


Electronic and Electrical Engineering major provides students with a solid education in advanced electronic and electrical technologies. Students will be exposed to the latest developments in (1) wireless communications & data technology; (2) microwave, terahertz & optical technologies; (3) photonic, electronic, & sensor devices; (4) smart control & electrical power systems; and (5) bioelectronics & bioinformatics.

Our programme will transform students into well-trained professional engineers in the rapidly changing knowledge-based economy. They will be equipped throughout the training with the skills, vision, and opportunity to progress further in their career path.

科技發展一日千里,隨著各類電子產品及機電建設的迅速發展,香港特區政府已將「第五代流動技術」和「智慧城市」定為其中兩個重點支持項目。本課程旨在為電子、通訊、機電及能源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、機電及能源系統,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) 無線通訊及數據技術;(2) 微波,太赫兹與光學科技;(3) 光電子及電子器件、感應器;(4) 智能管理及能源系統;及 (5) 生物電子及生物信息技術。


Information Engineering major aims to equip students with a balanced understanding of the theory and applications of information engineering, which encompasses networking and communications, algorithms and optimization, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and signal processing. It offers all-round education, which nurtures independent thinking, creativity, and various soft skills. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be sufficiently prepared for further studies or employment in a wide range of economic sectors, mainly technology, but also business, banking, finance and trading in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

資訊工程學工學士課程目標:培育專業資訊工程師,教授電腦及資訊科技知識,重點有網絡與通訊、算法與優化、網絡安全、人工智能、 及 訊號處理。


Microelectronics Engineering major provides students with sound knowledge of the fundamental principles involved in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs), and a comprehensive understanding of electronics and information technologies. The curriculum includes application specific IC (ASIC) design for novel applications, nanotechnologies for high-performance devices and microsystems, new designs and materials for ICs, wireless and optical communications, and embedded system design. Upon completion of the major, students will be sufficiently prepared for employment in various sectors of the electronics industry, and well equipped with fundamental knowledge for pursuing postgraduate studies.

微電子工程學工學士課程為學生提供有關集成電路(IC)設計和製造的基本原理,以及對電子和信息技術的全面理解。課程包括特定應用積體電路(ASIC) 設計、用於高性能設備和微系統的納米技術、用於IC的新設計和材料、無線及光學通訊,以及嵌入式系統設計。完成專業後,學生將為電子行業各個領域的就業做好充分的準備,並具備攻讀研究生的基礎知識。


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1205) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Students will enter a major (major options: Computer and Data Engineering; Electronic and Electrical Engineering; Information Engineering; Microelectronics Engineering) by the end of Semester B.

For students admitted in Semester A, the top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 

based on CGPA with no failed grades, completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses and no academic dishonesty record for the year


Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

  • BEng Computer and Data Engineering (admission code: 1573A)
  • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (admission code: 1585A)
  • BEng Information Engineering (admission code: 1597A)
  • BEng Microelectronics Engineering (admission code: 1703A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry. 

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.

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

As part of the CityU Talents Programme to attract high caliber students and inspire existing Year 1 students to raise their academic performance, EE Department introduces “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programmes”, where students will be awarded a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree together upon completion of their studies.

Normally, a Bachelor’s degree at CityU requires students to complete 120 credit units in 4 years, and a Master’s degree requires full-time students to complete 30 credit units in 1 year. Students in an “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme” will receive a conditional offer for a Master's degree programme when they join CityU as undergraduate students. They can be engaged in more advanced courses such as those with research elements taught normally at the postgraduate level, during their undergraduate studies. Upon completion of their studies in CityU, students will be awarded two degrees (Bachelor's degree + Master's degree).

Please refer here for details.


Curriculum Structure

First-year Curriculum Requirement (30 credit units) 

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units (CU)

Gateway Education (12 credit units)


GE1401 &


University English (3CUs)

English for Engineering (3CUs)




LC0200A &


English for Academic Purposes 1 & 2 (6CUs)


College-specified GE courses



Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I/

Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I




Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/

Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II


EE2066 *

Engineers in Society


College Requirements (6 credit units: Science subjects)

Computer Science


Introduction to Computer Programming




General Physics II


Major Requirements (12 credit units)



Programme Induction


EE1001 &

Foundations of Digital Techniques


EE1002 &

Principles of Electrical Engineering


EE1004 &

Foundations of Information Systems and Data Analysis



Introduction to Electronic Design


CUs - credit units 

* Students will take EE2066 Engineers in Society in their final year of studies


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Placement Schemes

In collaboration with industry, the Department aims to equip students early with real work experience before graduation through different placement schemes. We have Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS) and Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS), which offer local and overseas summer placement opportunities; and Professional Internship Programme of different durations: 4 months / 8 months / 12 months, providing flexibilities to suit the different needs of students and companies. 


International Exchange and Summer Exchange Programme

Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department's goals. Since 2015, more than 330 students have been sent out to top universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, mainland China, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the USA for semester-long exchange and summer exchange. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the programme has been suspended since 2020.


Student Learning Support Scheme

Student learning is always the Department's top priority, facilitated by the long-established Student Tutoring Scheme. The scheme aims 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 their studies through regular meetings and out-of-classroom time. The Scheme has successfully created a positive learning ambience among peers and has been well received among students.

Professional Recognition

The Department offers four majors in Computer and Data Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, and Microelectronics Engineering. All the three current majors have been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), while the design of Microelectronics Engineering curriculum is intended to obtain accreditation by HKIE. Based on the Washington Accord, graduates will receive reciprocal recognition from equivalent bodies in Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the UK and the US.


Department’s Highlights

  • Largest EE department among local universities with 50 professors.
  • Ranked 21st worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong by subject in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022); 15th worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong by subject in Electrical Engineering (Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, National Taiwan University Ranking 2021).
  • Six EE professors have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for eight times by the University.
  • A caring department emphasizing students' well-roundedness apart from their technical know-how through ample co-curricular activities.
  • Offering four undergraduate programmes, two taught master's programmes and two research degree programmes (currently around 1,400 students in total).
  • With the support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves established in 2008 is the first such laboratory in engineering discipline in Hong Kong.
  • Laboratory space about 5,000 sq. meters.

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)

Computer and Data Engineering

Programme Title
BEng Computer and Data Engineering
Our Target

The major aims to provide students with a strong foundation and broad skills in the core and related computer and data analysis technologies. Students will be equipped with the knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of computer systems. The curriculum encompasses hardware and software design, multimedia technologies, data analytics and security, cloud computing systems and artificial intelligence. Upon completion of the major, students will be sufficiently prepared for employment, and to pursue postgraduate studies and engage in life-long learning.



What You Will Be Studying

This major focuses on five areas: Hardware and Software Design, Multimedia Technologies, Data Analytics and Security, Cloud Computing Systems and Artificial intelligence.

Core courses include: Engineering Mathematics, Logic Circuits, Computer Programming, Java Programming and Applications, Data Structures and Algorithms, Modelling Techniques, Data Engineering, Database System, Operating Systems, Data Communications and Networking, Data Engineering and Learning Systems, Microcomputer Systems, Signals and Systems, System-on-Chip Design, Internet Technology and Design Project.

In the final year, students may specialize in different areas of interest in preparation for their future careers and enjoy considerable flexibility in pursuing their interests through the selection of elective courses on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Digital Audio Technology, Cybersecurity Technology, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing Systems, iOS Mobile App Development and Networking, and Data Management Techniques.

Start Your Career Here

Given the rapid developments in computer technology and multimedia applications, graduates will find ample opportunities in IT products and services, and data services. Potential employers include computer product development companies, software and system solutions companies, banks, finance and insurance companies and the Hong Kong SAR government.


Each year, approximately 60 scholarships worth over HK$1 million are granted to students in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Student Achievements

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

Programme/Major Leader
Dr SUN, Yanni
B.S., M.S. Xi'an JiaoTong, Ph.D. Washington University in Saint Louis
+852 3442 7612 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Miss Angela FOK
+852 3442 7792 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)