BEng Electronic and Communication Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1585A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

44 for the Department of Electrical Engineering

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 18
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I); 2.5 years (for advanced standing II)
Programme Website Click here to open
Programme Video Click here to view
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme/Major Leader
Dr Leanne L H CHAN
+852 3442 9120 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Ms Helena LEE
+852 3442 7773 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)


Programme Video


Our Target

The aim of this major is to provide students with a solid education in advanced electronics and communications. Students will be exposed to the latest developments in wireless technology; high-speed communications; data technology; photonic, electronic, & sensor devices; e-security & e-circuit design, and AI engineering.

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.

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、通訊與能源系統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通訊及能源系統,迎接新科技帶來的挑戰。內容主要教授電子、通訊及能源科技知識,重點有 (1) 無線通訊及大數據技術;(2) 太赫兹及光學科技;(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。


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. They may select this major after one year of study at the Department of Electrical Engineering (JS1205). 

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 the 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, Circuits and Devices, Signals and Systems, Microcomputer Systems, Computer Programming, Systems and Control, Computational Engineering Analysis, Communications and Applied Electromagnetics. The majority of core courses are supported by relevant laboratory work. Moreover, students (in teams) will also participate in a design project course in the second year of the major to learn how to collaborate and apply their basic knowledge in an interdisciplinary and holistic provision for solving real problems and applications.

The technical electives in the final stage of the major cover specialised subject areas, with choices ranging from Antennas and Microwave Techniques, Optical Communications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Integrated Photonics, Industrial Electronics, Cybersecurity Technology, to Data Engineering and Learning Systems. 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.



For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)

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

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 a One-year Professional Internship Programme


International Exchange and Summer Exchange Programme

Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department's goals. In 2017/18 and 2018/19, close to 161 students were sent out to top universities in 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.


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 tutorials, regular meetings, and out-of-classroom time. The Scheme has successfully created a positive learning ambience among peers and have been well received among students.


Each year, approximately 60 scholarships worth over HK$1 million are granted to students of 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.


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, 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 56 professors.
  • Ranked 15th in engineering worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong (US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019); 37th worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2018 (Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2018).
  • Six EE professors have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the University.
  • A caring department emphasizing students' well-roundedness apart from their technical know-how through ample co-curricular activities.
  • Offering three 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.