BEng Information Engineering

工學士(資訊工程學)


Year of Entry 2020
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1597A
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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Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
2 Jan 2020 (Local & Non-local)
Programme/Major Leader
Dr SUNG, Chi Wan Albert
B.Eng. M.Phil , Ph.D. CUHK, MIEEE
+852 3442 9373 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Ms Stephanie WAN
+852 3442 7105 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)



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Our Target

This major aims to give students a balanced understanding of the theory and applications of information engineering, which encompasses networking and telecommunications, algorithms and software, cybersecurity and forensics, artificial intelligence and big data, and signal and image 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、算法與軟件、網絡安全與鑑證、人工智能與大數據 及 訊號與影像處理。

 


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 may 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

This major focuses on four areas: Computer Networking, Software Development, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

Core courses include: Engineering Mathematics, Logic Circuits, Computer Programming, Java Programming and Applications, Data Structures and Algorithms, Microcomputer Systems, Signals and Systems, Optimization Methods for Engineering, Operating/Database Systems, Data Communications and Networking, Internet Technology, Principles of Communications, Product Design and Project.

In the final year, students may specialise in different areas of interest in preparation for their future careers and enjoy considerable flexibility in the designing of their direction through the selection of elective courses on topics such as advanced networking technologies, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.


Curriculum

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

Information Technology is amongst the areas the Hong Kong SAR Government has identified for focused support, with manpower projections showing this technology sector to have the fastest growth. Even in the banking, finance, business services, trading, legal and public administration 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 Schemes

Student learning is always the Department’s top priority, facilitated by the long-established Student Tutoring Scheme. The scheme 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 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.


Scholarship

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.


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 55 professors.
  • Ranked 15th in engineering worldwide (US News Best Global University Ranking 2019) ; 37st worldwide 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 1,000 students in total).
  • With the support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Terahertz Millimeter Waves established in 2008 is the first such laboratory in engineering discipline in Hong Kong.
  • Laboratory space about 5,000 sq. meters.