BEng Information Engineering

Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1597A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

37 for the Department of Electronic Engineering

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 13
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)
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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)

Our Target

The aim of this major is to provide the solid foundation necessary for students to embark on a successful career in Information Systems, Networking, System Administration, Software Development and Multimedia Computing fields. Three popular and professional technical training programmes are integrated into the major structure. They are:

  • Cisco CCNA Network Associate Certification
  • Fundamental Linux Training
  • Google Android and Apple iPhone/iPad Mobile App Design

The strong knowledge base gained in this major prepares graduates 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.


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 Electronic Engineering  (JS1205).

What You Will Be Studying

This major focuses on four areas: Networking and System Administration, Software Development, Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications and Multimedia Computing.

Core courses include: Engineering Mathematics, Logic Circuits, Computer Programming, Java Programming and Applications, Data Structures and Algorithms, Microcomputer Systems, Signals and Systems, Applied Queueing Systems, Operating/Database Systems, Data Communications and Networking, Cloud Computing, 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, Internet computing, multimedia technology and network security.


For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2017 cohort is for reference only. The 2018 catalogue will be published around July 2018.)

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. The departmental Industrial Placement Scheme (IPS) starts with group industrial projects, followed by a summer placement and culminates in an industrial Final Year Project.

Other internship schemes including the Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS), and Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS)which offer local and overseas summer placement opportunities; and a one-year internship Co-operative Education Scheme (CES) are also available to students. 

International Exchange and Summer Camp

Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department’s goals. In 2015/16 and 2016/17, close to 168 students were sent out to top universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, mainland China, Netherlands, Singapore, 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 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 in 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, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, 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 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).
  • Five 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 (currently 914 students), two taught master's programmes (currently 91 students) and two research degree programmes (currently 131 students).
  • With the support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves established in 2008 is the first such laboratory in engineering discipline in Hong Kong.
  • Laboratory space about 5,000 sq. meters.