BEng Microelectronics Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1703A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I)
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme/Major Leader
Prof Arindam BASU
B.Tech, M. Tech (E & ECE) I.I.T Kharagpur, M.S. (Math), Ph.D. (ECE) GaTech, SMIEEE
+852 3442 6077 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Ms Helena LEE
+852 3442 7773 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)

Programme Video


城大電子& 電機工程 / 資訊工程 / 電子計算機&數據工程 (利申: 工程神科 ) 2021
明報升學網 - 5分鐘帶你遊宿舍 2022


Our Target

The aim of this major is to provide 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。


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.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

What You Will Be Studying

The first year of this major includes basic courses in mathematics, physics, electronics, and computing, with hands-on experience in electronics circuits and computer programming.


Core subjects include Engineering Mathematics, Computer Programming, Logic Circuit Design, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microcomputer Systems, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Applied Electromagnetics, Embedded System Design, Applied Optoelectronic Devices, VLSI Circuit Design, and Microsystems and Nanotechnology.


The technical electives in the final stage of the major cover specialized subject areas, such as integrated photonics, microelectronics manufacturing, real-time embedded systems, and advanced ICs.


Start Your Career Here

The job opportunity for IC engineers will be strong and will be on a steady growth. Artificial intelligence and 5G technology promise to deliver some of the most exciting challenges on engineering opportunities since the past two decades. Sophisticated and versatile ICs have made commercialization of these technologies possible. The industries have experienced a strong demand on IC design/manufacturing engineers in recent years. But companies globally and locally in Hong Kong are struggling to find enough talent. Locally in Hong Kong, the talent shortfall stems from the severe shortage in training IC engineers in the undergraduate level.


In Hong Kong, companies headquartered in Hong Kong Science Park including Huawei, AMASIC, UMEC, REDISH, Infineon, and Solomon Systech are the major players of IC design and technology. They all together have hired over one thousand IC engineers focusing on different areas. Jobs and demands from these international players are increasing because of the strong global market and the technological hub in the Greater Bay area. Across the border in Shenzhen, there are also huge demand on well-trained IC engineers.  


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.



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 Accreditation

This 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.