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Programmes Leading to PolyU-SPEED Awards

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering (PT)

Programme Code


Awarding Institution

School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Starting Date

02 Sep 2019

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering aims to provide a sound and up-to-date education in electrical and related engineering. The programme is designed with the following objectives:

  • To train electrical engineers who will be able to practise their profession worldwide while being particularly competent to do so in the context of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
  • To nurture students with a broad base of knowledge in electrical engineering and its current applications.
  • To prepare students for working life including the skills needed for critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving, and lifelong learning.
  • To develop electrical engineers with the understanding of their obligations to society.


This programme is organised by PolyU SPEED in partnership with CLP Power Academy.

Normal Duration

4 years (Part-time mode)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr C W YU (MSc,PhD,CEng)

Professional Recognition

This programme has been transferred from the Department of Electrical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the curriculum remaining essentially unchanged. PolyU SPEED is seeking professional accreditation from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Credits Required for Graduation

61 - 76 credits

Programme Structure

There are different award requirements for students from different background. For details of programme structure, please click here.

Study schedule

Classes will normally be held on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoon.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

Teaching is usually conducted through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Depending on the contents and requirements of individual subject, classes may also be supplemented by laboratory and practical sessions. Online learning platform is also available through which students and teachers are encouraged to interact outside classrooms.

To enable students to demonstrate that they have met the intended learning outcomes of the academic programmes and fulfilled the requirements of each subject, appropriate methods of assessment will be employed. These methods usually include assignments, projects, tests and examinations.

Entry Requirements

A Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering or an Associate Degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification.*

Students without sufficient relevant knowledge in engineering and/or mathematics are required to take a foundation subject in electrical engineering and/or engineering mathematics.

Applicants who do not possess the above-mentioned qualifications but have reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which they seek admission, may apply as mature applicants.  Mature applicants should possess relevant working experience and have completed post-secondary studies in related fields.  They will also be required to demonstrate their ability to complete the programme to an Admission Interview Panel and pass an admission test.

* The main medium of instruction of the study programmes concerned should be English.  Applicants who have completed programmes with other languages as the main medium of instruction are required to attain the following English Language requirement:

IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based)




Waived (No application fee is required for 2019/20)


HK$2,775 per credit for Discipline Specific Requirements subjects; HK$2,475 per credit for General University Requirements subjects for 2019/20 academic year

The tuition fee is charged on a semester basis.

Successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of HK$5,000 (being part of the tuition fee for the first semester of study) by the date as specified on the notice of offer/ conditional offer (normally within 10 days from the issue date of the notice of offer/ conditional offer). 

Balance of tuition fee for the first semester of study will be due for payment in mid-July 2019.

Tuition fees paid are normally neither refundable nor transferable.

Caution Money:

HK$400 (A one-off caution money will be charged at student's first registration.)



Financial Assistance

Part-time students are eligible to apply for Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) offered by the Government's Student Finance Office (SFO).  Please visit SFO website for details.


Application Status

Open for application

Application Period

From 14 January 2019

Information Session

Date: 30 April 2019 (Tue)

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: HHB-UG05, UG/F PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus, 8 Hung Lok Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon




Academic Matters

Programme Leader

Dr C W YU (Tel: 3746 0754; Email:

Administrative Matters

Programme Officer

Ms Elsa HO (Tel: 3746 0070; Email:

Administrative Assistant

Ms Silvi YIP (Tel: 3746 0032)           


General Hotline: 3400 2828


Fax: 2363 0540

Supporting Facilities

Most of the classes will be held on PolyU Hung Hom Bay (HHB) Campus and PolyU West Kowloon (WK) Campus. Both PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. All students are entitled to access the library, computing and sports facilities at both campuses.

On top of the facilities at HHB and WK campuses, all students can also access the library and sports facilities at PolyU main campus.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared to be electrical engineers, power system engineers, railway traction engineers, electrical automation engineers or project engineers, etc.