PolyU SPEED BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering - Full-time

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering - Full-time

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering - Full-time

Programme Code

84066 (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr CHAU, James Chun-pong

BEng, PhD [PolyU(H.K.)]; GMHKIE

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr WONG, Ka-chung

BEng [PolyU(H.K.)]; MEng [PolyU(H.K.)]; PhD [PolyU(H.K.)]; REW; MHKIE (HKIE); MIET (IET)

Commencement Date

02 Sep 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,410/ credit (DSR subjects)
HK$3,000/ credit (GUR subjects)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,750/ credit (DSR subjects)
HK$3,300/ credit (GUR subjects)

Academic Division

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Programme Features

  • You will be well-prepared for a career in electrical engineering where there are high demands for professionals and great rewards
  • You will acquire broad knowledge of electrical engineering and its current applications with in-depth coverage
  • You will visit power facilities/ work sites to gain hands-on experience of power equipment


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Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Professional Recognition

The Programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).  Students are eligible to apply to HKIE as Student Members. For details about the eligibility to Scheme “A” Training for graduates, please refer to the HKIE website at https://hkie.org.hk/en under “HKIE Qualifications” > “Discipline Matching Results of Accredited Degrees”.

Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including mechanical engineer, building services engineer, design engineer, automation engineer, environmental engineer, gas engineer, manufacturing engineer, or aircraft engineer


Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong


Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


RequirmentsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR) Note 19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) 

2 subjects, 3 credits each

Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note 2
(Please refer to the table below for details)

15 subjects, 3 credits each

[except “Professional Communication in Chinese” (2 credits), “Professional Communication in English” (2 credits) and “Capstone Project” (6 credits)]

Elective2 subjects, 3 credits each 6
Practical Training1 subject, 3 training credits3 (training credits)
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3
210 hours of work-based learning experience
(Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)


(including 3 training credits)

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (up to 4 subjects for students from unrelated disciplines only)Note 2

  • Fundamental Mathematics
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics
  • Fundamental Electrical Engineering
  • Fundamental Computing in Engineering


Compulsory (all 15 subjects)

  • Analogue and Digital Circuits
  • Applied Electromagnetics of Electrical Engineering
  • Capstone Project (6 credits)
  • Computer System Principles
  • Control System Analysis 
  • Electrical Machines 
  • Engineering Analysis Methods
  • Engineering Economics and Management
  • Linear Systems and Signal Processing 
  • Material Science of Electrical Engineering
  • Power Systems
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits) 
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits) 
  • Society and the Engineer


Elective# (any 2 subjects)

  • Alternative Energy Technologies
  • Design of Mechanical Systems in Buildings
  • Design and Analysis of Smart Grids
  • Electric Traction and Drives
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Intelligent Systems Applications in Electrical Engineering
  • Power System Analysis and Dynamics
  • Power System Control and Operation
  • Power System Protection   

#Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.



  1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each).  They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.   
  2. Students from unrelated disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Electrical Engineering) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme.  These students will be required to take up to 4 foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.  
  3. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE.  Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.

Entrance Requirement

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines. Applicants without sufficient relevant knowledge in engineering, computing and/or mathematics will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant. He/she must demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge and potential to indicate a high probability of being able to complete the programme successfully. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).