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

Programme Code


Credits Required for Graduation

64 - 85 credits (including 3 training credits)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader


MSc, PhD, CEng

Commencement Date

31 Aug 2020

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,860/ credit (DSR/ Practical Training subjects);
HK$2,550/ credit (GUR subjects)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,145/ credit (DSR/ Practical Training subjects);
HK$2,805/ credit (GUR subjects)

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.

Programme Structure

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


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18 
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service Learning (SL) OR Free Elective subject3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)
subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of
undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree
studies only) 
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details)

55 – 67 

FoundationUp to 4 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students without sufficient relevant
knowledge in engineering, computing and/or mathematics only)
0 – 12

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 each6
Practical training1 subject3 training credits
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
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.)
Total64 – 85
3 training credits)

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

 Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (for students without sufficient relevant knowledge only)

  • 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  CEF
  • Control System Analysis  CEF
  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Analysis Methods
  • Engineering Economics and Management
  • Linear Systems and Signal Processing  CEF
  • Material Science of Electrical Engineering
  • Power Systems  CEF
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits) 
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits) 
  • Society and the Engineer


Elective# (any 2 subjects)

  • Design of Mechanical Systems in Buildings
  • 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


Compulsory Practical Training

  • Multidisciplinary Manufacturing Project


Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines. Applicants without sufficient relevant knowledge in engineering 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.  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.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Professional Recognition

PolyU SPEED is seeking professional accreditation from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Career Prospects

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


Programme Leader


3746 0754

Programme Officer

Ms Christy TSANG

3746 0017

Administrative Assistant

Ms Katie DU

3746 0018