What is Engineering Science?
A unique science-based programme that aims at preparing future engineers and leaders of innovation who have the solid engineering skills and in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge needed to take on many of the global challenges that humankind faces.
To achieve the above, the programme features a flexible structure with five areas (majors) of concentration.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computing & Data Analytics
- Energy Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Materials Engineering
To meet the World's grand challenge in
- Big data
- Energy crisis
- Environment preservation
- New materials
A special programme of HKU Engineering
- Most flexible programme in Engineering
- Wide range of career prospects
- To nurture future leaders of innovations
This programme adopts a major/minor structure in which students select one of the five majors, and then pursue a second major in one of the remaining four majors; or a second major and/or minor(s) offered by the Faculty of Engineering or other faculties, including Arts, Business and Economics, Science, and Social Sciences.
- Structural engineering,
e.g., analysis and design of concrete and steel structures
- Geotechnical engineering,
e.g., engineering geology, solid mechanics, foundation design
- Hydraulic and hydrology,
e.g., water cycle, flows in ducts and channels
- Environmental engineering,
e.g., wastewater treatment, solid waste management
- Construction engineering and management
- Transportation engineering
Examples of Study Mode
Example of Possible Careers
A major in Energy Engineering could lead to the following possible careers:
- Energy auditor (the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance has been in full operation since September 2012)
- Energy consultant (numerous energy-related investments in China and Southeast Asia)
- Energy engineer (HKIE has just set up the Energy Division)
- Electrical engineer if having taken a Minor in EEE
- Mechanical engineer if having taken a Minor in ME
- Building services engineer if having taken a Minor in ME(BSE)
The BEng in Engineering Science programme provides students with a chance to expand horizon in various fields. I took courses about alloys, semiconductors, bio-materials, optical materials, and also selected curriculums in interested disciplines. A broad vision in multiple fields helps a lot in research. During the research internship at Harvard, knowledge in physics and materials helped me get familiar with the topic quickly. In addition, this research experience taught me the importance of being an independent researcher.
Wang Yunzhe, Major: Materials Engineering, Minor: Physics and Mathematics
Summer Research Internship at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aside from engineering, I have taken courses in finance, business and social sciences cultivating a broad knowledge base. During my internship at the New World Development Company Limited last summer, I was able to use my multidisciplinary background to look at things from a different perspective and solve problems. I would recommend students interested in gaining exposure beyond engineering to pursue Engineering Science.
N. Valiyapan Sundararaja, Class of 2016
First Major: Energy Engineering, Second Major: Global Studies, Minor: Finance;
Internship at New World Development Company Limited
The major option “Computing and Data Analytics” offered by this programme strikes a balance between learning computer science and statistics at the same time, which gives me more insights about both industries and eventually leads me to more career options. I am looking forward to using what I have learnt from school to do a tech startup myself in the coming days. As an engineer, it is a self-satisfying joy to build and sell products/services of my own. This major is exactly what I am looking for since it provides me with the technical skills required to realize my dream.
Yew Tien Foo, Class of 2016
Major: Computing and Data Analytics
The 3 months having internship at Swire Properties and Gammon would definitely be one of the most eye-opening and exciting summer breaks I have had in my life. My summer internship with Swire Properties allowed me to understand how sustainability was managed and practiced in the commercial sector on a corporate level. This was quite different from my training with Gammon which focused on on-site environmental and monitoring measures in construction projects. Thanks to the flexible curriculum structure which enables me to pursue a more diverse career in both managerial and practical roles in the field of environmental engineering.
Hui Chung Yan, Major: Environmental Engineering, Minor: Environmental Science
Summer Internships at Swire Properties (June-July 2015) & Gammon Construction Limited (August 2015)
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