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BEng in Engineering Science [BEng(EngSc) - JS6951]

The Programme

The Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science [BEng(EngSc)] degree aims at providing students a comprehensive engineering programme and equip them with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in engineering and other non-technical field. Under the flexible curriculum structure, students will receive solid technical training in an engineering field and develop a broad range of skills in other disciplines. The programme is a timely initiative in response to the ever-changing needs of the world.


Admission Requirements

JUPAS Admission

Applicants with HKDSE qualification shall satisfy the following requirements:

Subjects
Level
Core Subjects
English
3
Chinese
3
Mathematics
3
Liberal Studies
2
Elective Subjects
Physics/Combined Science with Physics component
3
Another elective subject
3

Level 3 in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics is preferred but not required.

Non-JUPAS Admission

Applicants with other local/international/national qualifications will be considered on an individual merit basis. The following list is some of the recognized qualifications for admissions, and the Faculty will consider candidates with other qualifications on a case-by-case basis.

GCE A-Level / AS-Level Ontario Secondary School Diploma of Canada
International Baccalaureate (IB) Advanced Placement (AP) Test under the US system
All India Senior School Certificate Examination Associate Degree/Higher Diploma
STPM/UEC under the Malaysian examination system  

Quota: 30


Major Options under BEng(EngSc)


Biomedical Engineering

This major is jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine. Students will acquire the cutting edge knowledge and skills in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, life science, medical devices and cell/tissue engineering, and be well-prepared for careers in the emerging field of life science and biomedical engineering, as well as research postgraduate study in biomedical engineering.

Coordinator
Dr. W.N. Lee
Tel: (852) 2859 2703
Email: wnlee@eee.hku.hk


Computing & Data Analytics

This major is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Science. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in computer programming and database management as well as statistical analysis, and select advanced courses in the field of statistics and actuarial science, to equip themselves to be experts in the fields of computer science and actuarial science.

Coordinator
Dr. S.M. Yiu
Tel: (852) 2857 8242
Email: smyiu@cs.hku.hk


Energy Engineering

The limited resources of the earth and the implications of a series of energy crisis propel mankind to seriously think about the proper and efficient utilization of world energy. Specialists in the technology on sustainable and renewable energy are highly sought all over the world and this programme is best in nurturing experts in the exploration and development of renewable energy. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, which enables students to acquire the knowledge in various categories of renewable energy, energy technology, power system, electric vehicle, building services and electrical system for mass transportation.

Coordinator
Prof. K.T. Chau
Tel: (852) 2859 2704
Email: ktchau@eee.hku.hk


Environmental Engineering

With the increasing importance of environmental protection and conservation, engineers with high consciousness in environment are in high demand to provide solutions for engineering projects that will have positive impact on the world environment. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Students will have the opportunity to study foundation engineering subjects and advanced courses in hydrology, waste management, renewable energy and pollution control.

Coordinator
Prof. B. Young
Tel: (852) 2859 2674
Email: young@hku.hk


Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering is an emerging discipline focusing on the innovation and application of new materials in the high technology sector, like nanotechnology, in the medical, optical or aeronautical field, for the betterment of mankind. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Students will get the chance to acquire top-notch knowledge in mechanics, nanotechnology, biomaterials, optical network technology, aeronautical engineering and medical devices.

Coordinator
Dr. M.X. Huang
Tel: (852) 2859 7906
Email: mxhuang@hku.hk


Programme Structure

The BEng(EngSc) programme adopts a major/minor structure in which students can select one of the above area as major option, and pursue second major in one of the remaining four majors of BEng(EngSc), or other second major and minor options offered by other faculties.


Curriculum Structure

Students pursuing major in BEng(EngSc) have to complete at least 240 credits of courses as follows:

Course Category No. of credits
Compulsory courses
Common Core Curriculum Courses 36
Language Enhancement Courses (English and Chinese) 18
Any one major option of BEng(EngSc) 96
Total 150
Additional courses: at least 90 credits from the following categories:
Second Major 72 to 96
Minor 36 to 48
Free Electives 18 to 96

Examples of major/minor options for BEng(EngSc)

(Please refer to the syllabuses of respective faculties)

   
Major
(96 credits)
One of the following major options:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing & Data Analytics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
Second Major
(72 to 96 credits)
Faculty of Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • One of the following major options except the one selected as first major:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computing & Data Analytics
    • Energy Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
Other options offered by:
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
Minor
(36 to 48 credits)
Faculty of Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
  • Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Building Services Engineering)
Faculty of Arts
  • Music / Japanese Culture / French / Spanish
Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Accounting / Economics / Finance / Human Resource Management /
    Management Information Systems / Marketing
Faculty of Science
  • Mathematics / Risk Management / Statistics / Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Global Climate Change / Environmental Protection
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Global Studies / Geography / Sociology

Career Prospects

With the strong demand for graduates with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in both the technical and non-technical fields by various sectors of the society, students of the BEng in Engineering Science programme will have a better edge in their career pursuit after graduation with their broadened horizons and broad-based training, and be better prepared to embark on challenging careers in the competitive global environment, in the sectors of engineering, business, education or the government.

Graduates of this programme are also well-equipped for pursuing further studies for postgraduate degrees in different disciplines.

Majors Possible careers
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineers, Research Engineers
Computing & Data Analytics Financial Analysts, Financial Engineers
Energy Engineering Engineers in Power and Electricity Company, Mass Transportation Corporation, Civil Service
Environmental Engineering Engineering Consultants, Scientific Officers, Civil Service
Materials Engineering Materials Engineers, Research Engineers

Enquiries on Programme

Programme Director
Prof. L.G. Tham, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Tel: 2859 1965/ 2859 2286
Email: hrectlg@hkucc.hku.hk