Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering is one of the founding Faculties of The University of Hong Kong established in 1912. Since its foundation, the Faculty kept pace with developments in the engineering world and is always in the forefront of engineering research, and evolved into one of the largest Faculty in the University with five departments providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in a wide range of important fields of modern engineering, technology and computer science. The Faculty attracts the best students from the territory to study a wide range of engineering programmes. Since its foundation, the Faculty groomed more than 16,000 first-degree engineering graduates and over 10,000 postgraduate research and taught masters graduates as at 2017. Many of its graduates hold senior and prestigious positions in the engineering industry, commercial sector, education field and the government.
There are five departments in the Faculty providing a well-rounded curriculum and high quality engineering education covering a wide range of engineering disciplines in the global knowledge-based economy:
Apart from the BEng programmes offered by these five departments, the Faculty of Engineering introduced an inter-disciplinary BEng in Biomedical Engineering programme (formerly known as Medical Engineering Programme) jointly with the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine in 2002-2003, to exploit the strengths of both faculties. The BEng in Engineering Science programme is also first offered by the Faculty of Engineering in 2012-13 in response to the rapid changing world landscape for high caliber engineers with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills. The new inter-disciplinary programme, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology [BASc(FinTech)] (JS6248) is jointly offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Business and Economics commencing in 2019-2020. The BASc(FinTech) Programme is designed to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in both finance and technology, so they can take leading roles in innovation and applications of financial technology.
The Faculty aims at providing all-round education to students equipping graduates not only with knowledge of cutting-edge technology, but also positive and lateral thinking, versatility of approach, excellent communication and social skills; professional integrity, international exposure and other highly-regarded personal attributes.