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Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Professor Christopher Chao

Welcome to the HKU Faculty of Engineering!

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the founding faculties at HKU. Over the past century, the Faculty has been committed to fostering engineering talents for the industry and the community. We have a well mix of top notch researchers from a wide array of engineering interests. Many of them are world-class researchers and innovators who conduct impactful research projects in various interdisciplinary clusters, such as “Clean Energy and Environment”, “Smart Systems” and “Health Technologies”. Our curriculum is specially designed to cover emerging areas such as big data, artificial intelligence (A.I.), FinTech, advanced robotics, sustainable infrastructure and bio-nano materials.

The core belief of the Faculty is to provide every student the opportunities to innovate and pursue their passions. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to fulfill this purpose. We have close academic collaboration with other faculties in offering our degree programmes.

We are proud to have a strong alumni base. The Faculty had groomed more than 20,000 professionals and industry leaders who significantly contribute to the development of Hong Kong and around the world. Our alumni have been continuously contributing to the Faculty, not only in terms of donation support, but also providing ample opportunities for our students to enrich their career development and acquire experiential learning exposures. The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, with its physical space to be ready by 2020, is an invaluable gift that we received from an alumnus’ family. The activities being organized by the Innovation Wing are benefiting our students.

In the rapidly changing world, engineering plays a pivotal role in contributing to positive societal impact and facilitating economic development. Here in Hong Kong, driving innovation and technology development is one of the highly prioritized endeavours of the Government. Together with the opportunities in China, it is the best of times for engineering to play a more central role. It is our responsibility to provide solutions to global challenges and nurture leaders to embrace the advantages of technology advancement for the benefit of humankind and the planet. 

Professor Christopher Chao
Dean of Engineering
Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering