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Exchange Students

Engineering students can join either the University-level or Faculty-level exchange programme to study in prestigious institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, Japan, Singapore, and so on for one semester or one academic year.

An average of 20% of Engineering students are going abroad every year. Some examples of the Universities are:

Exchange Map

Experiential learning is regarded as an integral part of students’ learning experience, and internship/ industrial training is the most important component of experiential learning, which is compulsory for most of the BEng degree programmes.


Students normally spend six to eight weeks in summer after their third year of study as internship. Common training partners are:

  • Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)
  • Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)
  • IBM
  • HSBC
  • Boeing Company
  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Hongkong Electric
  • Gammon Construction Limited
  • J.P. Morgan
Integrated Study-Work Programme

Students can take a 6- to 12-month full-time internship in the engineering industry to benefit from the on-the-job training as future professional engineers.

Other forms of experiential learning

Apart from internship, engineering students are encouraged to engage in social service and apply their professional knowledge to provide solutions to real world situations. Such learning programmes will definitely help to enhance their social awareness, and to better prepare them to become responsible global citizens. The Department of Civil Engineering has established Project Mingde since 2003 and so far five projects have been successfully built and completed, namely Mingde Lou, Gewu Lou, Zhengdong Jie Kindergarten, Chao Yang Bridge, Community and Cultural Centre at Dabao Village. For the 2016-17 academic year, students are working on a new service learning project to build teacher accommodation for Daping Primary School in the Guangxi Province.

Mingde Project

Capstone Experience focuses on the integration and application of knowledge and skills that students have acquired throughout their undergraduate studies. The most important capstone experience for engineering students is the final-year-project.

Academically strong students can undertake research under the guidance and supervision of academics who have a strong research track record and experience in training research postgraduate students, either in HKU or in prestigious overseas institutions like University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Imperial College London, University College London, University of California, Berkeley, National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University. Students who perform well under the URFP will be considered for early admission to research postgraduate programmes of HKU.

Team HKU

The Professional Preparation Programme (PPP) aims at facilitating students to make informed career choices and broadening their knowledge in the job market, and to enhance students’ employability. Students will be equipped with techniques in writing curriculum vitae and attending interviews, as well as nurturing better social networking and communication skills.

PPP, in various length and forms, is tailor-made for each Faculty/Department according to their needs. Programmes may offer professional training in the areas of:

  • Career Readiness
  • Career Exposure
  • Skill-based Training
  • Self Management Skill
  • Work Attitudes

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