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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The proposed programme aims at developing students into professionals in the fields of electronic and communication engineering with specialisms in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The programme covers the leading edge technologies in electronic engineering, with a special focus on IoT and related applications.

This Programme aims at producing graduates with:

1. a wide range of professional knowledge and skills relevant to Electronic Systems and Internet-of-Things. These include artificial intelligence of things, robotics, sensor technologies, electronic devices, and their associated software to sense, measure, interpret, connect, and analyse data;

2. creativity and innovation;

3. adaptability to changing technology and society; and

4. all-rounded attributes.

Programme Characteristics and Intended Learning Outcomes

This programme emphasises both theory and applications. The curriculum includes the following components:

  • lectures;
  • tutorials;
  • hands-on laboratory classes;
  • Industrial Centre training;
  • projects (individual and group);
  • presentations; and
  • various industry placement opportunities.

On successful completion of the programme, the students will be able to:

Category A Professional/Academic Knowledge and Skills

1. Understand the fundamentals of science and engineering and have the ability to apply them.

2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to evaluate the outcomes.

3. Design systems, components and processes to meet given specifications and constraints.

4. Identify, formulate and solve problems relevant to Electronic Systems and Internet-of-Things.

5. Use modern engineering/IT tools appropriate to Electronic Systems and Internet-of-Things practice.

6. Know the contemporary issues and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

Category B Attributes for All-roundedness

7. Work with others collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and have a knowledge of leadership.

8. Recognise social, professional and ethical responsibility.

9. Communicate effectively.

10. Recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning.

Students may choose to engage in overseas exchange schemes and earn recognised credits in a university outside of Hong Kong for one semester.

The programme also provides workplace training opportunities for students to gain work experience within and outside Hong Kong through Work-Integrated Education (WIE).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Students must have completed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) or equivalent in their countries.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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