What will I learn?

The Computer Engineering (CE) programme was formally established when the Faculty of Engineering was inaugurated in 1991. The CE programme is a balanced program with emphasis on both computer hardware and software. Our programme distinguishes itself from others by offering specialized training for students in computer design, mobile embedded systems, microprocessors and very large-scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design.

With the advances in VLSI and microprocessors, innovative products such as smart phones, 3D TVs, digital cameras, supercomputers, computer games etc. are invented continuously. Given the new challenges and opportunities ahead, our CE programme is designed to equip our graduates to meet those demands. Many of our CE graduates have successfully pursued their careers in local and international companies such as The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), Intel, Microsoft, IBM and Google. Others have chosen to further their studies in our postgraduate programme or programmes in internationally renowned universities overseas.

The CE curriculum consists of courses in the following areas:

  • Application: mobile embedded devices, computer graphics, multimedia processing;
  • Computer hardware: circuitry theory, logic system design, computer architecture and interfacing, computer arithmetic;
  • Computer software: programming, data structure, operating systems, algorithm, software engineering;
  • Very large-scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design: Computer-aided design and applications;
  • System connectivity: computer network.

Other advanced topics include:

  • Hardware-accelerated bio-related processing;
  • Hardware-aided security;
  • Multi-core systems and architecture;
  • Reconfigurable computing;
  • Super-computing.

The Computer Engineering/Integrated Business Administration double-degree option is open to students who are qualified for admission to both programmes. Following the successful completion of a BEng degree in Computer Engineering, the students can continue their studies for an additional year to gain a BBA degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,517) per year
Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

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