BEng in Engineering Science - BEng(EngSc)

What is Engineering Science?

  • An unique science-based programme that aims at preparing future engineers and leaders of innovation who have the solid engineering skills and in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge needed to take on many of the global challenges that humankind faces

  • To achieve the above, the programme features a flexible structure with five areas of concentration (majors):

    • Healthcare Engineering

    • Energy Engineering

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Materials Engineering

    • Systems Analytics

A special programme of HKU Engineering

  • Most flexible programme in Engineering

  • Inter/Multi-disciplinary

  • Wide range of career prospects

  • To nurture future leaders of innovations

To meet the World's grand challenges in


Energy crisis

Environment preservation

New materials

Complex systems and big data

Flexible & Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Curriculum

This programme adopts a major/minor structure in which students select one of the five majors, and then pursue a second major in one of the remaining four majors; or a second major and/or minor(s) offered by the Faculty of Engineering or other faculties, including Arts, Business and Economics, Science, and Social Sciences.

Wide Range of Possible Careers

Examples of Possible Careers A major in Energy Engineering:

  • Energy auditor (the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance has been in full operation since 21 September 2012)
  • Energy consultant (numerous energy-related investments in China and Southeast Asia)
  • Energy engineer (HKIE has just set up the Energy Division)
  • Electrical engineer (if having taken a combination of relevant courses)
  • Mechanical engineer (with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering)
  • Building services engineer (with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering)
A major in Systems Analytics:
  • Business Analyst
  • Banker (with a second Major or a Minor in Finance)
  • Data scientist (with a second Major or Minor in Computer Science or Statistics)
  • Entrepreneur (with a second Major in Business Design and Innovation)
  • Operations consultant
  • Manufacturing & industrial engineer (if having taken a combination of relevant courses in industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)

Messages from Alumni


Wang Yunzhe

Class of 2017
Major in Materials Engineering, Minor in Physics and Mathematics
Summer Research Internship at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science

The BEng in Engineering Science programme provides students with a chance to expand horizon in various fields. I took courses about alloys, semiconductors, bio-materials, optical materials, and also selected curriculums in interested disciplines. The broad vision in multiple fields helps me a lot in research. During the research internship at Harvard, knowledge in physics and materials helped me get familiar with the topic quickly. In addition, this research experience taught me the importance of being an independent researcher.


N. Valiyapan Sundararaja

Class of 2016
First Major: Energy Engineering, Second Major: Global Studies, Minor: Finance
Internship at New World Development Company Limited

Apart from engineering, I have taken courses in finance, business and social sciences which cultivate a broad knowledge base. During my internship at the New World Development Company Limited, I was able to use my multidisciplinary background to look at things from a different perspective and solve problems. I would recommend students interested in gaining exposure beyond engineering to pursue Engineering Science.

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Hui Chung Yan

Class of 2017
Major in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Environmental Science
Summer Internships at Swire Properties (June-July 2015) & Gammon Construction Limited (August 2015)

The 3 months having internship at Swire Properties and Gammon would definitely be one of the most eyeopening and exciting summer breaks I have had in my life. My summer internship with Swire Properties allowed me to understand how sustainability was managed and practiced in the commercial sector in a corporate level. This was quite different from my training with Gammon which focused on on-site environmental and monitoring measures in construction projects. The flexible curriculum structure enables me to pursue a more diverse career in both managerial and practical role in the field of environmental engineering


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