Enriching your learning experience
Experiential Learning and Internship

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.

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Internship


Students normally spend six to eight weeks in summer after their third year of study as
internship. Common training partners are:
• Boeing Company
• Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)
• CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
• Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)
• Gammon Construction Limited
• Hong Kong Electric
• HSBC
• IBM
• J.P. Morgan
• Morgan Stanley




Service 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. The Department of Civil Engineering has established Project Mingde since 2003. Teachers, students, and alumni engineers have participated in the feasibility study, planning, design and construction of eight built facilities in Guangxi and Sichuan, China, namely Mingde Building; Gewu Building; Zhengdong Jie Kindergarten; Chaoyang Bridge; Mingde Pan Community and Cultural Centre; Jundi Building; Restoration of Tencun Bridge ; and Restoration of Wangdong Bridge. There are five built facilities in Hanoi, Vietnam, namely Sanitation facilities at Tan Hung Secondary school; Library of Cuong Chinh Secondary School; Library of Trung Dung Primary School; Sanitation facilities at Trung Dung Secondary School; and Trung Dung Secondary School Swimming Pond. In addition, two other projects are now working in progress, they are Guigang Duling Primary School Restoration and Expansion in Guangxi; and School in Sankhuwasabha District of Eastern Nepal.




Capstone Experience


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.




Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme


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 Stanford University, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Imperial College London, University College London, University of California, Berkeley, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University. Students who perform well under the programme will be considered for early admission to research postgraduate programmes at HKU.




Professional Preparation Programme


The Professional Preparation Programme 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.




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.