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.



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
• 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 and so far six major projects have been successfully built and completed in the Mainland, namely Mingde Lou, Gewu Lou, Zhengdong Jie Kindergarten, Chao Yang Bridge, Community & Cultural Centre at Dabao Village and JWDA Building at Daping Primary School. Four smaller scale sanitation and library facilities have also been built in Vietnam. For the 2019- 2020 academic year, students will continue to work on the service learning project of building a kindergarten at Duling Primary School in the Guangxi Province.

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 of 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.