P1. What programmes will be offered by the Faculty of Engineering for 2022-23 intake?
- BEng programmes [JS6963]
BEng in Engineering Science [JS6951]
BEng in Biomedical Engineering [JS6925]
BASc in Financial Technology [JS6248]
BEng in Data Science and Engineering [JS6262]^
Global Engineering and Business Programme (i.e. BEng/ BEng(BME) & BBA Double Degree) [JS6937]
J1. What are the entrance requirements of BEng, BASc(FinTech), BEng(DS&E)^ and the GEBP programmes?
In addition to the University entrance requirements (i.e. English Language Level 3; Chinese Language Level 3; Mathematics Level 2; Liberal Studies Level 2; Two electives Level 3), applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Examination (HKDSE) qualification shall satisfy the following programme entrance requirements:
J8. Will there be any admission interview organized by the Faculty of Engineering?
Yes. The Faculty Interview for JUPAS candidates will tentatively be scheduled in January 2022, and June 2022. Only candidates who place BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME)/BASc(FinTech)/BEng(DS&E)^/GEBP as one of their Band A programme choices will be invited for interview.
J5. What will be the percentage of interview scores for JUPAS admissions?
The interview score will account for 5% of the total admissions score, and will be most significant for marginal cases.
J4. What is the weighting of each HKDSE subject?
All HKDSE subject will carry equal weighting.
J3. Will there be penalty for combined HKDSE results of more than one year?
No, there would be no penalty for combined certificate of HKDSE for admission to the BEng, BASc, GEBP programmes. However, only the HKDSE results of the following sittings will be considered:
BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME) / BEng(DS&E)^
Best results in the latest 3 sittings
BASc(FinTech) / GEBP
Best results in years 2021 and 2022
J2. What are the admission criteria for HKDSE candidates?
Selection for admissions in 2022-23 will be primarily based on the HKDSE results, plus interview performance. The Faculty will consider the results of four core subjects plus two electives (4C+2X) first, to assess those who have fulfilled the University Entrance Requirements, then the total score of the "Best 5#" and "Best 6@" subjects selection principle for BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(DS&E)^/GEBP and BASc(FinTech) programmes respectively for admissions purpose.
BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME) / BEng(DS&E)^/GEBP
J6. Is it true that students who attempted either extended module of Mathematics be in a more favourable position for admissions consideration for the BEng programmes?
Basically, yes. Although extended module is not a compulsory admissions requirement for BEng programmes, HKDSE students who have taken either extended module of mathematics would be in a better position for admissions. If there are a large number of candidates with the same scores as calculated following our scoring formula, those candidates with either extended modules of mathematics will be in a higher rank in the ranking list.
J9. How would non-local applicants be considered for admissions via JUPAS?
Application of non-local applicants will be considered with other non-local applicants applying via the non-JUPAS route. Places for non-local applicants are limited and there is keen competition for admission.
NJ1. How many programme choice do I have? Will my application for all programme choices be considered at the same time or one by one according to my preference?
Applicants may submit application for up to 5 undergraduate programmes at the University. With the exception of their top programme choices, all other programmes will be considered as equally ranked. Evaluation will take place concurrently and independently for all the programme choices.
For the Faculty of Engineering, preference will be given to first choice of applications.
NJ3. Can non-JUPAS entrants apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU?
Students can apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU, subject to the approval of the Faculty on recommendation of respective offering departments and the University (for Language Enhancement and Common Core Curriculum Courses). Students can formally apply to the Faculty Office for advanced standing credits upon admission to the BEng degree.
However, no advanced standing will be granted to Year 1 Associate Degree or Higher Diploma students admitted to the BEng programmes and students admitted to the BASc(FinTech) programme.
NJ2. What are the English Language Requirements for local candidates of non-JUPAS admissions?
Level 3 in English Language
Grade D in AS level Use of English
Level 3 in English Language
An overall band of 6.5 (IELTS Academic Module)
A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test/TOFEL iBT Home Edition, or 583 in the paper-based test or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards)
Direct Admissions to Senior Year Places
D1. Who are eligible to apply via Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Places?
D2. Can AD or HD holders apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU?
D3. Do I stand a chance?
S1. Is there any entrance scholarship offered by the Faculty of Engineering?
Entrance scholarships are available to students when they apply to study at The University of Hong Kong, and are awarded on the basis of academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievement.
The Faulty of Engineering offers a scholarship, namely the Dean’s Award for Engineering Students, to top achievers on the basis of academic merits among the admitted students.
C1. What are the career prospects of graduates of the BEng programmes?
Based on the Graduate Employment Survey (no. of respondents: 502) conducted by CEDARS, the career prospects of 2020 graduates of BEng students are as follows:
16.5% Further studied
- 1.0% Return to home country
E1. Is there any exchange programme for BEng students?
- University level exchange
- One semester or one academic year
- Partner institutions at US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, etc.
- Faculty level exchange
- One semester
- Partner institutions includes:
- Princeton University
- University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA
- University College London, UK
- Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
- Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Tohoku University, Japan
- INSA Toulouse, France
- CentraleSupélec, France
- ECAM LaSalle, Lyon Campus, France
- Scholarships would be given to students with CGPA of 3.0 or above before the exchange semester begins. Please refer to here: https://intlaffairs.hku.hk/support.php?pid=1&type=outgoing for more details on available scholarships.
In 2018-19, over 270 incoming and outgoing exchange students.
- In 2019-20, 181 Engineering students received exchange offer, more than 80 students completed face-to-face or virtual exchange studies.
- In 2020-21, 118 students completed virtual exchange studies.
I1. Is internship compulsory for engineering students?
Yes. Internship is compulsory for most of the BEng students [except for ME, EngSc, and BASc(Fintech)]. Students will have to immerse six to eight weeks in the industry to gain valuable working experience and skills in the summer after their third year of studies.
I2. Will the Faculty assign internship places for BEng students?
No. BEng students will have to apply for internship places as posted by companies and departments of the HKSAR government by themselves. The departments may coordinate in the announcement of posting information but students may have to prepare for their application for internship places, which is similar to applying for jobs.
AA1. Is there any academic advising system in place to help students?
HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)
HK1. What is HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)?
The “HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)” is offered jointly by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) for BEng students of HKU, such that selected students can gain 3 degrees upon successful completion of 5 years of studies at both HKU and Cambridge.
HK2. Who are eligible to apply for the HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)?
Only first year students reading for BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME) programme with excellent results in pre-University examination systems are eligible for the Scheme. Students who wish to be selected to join the scheme will have to go through a screening test in September 2021 and other selection procedures.
Note: BASc(FinTech) and GEBP students are not eligible for the Scheme.
HK3. What is the quota for the Scheme?
The number of selected students for each cohort will not be more than 10.
Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing
IW1. What is Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing?
The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing is a brand-new facilities for students just open in Decemeber 2020. There are makers’ space, thematic workshops, brainstorming areas, discussion and meeting rooms for students. It provides an open environment to foster interdisciplinary innovations among students and teachers in Engineering and Technology. The provision of the state-of-the-art facilities in a collaborative space will enable curriculum innovations that emphasise hands-on and experiential learning activities. The Innovation Wing will be a platform to engage young generation to explore the world, create opportunities for them to learn about the needs of the underprivileged, and acquire practical hands-on experience in developing solutions with real-world impact.
Who can use the facilities in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing (Innovation Wing)?
Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering are eligible to register for the membership of Innovation Wing. Membership of Innovation Wing is granted on an annual basis (one academic year). Registrants need to go through General Safety Training before being granted the access to the Innovation Wing.
For details, please visit: https://innowings.engg.hku.hk/membership/.