FAQ

Programmes

P2. How many students were admitted to HKU Engineering in 2019-20?


As a reference, the number of intake students in 2019-20 is as follows: BEng [JS6963], BEng(EngSc) [JS6951], BEng(BME) [JS6925] & BASc(FinTech) [JS6248]




P3. Is there any quota for each BEng programme under Common Code Admissions?


Eng programmes under the Common Code Admissions [JS6963]: The quota of each department is set at 25% of the first year student population (subject to review) (For reference, the quota of 2018 intake is 138). Students will choose their desired study programme after their first year of studies; if a particular programme has more applicants than the quota, students will be selected based on their academic performance.




P4. Will I be able to study my desired programme?


For academic year 2019-20, over 98% of students could get into their first or second choice of their desired programme with distribution as follows: Student Distribution 2019-20





JUPAS

J1. What are the entrance requirements of BEng, BASc(FinTech) and the GEBP programmes?


In addition to the University entrance requirements, applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Examination (HKDSE) qualification shall satisfy the following requirements:




J7. Will there be any admission interview organized by the Faculty of Engineering?


Yes. The Faculty Interview for JUPAS candidates will tentatively be scheduled for December 2019, and June 2020 after the HKDSE examinations. Only candidates who place BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME)/BASc(FinTech)/GEBP as one of their Band A programme choices will be invited for interview.




J6. Do I stand a chance?


JUPAS Admission Scores of the top three local Engineering schools:




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 programmes. However, only the HKDSE results of the following sittings will be considered:

  • BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME)
    • Best results in the latest 3 sittings
  • BASc(FinTech) / GEBP (i.e. BEng/BEng(BME) & BBA double degree)
    • Best results in years 2019 and 2020




J2. What are the admission criteria for HKDSE candidates?


Selection for admissions in 2020-21 will be primarily based on the HKDSE results, plus interview score. 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 following selection principle will be used for admissions purpose:

  • BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME) / GEBP (i.e. BEng/BEng(BME) & BBA double degree)
    • Best 5: The best 5 subjects must include English and Mathematics, plus the best 3 among the remaining subjects (one of which can be M1/M2)
  • BASc(FinTech)
    • Best 6: The best 6 subjects must include English, Mathematics, plus the best 4 among the remaining subjects (one of which can be M1/M2)





NON-JUPAS

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 candidates who put our programmes as their first choice of applications.




NJ4. 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, only holders of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma admitted to the BEng programmes are eligible to apply for advanced standing.




NJ3. What are the English Language Requirements for local candidates of non-JUPAS admission?


Local non-JUPAS candidates are required to fulfill one of the following English requirements: Examinations / Qualifications

  • HKDSE
    • Level 3 in English Language
  • IELTS
    • An overall band of 6.5 (IELTS Academic Module)
  • TOEFL
    • A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards)




NJ2. What are the competitive scores of some common examinations/qualifications for non-JUPAS candidates for admissions to the BEng programmes?


The following admissions results serves as reference only, as the number of non-JUPAS candidates admitted varies year from year. Candidates achieved the following results would have a better chance for admissions:

BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME)
Examinations / Qualifications

  • GCE-A Level
    • at least 3As, in which two grade As must be in Physics and Further Mathematics/Mathematics (not including any language subjects in English / Chinese)
  • IB
    • Total score of 36, in which 6 or above in Higher level Mathematics and Higher level Physics be required
  • AD / HD students/holders
    • Cumulative GPA > 3.3 (For BEng only)

BASc(FinTech)
Examinations / Qualifications

  • GCE-A Level
    • at least 3As, one of which must be in Mathematics or Further Mathematics (not including any language subjects in English / Chinese)
  • IB
    • Total score of 36, in which 6 or above in Higher level Mathematics be required





Direct Admissions to Senior Year Places

D1. Who are eligible to apply via Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Places?


Graduate of a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programme of at least two years in duration from a community college in Hong Kong may apply through the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places. Final-year students on such programmes can also apply, and admission, if applicable, will be subject to the completion of the AD or HD programme by August 2020. Applicants who have once enrolled in a bachelor's degree/higher degree programme at a tertiary institution and completed one or more year(s) of studies, irrespective of whether the qualifications have been awarded, are not eligible for DAS.




D2. Can AD or HD holders apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU?


AD or HD graduates admitted to either first or senior year of BEng programmes may be granted advanced standing credits from your previous education to shorten the length of time or reduce the credits required for graduation.




D3. Do I stand a chance?


Candidates with CGPA at least 3.6 will have a better chance to be admitted to the senior year of BEng curriculum.





Scholarship

S1. Is there any entrance scholarship offered by the Faculty of Engineering?


No entrance scholarship will be offered by Faculty of Engineering for 2020-21. However, you may wish to know that 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. More details at: https://aal.hku.hk/admissions/international/admissions-information?page=en/fees-and-scholarships





Career

C1. What are the career prospects of graduates of the BEng programmes?


Based on the Graduate Employment Survey (no. of respondents: 416) conducted by CEDARS, the career prospects of 2017 graduates of BEng students are as follows:

  • 86% Employed
  • 12.5% Further Studies
  • 1.0% Return to home country
  • 0.5% Others





Exchange

E1. Is there any exchange programme for BEng/BASc(Fintech) students?


Exchange Opportunities

  • University level exchange
    • Over 300 scholarships awarded each year
    • One semester or one academic year
    • Partner institutions at US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, etc.
  • Faculty level exchange
    • One semester
    • Partner institutions includes:
      • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
      • Centrale Supélec, France
      • ECAM Lyon, France
      • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
      • Tohoku University, Japan
      • National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
      • University College London, UK
      • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
      • Princeton University, USA
  • Over 270 incoming and outgoing exchange students in 2018-19





Internship

I1. Is internship compulsory for BEng students?


Internship is compulsory for most of the BEng students (except for ME and EngSc). 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.





Academic Advising

AA1. Is there any academic advising system in place to help students?


The Faculty has established a two-tier Academic Advising System to facilitate students’ study by offering advice to students on course selection, programme selection and career planning. During their study in the Faculty, students can seek advice and help from First Year Advisers and Academic Advisers. Peer mentors who are senior year students will also be assigned to first year students to give them guidance on adaptation to university life and course/programme selection. Besides the Academic Advising System, the Faculty also organizes induction programmes to introduce the curriculum structure of BEng programmes to new students right after their registration, and briefing sessions to facilitate students in choosing their desired study programme after the common year. Moreover, sharing sessions by recent graduates that give first year students an overview of different engineering disciplines and industries will be organised throughout the year.





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