FAQ

Programmes


JUPAS

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. ^BEng(DS&E) programme is subject to approval.




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
^BEng(DS&E) programme is subject to approval.




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

#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) @The best 6 subjects must include English, Mathematics, plus the best 4 among the remaining subjects (one of which can be M1/M2). ^BEng(DS&E) programme is subject to approval.




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.





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 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?


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

  • HKDSE
    • Level 3 in English Language
  • HKALE
    • Grade D in AS level Use of English
  • HKCEE
    • 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/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?


Local final-year students pf 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. Admission, if applicable, will be subject to the completion of the AD or HD programme by August 2022.




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 their 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?


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.





Career

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
  • 79.9% Employed
  • 1.0% Return to home country
  • 2.6% Others





Exchange

E1. Is there any exchange programme for BEng students?


Exchange Opportunities

  • 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.





Internship

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.





Academic Advising

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


Yes. 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.





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/.