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Majors and Programme Structure


Major Options under BEng(EngSc)

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing & Data Analytics (last offered in 2018-19 intake)
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Systems Analytics (offered in 2019-20 intake and thereafter)

HKU Biomedical EngineeringBiomedical Engineering

This major is jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine. Students will acquire the cutting edge knowledge and skills in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, life science, medical devices and cell/tissue engineering, and be well-prepared for careers in the emerging field of life science and biomedical engineering, as well as research postgraduate study in biomedical engineering.

Dr. W.N. Lee
Tel: (852) 2859 2703
Email: [javascript protected email address]

HKU ComputingComputing & Data Analytics (last offered in 2018-19 intake)

This major is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Science. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in computer programming and database management as well as statistical analysis, and select advanced courses in the field of statistics and actuarial science, to equip themselves to be experts in the fields of computer science and actuarial science.

Dr. Reynold C.K. Cheng
Tel: (852) 2219 4778
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Energy EngineeringEnergy Engineering

The limited resources of the earth and the implications of a series of energy crisis propel mankind to seriously think about the proper and efficient utilization of world energy. Specialists in the technology on sustainable and renewable energy are highly sought all over the world and this programme is best in nurturing experts in the exploration and development of renewable energy. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, which enables students to acquire the knowledge in various categories of renewable energy, energy technology, power system, electric vehicle, building services and electrical system for mass transportation.

Dr. J. Zhong
Tel: (852) 2857 8487
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental Engineering

With the increasing importance of environmental protection and conservation, engineers with high consciousness in environment are in high demand to provide solutions for engineering projects that will have positive impact on the world environment. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Students will have the opportunity to study foundation engineering subjects and advanced courses in hydrology, waste management, renewable energy and pollution control.

Dr. J. Chen
Tel: (852) 2859 2646
Email:  [javascript protected email address]


Materials EngineeringMaterials Engineering

Materials Engineering is an emerging discipline focusing on the innovation and application of new materials in the high technology sector, like nanotechnology, in the medical, optical or aeronautical field, for the betterment of mankind. This major is jointly offered by the Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Students will get the chance to acquire top-notch knowledge in mechanics, nanotechnology, biomaterials, optical network technology, aeronautical engineering and medical devices.

Prof. M.X. Huang
Tel: (852) 3917 7906
Email: [javascript protected email address]


Systems AnalyticsSystems Analytics

This major is offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. It not only inherits traditional strengths of Industrial and Systems Engineering on process and operations analytics, but also extends to incorporate latest technologies including IoT, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Data and Decision Analytics. Besides, students will have tremendous flexibility to choose courses offered by other departments and faculties in the university. Graduates from Systems Analytics major would make impactful contributions in application areas of multiple disciplines including processes and operations of manufacturing and logistics systems, service systems, healthcare service systems and financial systems.

Dr. P.C. Chen
Tel: (852) 3917 7055
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Programme Structure

The BEng(EngSc) programme adopts a major/minor structure in which students can select one of the above area as major option, and pursue second major in one of the remaining four majors of BEng(EngSc), or other second major and minor options offered by other faculties.

Curriculum Structure

Students pursuing major in BEng(EngSc) have to complete at least 240 credits of courses as follows:

Course Category No. of credits
Compulsory courses
Common Core Curriculum Courses 36
Language Enhancement Courses (English and Chinese) 18
Any one major option of BEng(EngSc) 96
Total 150
Additional courses: at least 90 credits from the following categories:
Second Major 72 to 96
Minor 36 to 48
Free Electives 18 to 96

Examples of major/minor options for BEng(EngSc)

(Please refer to the syllabuses of respective faculties)

(96 credits)
One of the following major options:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing & Data Analytics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Systems Analytics
Second Major
(72 to 96 credits)
Faculty of Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • One of the following major options except the one selected as first major:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computing & Data Analytics
    • Energy Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Systems Analytics
Other options offered by:
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
(36 to 48 credits)
Faculty of Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
  • Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Building Services Engineering)
Faculty of Arts
  • Music / Japanese Culture / French / Spanish
Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Accounting / Economics / Finance / Human Resource Management /
    Management Information Systems / Marketing
Faculty of Science
  • Mathematics / Risk Management / Statistics / Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Global Climate Change / Environmental Protection
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Global Studies / Geography / Sociology

Career Prospects

With the strong demand for graduates with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in both the technical and non-technical fields by various sectors of the society, students of the BEng in Engineering Science programme will have a better edge in their career pursuit after graduation with their broadened horizons and broad-based training, and be better prepared to embark on challenging careers in the competitive global environment, in the sectors of engineering, business, education or the government.

Graduates of this programme are also well-equipped for pursuing further studies for postgraduate degrees in different disciplines.

Majors Possible careers
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineers, Research Engineers
Computing & Data Analytics Financial Analysts, Financial Engineers
Energy Engineering Engineers in Power and Electricity Company, Mass Transportation Corporation, Civil Service
Environmental Engineering Engineering Consultants, Scientific Officers, Civil Service
Materials Engineering Materials Engineers, Research Engineers
Systems Analytics Business Analyst, Data Scientist, Industrial and Systems Engineers 

Enquiries on Programme

Programme Director
Dr. P.C. Chen
Tel: (852) 3917 7055
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