The Department of Electronic Engineering was established in 1970 by the late Professor Charles Kao, former vice-chancellor of CUHK and a 2009 Nobel Laureate, who pioneered the use of optical fibre in communications. Our mission is to educate students to enhance their potential to become global leaders in electronic engineering and instil in them the desire to pursue knowledge and take electronic engineering into the future. This includes hardware, software and design aspects of electronics as the core, ranging from materials, devices and circuits to systems and their applications, for the betterment of humanity. The courses on offer are designed to convey both theoretical and practical knowledge and provide balanced training in both hardware and software skills.
#23 Worldwide in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (#1 in Hong Kong)
(U.S. News & World Report: Best Global Universities Rankings 2023)
CUHK Electrical and Electronic Engineering rose to 23rd place worldwide in the recently released Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
The department’s Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) honours degree is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
The work-study scheme in the Electronic Engineering programme allows students to spend one year working full-time in select electronics or IT companies. Under the Personal Tutor scheme, professors meet regularly with students to provide advice on their academic and personal development. Programme graduates pursue successful careers in a wide range of high-tech industries and business sectors, including telecommunications, computer hardware, information technology, e-commerce, technology services, industrial manufacturing, and product design and development. Some of the graduates also choose to pursue postgraduate studies in local or overseas institutions, such as Stanford University.
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering Industry: approximately 65%
- Commercial and Professional Services: about 23%
- Computer or Software Engineering: around 6%
- Social and Public Organisations and Education: about 9%
Employers include MTR Corporation Limited, HK Electric, CLP Group, the HKSAR Government (e.g. EMSD and the Immigration Department), SmarTone, AsiaSat, ASM Pacific Technology Limited, and technology companies in HKSTP.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.