Apply Now

Information Engineering

Programme Code
Study Period
Open for
Programme Code
Study Period
4 Years / 2 Years (Senior Year Entry)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Non-JUPAS Senior Year / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Nurturing Engineering Leaders for Building a Connected and Secure Smart Society of the Future

The study of Information Engineering (IE) encompasses elements of Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Data Science, Information Security, Information Theory, Telecommunications Networking, and Artificial Intelligence, and their integration. The knowledge and skills the students gain will find wide applications in emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence of Things, Big Data Analytics, B5G/6G, Cloud/Edge Computing, Computer Vision, Cryptocurrency, Industry 4.0, the Metaverse and Smart Cities. The multi-disciplinary nature of our programme is what makes it unique and rewarding.

The IE department was established in 1989 as the first IE department and remains one of a kind in Hong Kong. The department is devoted to nurturing and educating engineering leaders for the information world of today and tomorrow. The professors are dedicated educators and world-class researchers, many of whom had extensive experience with leading research institutions worldwide before joining the department. The department has a strong presence in top-tier venues in the global scientific community, as well as strong connections in the local IT industry in Hong Kong.


#26 in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
(QS World University Rankings by Subject)

We have a world class faculty whose research sits at the intersection of EE and CS.

Craft Your Path
    • During the first two years of study, the students undergo training designed to establish and bolster their foundational knowledge in Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Basics. This includes courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Complex Variables. To reinforce their understanding of engineering principles, the students also take subjects such as Signals and Systems, Basic Analog and Digital Circuits, Data Structures, System Programming and Computer Networks.
    • Equipped with this foundational knowledge, students are prepared to delve into more advanced engineering subjects, like Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems, Information and Software Engineering Practices, and Information Infrastructure Design. Additionally, a diverse range of elective courses helps nurture the students’ individual interests and align their studies with their professional goals.
    • The programme features five distinct Specialization Streams: 1) Big Data: Systems and Applications, 2) Telecommunications, 3) Cyber Security, 4) Networked Systems and Applications, and 5) Information Science. This provides students with ample flexibility to tailor their academic journey according to their career aspirations and develop expertise in their chosen areas.

Career Prospects

Each year, we have about 100 graduates, each armed with solid engineering knowledge and superior problem-solving ability. Our graduates, trained to devise innovative solutions for practical challenges, are in high demand across diverse industry sectors.

  • About 90% of our graduates transition into the commerce and industry sectors, securing positions in renowned companies like Deloitte, PwC, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Manulife, Zurich Insurance, HKT, Huawei, IBM, PCCW Solutions, Accenture, Cherrypicks and Lenovo. Whether in international or local firms, our graduates are highly esteemed for their specialized knowledge and analytical prowess, positioning them to thrive in their chosen fields.
  • About 10% of our graduates opt for the education sector, taking up roles as educators in secondary schools or advancing their studies in graduate schools globally. These graduates exemplify a passion for imparting their knowledge and skills, thereby nurturing future generations of engineers.

In summary, our graduates have charted successful career paths across diverse industry sectors, which is a testament to their achievements and fills us with pride. The following graph illustrates the distribution of job types among our graduates who have sought full-time employment after graduation*.

* Information based on an employment survey of 2022 graduates in May 2023

If this programme captures your interest, we encourage you to thoroughly review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme. Doing so will enhance your chances of gaining acceptance.


More Information:

Department of Information Engineering:

Department of Information Engineering, Room 834, 8/F, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943-8385