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Student Admission

The world today is interconnected via a myriad of communication channels that may be either wired or wireless and with ever increasing amounts of data. Whether you are walking in the streets or travelling on the bus, nearly everyone can be seen checking emails, viewing the latest news, interconnecting socially or playing games. Everyone expects connectivity at any place and any time, but very few recognise the technology or the complexity involved in both the hardware and the software. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers majors that allow these technologies to function seamlessly across continents whether for work or for play. We offer three majors that have sufficient depth to prepare students to succeed in their technology driven career path and beyond, yet are broad enough to allow them to pursue other career paths. Most of the required courses in the first and second year are common to all three majors, covering mathematics, computing, circuits, information technology and computer programming. These courses set a solid foundation to prepare students for their third and final years. Strong links with industry have made our majors more applicable to Hong Kong.

JUPAS code: JS1205 Department of Electrical Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering*, BEng Information Engineering)
電機工程學系 [選項:工學士(電子計算機及數據工程學)、工學士(電子及電機工程學)*、工學士(資訊工程學) ]
(Department First Year Intake Quota: 163)

Our Majors

Normative 4-year degree students will enter one of the following majors after one year of study

BEng in Computer and Data Engineering 工學士(電子計算機及數據工程學)
BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering 工學士(電子及電機工程學)*
BEng in Information Engineering 工學士(資訊工程學)

Indicative Intake Target

  Normative 4-year curriculum/
Advanced Standing I
Advanced Standing II
Computer and Data Engineering 43 17
Electronic and Electrical Engineering * 60 18
Information Engineering 60 18

* Change of major title from “Electronic and Communication Engineering” to “Electronic and Electrical Engineering” will affect 2020 cohort of normative 4-year degree. The renamed major will be implemented in 2021-2022. Advanced Standing Students of direct applicants under 2020 admission will enter the “Electronic and Communication Engineering” major.

Admission Arrangements

JUPAS Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Applicants

JUPAS HKDSE students will apply for admission to the Department of Electrical Engineering (JS1205) of College of Engineering. Students will enter a major after one year of study. During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College/ Department core courses. At the end of the first year, the top 40% of students [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units earned from College Requirements, College Specified GE courses and Department-Specified courses] will have free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major of their choice, subject to availability of places and the selection criteria set by the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Non-JUPAS Direct Applicants

Applicants holding an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL), or a partially completed sub-degree qualification (Associate Degree or Higher Diploma) will be considered for direct admission to the Department of Electrical Engineering for first-year studies.

Applicants holding an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) qualification or a partially completed Bachelor's Degree qualification may apply for admission to a major programme offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering with Advanced Standing I/II.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. Click here for details.

The minimum graduation requirement for Advanced Standing I students is 96 credits (instead of the 120 credits in a standard four year curriculum) and 72 - 84** credits for Advanced Standing II students.

**students with relevant backgrounds will be waived to take EE2000 Logic Circuit Design, EE2004 Microcomputer Systems, EE2301 Basic Electronics Circuits, or EE2331 Data Structures and Algorithms (this course only applicable to CDE and INFE)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

JUPAS Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Applicants

English Chinese Maths Liberal Studies Elective 1 Elective 2
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3

Level 2 Level 3
any one of specified subjects (Notes)
Level 3
any one subject (Notes)

Assessment of Applications

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements, various types of admission scores are calculated to help the selection of applicants. Presented below is the main admission score used.

Admission Score for Main Consideration
Subjects Included Subject Weighting
Eng Chi Maths Liberal Studies Elective 1 Elective 2
4 core +
2 elective subjects
2 1 2 1 Specified Electives or M1/M2

2 for
  • M1/M2*
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physics
  • Combined Science (Phy + Chem) or (Phy + Bio)
1.5 for
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Combined Science (Bio + Chem)
  • Integrated Science
Any Electives or M1/M2

2 for
  • M1/M2*
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physics
  • Combined Science (Phy + Chem) or (Phy + Bio)
1.5 for
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Combined Science (Bio + Chem)
  • Integrated Science

1 for other electives
*Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) can be counted toward one elective only
  1. Specified subjects under Elective 1 include M1-Calculus and Statistics/ M2-Algebra and Calculus, Information and Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Combined Science and Integrated Science.
  2. Mathematics extended modules (M1 - Calculus and Statistics; M2 - Algebra and Calculus) may be included as a specified or unspecified elective subject. If students take both M1 and M2, they will be counted as one subject only.
  3. Unspecified electives may include “other languages” at grade E or above.
  4. Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
  5. When there are more than two elective subjects, the two elective subjects with the highest weighted scores are counted.

Scoring Scale

Category A Core and Elective Subjects (including M1/M2)
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Category C Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1

Other Considerations

When considering the priority list of student applicants, we mainly consider subject results that were obtained in current and past two years, i.e. 2018 to 2020 DSE results.

Reference will be made to other information [(e.g. band choice, interview, school principal’s nominations, discipline-related subjects, and other experiences and achievements in competitions / activities (OEA).]

Score CalculatorScore Calculator for Main Consideration

Subjects Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4


English 5 (x 2) 4 (x 2) 3 (x 2) 3 (x 2)
Chinese Language 4 (x 1) 4 (x 1) 3 (x 1) 3 (x 1)
Liberal Studies 5 (x 1) 4 (x 1) 3 (x 1) 3 (x 1)
Mathematics 4 (x 2) 4 (x 2) 5 (x 2) 5 (x 2)

Elective 1

Physics 4 (x 2) 4 (x 2)  
Chemistry 4 (x 1.5)    
Information and Communication Technology     5 (x 2)
Elective 2 Math Extended Module 1 or 2    5 (x 2)
Information and Communication Technology   4 (x 2)
Biology 4 (x 1.5)  
Economics   5 (x 1)

Unweighted score

26 24 23 24

Weighted Score of 4 core + 2 elective subjects
(for main consideration)

39 40 40 37
(   ) denotes the subject weighting

Useful Links
  1. Admissions Office
  2. Admission Scores
  3. Assessment of Applications
  4. Interview Arrangements (for JUPAS Applicants)
Non-JUPAS Direct Applicants

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied an engineering or a science related discipline in a high school or a post-secondary institution. Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) graduates or final year students may apply for admission to major programmes offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering with Advanced Standing (entry point: year 2 or year 3). Applicants are normally expected to have completed the AD/HD award with a CGPA of ≥3.0, or an equivalent overall mark or a credit award.

Other high school qualifications, GCE, IB, overseas, AD/HD year 1 students may apply for admission to first-year studies.

Students admitted with Advanced Standing I or II will not be entitled to any credit transfer on the basis of their previous qualifications attained prior to their admission to the University. Instead, students may be granted exemption from specific courses based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course. Please click here for general guidelines and click here for course exemption arrangement in the department.

Entrance Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents

City University of Hong Kong has launched the "CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents" for years – including institutional scholarships for local JUPAS entrants, Dean's scholarships for local JUPAS entrants, scholarship for local non-JUPAS entrants. EE has also set up her scholarships to outstanding JUPAS entrants enrolling in the Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (via JS1205). Please see here for more details.

Admissions Application

  • Click here for online application for both local and non-local applicants (Local application fee HK$200 per programme; Non-local application fee HK$450 for maximum of three programme choices)
  • Enquiries: Admissions Office, Floor 5, Fong Yun Wah Building, CityU (Mon to Fri: 9:15am - 12:30pm, 1:45pm - 5:15pm; Sat: 9:15am - 12:00noon)

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Last Updated : 9 Jun 2020