With an aim to elevate our undergraduate students' international exposure, the Department of Electrical Engineering is organizing a 4-week summer programme with our partner universities. Through activities such as technical workshops, hands-on trainings, seminars and talks, company visits, mini-projects and presentations, students will gain certain technical know-how relevant to their major studies during their summer vacation.
We have lined up with the following partner universities for the summer programme:
|Host University||Location/ Country||Dormitory
|DKU||Seoul/Gyeonggi-do, Korea||11 July/ 9 Aug||22||PDF(1) , PDF(2)||NCKU||Tainan, Taiwan||3 July/ 5 Aug||24|
|UHK||Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic||7 July/ 6 Aug||26||PDF(1), PDF(2), PDF(3), PDF(4)|
|UL||Limoges, France||June/ July||3|
Technical Topic of Workshops/ Training
Topics are to be decided and announced by the host university. Course schedule and relevant information will be uploaded onto this webpage once available. Students may refer to previous cohorts for reference.
Company Visit, Outing & Seminar Talk
Company visits to industry are organized for understanding the real-life environment about the management and organization, and trading practices of companies in the hosting countries/ areas. Outings and cultural activities may also be arranged by some host universities.
Assessment scheme, such as group presentation, written reports, attendance requirement, is designed by host universities. Upon successful completion of the summer programme by obtaining a satisfactory grade in all required course(s) and fulfilling the attendance requirement, students may apply for credit transfer for a 3-credit-unit GE course, namely GE1339 Wireless Connectivity in Modern Society, under Distributional Area 3 (Science and Technology). Students are also required to submit reflective journals to the General Office upon their return to Hong Kong. Transcript of study issued by host universities will be disseminated by General Office.
Applications will be considered from those who meet the following requirements:
Students who wish to participate in the Student Exchange Programme must meet one of the following minimum requirements set by the University, unless you are seeking entry to a programme conducted in Chinese language at a partner institution in the Mainland China or Taiwan:
Students need to indicate their choice of preferences on the host institution in their application. Identified students may be invited for a selection interview/ individual consultation session, and the general selection criteria are as follows:
Number of places is subject to availability of quotas allocated by host universities. Suitable students will be ranked by their CGPA of semester A and allocated the most preferred place of their personal choice. Successful applicants whose CGPA do not meet the minimum requirement of 2.5 in Semester B may be disqualified from applying for student exchange fund or participating in summer exchange.
The procedure for applying to the Summer Exchange is as follows:
|Application Opens||Sem B week 1|
|Application Ends||Sem B week 12|
|Announcement of Placement||Main round offers will be announced in Sem B week 5 - 6
Remaining places will be allocated on a rolling basis
|Deadline of Acceptance of Offer||Within 4 days upon receiving offer|
Students will be required to pay a deposit as caution money to confirm their acceptance of offer. Failure to confirm the acceptance of offer will lead to elimination from the offer list, and the place will be offered to someone on the waiting list.
It is compulsory for all participants. Students should make themselves available for all specified dates.
|Date & Venue||25 April 2019 (Thu), 3pm – 5pm, CMA Lecture Theatre (LT-15), Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building|
|Content||Getting to know your travelling buddies; preparation for and requirements of summer programme, etc.|
Caution money is to secure students’ attention to the rationale and certain funding principles of the summer programme. It will be collected upon acceptance of offer as a deposit to cover part of the accommodation fee and make good any outstanding debts to the University/host university incurred in. A full amount, or the sum less any deductions made for outstanding debts, shall be refunded upon satisfactory completion of the summer programme.
Successful applicant may apply for Student Exchange Fund (SEF) operated under GSO as an allowance on traveling and overseas living expenses.
Both accommodation fee and programme fee will be waived given that students are obliged to complete the whole summer programme by obtaining a pass grade in all required course(s) and fulfilling the attendance requirements. Meanwhile, students are responsible for all other expenses on airfare, insurance, food, sightseeing and living items, etc.
Accommodation will be arranged by host institutions. On-campus accommodation is up to availability and is not guaranteed. The set-up and housing costs, such as electricity & gas, laundry, internet & phone, vary from university to university. You need to have a realistic plan on the amount of money that you will have to spend.
Department would make an attempt to purchase group flight tickets (with both itinerary of arrival and departure fixed) at a more favorable rate for students. Students are required to settle full payment of the airfare once the reservation is successful.
All students are required to purchase travel and medical insurance coverage for the entire period of staying abroad. You must enroll in any mandatory insurance plan designated by your host university. If no such plan is provided, you should obtain a travel and medical insurance policy from a licensed insurer and submit a proof of purchase to Department before your departure.Your insurance policy should cover:
Retain all receipts and documents relating to any insurance claim you might wish to make, and be prepared to provide them to the insurer.
EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Ambassador: Ms. Ma Keqing
Hong Kong Immigration Department
|協助在外香港居民小組 24-hour Emergency Hotline
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(source: adapted from http://www.cityu.edu.hk/gso/oes_safetyguide.htm)
Read and carefully consider all pre-departure and orientation materials provided by CityU (such as from GSO) and your host institution that relate to safety, health, legal and/or other aspects.
Consult your doctor about your plans to manage your health condition overseas when necessary. Consider your physical and mental fitness and other personal circumstances before registering for and participating in any activities.
Provide to the University and your host institution any information that you feel necessary to ensure a safe and healthy exchange study experience.
Inform your parents and anyone else who may need to know about your participation in the student exchange. Purchase a local cell phone number. Provide them with emergency contact information and keep in contact with them on a regular basis.
Learn about local weather conditions, dietary habits and anything else that might have an impact on your health or safety when making daily choices and decisions. Promptly and politely express any health or safety concerns to an appropriate person.
Be responsible for your own decisions and actions. Obey the regulations of your host institution and the laws of your host country and be respectful of local customs.
Keep the appropriate staff at your host institution informed of your whereabouts and let them know if you encounter a problem.
Avoid travel to any location where travel may be dangerous.
Keep the emergency contacts with you all the time. Be prepared to have access to additional funds in case of an emergency.
Share your difficulties and problems with your peers and seek help from the appropriate staff at your host institution and/or home department when necessary.
Follow all guidelines and instructions given by GSO that are applicable.
The Summer Programme is tentatively scheduled for 5 July 2019 – 9 Aug 2019. Participants will be notified of the confirmed schedule and reporting date to CityU by receiving a letter of acceptance.
No direct application will be accepted from overseas students. Application is only limited to a specified group of students of our partner institutions.
The programme is conducted on a combination of lecture-laboratory basis. Typically, students from different universities are grouped to work as a team in performing hands-on exercises. The course is intensive and conducted in English. Students attending are expected to take initiatives to explore areas that they are not familiar with and solve problems and to fully participate in activities together with students from different cultural and language backgrounds.
Visits and seminar talks will be arranged with an aim to provide visiting students with knowledge in the obligations, roles and professional conduct of an engineer in a modern society. Eminent professionals are invited to deliver talks achieving the aims. Company visits to industry are organized for understanding the real-life environment about the management and organization, and trading practices of companies in the hosting countries/ areas.
Group Presentation is a requirement scheduled at the end of the summer programme for students to conclude and present what they have learned not only on technical skills and knowledge, but also on out-of-classroom aspects such as cultural difference, people they met, learning experience, etc.
Some interesting elements for participants to have a thorough experience of the vibrancy of city and the cultural differences among people of different places will be arranged.
When we receive your information from your home institution, we will issue you a letter of acceptance for the Summer Training Camp. For applying for an entry permit to Hong Kong, you should study and follow the application procedures provided on the webpage of CityU's Global Services Office (GSO).
On-campus accommodation will be reserved for all participating students for the period of summer programme. Students will be allowed to stay at the dormitory within the length of permitted stay specified on the Student Visa. Students should arrive in Hong Kong according to the details provided on the letter of acceptance.
Room allocation will be pre-arranged by Student Residence Office. The dormitory allows 24-hour check-in service, and students may check in at any time of a day. If the Student Residence Office (SRO) is closed, the 24-hour Security will handle the registration and allow students to move into the rooms that have been reserved for them. Please study the "Handbook for Residents" published by SRO for more information.
The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is one of the most convenient means of public transport in Hong Kong. CityU is located right next to Kowloon Tong MTR Station.
Please download reference materials at here.
Students are required to have suitable and adequate insurance for the entire period of their study at CityU in Hong Kong. Before coming to CityU, you should purchase an insurance plicy whose coverage includes, but is not limited to, travel, personal accidents, medical expenses, hospitalization and emergency evacuation/ repatriation. Noted that specialized healthcare is costly in Hong Kong, so you are strongly advised to secure health insurance that covers the entire period of your stay here. Please refer to and follow the advice provided by CityU’s Global Services Office (GSO).
You should consult your home institution for the possibility and arrangements of credit transfer or course exemption. A certificate of attendance and a performance report will be issued to students who have completed the training camp.
Hong Kong’s summer is hot and humid, with an average temperature range of 28°C – 35°C and humidity of about 90%.
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The majority of electrical sockets take a three-pronged plug. Transformers and adaptors for electrical / electronic devices can be purchased in Hong Kong.
Octopus is an electronic stored-value card that can be accepted by most public transport including MTR, buses, minibuses and ferries. It can also used in CityU’s campus catering outlets as well as most convenience stores, supermarkets and some fast food restaurants in Hong Kong.
Local calls are free from private landlines, and cost HK$1 per five minutes from public telephones. Alternatively, you can use your own mobile phone in Hong Kong if it supports the GSM 900/1800, CDMA2000 and WCDMA frequency bands (note that the GSM 1900 does not work in Hong Kong).
The estimated cost of living given below is for reference. The actual cost may vary among individuals.
|Expenditure||Monthly cost (HK$)|
|Personal expenditure (e.g. medical expenses,
telephone bills and laundry)
|Sightseeing||300 – 1,500|
|Total||4,500 or above|
In response to EDB’s advocacy of promoting and facilitating STEM education in secondary schools, we are inviting some secondary schools to nominate their elite students to join our summer taster programme, which is in parallel with the CityU EE International Summer Programme. We tailor the learning materials and activities for S4 and S5 students, aiming at cultivating their interest in engineering innovation as well as boosting their confidence in communicating in an international environment through team work.
Remote Controlled Paraglider
(Batch 1 – Full Programme) 10 July 2019 – 7 August 2019 (Monday to Friday)
(Batch 2A – Beginner Programme) 17 July 2019 – 25 July 2019 and 7 Aug 2019 (Monday to Friday)
(Batch 2B – Beginner Programme) 29 July 2018 – 6 Aug 2019 and 7 Aug 2019 (Monday to Friday)
Each invited school may nominate a maximum of 4 students, who
a) have a strong interest in STEM; and
b) are taking Science, ICT, Physics and/or MA1/M2 subjects; and
c) are outgoing and confident in communicating with new acquaintances in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Free of charge; HKD1000 caution money to be refunded upon completion of the programme
It as a valuable opportunity for students to interact and exchange innovative ideas with overseas students and to experience how creative minds work together across cultures and languages. Student helpers will take an active role in engaging those exchange students in creative team projects as well as other interesting on-campus activities and outings, which aim to cultivate a technological discovery culture and a supportive learning atmosphere.
20 hours of trainings & meetings in May - June
150 or more hours during Summer Programme in July - early August
Job duties will cover the following areas:
1. Have basic foundation in JAVA/Android Studio and electronic circuit development
2. Possess the following personal traits:
Please contact Mr K T Ng of Department of Electrical Engineering.
|Online Application||Sem B week 1 – 12|
|Placement Results||Main Round Sem B week 5 – 6||1st Round Offer Results (22 Feb 2019)|
|Pre-departure Briefing||25 April 2019, Thursday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, LT-15|
Pre-departure Briefing Materials
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Last Updated : 4 Jul 2019