Teaching Laboratories

Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory

The Applied Electromagnetic Laboratory, equipped with EM software and various teaching kits, supports teaching in topics related to antenna designs, RF circuit designs, millimeter-wave applications and terahertz investigations. Students can study EM waves through simulations and verify theory with the lab facilities . Laboratory sessions of the following courses are normally scheduled in the Lab.



  • EE3109 Applied Electromagnetics
  • EE4036 Wireless Communications
  • EE4107  - 5G Circuit Design
  • EE4108 Antenna for Wireless Communications and Sensing Connectivity
  • EE5425 Fundamentals of Radio Frequency (RF) Circuit Engineering
  • EE5435 Advanced Topics in Applied Electromagnetics
  • EE6680 Dissertation
  • EE6619 Antenna Design for Wireless Communications
  • Final Year Project

Computer Networking and Data Communications Laboratories

The Computer Networking Laboratory is equipped with general computing equipment and switches/routers to provide laboratory supports for the teaching and training of computer networking and related subjects. Students can acquire hands-on experiences on the configuration and analysis of computer networks. Laboratory sessions of the following courses such as EE3009 Data Communications and Networking, EE3315 Internet Technology, EE4014 Business Data Communication Networks, and EE5412 Telecommunication Networks are normally scheduled in the Lab.

Computer Terminal Laboratory

The Computer Terminal Laboratory is equipped with 130 sets of high-performance computers. The laboratory provides both hardware and software resources to support a series of teaching and learning activities in the department. For example, the Altera DE0 Development and Education board is used to facilitate learning of digital logic concepts, and the Cisco Packet Tracer offers students a simulated environment to experiment with network behavior. The laboratory also provides various software tools to support courses on computer programming such as Python, Java, C++, OpenGL, Matlab programming, Android Studio for Android App Design and Xcode for iOS App Design. In addition, the engineering training course on Computer System Administration on Linux and Windows is  conducted during the summer.

Control Systems Laboratory

The Control Systems Laboratory aims to assist and promote teaching and experimental research in the fields of automatic control, robotics, wireless and networked control systems, complex networks, optimization, computational intelligent, nonlinear systems and circuits design. It serves as a base to carry out interdisciplinary research in systems engineering, targeting advanced theoretical development and practical design. It also facilitates quality teaching in the Department by supporting core and elective courses, ranging from the Undergraduate Degree courses, such as Introduction to Electronic Design (GE1354), Analogue Circuit Fundamentals (EE3122), Introduction to Electric Power (EE3123), Systems and Control (EE3114), Design Project (EE3070) and Engineering Training (EE4090), to Master Degree courses, such as Discrete-Time Control Systems (EE6430).

Digital and Mobile Communications Laboratory

The Digital and Mobile Communications Laboratory aims to support the research activities in the fields of digital and mobile communications, and to offer training in fundamental communication theory for students in the Department. It also facilitates quality teaching by supporting Undergraduate Degree courses, such as GE1354 Introduction to Electronic Design, EE1001 Foundations of Digital Techniques, EE1002 Principles of Electrical Engineering, EE3070 Design Project and EE4090 Engineering Training for Electronic and Communication Engineering, etc.

Digital Systems Laboratory

The Digital Systems Laboratory is dedicated to the teaching of digital electronic technologies, especially those related to microprocessors and microcontrollers. It provides laboratory support for undergraduate courses such as EE2004 Microcomputer Systems and EE3220 Embedded Systems Design, aiming at enhancing students' practical skills in both hardware and software development of microprocessors. In addition to basic equipment like personal computers, digital oscilloscopes and logic analyzers, the Lab is equipped with digital circuit learning tools such as field programmable gate array (FPGA) training boards, in-circuit emulators, microcontroller soft core and interface, etc. With these tools and equipment, students are able to acquire the knowledge of microprocessor design and applications, for further extension to system-on-chip integration.


Electronic Circuit and Projects Laboratory

The Electronic Circuits and Projects (ECP) Laboratory is a cozy corner of the campus and has been supporting the learning-through-labs experience of first- and second-year courses among the EE majors. For our undergraduates who are new to electronics, this is a hub where they build their very first circuit and discover the fun of electronics along the way. The ECP Lab has witnessed, over the years, numerous students growing from novices on electronics to application-driven product designers. Well-equipped with all the necessary instrumentation hardware, the ECP Lab also supports our signature GE course.

Machining Laboratory

The Machining Laboratory supports teaching and research activities, and provides advice and support to other EE sections on an ad-hoc basis. The laboratory houses a range of machining equipment such as lathe, milling machine, drilling machine and wire cut machine. Precision parts have been fabricated with the wire cut machine for experiments. Examples include antenna patches and optical fixtures. In addition, we also design jigs and fixtures for various experiments and researches. With regards to teaching, we provide technical support to the course EE3070 Design Project. We teach students to use hand tools and pass on basic mechanical knowledge, alerting them to various dangers and teaching them to adopt adequate safety measures.

Multidisciplinary Projects Laboratory

Multidisciplinary Projects Laboratory offers an interactive, advanced and enjoyable learning environment for students and faculty to brainstorm research and projects. Its dynamic setting together with IT equipment facilitates multidisciplinary project teams to hold discussions, testing, and demonstration. The opening hours are comply with the regulation of City University of Hong Kong and therefore the Laboratory is open for students until 11 PM daily throughout the semester.


Optoelectronics, Electronics, Power, Nanotechnology, and Biosystems Laboratory

Power Electronics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory

The Power Electronics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory provides our students with a platform for conducting research on future energy generation, distribution and utilization technologies. It also plays an effective role in the development of energy conversion and utilization technologies in conjunction with the industry and to provide extension services so as to contribute to the social and economic development of Hong Kong.

Team Projects Laboratory

Team Projects Laboratory is designed for group projects discussion and learning. It is equipped with computers for online learning, PCB designs software and prototypes testing equipment. It serves the course Design Project throughout the year as well as Summer Exchange Camp.


ROBOCON Contest Team Laboratory

ROBOCON Contest Team Laboratory is a dedicated place for developing robots to join a year-based competition among all tertiary students in Hong Kong. Students from different departments work together as teams in a multi-disciplinary atmosphere, designing and implementing their robots according to the game rules given by the host organizer every year. The setting aims to provide a mutual learning environment for students to sharpen their problem-solving and leadership skills and also nurture friendships in developing their passion for being professional engineering in their future careers.


Underwater Robotics Team Laboratory

Underwater Robotics Team Laboratory aims at providing a co-working space for CityU students to achieve international recognition in global and national competitions, to encourage cross-disciplinary working environment, and ultimately to apply what we have learned in CityU to solve real-life problems using Robotics/ AI / Electronics Mathematics technology and knowledge. Every year, the robots developed in this lab will join the MATE ROV competition, the Singapore AUV Challenge and other competitions. With the strong support from CityU including College of Engineering, Department of EE, CS, MNE, BME, MSE, SDSC and SDS, we are committed and confident to advance our work and to gain recognitions around the world.


Last Updated : 24 Aug  2023