Message from Head
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was established at the University of Hong Kong in 1961. Over the last few decades, our graduates have been serving the society in key positions and have made tremendous impact to the development of Hong Kong in its evolution from an industrial-based to knowledge-based economy.
The field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering encompasses many exciting technologies such as microelectronics, computer systems, mobile communications, …, which have been among the fastest growing and most challenging technologies that enable the development of the modern information-based society.
A characteristic of our Department is that we cover electrical, electronic, computer and information engineering all under one roof, which provides tremendous opportunities for cross interaction both in terms of teaching and research. The Department has a wide range of research activities, grouped under seven areas, namely (i) Computer Systems and Networking, (ii) Telecommunications, (iii) Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and VLSI, (iv) Electrical Energy Technologies & Systems, (v) Biomedical Engineering, (vi) Information Systems, and (vii) Electromagnetics and Optics. Our research activities are supported by more than 100 research grants awarded over the last three years. Apart from basic research, our staff have been actively engaged in applied research and technology transfer.
The Department runs three undergraduate programmes, namely Electronic and Communications Engineering (EComE) (3-Year Curriculum) / Electronic Engineering (ElecE) (4-Year Curriculum), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electrical Engineering (EE). The Department currently has over 40 academic and teaching staff; about 400 undergraduate students, 300 part-time MSc students and 100 full-time research postgraduate students pursuing MPhil or PhD degrees. We have over 40 laboratories with advanced equipment and facilities for supporting our teaching and research. The mission of the Department is to produce the highest quality of graduates to serve the society, and to conduct leading-edge research. To this end, we strive for excellence in teaching, research and professional services.
The Department's web site provides a wide range of information about many if not all aspects of the Department. We hope you find the information useful and would of course welcome your comments.