Q1. How do I know which programme suits my interest ?
After students are admitted, we will organize a briefing session for students to learn more about individual programmes before they are required to select the programme of study. After term starts, a series of seminars (12 hours altogether) will be organized in the first semester to introduce each of the four programmes with an aim to help students decide their interests. Students will be allowed to transfer among the four programmes after the first semester and at the end of the first year.
Q2. Does the Department accept only Band A applicants?
According to past experience, over 99% of students admitted to our programmes were from B and A.
Q3. Would HKCEE results be counted?
Admission is mainly based on A-level results and results of Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture. HKCEE results and other factors will be taken into consideration when deemed appropriate.
Q4. What are the grades of students admitted last year?
Overall admission grades for the four degree programmes in 2006 (calculated based on 2AL + 1AS subjects) are as follows:
Q5. What is Computer Engineering (CE)?
Computer Engineering studies both computer hardware and software (design principles, integration and applications). Computer hardware includes electronic devices, digital circuits, integrated circuits, microprocessors and computer organization. Computer software includes programming, algorithms, operating systems, computer networks, databases, etc.. The programme also includes application courses in areas such as multimedia, internet, electronic commerce, computer graphics, etc.
Q6. What is Electronic and Communications Engineering (EComE)?
The EComE programme evolved from our traditional Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme (EEE) with particular emphasis on electronics and communications technology. It has the longest history among other similar programmes in Hong Kong and represents a fundamental engineering programme covering a wide range of areas and applications in electronics and communications, including analog and digital circuits, microelectronics and VLSI design, communications, microwave and RF, digital signal processing, image processing, computers, optoelectronics, control, robotics and biomedical engineering.
Q7. What is Electrical Engineering (EE)?
Our EE programme is formerly known as Electrical Energy Systems Engineering (EESE). We change it to the present name to reflect its general nature. It is a broad-based general programme with an emphasis on electrical energy. It covers the fundamental aspects of energy conversion, electronics, communications, computer hardware and software, control theory, system analysis etc and studies the application of all these technology advancements to improve the operation of various electrical energy systems such as the power system, electrical transportation, electrical building services, switched power supplies etc.
Q8. What is Information Engineering (InfoE)?
Information engineering is concerned with the processing, transmission, management and retrieval of information. Information systems are indispensable in modern societies, with applications ranging from electronic banking and e-commerce to mobile data networks, logistics and bio-informatics.
Q9. What is the difference between CE and InfoE?
The application areas of Computer Engineering and Information Engineering are somewhat similar, but Computer Engineering puts more emphasis on the hardware/software aspects of computer systems, whereas information engineering pays more attention to the processing, transmission and management aspects of information systems.
Q10. What is the difference between EComE, CE and InfoE?
EComE is a fundamental engineering programme focusing on aspects of electronic and communications engineering which form the basis for many modern innovative technologies and applications. Although the CE and InfoE programmes also require background in electronics, they focus more on the theory and applications of digital computers and information systems.
Q11. What is the difference between EE and other programmes ?
Each programme has its own focus and the focus of the EE programme is on electrical energy. An EE student is required to take a certain minimum number of credits in energy related courses while students in other programmes will have no or very limited choice to study energy related courses.