Electrical Engineering


The Electrical Engineering programme is designed to provide students with a sound fundamental education in all areas of electrical engineering. As electrical energy is the backbone of modern civilization, the programme has received overwhelming support from the government and leading industries, including the offer of many scholarships, prizes, training places and employment. The core of the programme equip students with fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering, including electromagnetic theory, energy conversion, electronics, communications, signal processing, information technology, control theory, computers and software engineering. Through the choice of electives, students may subsequently specialize in electrical energy related areas, such as electric power systems, electric railways, electric vehicles, power electronics and building services. Our aim is to educate students to become professional electrical engineers to meet the societal needs.

If you are interested in power or energy, EE will be your choice.



Power and energy is undergoing a major revival linked to the search for new technologies to build solutions for electricity supply with low environmental impact. The whole of society depends on secure electricity at home, for industry and transport. The area includes power electronics, lighting technology, electric vehicles, smart grids, power systems, network automation and electricity markets along with the associated analysis and design. There are strong connections to other areas such as sensing devices, communications, computing, signal processing, and control.


Regulations and Syllabuses

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Professional Recognition

The Electrical Engineering programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


The HKIE Engineering Graduate Training Scheme “A”

The Training Committee of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) approved that the graduates of the following degree programmes offered by HKU are eligible for registration onto Scheme “A” Training in the correspondence disciplines, subject to the conditions specified below:

BEng (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering (Full Time) (including the programme under the double degree in BEng/BBA) is eligible for Scheme “A” in the following HKIE Disciplines:

  • Electrical Discipline
  • Energy Discipline
  • Building Services Discipline*
  • Control, Automation & Instrumentation Discipline


* Subject to the fulfillment of top-up requirement as specified in the Admission Requirements for the Building Services Discipline (http://www.hkie.org.hk/upload/download/21/file/59c1ca7f6e795.doc)

Joining the Programme

Interested in joining our programme? Please refer to the undergraduate admission information page.