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# Since 2012, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the common admissions scheme, through which applicants can use one single code, 6963, to apply for any one of the eight BENG programmes.
* The total number of first-year places for Bachelor of Engineering is 443. Students can choose their desired study programme after their first year of study, on the basis of academic performance.
Programme Aims and Features
The Electronic Engineering programme, formerly known as Electronic and Communications Engineering, evolved from the traditional Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme, but features a particular emphasis on electronics and communications technology. This technology is at the core of many advanced products, from mobile phones and digital cameras to medical instruments such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. The phenomenal growth of the personal-communication market has been possible largely due to advances in this discipline. While the scope of its applications might be boundless, the programme is carefully designed to equip the students with the knowledge to contribute to the development of electronics and communications.
Key features of the programme are its balanced core and flexible elective structure, designed to provide graduates with sound fundamental, practical engineering education in one or more of the following areas: (1) electronics and microelectronics; (2) communications technology; (3) communications networking and systems; (4) digital signal processing and control; and (5) information technology and applications. The broad curriculum enables graduates to pursue various different careers or to undertake further studies.
Practical knowledge is important in this rapidly changing field. Students also have ample opportunities throughout their course to acquire practical skills from engineering training, internships, integrated design projects and senior design projects. Students can also choose to spend a year in industry following an integrated study-work programme, an experience favoured by many companies.
The broad-based Electronic Engineering curriculum enables graduates to pursue various careers. Most graduates are employed by telecommunications service providers, IC and ASIC design companies, manufacturers of electronic and computer-related products, consulting firms, the government, banks, utility companies and airlines as engineers, systems analysts and technology-support professionals.