The Faculty of Engineering is one of the two founding faculties of The University of Hong Kong when it was first established in 1912. It is one of the largest comprehensive engineering faculties in Hong Kong. It encompasses most if not all disciplines of engineering and has a strong tradition of research in both traditional and novel areas. The Faculty has five departments: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
The Faculty of Engineering continues to attract the best students from Hong Kong and elsewhere to study a range of diverse programmes. It offers nine undergraduate programmes, twelve taught postgraduate curricula and two research postgraduate programmes, with an enrollment of over 2,000, 1,590 and 550 students respectively. The Faculty has more than 200 academic staff and more than 150 non-academic staff.
The Faculty not only focuses on basic research, but is also strongly committed to applied research of professional and practical importance; many projects are conducted across disciplines and in collaboration with local and overseas institutions, industrial enterprises, government and other public bodies. There are nine Research Centres and one Institute in the Faculty, the research activities of which offer ample opportunities for collaboration between town and gown.
In the past years, among the Faculty's academic staff there have been three HKU Endowed Professorships; thirty-seven HKU Outstanding Researcher/Young Researcher Awards; three University Teaching Fellows; five HKU Outstanding Teaching Awards; two members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; two members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; ten Croucher Senior Research Fellows; six Fellows of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences; one Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; eight IEEE Fellows; one Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering; two Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); one Fellow of the Ukraine Academy of Engineering Sciences; one Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering; one Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; one Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.