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Higher Diploma in Engineering

Programme Code: HD 110 2587 3233 2707 3620 hdeng@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 409

Over the years, industrial systems, manufacturing and information processing have evolved at a dazzling speed, and have permeated every aspect of life and society. The next evolution will see further sub-division and specialization, such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, civil and construction engineering and building services engineering. Thus, engineering is an essential sector and profession in any parts of the world.

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to provide good foundation concepts in engineering and prepares students to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in the engineering field by offering five streams of studies:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
 

Job Placement

In the course of the programme students will have opportunities to undertake job placements at local engineering companies. Through this practical training, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the industry and develop the skills and experience required in the workplace.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 73%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 76%

Many of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BEng
BEng Electrical Engineering
BEng Medical Engineering
BEng Mechanical Engineering
  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Electronic Engineering
BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
BEng Mechanical and Automation Engineering
         
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng
BEng Electronic Engineering
BEng Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
BEng Mechanical Engineering
          
City University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Electronic & Communication Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering
BEng Materials Engineering
BEng Mechatronic Engineering
BEng Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
BEng Systems Engineering & Management
          
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Air Transport Engineering
BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Electronic & Information Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Industrial & Systems Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Logistics Engineering with Management 
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Broad Discipline of Computing
Broad Discipline of Engineering
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics) 
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics / Articulation Programme with a specialism in Optoelectronics 
BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering & Management
         
Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Green Energy Science
          
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) (Primary) Mathematics Major

In 2015-16, 54 students successfully gained admission to UGC-funded engineering degree programmes at local universities in different engineering disciplines including electronic, electrical, computing, mechanical, manufacturing, building services, air-transport engineering etc.

In addition, high calibre students can further their undergraduate studies in Engineering at local or overseas universities after successfully completing the first-year study of the Higher Diploma Programme.

On average, around 20 of our Year One students with excellent academic performance were also admitted to HKU every year. 

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Computer and Software Systems

 

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:

Edinburgh Napier University (UK) (In Full-time and Part-time mode of study)
BEng (Hons) Engineering with Management 
 
Part-time programme offered locally by the Ulster University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE:
BEng (Hons) Energy and Building Services Engineering#
 
University of Plymouth (UK)     (Credits exemption: at least 120 out of 360)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture
BEng (Hons) Marine and Composites Technology
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites
BEng (Hons) Marine Technology
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Robotics

 

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to pursue a career in engineering disciplines, especially in the fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Technologies and Civil and Construction Engineering, in such posts as,

  • eToy Designer
  • Industrial Process Assistant Engineer
  • Electric Appliances Assistant Engineer
  • Quality Control Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant System Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer or Assistant Engineer - Civil and Construction
  • Building Services Assistant Engineer

 

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics (Core) or a science subject, or have a pass in the HKCEE Mathematics, or equivalent.

        

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

# Subject to approval

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Practical Chinese
SPECIALISM

Year 1

Common Core Modules

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Mechanical Systems Principles

Civil and Construction Engineering Stream

  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Green Building and Construction
  • Properties of Construction Material
  • Structural Mechanics

Computer Engineering Stream

  • Data and Computer Communication
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Software Engineering

Electrical Engineering Stream

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Electrical Services in Buildings

Mechanical Engineering Stream

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Properties of Material
  • Thermodynamics

Building Services Engineering Stream

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Services in Buildings
  • Solar Energy Conversion
  • Thermodynamics

 

Year 2

Common Core Modules

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Project
  • Ethics and Professionalism

Civil and Construction Engineering Stream

  • Construction Project Management
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Geotechnics
  • Principles of Pollution

Computer Engineering Stream

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Apps Development
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Microcontrollers

Electrical Engineering Stream

  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Power Transmission and Distribution

Mechanical Engineering Stream

  • Control Systems
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Fluid Dynamics

Building Services Engineering Stream

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Fire Protection, Plumbing and Drainage Systems
  • Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Intelligent Buildings

 

 

Wong Lei Yee
Wong Lei Yee
  • 2015-16 Student of Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 2)
  • 2016-17 Student of Bachelor of Engineering, HKU (Year 1)
  • Other offer: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, PolyU (Year 3)

I can tell you that a two-year study experience at HKU SPACE Community College is valuable and fruitful. Studying is not independent work and I made lots of friends here including classmates and lecturers. I always met lecturers who were willing to stay behind to teach us. Last summer I joined an internship programme at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT). Together with students from different universities and colleges we analysed the relationship between the velocity of a crane and the lifetime of components. I was very glad that I could make use of my study to apply my knowledge at work and that I could broaden my horizon. Thank you HKU SPACE Community College for giving me a great opportunity to learn and to explore my talent!

Lam Chin Kwan
Lam Chin Kwan
  • 2015-16 Student of Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2016-17 Student of Bachelor of Engineering, HKU (Year 1)

I did not believe I would have an opportunity to study in The University of Hong Kong when my HKDSE result was released. However, HKU SPACE Community College provided me a second chance to pursue my university goal, with a quality education delivered by its Engineering Programme Team. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all lecturers who have taught me in the past year. They were not only teaching the knowledge from the textbooks, but also inspiring me to learn through lab sessions, training workshops and visits. After one year of study at HKU SPACE Community College, I am so happy to tell you that I was admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. Thank you so much!

Chan Yiu Hang
Chan Yiu Hang
  • 2014-15 Student of Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 Student of Bachelor of Engineering, HKU (Year 1)

After receiving my HKDSE results, I felt disappointed and I was confused about my future. However, by having the valuable chance to complete the Higher Diploma in Engineering programme at HKU SPACE Community College, I was able to develop practical skills and knowledge through lectures, lab sessions and site visits. With lecturers’ patience and guidance, together with the advanced engineering equipment, I became a well equipped and knowledgeable engineering student. I am so happy to tell you that I was finally admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. Thank you so much!

Lau Ka Wai
Lau Ka Wai
  • 2014-15 Student of Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2015-16 Student of Bachelor of Engineering, HKU (Year 1)

Late 2014 was definitely a difficult period for me. I felt very disappointed after receiving my HKDSE results. Yet I was so determined to continue to my study in engineering, so following advice from my family and teachers. I applied for the Higher Diploma in Engineering programme at HKU SPACE Community College, and have no regrets. HKU SPACE Community College gave me a second chance to pursue my dream. I have learnt different professional skills. Through lectures, lab sessions, training workshops and visits, I have been nurtured to become a well-equipped engineering student. I kept improving myself and eventually I was admitted to the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong in 2015. Last but not least, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the patience and guidance from my lecturers. Thank you so much!

Chan Yu Chi Rachel
Chan Yu Chi, Rachel
  • 2013-14 Student of Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2014-15 Student of HKU Bachelor of Engineering (Year 1)

I felt so disappointed when I failed to gain admission to a local university after taking the public examinations. Yet studying in the Higher Diploma in Engineering programme at HKU SPACE Community College has given me a chance to achieve my goal. At the end of my first year, I realized that studying in HKU SPACE Community College had benefited me beyond my expectations. Apart from the skills and knowledge I learnt from the lectures, the different kinds of activities, such as laboratory sessions, site visits and placements, broadened my horizons. With the patience and guidance from the lecturers, I was nurtured to become a well-equipped engineering student, helping me get admitted to the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong in 2014. Thank you so much!

Liu Ka Kin
Liu Ka Kin
  • 2012-13 Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2013-14 Student of HKU Bachelor of Engineering (Year 1)

I would never forget those days in 2012. After receiving my HKALE results, I nearly gave up my dream. But my family supported me well and with the advice from friends, I applied for the Higher Diploma in Engineering programme at HKU SPACE Community College. When having a chance to study at HKU SPACE Community College, I realized that it was valuable for me to continue to pursue my dream in engineering field. I kept improving through professional trainings and guidance from lecturers and finally was admitted to The University of Hong Kong. Thank you HKU SPACE Community College for helping my dream comes true!

Wong Kin Yung
Wong Kin Yung
  • 2011-12 Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2012-13 HKU Bachelor of Engineering (Year 1)

2011 was the turning point of my life. I did not get good results in the HKALE and felt very frustrated. After conversations with family and friends, I chose to study Higher Diploma programme in Engineering at HKU SPACE Community College. During the school life at HKU SPACE Community College, I was well equipped with both engineering theories and practical training which were very useful in pursuing studies at universities and my future career. Besides, the programme provided placement opportunities, which further enhanced the skills and techniques that I learned from lessons. In 2012, I was successfully admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. Thank you so much!

Chan Ting Ho
Chan Ting Ho
  • 2011-12 Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2012-13 HKU Bachelor of Engineering (Year 1)

I was a Form 7 repeater in 2010 and 2011 and failed to obtain admission to a local university. I was disappointed with my poor HKALE results, but fortunately I was encouraged by my family to join the Higher Diploma programme in Engineering at HKU SPACE Community College. The programme not only provided me with essential engineering skills, but also established my confidence in learning again, which enabled me to successfully gain admission to the Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. I treasure the invaluable guidance and support from the programme! Thank you HKU SPACE Community College!

Lo Po Ting
Lo Po Ting
  • 2010-11 Higher Diploma in Engineering (Year 1)
  • 2011-12 HKU Bachelor of Engineering (Year 1)

Disappointed with my HKALE results, I was encouraged by my family to join the Higher Diploma programme in Engineering at HKU SPACE Community College. This programme not only well equipped me with critical and independent thinking skills, but also with the fundamentals of appropriate presentation and communication strategies. College life was flexible and the learning experience was rather different from secondary school. Company visits and field trips were organized regularly and broadened my horizons in relation to the various engineering fields. The invaluable engineering skills and techniques gained from the courses also helped me to become well-prepared for my further study and career. Thanks to the guidance and support from the lecturers, after one year of study in HKU SPACE Community College, I determined to develop my engineering expertise in the field of Electrical Engineering. Certainly, there will be a lot of challenges in our lifetime but as long as we are well equipped and prepared, we can tackle any of them. Are you ready now?