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Associate of Engineering

Computer Engineering

Programme Code: AD 113 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code 報名編號 : AD113

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to provide students with a broad and solid grounding in the field of engineering and information technology, and to enhance students’ technical knowledge and problem-solving skills.

The programme includes three study themes:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

All three themes provide fundamental engineering and IT training to students, the Computer Science theme emphasizes computing theory and IT applications development skills.

Computer Science theme 

Eemphasizes computing theory and IT applications development skills.

Computer Engineering theme 

Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of both hardware and software in computer engineering, system design and development.

Electronic Engineering theme

Provides students with a fundamental engineering knowledge and skills to compete in the electronics field.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2019 Overall Progression Rate: 92%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 88%

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

The University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Science
BEng Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng Biomedical Engineering
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Electronic Engineering
BEng Energy & Environmental Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Civil Engineering
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Decision Analytics
BEng Electronic Engineering 
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management 
BEng Logistics Management & Engineering 
BEng Mechanical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer and Data Engineering
BEng Data & Systems Analytics
BEng Electronic Engineering 
BEng Electronic & Communication Engineering 
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management 
BEng Information Engineering
BEng Mechatronic Engineering
BSc Computer Science
BSc Computing Mathematics 
BSc Computational Finance
BSc Computational Finance & Financial Technology
BSc Creative Media
BSc Data Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering
BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Information Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Industrial and Systems Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Product Analysis and Engineering Design
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Computing
BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet and Multimedia Technologies
BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics & Enterprise Engineering
Hong Kong Baptist University
BBA (Hons) Information Systems & e-Business Management
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Information and Communication Technology
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Information and Communication Technology

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

William Jessup University, The U.S.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (70 majors available)
Bachelor of Science (30 majors available)
Bachelor of Information Technology

University of South Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Engineering) LBCP
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) LHSG


HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to various degree programmes offered by HKU SPACE International College.

Edith Cowan University

Career Prospects

The Associate Degree opens doors to jobs in government and the commercial sector, including posts in Engineering, Programming and Systems Development. Graduates can also pursue a career in Technical Support, Technical Sales and Promotion, Business Analysis or administrative work.


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



  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Linear Algebra (Originally titled as College Mathematics I)
  • Calculus (Orignially titled as College Mathematics II)
  • Advanced Chinese Language


Experiential Learning

  • Project on Knowledge Products Development



Year 1

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Digital Circuits

Year 2

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Microcontrollers
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Mathematics for Computing

Computer Science Theme

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Internet Programming
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Mathematics for Computing

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Signal and Communication
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Analog Circuits
  • Introduction to Computer Organization


Year 2 (Choose ONE course from the following)

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • System Administration
  • Introduction to Database Systems

Computer Science Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Big Data Applications and Analytics

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Internet Programming
  • Computer Systems and Network Protocol Essestials

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.

Pang Sze Ching Jamie
Pang Sze Ching Jamie
  • 2016-17 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - IEEM, Year 2
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering, Year 1

HKU SPACE CC has brought to me much more than what is written on lecture notes. During my two-year study in HKU SPACE CC, college lecturers provided a lot of academic assistance and advice to my future study. Lecturers organize visits to universities, including information section and student sharing, which offer more detailed information. The programme helps to equip myself with knowledge and skills to pursue my goals. Meanwhile, the college offers various kinds of extracurricular activities, which is accommodating to all students. The experience in this college has broaden my horizons. I am really grateful to HKU SPACE CC for all the opportunities and challenges provided.

Wong Yuk Fong
Wong Yuk Fong
  • 2014-15 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Computer Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - BEng in Computer Engineering

在港大附屬學院修讀工程學副學士課程,擴闊了我的視野,教我獲益良多。回想當初公開考試放榜時,知道自己的成績遠差於預期,我感到十分徬徨與迷惘。在網上看過資料後,選擇入讀港大附屬學院繼續學業。 修讀工程學課程,令我學習到各方面的專門知識,如電腦架構,程式設計和電路知識等。除此之外,學院亦著重通識教育,讓學生能全面發展,認識自我。 回望過去,學院不但提供另一條升學路徑,亦令我能更好裝備自己,面對困難。

  • 2013-14年度應用科學副學士(計算機工程)二年級學生
  • 獲取錄大學︰香港中文大學信息工程工學士一年級

失望的公開試成績,喚醒我考入本地大學的決心,重燃心中追尋大學夢的火焰。考入大學的途徑五花八門,而我則決定選擇港大附屬學院來完成夢想。 在此之前,我從沒有修讀任何與資訊科技相關的課程。作為資訊科技界新人,起初心中的確存在著一份惶恐,深恐自己底子與能力都不及他人。不過與其受恐懼的煎熬,何不轉換心態,相信自己實力,為自己拼博一回? 學院講師相當有心,我親切感受到他們對教學的熱誠。每當我遇到本科上的學習困難時,他們總會不厭其煩地重新講解一遍,使我的電腦概念愈見清晰,知識隨之而豐富。與此同時,我在學院認識了一群志同道合的好友,交流學習心得,並肩作戰,試問還有甚麼值得擔憂? 非聯招報名的策略是相當重要的,同學應清楚了解自己的實力和興趣,善用學校資源,選擇既相關又合符個人能力的科目。切忌心頭過高,道聽途說,因而浪費良機。 人,可以輸上千百萬次,但必須要嬴在最後一次。港大附屬學院,就是要獲得最後勝利的地方。送上我的座右銘 ─「人定勝天,命運掌握在自己手中!」願共勉之。

Lee Cheong Wang Jacky
Lee Cheong Wang, Jacky
  • 2013-14 Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology (Computer Engineering) Year 2

After failing the public examination, my ideal study path to study in local university was broken. HKU SPACE CC provided a chance for me to pursue high level education, and also helped me discover my interest in computing. At the beginning I was scared because I haven’t studied any computing subjects before. Later I found that it is not a problem as the programme structure is designed from easy to hard, even a beginner can follow as long as you want to learn. In addition, the lecturers are so friendly and helpful that they are always happy to answer our questions. I am extremely grateful to the lecturers who have helped me a lot in my study. Now I have been trained to be capable of developing application programmes and solving computer problems. Most importantly, there is a chance for me to study in university. HKU SPACE CC is a place for me to get familiar with the study mode in university, and also a place of self-affirmation.