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Associate of Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Programme Code: AD 113 3416 6338 2305 5315 aeng@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 202

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

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 82%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 84%

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 Computer Science
   
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Electronic Engineering / BEng Information Engineering
BSc
         
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Electronic Engineering 
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management 
BEng Logistics Management & Engineering 
BEng Mechanical Engineering
             
City University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Engineering
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 Creative Media
    
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Information Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Industrial and Systems Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Product Analysis and Engineering Design
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet and Multimedia Technologies
        
Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
                 
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Information and Communication Technology

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Macquarie University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (70 majors available)
  • Bachelor of Science (30 majors available) 

Graduates are also eligible for admission to the full-time top-up degree programme offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

Edinburgh Napier University^
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering with Management 

^Applicable to Electronic Engineering Theme only   

University of London International Programmes (Lead College: Goldsmiths)
  • B.Sc. in Computer and Information Systems

 

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.

  

GENERIC SKILLS

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • College Mathematics I / Basic Engineering Mathematics

SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to Database Systems

Year 2

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Mathematics for Computing

 

Computer Science Theme

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Mathematics for Computing

 

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Signal and Communication
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Analog Circuits
  • Introduction to Digital Circuits

Electives

Year 2 (Choose ONE course from the following)

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Introduction to Operation Systems
  • Introduction to Digital Circuits

 

Computer Science Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Introduction to Digital Circuits

 

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Object-Oriented Programming

GENERAL EDUCATION

(Choose ONE course from each category)​

 

Year 1

Reasoning & Science

  • Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking

 

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • Rethinking Popular Culture
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong

Year 2

Humanities and Arts

  • Arts Appreciation 
  • Design for Brands

 

Global Issues and Development

  • Politics, Peoples and Culture: The Making of a Globalising World since 1945 
  • Intercultural Communication and Competence

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

Tang Hoi Yiu
Tang Hoi Yiu
  • 2016-17 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

In semester one, I felt puzzled and frustrated because I was not familiar with the new subjects and the new environment at HKU SPACE Community College. Thus, my exam result in semester one was far away from what I expected. Luckily, I met a lot of friends and lecturers here. They motivated me to work hard and help me to get across the difficulties.

I got an excellent result in the following two semesters under this positive learning atmosphere. Meanwhile, I received two interviews from CUHK and HKUST, followed by two conditional offers two weeks after the interview. I was excited when I received both offers from CUHK and HKUST, and I can’t wait to start my university life.

Failure is the key to success. Associate degree may be a good choice for you to get back into university and I wish all of you have a wonderful life in HKU SPACE CC. Keep your eyes on the goal and just keep taking the next step towards completing it.

Lam Chak Shing
Lam Chak Shing
  • 2016-17 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

本以為入大學「夢完」,皆因香港中學文憑試考得非常差,但幸好有港大附屬學院,重新給予我入讀大學的機會,希望正在閱讀這段分享的你都可以繼續努力,不要因一時的失敗而放棄,正所謂「失敗乃成功之母」。在港大附屬學院不但提供良好的學習環境和氣氛,還有一眾良師良友,一同共同進退。今年,我慶幸獲得香港科技大學及香港中文大學的取錄,當然世界沒有免費午餐,想入大學的確要加倍付出。

在此希望大家能在港大附屬學院找到自己的理想,並達到自己的目標。

Hung Hei Tung Stephanie
Hung Hei Tung Stephanie
  • 2016-17 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

Because of the failure in HKDSE Chinese subject, I have chosen HKU SPACE Community College to continue my studies. I chose to study Engineering is because I had studied Physics and M2 during secondary school. In year 1 semester 1, I was learning the basic knowledge for the engineering subjects. In year 1 semester 2, I started thinking what I want to choose for the engineering subjects; electronic engineering, computer science or computer engineering. In year 2 semester 1, I started to apply the universities and attend interviews.

I am now studying in HKU SPACE Community College, Associate of Engineering year 2. I believed that most student in this College wanted to get a high GPA in order to get into university. I think the key to success is that you need to be hard working, cooperating with others during group projects, as well as seeking help from the lecturers. Since group projects accounted a big percentage in many lectures, so you need to cooperate with others and find group mates carefully as some may be free-riders.

The lecturers in the College, especially in the Engineering department, are willing to help and provide suitable guidance.  I think the lecturers in the Engineering department is really different from my previous school teachers, they are always enthusiastic to help us, not only academic problems, but also about our careers. They will also bring you to visit different universities and find professors to give us talks, also finding students that had studied in the college to give us sharing.

After two years of hard work in HKU SPACE Community College, I got three conditional offers from HKUST and CUHK. I am really delighted that I had made the right decision at the very beginning which is continuing my studies in this College. If you want to continue your studies but your marks is not enough to get into the universities, I would suggest you to apply associate degree programmes in HKU SPACE Community College.

So Ka Long
So Ka Long
  • 2015-16 Associate of Engineering (Electronic Engineering), Year 2
  • Offers received: CUHK Engineering Programme
  • Offers received: HKUST BEng in Computer Engineering

After the failure of the HKDSE, I have chosen HKU SPACE Community College to continue my studies. Fortunately, I have received two offers from two universities after two years of studying in College. There is no denying that hard working is the paramount key to surviving in this competitive environment. Everyone in this college is trying to score a high GPA to get into university, thus, I needed to be proactive and hard working. Actually, I was not a hard-working person when I was studying in secondary school and everything changed after attending classes in the college. I realize that I need to work hard and change my studying attitudes and methods. The key to success is not only hard work, but also seeking help from the lecturers. Whenever I faced challenges in learning the subject content and I would consult my lecturer after the lessons and they are willing to help and provide guidance to overcome complex issues. Maintaining a strong understanding of the knowledge gained and received in class and getting advice from lecturers is beneficial to working hard and learning how to apply theory and knowledge into individual and group assignments.

Lam Long Fung
Lam Long Fung
  • 2015-16 Assoicate of Engineering (Electronic Engineering), Year 2
  • Offers received: CUHK Engineering Programme
  • Offers received: HKUST BEng in Electronic Engineering

I am Michael Lam and I am currently a year 2 student studying Associate of Engineering in Electronic Engineering. I chose to study Engineering as it offers mathematical and computational knowledge and it is a subject which helps to create an array of different products including smartphones and other products we use in daily life. HKU SPACE Community College (CC) is a good place to improve yourself in all areas and to learn about something you love to do and study. I understood that CC was my last chance to get into the university. I tried to change myself. I learned to pay more in what, including academic and interpersonal relationship, I was weak at. I have become more all-round than before and this is the most important thing aside from a place in university that I have gained from HKU SPACE CC.

Lam Hin Ho
Lam Hin Ho
  • 2015-16 Assoicate of Engineering (Electronic Engineering), Year 2
  • Offers received: CUHK Computer Science
  • Offers received: HKUST BEng in Computer Science

I studied Computer Science at HKU SPACE Community College where I took different programming courses which are a major component in Engineering. No matter whether you have studied programming or not, it requires a lot of self-learning, especially in both individual and group projects. To make achievements in programming projects, I always consider about the user's view and further usage of the product. Our programming lectures provide basic theories and knowledge which have been extremely useful in applying to programming applications but sometimes challenging. Apart from academics, I am also an IVP of the IT Society, which have held software courses for students' need. It is fun to hold events for society members, like mass games for freshmen. Being an IVP has enhanced my leadership and communication skills, which are valuable in studies and working life. Therefore, I encourage fellow students to take part in societies' activities and services. Hope all of you enjoy studying at HKU SPACE CC.

Li Wing Kiu Grace
Li Wing Kiu, Grace
  • 2013-14 Associate of Engineering, Year 1
  • 2014-15 PolyU in Electronic and Information Engineering, Year 1

This year, I have experienced the most unforgettable time in my life. Standing up from the place that I have fallen down is never easy. I still remember the day when I registered in HKU SPACE CC. I felt helpless and the dream of entering university was lost. I didn’t know what I should do next. Luckily, I meet nice lecturers here. They are always ready to help students, no matter academically or psychologically. They always share useful information with us which is extremely useful in pursuing further studies. Without their help, I wouldn't have passed through the hard times. Besides lecturers, my classmates are also equally important in my study life. We work hard together and strive for the common goal. Our positive attitude has motivated us to study harder. When I think of the past, I realize studying in HKU SPACE CC is the right choice. It provides me a stepping stone to be well-prepared for studying in university. Academically, I can learn university-level knowledge prepare me to study in university. Psychologically, HKU SPACE CC is a place for me to adapt the flexible studying style, which I now am also experiencing. Most of you may think studying in associate degree means failure. However, if you can put down your sadness, try your best and never give up, you can finally succeed! Wish all of you can achieve your dreams!

Chung Yik Kwan
Chung Yik Kwan
  • 2014-15 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

Because I didn't do well enough in HKDSE, I was frustrated and decided to go to CC before applying to a university. Not only academic knowledge, lecturers are always enthusiastic to help us about our careers. Besides, my classmates are friendly and all of us have the same goal which is getting a degree in the university. This positive learning atmosphere definitely motivates me to work harder and achieve excellent results in examinations. After two years of hard work, I got degree offers from CUHK and HKUST. I then realized that I had made the right decision at the very beginning. If you think you and HKDSE do not get along, associate degree programmes may be another path for you.

Chan Yik Yee
Chan Yik Yee
  • 2014-15 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

因為我跟朋友一起入讀CC,所以起初只跟自己的朋友玩樂及溫習,沒想過會認識到新朋友,後來,透過小組習作,認識了幾位朋友,假期時還一起踏單車。在CC,很容易認識新朋友,只要不是「free-rider」,組員都可以成為戰友。而且,CC的講師很友善,不論是學業或升學問題,他們都會細心分析及講解,就算下課以後,也可以找他們傾談,師友之間如朋友相處。今年,我慶幸獲得科技大學及中文大學的取錄,所謂塞翁失馬焉知非福,我相信DSE不會令我有機會入讀三大,但,CC就重新給予我入讀大學的機會,希望正在閱讀這段分享的你都可以努力加油,不要灰心。

Chan Chin Ching Gore
Chan Chin Ching, Gore
  • 2014-15 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering Programme

在CC讀副學士只有短短兩年,時間並不長,但對我來說卻非常重要。我學到很多不同知識,亦認識了很多不同的人。 在CC,除了自己的主修外,還要學習其他科目的知識,例如藝術、歷史、社會科學等,達至全人教育。因此,我了解自己的能力和選科的重要性。就我而言,因我數理比較強,所以讀工程比較輕鬆,但其他科目則比較遜色。有些同學因選了不合適的科目,結果讀得非常辛苦,成積又不理常。所以選對了就事半功倍,反之則事倍功半。學習以外,我也認識了不少對工程很有熱誠的朋友,有些對程式很在行,有些則對硬件很了解。從他們身上我獲益良多。 在此希望大家亦能在CC獲得成功,找到自己的理想,並達到自己的目標。

Sheng Leung Cheung Casado
Sheng Leung Cheung, Casado
  • 2013-14 Associate of Engineering, Year 1
  • 2014-15 HKU Biomedical Engineering (Year 1)

My time in HKU SPACE CC has been an enlightening experience on multiple levels. While the courses here have provided me with vast amounts of contextual knowledge, I also picked up valuable habits which I am certain will be beneficial as I continue my academic endeavours. The greatest challenge that I had to overcome was adjusting to a new education system. In high school, teachers often – figuratively speaking – held student’s hands along the process. Students were expected to attend for about seven hours of schooling every day from Monday through Friday. The scheme in CC is completely different, teaching hours vary greatly and so time management was essential. I quickly realized that I had to improve my old lifestyle in order to prevent work from accumulating. I learned the importance of discipline and scheduling so I could effectively balance my studies, hobbies and social life. Experiencing this change is necessary for any scholar that wishes to further their academic career into the university level, as it will be the same then. Another welcoming gesture was that many lecturers willingly shared their personal experiences with students to prepare us for adversities we might face in the future. Despite having very busy schedules, lecturers excelled both inside and outside the classrooms. The many discussions I had with all my lecturers often proved very fruitful. Lecturers always provided insight not only on the course they taught but also on how that specific course related to Engineering or simply life as a whole. The new environment also served as a great means for cultural enrichment. Having graduated from an international school, I did not have much insight about local students, but after these past few months I have made various friendships which have exposed me to another side of Hong Kong. I re-established the respect that I have for education as I became aware of the trials and tribulations that others have to face and was reminded that I have to cherish the opportunities I have. HKU SPACE CC taught me that education at the post-secondary level is not mandatory, it is a voluntary decision and thus it is a commitment in which the amount of success one can enjoy is directly proportional to the amount of effort one puts in. It is this philosophy that gives me the courage and certainty to take my next step in life.

Lo Chun Yin
Lo Chun Yin
  • 2013-14 Associate of Engineering, Year 1
  • 2014-15 香港理工大學電子及資訊工程系工學士一年級

在這裏學習,最重要的就是自己的心態。謹記着以往公開試失敗的同時,也不能自悲,要相信自己的能力,保持一個積極自信的心態去迎接各項的挑戰。 另外,課程講師十分友善,除了專業授課外,還很關心同學。在課堂外,無論是學術或升學問題,講師們都很樂於傾聽及提供意見,我非常感激他們。 最後,學院的學習模式雖與中學不同,自由度較大,更講求同學的自侓性;但只要找到自己的興趣,自然就會學懂自侓。在此,希望大家都能重拾對知識的渴求。

Wong Chun Yin Jonathan
Wong Chun Yin, Jonathan
  • 2011-12 Student of Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, Year 1
  • Offer received : HKU BEng (Year 1)

I realized that I was not yet ready for university education after receiving my HKALE results. After seeking advice from my schoolmates and friends, I finally decided to apply to the AIT programme of HKU SPACE Community College as my first choice due to my interest in computing. The AIT programme has helped me to become an efficient learner, and allowed me to learn different skill sets in both IT and non-IT courses. I can seek help whenever I have difficulty in digesting the concepts or completing the tasks, because lecturers are always willing to respond to my questions. HKU SPACE CC has brought me invaluable experiences that the students who progressed directly from Form 7 to university education will not have. With my effort, I received an offer from HKU, and I can tell that I have not wasted any time in AIT Year 1. I must thank the College for all the help and support it has provided.