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Engineering Discipline

Discipline Overview of Engineering

To transform Hong Kong to become a world-class smart city, the Hong Kong government has formulated long-term development plans related to large-scale infrastructure projects, innovative technologies, and urban planning. Together with the rapid development of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, engineering professionals are in great demand in the society.


The Engineering Discipline covers a wide spectrum of studies including construction, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and building services engineering, transportation, and artificial intelligence and robotics. Supported by its strong industry network, state-of-the-art facilities, and highly qualified teaching team, the Discipline provides quality and professionally-oriented engineering programmes to secondary school leavers and industry practitioners. Apart from technical knowledge, the Discipline has always stressed the importance of practical experience. Through simulated workplace environments and work attachments, students could equip themselves with professional knowledge and skills that they will need for career development and pursue further studies.





Graduates opting for further studies are eligible to apply for the degree programmes offered by various local universities including :


  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • City University of Hong Kong


2+1 International Track


The Engineering Discipline collaborates with the RMIT University in Australia and the Coventry University, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of the West of England, Bristol, in the UK to offer Higher Diploma students with an International Track to articulate to relevant top-up degree programmes in full-time and / or part-time modes upon the successful completion of their studies. All degree programmes have been accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) as equivalent to local degree programmes. Under the International Track, Higher Diploma graduates take one to two years to complete a full-time top-up degree programme and 18 months to three years for a part-time degree programme*. Students pursuing top-up degree programmes in full-time mode are entitled to the government’s annual subsidy of HK$34,390#. Part-time degree students can be subsidised by the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) amounting to HK$25,000. 


* Specific entrance requirements may apply.

# The amount of subsidy may have adjustment annually


Graduates may progress to the relevant THEi degree programmes or apply for degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities for further studies.



Career Prospect


Graduates are usually hired as assistant engineer, assistant building surveyor, assistant quantity surveyor, works supervisor, consultant, etc. They could also develop in innovative fields such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), intelligent system development, energy audit and management, electronics and computer control, computer and mobile devices programming, and artificial intelligence and robotics development.


Professional Recognition


Many professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas, and government departments acknowledge the quality of our programmes, including :


  • Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • The Institute of the Motor Industry Hong Kong
  • The Buildings Department of the HKSAR
  • The Civil Aviation Department of the HKSAR
  • The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR
  • The Labour Department of the HKSAR
  • The Marine Department of the HKSAR