P2. How many students were admitted to HKU Engineering in 2020-21?

As a reference, the number of intake students in 2020-21 is as follows: BEng [JS6963], BEng(EngSc) [JS6951], BEng(BME) [JS6925], BASc(FinTech) [JS6248] & GEBP [JS6937)

P3. Is there any quota for each BEng programme under Common Code Admissions?

BEng programmes under the Common Code Admissions [JS6963]: The quota of each department is set at 25% of the first year student population (subject to review) (For reference, the quota of 2019 intake is 132). Students will choose their desired study programme after their first year of studies; if a particular programme has more applicants than the quota, students will be selected based on their academic performance.

P4. Will I be able to study my desired programme?

For 2019-20 intake, 98% of students could get into their first or second choice of their desired programme with distribution as follows:


J1. What are the entrance requirements of BEng, BASc(FinTech) and the GEBP programmes?

In addition to the University entrance requirements, applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Examination (HKDSE) qualification shall satisfy the following requirements:

J8. Will there be any admission interview organized by the Faculty of Engineering?

Yes. The Faculty Interview for JUPAS candidates will tentatively be scheduled for December 2020, and June 2021. Only candidates who place BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME)/BASc(FinTech)/GEBP as one of their Band A programme choices will be invited for interview.

J6. Do I stand a chance?

JUPAS Admission Scores of the top three local Engineering schools: HKU scoring system: Conversion of levels to scores (Category A): 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1, Others=0

J5. What will be the percentage of interview scores for JUPAS admissions?

The interview score will account for 5% of the total admissions score, and will be most significant for marginal cases.

J4. What is the weighting of each HKDSE subject?

All HKDSE subject will carry equal weighting.

J3. Will there be penalty for combined HKDSE results of more than one year?

No, there would be no penalty for combined certificate of HKDSE for admission to the BEng programmes. However, only the HKDSE results of the following sittings will be considered:

  • BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME)
    • Best results in the latest 3 sittings
  • BASc(FinTech) / GEBP (i.e. BEng/BEng(BME) & BBA double degree)
    • Best results in years 2020 and 2021

J2. What are the admission criteria for HKDSE candidates?

Selection for admissions in 2021-22 will be primarily based on the HKDSE results, plus interview score. The Faculty will consider the results of four core subjects plus two electives (4C+2X) first, to assess those who have fulfilled the University Entrance Requirements, then the following selection principle will be used for admissions purpose:

  • BEng / BEng(EngSc) / BEng(BME) / GEBP (i.e. BEng/BEng(BME) & BBA double degree)
    • Best 5: The best 5 subjects must include English and Mathematics, plus the best 3 among the remaining subjects (one of which can be M1/M2)
  • BASc(FinTech)
    • Best 6: The best 6 subjects must include English, Mathematics, plus the best 4 among the remaining subjects (one of which can be M1/M2)

J7. Is it true that students who attempted either extended module of Mathematics be in a more favourable position for admissions consideration for the BEng programmes?

Basically, yes. Although extended module is not a compulsory admissions requirement for BEng programmes, HKDSE students who have taken either extended module of mathematics would be in a better position for admissions. If there are a large number of candidates with the same scores as calculated following our scoring formula, those candidates with either extended modules of mathematics will be in a higher rank in the ranking list.

J9. How would non-local applicants be considered for admissions via JUPAS?

Application of non-local applicants will be considered with other non-local applicants applying via the non-JUPAS route. Places for non-local applicants are limited and there is keen competition for admission.


NJ1. How many programme choice do I have? Will my application for all programme choices be considered at the same time or one by one according to my preference?

Applicants may submit application for up to 5 undergraduate programmes at the University. With the exception of their top programme choices, all other programmes will be considered as equally ranked. Evaluation will take place concurrently and independently for all the programme choices.

For the Faculty of Engineering, preference will be given to first choice of applications.

NJ3. Can non-JUPAS entrants apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU?

Students can apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU, subject to the approval of the Faculty on recommendation of respective offering departments and the University (for Language Enhancement and Common Core Curriculum Courses). Students can formally apply to the Faculty Office for advanced standing credits upon admission to the BEng degree.

However, no advanced standing will be granted to Year 1 Associate Degree or Higher Diploma students admitted to the BEng programmes and students admitted to the BASc(FinTech) programme.

NJ2. What are the English Language Requirements for local candidates of non-JUPAS admission?

Local non-JUPAS candidates are required to fulfill one of the following English requirements: Examinations / Qualifications

    • Level 3 in English Language
    • An overall band of 6.5 (IELTS Academic Module)
    • A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards)

Direct Admissions to Senior Year Places

D1. Who are eligible to apply via Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Places?

Local graduates of a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programme of at least two years in duration from a community college in Hong Kong may apply through the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places. Final-year students of such programmes can also apply, and admission, if applicable, will be subject to the completion of the AD or HD programme by August 2021.

D2. Can AD or HD holders apply for advanced standing credits for courses they have studied before admission to HKU?

AD or HD graduates admitted to either first or senior year of BEng programmes may be granted advanced standing credits from their previous education to shorten the length of time or reduce the credits required for graduation.

D3. Do I stand a chance?

Candidates with CGPA at least 3.6 will have a better chance to be admitted to the senior year of BEng curriculum.


S1. Is there any entrance scholarship offered by the Faculty of Engineering?

Entrance scholarships are available to students when they apply to study at The University of Hong Kong, and are awarded on the basis of academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievement.

The Faulty of Engineering offers a scholarship, namely the Dean’s Award for Engineering Students, to top achievers on the basis of academic merits among the admitted students.


C1. What are the career prospects of graduates of the BEng programmes?

Based on the Graduate Employment Survey (no. of respondents: 512) conducted by CEDARS, the career prospects of 2019 graduates of BEng students are as follows:

  • 88.3% Employed
  • 9.6% Further Studies
  • 0.2% Return to home country
  • 1.9% Others


E1. Is there any exchange programme for BEng students?

Exchange Opportunities

  • University level exchange
    • One semester or one academic year
    • Partner institutions at US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, etc.
  • Faculty level exchange
    • One semester
    • Partner institutions includes:
      • Princeton University
      • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA
      • University College London, UK
      • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
      • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
      • Tohoku University, Japan
      • INSA Toulouse, France
  • Scholarships would be given to students with CGPA of 3.0 or above before the exchange semester. Please refer to here:

https://aal.hku.hk/studyabroad/support.php?id=2&type=outgoing for more details on available scholarships.

  • In 2018-19, over 270 incoming and outgoing exchange students.
  • In 2019-20, 181 Engineering students received exchange offer, more than 80 students completed face-to-face or virtual exchange studies.


I1. Is internship compulsory for engineering students?

Yes. Internship is compulsory for most of the BEng students [except for ME, EngSc, and BASc(Fintech)]. Students will have to immerse six to eight weeks in the industry to gain valuable working experience and skills in the summer after their third year of studies.

I2. Will the Faculty assign internship places for BEng students?

No. BEng students will have to apply for internship places as posted by companies and departments of the HKSAR government by themselves. The departments may coordinate in the announcement of posting information but students may have to prepare for their application for internship places, which is similar to applying for jobs.

Academic Advising

AA1. Is there any academic advising system in place to help students?

Yes. The Faculty has established a two-tier Academic Advising System to facilitate students’ study by offering advice to students on course selection, programme selection and career planning. During their study in the Faculty, students can seek advice and help from First Year Advisers and Academic Advisers. Peer mentors who are senior year students will also be assigned to first year students to give them guidance on adaptation to university life and course/programme selection. Besides the Academic Advising System, the Faculty also organizes induction programmes to introduce the curriculum structure of BEng programmes to new students right after their registration, and briefing sessions to facilitate students in choosing their desired study programme after the common year. Moreover, sharing sessions by recent graduates that give first year students an overview of different engineering disciplines and industries will be organised throughout the year.

HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)

HK1. What is HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)?

The “HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)” is offered jointly by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) for BEng students of HKU, such that selected students can gain 3 degrees upon successful completion of 5 years of studies at both HKU and Cambridge. Source: https://aal.hku.hk/admissions/international/hku-cambridge-undergraduate-recruitment-scheme-engineering-and-computer-science

HK2. Who are eligible to apply for the HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Engineering and Computer Science)?

Only first year students reading for BEng/BEng(EngSc)/BEng(BME) programme with excellent results in pre-University examination systems are eligible for the Scheme. Students who wish to be selected to join the scheme will have to go through a screening test in September 2021 and other selection procedures.

Note: BASc(FinTech) and GEBP students are not eligible for the Scheme.

HK3. What is the quota for the Scheme?

The number of selected students for each cohort will not be more than 10.


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