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Department of Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Introduction > Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are proud to offer one of the best Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs in the world, providing BEng, MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees. We are committed to educating future global leaders in electronic and biomedical engineering, dedicated to pursuing knowledge and state-of-the-art technologies, and devoted to maintaining the highest international standards in teaching and research.

The Department of Electronic Engineering was established in 1970 by the 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Professor Charles Kao, who is regarded as the “Father of Optical Fibers”, making The Chinese University of Hong Kong the only university in the Greater China region with a Nobel Prize Laureate. Since its inception, our Department has rapidly grown into one of the best EE departments in the world, ranking number 20 in the world and number 1 in Hong Kong, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise of the Hong Kong government, our Department was recognized to have the largest percentage of professors whose research achievements were regarded as internationally leading, among all EE departments in Hong Kong. We have 31 highly motivated and talented professors complemented by more than 60 research and technical support staff, serving some 400 undergraduate students in Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs, and 120 research postgraduate students pursuing PhD and MPhil degrees. We provide an immersive education for our students through course instruction, laboratory experiments, design projects, innovative invention, creative research, academic supervision, and personal tutoring, all on the most beautiful campus in Hong Kong. We believe our students have unlimited potential, and we are committed to nurturing them so that they may learn, grow, and achieve all of their personal and professional goals. Our student population is comprised of local, Mainland Chinese, and overseas students. All of our lectures are conducted in English, which is the official language of the University.

Electronic and biomedical engineering drives and permeates modern society, from mobile phones, optical and wireless communications, digital computers, integrated electronics, nanotechnology, image and video media, artificial intelligence, human-machine interfacing, healthcare systems, medical devices and diagnosis, to surgical and service robots. Advances in this field have led to the advent of smart products which revolutionize our daily lives, such as devices that monitor an individual's health conditions via wearable biosensor technology and wireless networks. Smart products like these are built upon a foundation consisting of electronic circuits constructed from semiconductor materials and components, and utilize a variety of media processing and network algorithms. Inventions like these have grown out of innovative research and development that are very well supported by the four comprehensive research areas in our Department: Biomedical Engineering, Multimedia & Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, and Solid State Electronics & Photonics. We emphasize the importance of pursuing excellence in both fundamental and applied research not only in EE and BME core areas, but also in growing interdisciplinary fields. Our research efforts have attracted significant funding from government agencies and private sectors, resulting in leading research achievements with significant societal impact and international recognition.

Due to the fundamental nature of EE in our society and industry, demand for our graduates are insatiable in Hong Kong and all over the world; our students routinely receive multiple job offers upon graduation. We have an expansive global alumni network, with many alumni holding positions as established technical leaders, working as CEOs, CTOs, and chief engineers in leading organizations across the globe.

EE provides the broadest and most foundational engineering training for modern society that generates the most rewarding career opportunities. The skills and knowledge acquired by our students serve as a springboard for their professional advancement. We invite you to browse our website and visit us in person to find out why and how we are best equipped to help our students realize their personal and professional goals.

Max Q.H. Meng, PhD, FIEEE
Professor and Chairman