The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), formerly known as the Department of Electronic Engineering, was established in 1974. The Department was renamed in 1998 to reflect on the evolution and emergence of new technologies in the discipline during the previous years. Now, in the 21st century the Department pursues a wide range of research activities in many areas of electronic and information engineering. With the ultimate aim of producing preferred graduates who will meet the needs of society, the Department is committed to provide high-quality education to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department strives for excellence in research and aims to produce high-impact research outputs that are relevant to industry and society.



Ensuring continual and sustainable development of teaching and research activities, and maintaining these activities at the highest attainable standard.

Providing quality taught programmes and all-round education to students.

Pursuing international quality resarch in key selected areas.

Maintaining and refreshing a research portfolio of current and topical importance.

Establishing collaborative relationship with industry and professional community.


Key goals


 To develop a research agenda that will be a flagship across the region and beyond.

 To raise and attract research funding from various sources including governmental and non-governmental bodies as well as industries in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland.


Academic Programme, Learning and Teaching

 To articulate the identity of EIE programmes to help our students better understand their career path and the emphasis of their study.

 To address the emerging needs of the society and the industry by regularly modernizing the contents of our programmes.

 To develop a caring learning and teaching environment to address the study needs of our students.


Publicity and Communication

 To develop strong connections with international academic communities and industries to facilitate deep collaboration.

 To have an effective communication network with secondary schools to understand the needs of the prospective students.



The Department offers full-time and part-time taught courses leading to the awards of Higher Diploma, Bachelor degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s degrees, in electronic engineering, and full-time Bachelor degree programme in the information technology disciplines. Research programmes are offered by the Department leading to awards up to doctoral level. Programmes bearing the same title of awards reach comparable standards irrespective of the mode attendance. The Bachelor degree in electronic and information engineering (full-time) has been accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.



Quality teaching is the Department's first priority. Incorporating modern curricula and the latest educational technologies, the Department provides the most up-to-date technical and professional training to students. Taught programmes, while primarily designed to cope with the dynamic and rapidly advancing profession of electronic engineering, provide adequate basic scientific training for the pursuit of high-level developmental and innovative research work. An Advisory Committee, composed of well-represented figures of the local industry, provides invaluable and constructive advice to the Department for continuous upgrade of the curricula to suit the changing needs of the local industry. Effective quality assurance systems are in place to constantly refine details of the operation of the programmes so as to ensure the key education objectives are met.

The Department's teaching activities are organized into three broad technical areas, namely,

Computer and Information Engineering,

Circuits and Microelectronics, and

Communications Engineering.


Accordingly, staff members are grouped into three sections, each corresponding to one of the above broad technical areas. Subjects taught by the Computer and Information Engineering Section include, signal processing fundamentals, multimedia applications, image and speech processing, video technology, inter alia, digital systems, computer programming, computer architecture, linear systems and control theory, instrumentations, fuzzy control, artificial intelligence, software engineering, information systems, and distributed systems. Teaching areas of the Circuits and Microelectronics Section include, inter alia, circuit theory, analogue electronics, integrated circuits, solid state physics, power electronics, computer-aided design of circuits, electromagnetic compatibility and product design. Finally, the Communications Engineering Section is responsible for the teaching of, inter alia, communication fundamentals, propagation, RF and microwaves, digital communications, information and coding, data communications, and wireless communications.



Contact Us

Address: Core E, 6/F, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2766 6223

Fax: +852 2362 8439