Programme Content





Electronic engineers play a vital role in the design, development, distribution and eventual recycling of numerous everyday products. This programme equips you with the necessary technical and professional knowledge, concepts and skills via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. 

Programme Features

Laboratory competence 
This programme has a strong emphasis on practical work. You will be equipped with key laboratory skills and competences as well as good laboratory practice.


Business Environment

This module shows you how to exploit an enterprise idea or opportunity to initiate a start-up venture or a social enterprise.  You will learn the importance of effective management in an operation environment and design a viable business model by understanding the need for different operations management approaches in different contexts, and recognising the value and potential of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking for effective problem solving.

Group Design and Integration Project (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 36Z121702)
In this module, you will learn to use management techniques related to decision making and project management processes and apply engineering design processes in hardware/software co-design and real-time systems development.  During the development process, you are expected to critically analyse the design process and outcomes, as well as analyse and make appropriate use of technical literature, intellectual property and licensing.

Digital Signal Processing (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 36Z121699)

Through studying this module, you will be able to understand the engineering principles of digital systems and assess their performances.  You will develop the ability to use integrated development environments to describe, simulate, implement and verify the correctness of digital design, and develop your competence in using specific Electronic Design Automation tools.

Internet of Things Engineering (CEF Module)

     (CEF Code: 36Z121710)

This module considers infrastructure technologies, applications and standards used in the design and implementation of sensor networks, with a focus on their use in applications for the Internet of Things.

Engineering Project

The project is designed to provide an opportunity for you to undertake individual, self-directed work, in an area of your choice related to this programme, and to further develop your engineering-based knowledge.  You will learn to identify the main issues to be examined in the execution of an engineering-related technical project, select appropriate knowledge sources to guide project execution, evaluate data to complete a critical appraisal of the technical work, make clear and well-argued recommendations, and effectively communicate your technical understanding and recommendations.

Plus one module selected from:

Embedded Systems Development

You will learn to design and develop a computer system for an embedded application by using appropriate software design methods for concurrent and control systems development.  You will be expected to be able to evaluate the competing demands of the various technical, pragmatic, environmental and commercial pressures that impact software development decisions and appropriately reconcile these demands.

Control & Automation

The automation of production/manufacturing systems plays a vital role in today’s economies.  Automation of industrial processes helps to achieve consistent quality as well as economic production whilst adhering to ever stricter environmental standards.  This module will introduce you to the overall concept of industrial automation, including material handling, machining, quality control and process planning as part of the wider concept of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).  Particularly, automation techniques and the underlying technologies will be covered in more depth.


Coursework, laboratory portfolio and examination


^ Under review and subject to change



QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 18/000464/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2026 


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma (HD)in Electronic/Computer/Information Engineering areas: 
  • HD in Computer and Electronic Engineering (including a pass in the enrichment module 'Engineering Mathematics with Applications')
  • HD in Computer and Information Engineering  
  • HD in Computer Engineering 
  • HD in Digital Electronics and Embedded System Design 
  • HD in Electronic and Communications Engineering 
  • HD in Internet and Multimedia Engineering 


Holders of a post-secondary qualification (such as a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree awarded by an educational institution in Hong Kong) in a relevant Engineering area will also be considered. 


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.




Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$87,880 by 4 instalments


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes Amount (HK$)

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000*
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF


Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

This programme equips students for a variety of jobs in the electronic and computer engineering field. Graduates can become computer programmer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, industrial engineer, computer systems analyst, computer user support specialist, web developer, or computer network architect.


"After completing my HD studies, I received several offers from local universities, but I decided to study at SHAPE which allowed me to complete a degree in just 18 months (PT) and begin my career earlier. This programme emphasises practical work; I became well-versed and familiar with a wide range of software during the study. I’m now working as a Product Analysis and Communications Engineer and I can apply the knowledge and skills I learned."

Chu Chun Yin
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • Product Analysis and Communications Engineer


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.


Student Awards Connect with Us



Programme Coordinator

Dr. Vincent Choy

Tel. no.

2256 7559



General Enquiries

SHAPE (Sha Tin) Office

Tel. no.

2256 7240



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Registration No. : 252822. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.