Exchange and Visits

The department actively seeks collaborations with industry partners to offer visits, summer internships, exchanges, and overseas visit programmes to our students to boarden their horizons.

Overseas Exchange

Our students are open to plentiful opportunities for overseas exchange. The Office of Academic Links (OAL) of the University offers abundant resources for potential students planning for short term or year long exchange programmes in top universities worldwide, and the Office of Admission and Financial Aid (OAFA) also provides financial assistance and scholarship for students. Since 2013-14, Department of Information Engineering has launched the "Information Engineering Award for Academic Exchange (IE Award)" to IE and MIE students with good academic results.

The following lists the exchange destinations of our students in recent years:

United States

  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Missouri Southern State College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rice University
  • Roanoke College
  • San Diego State University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Canada

  • McGill University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo

Europe

  • Aston University
  • ETH Zurich
  • Humboldt-Universitat Zu Berlin
  • Institut National des Telecommunications
  • Koc University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Orebro University
  • Sciences Po
  • Stockholm University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Telecom SudParis
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Karlsruhe
  • Universite Catholique de Lyon
  • University College London
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Graz
  • University of Liverpool
  • Utrecht University

Asia, Australia and New Zealand

  • Doshisha University
  • Ewha Womans University
  • Keio University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pusan National University
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Sungkyunkwan University
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Michigan
  • The University of Sydney
  • Tsinghua University

Course and Unit Exemptions

Students may apply for credit transfer or course exemptions with their results of courses in approved Exchange Programmes. For further details and application procedure, please refer to the Registration and Examination Section (RES) of the University.


Company Visits

Guided by a teaching staff, students form small groups of 5 to 8, to prepare for visit to a company related to related engineering discipline. The Department has made a concerted effort in this exercise to identify companies with known contacts so that both parties can benefit from the exercise. Before the visit, the students have to carry out background study of the company and the sector it operates. The goal is to broaden students’ horizon beyond the classroom, and to acquire a deeper look into the operation of a real company in the engineering discipline. After the visit, students are required to submit a report summarizing their findings and share their experiences with their peers in class.

Companies that our students visited in 2014/2015 (in alphabetical order):

  • Accenture (Consulting)
  • Axon Labs (App Startup)
  • C&L Holdings Ltd. (Engineering)
  • CLP Power Hong Kong (Energy)
  • ClusterTech (Systems House)
  • Google (Internet)
  • Huawei Research Institute, HK (R&D Lab)
  • iASPEC (Internet)
  • IBM (Computer)
  • Legislative Council (Government)
  • Lenovo (Computer)
  • Livelyimpact Technology Ltd. (Software House)
  • P2Mobile (WIFI routers)
  • Peplink (WIFI Routers)
  • SmarTone (Telecomm)
  • Torstone Technology (Software House)
  • TVB (Media)
  • Yahoo (Internet)