Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering (IERG)

Overview

Information engineering encompasses Telecommunications, Networking, Information Processing and Cyber Security - all important and fast-growing industries in today's Information Age. "Tele" is the key to achieving something once considered impossible - we now have teleconferencing, telemedicine and tele-education. Networking is transforming modern society, and the ability to connect computers, people and businesses is generating many new opportunities, such as eCommerce, eLogistics and eLearning. Information processing helps us to understand content, text, speech and even multimedia and virtual reality. With our ever-increasing reliance on communication and networking technologies for mission-critical applications, the mastering and management of cyber security has also become an essential requirement for most enterprises and organizations.

The mission of the Information Engineering Department is to nurture and educate engineering leader for the Information World of today and tomorrow. We offer an all-round engineering education that focus on:

  • Sound engineering knowledge and creativity
  • Solid experience with innovative technologies
  • Good soft skills (communication, interpersonal, and business)
  • Broad vision and exposure

Program Objectives

Our Programme is designed with the aim of training our students to have a good understanding of fundamental knowledge and objectives. The following program objectives state what our graduates will achieve in a few years after graduation:

  1. Our graduates should excel in engineering and professional positions in industries and organizations that design, develop, deploy, or employ information systems, networks, and services.
  2. Our graduates should develop a global perspective of the impact of information engineering to commerce, industry, and society, and be able to contribute to or lead interdisciplinary engineering projects.
  3. Our graduates should continue their personal development through professional studies and life-long learning, and some will pursue and excel in graduate schools worldwide.

Programme Outcomes

Programme outcomes define the graduate capabilities needed to achieve the programme objectives stated below. In addition, as this programme is a professional programme accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), it will also need to fulfill the accreditation requirements. The programme learning outcomes are defined to include all elements of the HKIE required outcomes. The following lists the 7 learning outcomes of the programme, and the HKIE outcomes (in parentheses) they encapsulate.

  1. Foundations:
    Students will understand the fundamentals of mathematics, science, and engineering and be able to apply them to the design, analysis, and implementation of engineering systems. (HKIE Outcomes a, b, c, e, k, l)
  2. Breadth:
    Students will have exposures to and understand the impact of other science and engineering areas as well as non-engineering areas such as social, economic, environmental, health and safety issues. (HKIE Outcomes c, d, h, i)
  3. Depth:
    Students will be able to develop one or more in-depth specializations within the IE programme. (HKIE Outcomes a, b, c, d, k, l)
  4. Curiosity:
    Students will appreciate the value of and develop the ability to life-long learning. (HKIE Outcomes a, b, j)
  5. Creativity:
    Students will develop problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate new engineering solutions. (HKIE Outcomes a, c, e)
  6. Integrity:
    Students will understand the importance of professional, social, and ethical responsibilities in engineering practice. (HKIE Outcomes d, f)
  7. Communication Skills:
    Students will develop the skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. (HKIE Outcomes b, d, g)

 


Notes:
HKIE Required Outcomes

The Programme outcomes that describe what students are expected to know and to do by the time of graduation.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. an ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public
  9. an ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues
  10. an ability to recognise the need for, and to engage in life-long learning
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline
  12. an ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations

The above HKIE Outcomes refer to the Graduate Attributes defined by HKIE for accredited engineering programmes, which are internationally recognized through the Washington Accord. Please refer to the HKIE website: http://www.hkie.org.hk/eng/homepage.asp for more details.