Bachelor of Science in Electronics (through Pathway 1)

School of Science and Technology Electronic and Computer Engineering Part-time Programmes Bachelor of Science in Electronics (through Pathway 1)

Bachelor of Science in Electronics (BSCE1) (through Pathway 1)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of electronic principles, practical skills in electronics and the capacity to analyse and synthesize circuits and devices. Graduates can embark in a career as an electronic design engineer, analyst or consultant.

Programme requirements

Programme-specific entry requirement:

This programme admits students who are holders of a recognized Higher Diploma or Associateship in one of the following disciplines:

  • Communications Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer and Information Engineering
  • Digital Electronics and Embedded System Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management
  • Energy Management Services
  • Lifestyle Electronics
  • Marine Communication and Electronic Technology
  • Marine Electronics
  • Multimedia Web Development and Digital Entertainment
  • Radio and Electronic Technology
  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Programme Structure

Official BSCE1 Programme Regulation

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 40 credits as follows:

(a) 20 credits from courses in (b) or (d) in BSCE, of which no more than 10 credits are from courses in (d).

(b) 20 credits from courses:

ELEC S323*Information Theory and Digital Communications10Higher
ELEC S334*Signal Processing and Multimedia Technology10Higher
ENGG S356*Engineering Small Worlds: Micro and Nano Technologies10Higher
MECH S395*Mechatronics10Higher

Notes: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) appear in several lists but can only be taken ONCE.

Choosing the first courses to get started

Students should consider initially registering for one or more of the following foundation level courses, which count towards qualification.

  • MATH S122 A Foundation Course in Applied Mathematics
  • IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications or MATH S121 A Foundation Course in Pure Mathematics
  • BUS B103 English and Communications for Business I

Admission Requirement

Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.


For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:

Dr Kevin Hung 熊景輝博士

Tel: 3120 2603


Dr Wilson Chu 朱翰為博士

Tel: 3120 2614


Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5