Bachelor of Science with Honours in Electronics

School of Science and Technology Electronic and Computer Engineering Part-time Programmes Bachelor of Science with Honours in Electronics

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Electronics (BSCHE)

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. The Honours programme gives students the opportunity to specialize in certain areas of electronics, and includes training in independent project work. Graduates are qualified to embark on a career as an electronic design engineer, analyst or consultant.

Professional recognition

IEEE Holders of BSc/BSc (Hons) in Electronics are recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) as meeting the educational requirement of IEEE membership.

Programme Structure

Official BSCHE Programme Regulation

  • Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete at least 160 credits as follows:

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions. Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

Table a. 20 credits from courses:

BUS B103 #English and Communications for Business I5Foundation
MATH S121 ^A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10Foundation
MATH S122 ^A Foundation in Applied Mathematics10Foundation
SCI S121A Foundation Course in Physics and Chemistry10Foundation
ENGGS228 #Engineers in Society5Middle

(#) Students in the BSc with Honours programme intending to apply for membership of professional engineering societies are advised to take BUS B103 and ENGG S228.

(^) Students who are weak in mathematics are strongly advised to take either MATH S121 or MATH S122.

Table b. 50 credits of compulsory courses:

ELEC S222Electronics Principles and Digital Design10Middle
ELEC S225Analogue Circuits10Middle
MATH S221Mathematical Methods10Middle
MATH S222Mathematical Models with Applications10Middle
PHYS S271Discovering Physics10Middle

Table c. 20 credits from course:

ELEC S323 *Information Theory and Digital Communications*10Higher
ELEC S334 *Signal Processing and Multimedia Technology10Higher
ENGG S356 *Engineering Small Worlds: Micro and Nano Technologies10Higher
MECH S395 *Mechatronics10Higher

Table d. 20 credits from courses:

ELEC S402Electronics Project Course20Higher

Table e. 10 credits from courses:

COMP S201Computing Fundamentals with Java10Middle
COMP S258Computer Programming and Problem Solving10Middle
COMP S260Computer Architecture and Operating Systems10Middle
ELEC S212Network Programming and Design10Middle
ELEC S224Computers and Processors10Middle
COMP S311Advanced Java Programming and Mobile Application Development10Higher
COMP S356Software Engineering and Project Management10Higher
COMP S359Relational Databases: Theory and Practice10Higher

Table f. 10 credits from courses:

DESN S217Design Essentials10Middle
DESN S364Fundamentals of Interaction Design10Higher
MATH S365Graphs, Networks and Design10Higher

Table g. 10 credits from courses:

ENGG S228*Engineers in Society5Middle
MGT B240Principles and Practices of Management5Middle
MGT B344Theory and Design of Organizations5Higher
MGT B345Managing in Organizations5Higher
TC S319Quality Management for Science and Technology5Higher
TC S409Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology5Higher

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

h. additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.

Students are required to complete 160 credits but they may opt to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Electronics [BSCE] (120 credits) after completing the required number of credits and fulfilling the requirements of the programme regulations.

Choosing the first courses to get started

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

  • MATH S122 A Foundation Course in Applied Mathematics or MATH S121 A Foundation Course in Pure Mathematics
  • SCI S121 A Foundation Course in Physics and Chemistry

Admission Requirement

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

Course Scheduling

Most computing core courses are offered in the Autumn term, and a few are offered in the Spring term. Refer to the following links for the details.

University’s Course Schedule List of Course Offer in the Coming Term

Credit Exemption

Students with recognized qualifications such as Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be granted credit exemption.

  • Holders of local recognized HD/AD in computing should apply through the BSCHE1 pathways.
  • Holders of Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from HKMU should apply through BSCHE2 pathways.


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