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Associate of Engineering

Computer Engineering

Programme Code: AD 113 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 aeng@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : AD113

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to provide students with a broad and solid grounding in the field of engineering and information technology, and to enhance students’ technical knowledge and problem-solving skills.

The programme includes three study themes:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

All three themes provide fundamental engineering and IT training to students, the Computer Science theme emphasizes computing theory and IT applications development skills.

Computer Science theme 

Eemphasizes computing theory and IT applications development skills.

Computer Engineering theme 

Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of both hardware and software in computer engineering, system design and development.

Electronic Engineering theme

Provides students with a fundamental engineering knowledge and skills to compete in the electronics field.
 

Opportunities for Further Studies

2019 Overall Progression Rate: 92%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 88%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BEng
BEng Computer Science
BEng Electronic Engineering
   
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng
BEng Biomedical Engineering
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Electronic Engineering
BEng Energy & Environmental Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
BSc
         
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng
BEng Civil Engineering
BEng Computer Science 
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Decision Analytics
BEng Electronic Engineering 
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management 
BEng Logistics Management & Engineering 
BEng Mechanical Engineering
BSc
             
City University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer and Data Engineering
BEng Data & Systems Analytics
BEng Electronic Engineering 
BEng Electronic & Communication Engineering 
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management 
BEng Information Engineering
BEng Mechatronic Engineering
BSc Computer Science
BSc Computing Mathematics 
BSc Computational Finance
BSc Computational Finance & Financial Technology
BSc Creative Media
BSc Data Science
    
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering
BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Information Engineering 
BEng (Hons) Industrial and Systems Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Product Analysis and Engineering Design
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Computing
BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet and Multimedia Technologies
BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics & Enterprise Engineering
        
Hong Kong Baptist University
BBA (Hons) Information Systems & e-Business Management
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
                 
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Information and Communication Technology
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Information and Communication Technology
 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

William Jessup University, The U.S.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
 
Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (70 majors available)
Bachelor of Science (30 majors available)
Bachelor of Information Technology

 
University of South Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Engineering) LBCP
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) LHSG

 

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to various degree programmes offered by HKU SPACE International College.

Edith Cowan University

Career Prospects

The Associate Degree opens doors to jobs in government and the commercial sector, including posts in Engineering, Programming and Systems Development. Graduates can also pursue a career in Technical Support, Technical Sales and Promotion, Business Analysis or administrative work.

 

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  

GENERIC SKILLS

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Linear Algebra (Originally titled as College Mathematics I)
  • Calculus (Orignially titled as College Mathematics II)
  • Advanced Chinese Language

 

Experiential Learning

  • Project on Knowledge Products Development

SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Digital Circuits

Year 2

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Microcontrollers
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Mathematics for Computing

Computer Science Theme

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Internet Programming
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Mathematics for Computing

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Signal and Communication
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Analog Circuits
  • Introduction to Computer Organization

Electives

Year 2 (Choose ONE course from the following)

Computer Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • System Administration
  • Introduction to Database Systems

Computer Science Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Big Data Applications and Analytics

Electronic Engineering Theme

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Internet Programming
  • Computer Systems and Network Protocol Essestials

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.

Yu Sun Leung
Yu Sun Leung
  • 2018-19 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Engineering, HKU
  • Offer received: BEng in Electronic Engineering, HKUST
  • Offer received: Engineering Programme, CUHK

時光飛逝,兩年過去,而我亦順利從副學位畢業。回望兩年,香港大學附屬學院可謂給予我一次復活的機會,令我能繼續在學術道路上追尋自己的夢想。

大專教育跟中學「填鴨式」教育不同,擁有完全不一樣的學習風格,着重對知識的理解和擴闊自己的視野,而不是一味只靠補習和盲目努力而成功的。此外,大專教育給予自己更大的自由度,能自由追求不同的知識,做自己喜歡的事,向自己所定下的目標發展,唯須注意時間管理和自我安排。另外,選擇自己感興趣的學科,能夠結識一班志同道合的戰友,互相交流,共同進退。再者,大專教育有更優良、更有教學熱誠的講師,着重同學是否學懂知識而不是分數和教學進度,為同學一視同仁地指點迷津,除授予知識外更傳授「學習的方法」,亦會分享自己的經驗,比起中學教育更能激發學生的學習動機。自己亦能在該制度下,發揮所長,展現自我,得到很多中學無法給予我的東西。

我修讀了電子工程學,該課程令我學習到各方面的專門知識,例如電腦架構、程式設計和電路知識等,軟硬件的運用以及互相之關係,最後綜合各方面的知識,製造出不同的實驗作品,例如模型車、智能鎖和手機應用程式等。因此,同時喜歡電腦軟件和硬件的同學,絕對不要錯過這個學科。另一方面,在通識教育中,學生能在文化、藝術、歷史等不同範疇自由選擇自己有興趣的科目作全人發展,而不是專注一項知識。與高級文憑的實用向課程相比,副學士更著重學術教育,亦即外界所謂的「與大學頭兩年相似」,為大學課程打好基礎,使我在未來入讀大學時更得心應手。

總括而言,中學和大專兩者皆需要付出,才有收穫,惟相比起中學「不知為何而忙」,自己更享受在大專中「為自己喜歡的事而忙」的模式。因此,自問飽受中學教育制度所摧殘,不適合中學教育制度的同學,或許你能跟我一樣,在大專教育下脫胎換骨,重新出發,但大前提是:「你還沒有放棄。」所以不要停下來,向目標進發吧!

Wan Chi Ho
Wan Chi Ho
  • 2018-19 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: Engineering Programme, HKU
  • Offer received: BEng in Mechanical Engineering, HKUST
  • Offer received: Engineering Programme, CUHK

時光荏苒, 在港大附屬學院的兩年學習轉瞬即逝。在港大附屬學院的兩年讓我相信只要付出努力,總有一日能靠近自己的理想。 「海不辭水,故成其大」,只要同學一點點增值自己,在這裡增加工程的專業知識,總有一日有足夠實力升回大學。在這裡的日子充實又忙碌,壓力是一定會有的,但不甘平凡的心使我前進,為升讀大學作好準備。同學們,即使現在的才華不足以令你實現夢想也請別放棄,因為人只要努力總能變強。願各同學終能成為大海,實現目標!

Tam Yi Ting
Tam Yi Ting
  • 2018-19 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Engineering, HKUST
  • Offer received: Engineering Programme, CUHK

Studying at SPACE CC did not only grant me knowledge or provide me a second path for progression, but also letting me to understand my interest, strength and weakness. Two years ago, when I just started the semester, I worried that I could not cope with the courses as I never knew programming or M2. Meanwhile, if you are willing to raise questions, do more practices and find some useful materials online, they are not as difficult as you thought. I am thankful for the nice and professional lecturers who always concern our studies and future development, so that I could learn a lot here and prepare well for university. Lastly, I must say a big thank you to all my friends I knew here. Without your urge and encourage, I must not have this enjoyable school life and let’s go further together!

Li Kwan To
Li Kwan To
  • 2017-18 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • 2018-19 BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

Like many of you browsing this website looking for information for associate degree (AD) program, I thought the AD is just merely a safety net for those who cannot get into university. The two years of AD life completely changed my thought. The program not only gets myself more prepared and competitive in the university but also offers an opportunity for me to rethink my future path.

When I was filling in my JUPAS, I did not think clearly which university or programs that I should join. This two year has given me a chance to reflect what I am good at and what I am really interested in. The lecturers and counsellors are very helpful in giving opinions on university applications. I have now received two conditional offers of Computer Science programs from both HKU and HKUST. I believe you can do the same if you work hard here.

The two years experience also geared me for university life, in both the knowledge and the mode of learning. In this two years, I collaborated with different good students to complete course projects, gaining hands-on experience related to the subject, for example, building a website for a travel agent and programming a mobile game application. We spent hours of work on those projects, even working on them overnight. Being familiar with the course and style, I have confidence that most sub-degree students are more competitive than those from JUPAS.

I did not expect my DSE Chinese would fail so I did not research much when I joined the family. I am glad being a part of HKU SPACE CC by chance, a place that really suits me. No matter you are making a rush choice or doing a full research for sub-degree programs, I would advice taking a deeper look at HKU SPACE CC programs and choose one that suits you the most.

Ho Chi Chiu
Ho Chi Chiu
  • 2018-19 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

想起當初文憑試放榜的時候,當時因為中文成績不如意而選擇了港大附屬學院升學,真正感受到何謂第二次機會。 當時是比較對電腦科學有興趣,所以就選擇了工程副學士,想透過副學士入大學,繼續我的夢想。就讀副學士的時候發現學習模式與中學不同,雖然比較辛苦但很容易上手。 再加上有很多老師會提供無論是學業或升學的幫助,釋除了學業上不少的疑慮。老師也會帶學生到大學參觀,對自己心儀的大學增加認識。 在港大附屬學院努力過後, 成功捉緊這個第二次的機會,重新升讀大學。 到最後收錄的大學甚至是比文憑試預計進入的大學更好。 非常感謝港大附屬學院給予這個第二次的機會!

Chan Tsz Hong
Chan Tsz Hong
  • 2018-19 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: BEng in Electronic and Communication Engineering, CityU

不知不覺我已經在這裡讀了兩年書了。在讀asso期間也並不是一帆風順,充斥著各種不同的問題難關。遇到各種的隊友,各種的老師,可能到最後因為拿不到自己期望的分數而挫敗十分。你們在將來可能會面對跟我不一樣的困難,逆境。但是你們一定要相信自己!相信自己可以,可以做到自己定下既目標。無論係合格,上番大學定係爆四都好,要加油阿!

Chan Chung Yin
Chan Chung Yin
  • 2017-18 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • 2018-19 BEng in Computer Engineering, HKUST

As a guy who has a high estimation from the peers and teacher in Secondary Second, I have never thought that one day my strength and ability can be used again when I suffer in the failure in DSE. Fortunately, I have learnt from the failure and I have grown in HKU SPACE Community College. But it is still a hard time for us as we have to study in a completely different environment.

Luckily, my first transcript here is pretty good. However, I have even stepped further in the next semester. This all thanks to not only my lecturers but also my "comrade". Lecturers here is passionate in education for both our knowledge and attitudes and my "comrade", they have provided me much help and we have been succeeding in many projects together. Without neither one of them, I will not be able to have such result.

Now, I have already received two offers from HKU and HKUST and one interview from CUHK. Every step here will become my experience in the future. Failure is not a monster, instead, it pushes you to become more hard-working. Although it might be difficult, it will be a good time when you study in HKU SPACE Community College. And I hope everyone of you can achieve your dream here.

Pang Sze Ching Jamie
Pang Sze Ching Jamie
  • 2016-17 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - IEEM, Year 2
  • Offer received: CUHK - Engineering, Year 1

HKU SPACE CC has brought to me much more than what is written on lecture notes. During my two-year study in HKU SPACE CC, college lecturers provided a lot of academic assistance and advice to my future study. Lecturers organize visits to universities, including information section and student sharing, which offer more detailed information. The programme helps to equip myself with knowledge and skills to pursue my goals. Meanwhile, the college offers various kinds of extracurricular activities, which is accommodating to all students. The experience in this college has broaden my horizons. I am really grateful to HKU SPACE CC for all the opportunities and challenges provided.

Wong Yuk Fong
Wong Yuk Fong
  • 2014-15 Associate of Engineering, Year 2
  • Offer received: HKUST - BEng in Computer Engineering
  • Offer received: CUHK - BEng in Computer Engineering

在港大附屬學院修讀工程學副學士課程,擴闊了我的視野,教我獲益良多。回想當初公開考試放榜時,知道自己的成績遠差於預期,我感到十分徬徨與迷惘。在網上看過資料後,選擇入讀港大附屬學院繼續學業。 修讀工程學課程,令我學習到各方面的專門知識,如電腦架構,程式設計和電路知識等。除此之外,學院亦著重通識教育,讓學生能全面發展,認識自我。 回望過去,學院不但提供另一條升學路徑,亦令我能更好裝備自己,面對困難。

黃偉健
黃偉健
  • 2013-14年度應用科學副學士(計算機工程)二年級學生
  • 獲取錄大學︰香港中文大學信息工程工學士一年級

失望的公開試成績,喚醒我考入本地大學的決心,重燃心中追尋大學夢的火焰。考入大學的途徑五花八門,而我則決定選擇港大附屬學院來完成夢想。 在此之前,我從沒有修讀任何與資訊科技相關的課程。作為資訊科技界新人,起初心中的確存在著一份惶恐,深恐自己底子與能力都不及他人。不過與其受恐懼的煎熬,何不轉換心態,相信自己實力,為自己拼博一回? 學院講師相當有心,我親切感受到他們對教學的熱誠。每當我遇到本科上的學習困難時,他們總會不厭其煩地重新講解一遍,使我的電腦概念愈見清晰,知識隨之而豐富。與此同時,我在學院認識了一群志同道合的好友,交流學習心得,並肩作戰,試問還有甚麼值得擔憂? 非聯招報名的策略是相當重要的,同學應清楚了解自己的實力和興趣,善用學校資源,選擇既相關又合符個人能力的科目。切忌心頭過高,道聽途說,因而浪費良機。 人,可以輸上千百萬次,但必須要嬴在最後一次。港大附屬學院,就是要獲得最後勝利的地方。送上我的座右銘 ─「人定勝天,命運掌握在自己手中!」願共勉之。

Lee Cheong Wang Jacky
Lee Cheong Wang, Jacky
  • 2013-14 Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology (Computer Engineering) Year 2

After failing the public examination, my ideal study path to study in local university was broken. HKU SPACE CC provided a chance for me to pursue high level education, and also helped me discover my interest in computing. At the beginning I was scared because I haven’t studied any computing subjects before. Later I found that it is not a problem as the programme structure is designed from easy to hard, even a beginner can follow as long as you want to learn. In addition, the lecturers are so friendly and helpful that they are always happy to answer our questions. I am extremely grateful to the lecturers who have helped me a lot in my study. Now I have been trained to be capable of developing application programmes and solving computer problems. Most importantly, there is a chance for me to study in university. HKU SPACE CC is a place for me to get familiar with the study mode in university, and also a place of self-affirmation.