Bachelor of Engineering in
Nuclear and Risk Engineering (BEngNRE)
工學士 (核子及風險工程)

JUPAS code: JS1207 BEngNRE – BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering


WHY IS THIS MAJOR NEEDED?

This major is a unique undergraduate programme in Hong Kong, aiming at meeting the current manpower requirements and also future economic challenges of Hong Kong. Students of this major will be trained in multi-disciplinary topics related to nuclear engineering and risk engineering. The major will concentrate on five related focus areas which are nuclear engineering, nuclear medicine and medical radiation, materials engineering, risk engineering, and crisis management. These five focus areas are in general aligned with three of the six industries of Hong Kong, namely testing and certification services, medical services, and environmental industries, which have been identified by the Hong Kong SAR Government as having clear advantages for further development. The following are some of the reasons why this major is needed:

  • Rapid development in nuclear energy in mainland China, especially in regions near Hong Kong, would require many well-trained nuclear engineers in foreseeable future.
  • The increasing use of radiation technology for medical treatments and diagnosis for aging population means that there is a growing demand in medical radiation professionals.
  • Risk engineering is not only essential to the nuclear industry but also to many big corporations and engineering systems. Many companies have now recognized the importance of assessing and managing risks to ensure smooth running of their businesses. Risk professionals are highly sought-after.
  • Disaster or crisis management involves dealing with threats after they have occurred. Several well-known disasters and product recalls, such as the recent lead-in-drinking-water crisis in Hong Kong, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and major vehicle recalls by Toyota due to out-of-control gas pedals, have highlighted the importance of crisis management for reducing the adverse impacts to businesses and governments. Many petrochemical companies, public utilities companies, banks and big corporations do employ crisis management professionals to protect their businesses from potential crises.

OBJECTIVES OF THE MAJOR

The major aims to equip the students with multi-disciplinary knowledge in nuclear engineering and risk engineering. Besides teaching the discipline-related technical knowledge, we will also help the students develop their problem solving skills so that they can analyze and solve a broad spectrum of engineering problems. The students will gain a sound foundation in the relevant disciplines through practical hands-on projects and extensive exposure to real-life scenarios through industrial placements and overseas exchange arrangements with a view to attaining the dynamic levels and standards required by highly competitive markets such as Hong Kong and mainland China.

CAREER PROSPECTS

As this major is multi-disciplinary in nature, job prospect is promising. After graduation, students can choose to work in many related professions or industrial sectors, such as power generation industry, materials engineering for large corporations, testing and certification services, medical radiation related fields in hospitals and diagnostic centres, radiation protection and environmental protection in government departments and private consultancy firms, product research and development in nuclear radiation equipment companies, risk assessment in the financial sector, and also disaster management for Government, public utilities companies and big corporations.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS

HKDSE Route

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements, with at least one elective subject in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science for HKDSE applicants.

JUPAS HKDSE students will apply for admission to the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering with direct admission to the Bachelor of Engineering – Nuclear and Risk Engineering programme (JS1692). During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College core courses.

Please refer to the Admissions Office’s website for the calculation of the admission score at http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas_hkdse/assessment/bd/


Alternative Routes

Direct/non-JUPAS applicants are expected to have, or to be close to having, Associate Degrees or Higher Diplomas with high grades or credit awards, in Engineering or related disciplines.

Qualified applicants may be invited for interviews and considered for admission based on their performance in the following areas:

  • Academic performance
  • Leadership experience and potential
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Community/school services
  • Communication skills
  • Recommendation

Scholarship is available to outstanding students admitted to the major by the non-JUPAS route.


CURRICULUM

The curriculum has been categorized into eight main programme building blocks:

  • General Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medicine and Medical Radiation
  • Materials Engineering
  • Risk Engineering
  • Crisis Management
  • Integrative Project
  • Language and Out-of-Discipline studies

Innovative teaching approaches will be adopted in the delivery of the curriculum in order to integrate theories with industrial practices. Problem-solving activities, experience-based learning, integrative workshops, industrial attachment, co-operative education, and industry-based projects are typical means to help achieve the targets.

The major requires a total of 120 credit units. Applicants with Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualifications may be admitted with Advanced Standing I or II.


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This major has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a signatory member of the Washington Accord under which all members agree to recognise each other’s accredited Engineering degree programmes.


TUITION FEES

Government Funded Programmes

Latest information on tuition fees is available at the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.

Inquiry: 3442-8419 (Ms. May Kan)


MAJOR LEADER

Prof. Ji Jung KAI


Major Structure/Major Requirement (Links to University Undergraduate Catalogue)

Overview
Normative 4-year Degree

Advanced Standing I (ASI)
Advanced Standing II (ASII)


MODEL STUDY PATH (PDF)

BENG4 NRE 2016/17 Cohort
BENG3 NRE 2017/18 Cohort (ASI)
BENG2 NRE 2017/18 Cohort (ASII)

BENGU4 NRE 2015/16 Cohort

BENG4 NRE 2014/15 Cohort
BENG3 NRE 2015/16 Cohort (ASI)


STUDENT HANDBOOK (PDF)

2017/18 · 2016/17 · 2015/16
(Note: The handbooks are updated as at the beginning of the corresponding academic years.)


This major is jointly run by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry (BCH), Civil and Architectural Engineering (CA), Electronic Engineering (EE), Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE), Physics and Materials Science (AP), and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM).


Last modified on 22 August, 2017