JS1217 College of Engineering (option: any major in College of Engineering with Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship)

College of Engineering covers a vibrant spectrum of engineering fields and promotes academic synergy. The College has eight academic units, offering academic programmes in diverse engineering disciplines. In addition to other routes that students would choose to directly enter individual departments of the College, the JS1217 option offers a free choice of major to students. Upon admission via JS1217, students can choose any major in the College right before starting their first year of study. They will have guaranteed places for internships and overseas exchange. Besides taking their chosen major, students will be required to take a minor named "Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship". This minor aims to introduce engineering students to the fundamentals of technology-based engineering entrepreneurship, to help students nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, innovative and systems thinking, and to broaden their multi-disciplinary perspectives. Together with the knowledge and skills learned in the majors, this minor will present an alternative career path to engineering graduates from engineers to entrepreneurs, patent lawyers, or technology commercialization agents.

Teams consisting of students admitted via JS1217 nominated by the course leader of GE2304 Foundations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship could receive a Direct Offer of HK Tech 300 Seed Fund, which will provide up to HK$100,000 to develop innovative ideas into a start-up.

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

Admission Arrangements for JUPAS Applicants

Students admitted to the College of Engineering through JS1217 are given a free choice of major upon acceptance of our offers. They will be enrolled in one of the departments before starting their first year of study. For departments offering one single major (i.e., Departments of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering), students will be enrolled in the major in the first year. For other departments with more than one major (i.e., Departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), students will be enrolled in the department in the first year and enter a major according to their wishes in the second year.


Please refer to the majors of the respective departments of the College of Engineering for details.

Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship (15 credit units):


Core Courses (6 credit units)

Course Code Course Title
FS2003 Introduction to Intellectual Property
GE2304 Foundations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Electives (9 credit units)

Students are required to take at least one course from each of the following categories:

Business, Intellectual Property and Law

Course Code Course Title
IS2505 e-Business
LW2903 Business and Law
LW4642 Intellectual Property Law: Theory, Patents and Trademarks
MGT4305 Developing and Presenting a Business Plan
MGT4314 Negotiation
PIA3900 Innovation and Governance

Engineering Management for Entrepreneurship

Course Code Course Title
ADSE4024 Project Management
ADSE4103 Decision Analysis and Risk Management
ADSE4108 Product Development and Innovation

Innovation and Entrepreneurship related Practice Courses

Course Code Course Title
FS4001 Co-operative Education Scheme
FS4002 Industrial Attachment Scheme
FS4005 Overseas Internship Scheme
FS4006 Summer Research Internship


Student Exchange/Internship

Recognising the importance of nurturing students with a global perspective, the College encourages students to undertake academic exchange, believing that these experiences can enhance students' personal and career development. Currently, the College has an extensive network of exchange partners in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, mainland China, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US. Please visit https://www.cityu.edu.hk/ceng/student-life/student-exchange for more information on student exchange.

The College operates the Co-operative Education Centre with a mission is to work with industry, local and overseas, to provide co-operative education for students. The Centre aims to nurture a new generation of engineering professionals and industrial leaders with a global outlook who are capable of meeting the challenges in this fast-changing world. The Centre currently offers three major internship programmes for students:

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)
  • ADSE - Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering
  • ACE - Architectural Engineering
  • ACE - Civil Engineering
  • ACE - Architecture and Surveying
  • BME - Biomedical Engineering
  • CS - Computer Science
  • EE - Computer and Data Engineering
  • EE - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • EE - Information Engineering
  • EE - Microelectronics Engineering
  • MSE - Materials Science and Engineering
  • MNE - Aerospace Engineering
  • MNE - Mechanical Engineering
  • MNE - Nuclear and Risk Engineering