Higher Diploma in Robotics Engineering*

Admission suspended for 2022-23

 

The Higher Diploma in Robotics Engineering (HDRE) programme aims to provide students with an entry level programme in robotics engineering which prepares students for a career and further studies in robotics, electronic, computing and mechanical engineering, develop their mathematical and computing skills, analytical and problem solving skills and communicative competence in technical design and implementation, and the ability to communicate, and cultivate a spirit of lifelong learning, develop the ability to learn, and encourage the pursuit of active citizenship. Graduates from this programme will be able to find employment as technical support personnel in computer manufacturing, electronics design and servicing, electrical appliance development and maintenance, software development, Internet services, product design, and sales and marketing of technical products. They may also choose to continue their studies in a relevant degree programme, both locally and overseas.

 

FACULTY

Science and Technology

 

PROG. CODE

HDRE

 

CAMPUS

Kowloon City

 

QF LEVEL

4

DURATION

2 years

 

CREDIT POINTS

63 CPS 

 

AWARD TYPE

Higher Diploma  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

20/000680/L4
01/09/2020-31/08/2024

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for HKDSE 2022 only) 
  2. Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
  3. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

 
Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

For admission to Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) programmes, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following:

1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 1) and English Language (Note 2);
  • If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
  • A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in the first point of this section;
  • Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy)

2) Other Qualifications

Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:

  • Completion of the UOWCHK Diploma in General Studies programme (Note 3) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
  • Completion of Diploma Yi Jin (Note 4);
  • Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
  • A National University Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫)(Note 4) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
  • Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements.

3) Mature Applicants

Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.

 

Notes

  1. For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;

  2. GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
  3. Successful completion of the Diploma in General Studies will fulfil the entrance requirement to UOWCHK associate degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
  4. For students who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.
  5. The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut-off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,800 per credit. Total tuition fee for two years is HK$113,400.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000
Website:         Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students

Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222
Website:          Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students    

To be available later

For enquiries, please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2707 3232 or Email: uowchk-fst@uow.edu.au).

Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

PILODescription
1. Integrate and apply basic skills from mechanical, computing, electronic and electrical engineering to build simple robots and design robotic systems.
2. Apply principles and practices of robotics engineering to solve engineering problems related to robotic systems and evaluate their effectiveness and appropriateness.
3. Apply interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, quantitative and analytical skills as well as experimental skills in engineering technology activities. 
4. Function effectively in a project, as a member or leader on a technical team, in multi-disciplinary environment. 
5. Evaluate the impact of engineering technology activities in the light of environmental, economic and ethical dimensions. 

Main subject areas

  • Robotics, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Language and General Education

Programme study flow

Programme structure

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name  
Programme Core (42cps)
Sem A, Year 1  
AST10106 Introduction to Programming
AST10111 Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra
AST10201 Computer Organization
AST10303 Understanding the Network Centric World
Sem B, Year 1  
AST10401 Circuit Theory
AST10402 Engineering Materials
AST20111 Basic Mechanics
AST21105 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
Sem A, Year 2  
AST20112 Introduction to Robotics Engineering
AST21114 Digital Electronics 
AST21801 Electronic Devices and Circuits
AST21802 Micro-controller Design and Applications
Sem B, Year 2  
AST21803 Computer Aided Design
AST21804 Power Electronics
AST21805 Control Systems
Programme Electives (6cps)
Sem A & B, Year 2  
Select any one:
AST21806 or
AST20715

Final Year Robotics Project
Internship
Language Skills (9cps)
CGE1000* / 1500 English for Academic Studies A / B
CGE2003 English Professional Communication Skills for Technology
CGE1200** Practical Chinese
General Education (6cps)
CGE14412 Practical Psychology
CGE24411 Ethics and Society

*   Students whose DSE score of English Language is below 3 are required to complete this course

** Students who are non-Chinese literate can take a course among the core General Education courses in lieu of CGE1200 Practical Chinese at the recommendation of Programme Leaders and approval by the Chairman of Academic Board

 

Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive. It lists examples of bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOWCHK/UOW which might admitted our graduates from Higher Diploma of Robotics Engineering. Our graduates might also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.

University of Wollongong, Australia

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Data Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electric Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Air Transport Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Career prospects

  • STEM teachers / course tutors
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) architect
  • Technical support personnel in computer manufacturing
  • Electronics design and servicing
  • Electrical appliance development and maintenance
  • Software development
  • Mechanical engineering services
  • Internet services
  • Product design
  • Sales and marketing of technical products

Address

Faculty of Science and Technology

Phone / Whatsapp2707 3232
Fax2707 3231
Emailuowchk-fst@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

College Office

Phone Main campus - 2707 3111
Fax2707 3222
Emailuowchk-main@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Billionnaire Royale, 83 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]