Quality Assurance and Enhancement
Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Framework
Over the years, CPEG has implemented comprehensive procedures and systems to ensure the quality of the program. Two committees are set up: Undergraduate Studies Committee and Student Development Committee.

The Undergraduate Studies Committee is responsible for curriculum planning and development. It handles various academic issues of the program such as planning of 3-3-4 and the existing 4-year program, final-year-project logistics and allocation, exchange students advising and follow up, specialization and elective courses, course workload, and student internships and student industrial training. Chairman of this committee serves also as the CPEG representative in the School of Engineering Undergraduate Studies Committee. The Student Development Committee is responsible for student learning and development. Major issues this committee handles include student advising and monitoring, student-staff liaison, liaison with the Computer Engineering Students’ Society, and student career-planning and job-recruitment talks.

Every year, an annual report on quality assurance policies and practices, student performance, results of student feedback questionnaires, and other measures of program performance is submitted to the School of Engineering for review.

In the School of Engineering, The engineering Education Quality Assurance Committee (E2QAC) is set up to coordinate and align the implementation efforts across different programs. The goal of this committee is to follow through with the outcome-based education approach, to maintain standard on Teaching and Learning Quality and to share good practices among departments. Representatives from different programs serve as members of E2QAC to share experiences and exchange ideas. Meetings are scheduled regularly to discuss and review detailed implementation plans and issues regarding final-year project-based assessment, course-based assessment, assessment methods, and course scheduling.

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Current students are requested to complete a set of surveys including course evaluations, the Student Engagement and Satisfactory Questionnaire, and the Engineering Students Exit Survey for the collection of students’ opinion on course arrangement, workload and program experience.

External Review/feedback
The BEng in Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) regularly. Graduates from the program will be deemed to have satisfied the educational requirement for Corporate Membership of HKIE.
As CPEG is a joint degree program of ECE and CSE Departments, the program is also regularly reviewed by the advisory boards of both the ECE and CSE Departments which include members from academia and industry.

Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
The Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I) was established by School of Engineering in 2010. Through various high-quality learning and development programs and activities, E2I aims to foster a learning culture by developing and sharing good practices in learning and teaching, assessment, and quality assurance.

The Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching is an academic support unit which strives to nurture a collaborative and creative learning environment through partnerships with departments, faculty, other teaching staff and students. Through collaboration with Schools, Departments and Centers, CELT acts as an expert resource and an advocate of evidence-based, active learning approaches to teaching and curriculum that engage whole person development for a technology-rich 21st century environment.

Student Representation
The CPEG Student-Staff-Liaison Committee is set up to identify and collect valuable insights on areas for further improvements. Feedbacks from current students are gathered through various means, such as regular student-staff liaison meetings, the CPEG Student Society CPEGSS representatives, as well as the CPEGSS Facebook. In addition, faculty mentors solicit direct feedbacks from students during advising sessions several times a year.

Program Curriculum

Our Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and computer engineering
  2. An ability to analyze an engineering problem and identify the hardware and/or software requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design and implement a computer-based system including embedded systems encompassing hardware and/or software to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to conduct teamwork, especially in a multi-disciplinary environment
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve computer engineering problems subject to practical constraints
  6. An ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audience
  8. An ability to understand the local and global impact of computer engineering solutions on individuals, organizations and society
  9. An ability to understand contemporary global, economic, environmental, and societal issues, and their potential connection with computer engineering
  10. An ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for solving computer engineering problems
  12. An ability to use hardware and/or software tools to effectively solve engineering problems with an understanding of their processes and limitations

University Objectives
  1. Students: To give all students, undergraduate and postgraduate alike, a broadly based university experience that includes: superior training in their chosen fields of study; a well-rounded education that enhances the development of their creativity, critical thinking, global outlook, and cultural awareness; a campus life that prepares them to be community leaders and lifelong learners
  2. Faculty and Staff: To provide a dynamic and supportive working environment in which faculty and staff may continually develop intellectually and professionally
  3. Research: To be a leading institution for research and postgraduate study, pursuing knowledge in both fundamental and applied areas, and collaborating closely with business and industry in promoting technological innovation and economic development
  4. Campus Culture: To provide an open environment and atmosphere conducive to the exchange of knowledge, views, and innovative ideas among students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars
  5. Commitment to Hong Kong: To promote and assist in Hong Kong's economic and social development, and to enrich Hong Kong's culture

Program Educational Objectives
  1. Technical knowledge, hands-on experience, presentation and management skills required for pursuing innovation-based careers and advanced research studies in any computing-related discipline that may involve the development and/or applications of computing devices and systems, ranging from embedded processors to networks of supercomputers
  2. The cross-disciplinary knowledge in computer science and electronic engineering of sufficient breadth and depth, as well as the fundamental knowledge in mathematics and science, for tackling important real-world engineering problems, which may involve hardware, software and/or their co-design
  3. Solid preparation to launch their careers, and to eventually become leaders and mentors of their peers in the innovation-based business within their chosen profession
  4. Solid preparation to launch their careers, and to eventually become leaders and mentors of their peers in the innovation-based business within their chosen profession
  5. An appreciation of the significant roles, impacts and responsibilities of computer-engineering-related professionals to the modern society, especially as innovators and technopreneurs
Mapping of Program Objective to University Objectives

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