The Co-operative Education Scheme (CES) is a placement programme for final year students. It begins in September or January and lasts for a period of 8-12 months, depending of students’ major disciplines. The CES comprises two components: final year project and industrial placement. The former is a graduation requirement. The training company is expected to provide appropriate technical support and allow students reasonable time to work on it. The placement component involves day-to-day work to familiarize students with the operation practices of the industry. During the training period, students take courses on a day-release basis for no more than one day per week. The distinct feature of the CES is that upon conclusion of the scheme, students are immediately available to continue employment with the host companies.
Project component: students shall undertake an industry-based project, which is also their Final Year Project, at the host company
Industrial placement component: students gain relevant industrial experience through day-to-day work.
CES is widely supported by local industries who generously offer a variety of training opportunities to the students who can choose to work in HK and the Pearl River Delta. When recruiting an intern, the host company is expected to:
Interested companies can register at the Centre homepage any time and submit the job specification before March each year.
Students joining CES are in their final year from the following departments:
Interested students should submit their application in March (Sept Batch) or July (Jan Batch) and must complete the pre-attachment training before the commencement of the scheme.
|Department||Training Period||Duration (Months)|
|Electronic Engineering||Jan – Dec||12|
|Mathematics||Jan – Aug||8|
|Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering||Sept - Aug||12|
|Physics and Materials Science||Jan – Dec||12|
|Systems Engineering and Engineering Management||Sept - Aug||12|