Smart STEM for the Smart City

Programme Code: ELRN1801

Faculty of: Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Level-of-study: S1-S3

Area of Interest: Science

Programme Period: June 21, 2021 to June 25, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 3,500

Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2021):
– 5% discount on programme fee

Summer Scholarships offered by HKU Academy for the Talented:
Academy members - 20% discount of the programme fee

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021

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Course Description:

Smart city technology is acknowledged to be the driving force of the urban development and changes. The advocacy of the technologies and concepts of “Smart City” has enabled further development on “Smart Living”, “Smart Mobility”, “Smart Transportation” and “Smart People” which are some of the new directions for the STEM activities for youngsters. The course provides young people with all-rounded tastings of the wide range of Smart City technologies, facilitating their learning with both theoretical concepts and practical skills for nurturing them to be the future smart talents for the smart city. Participants are expected to: 1. Understand and adopt technology for achieving smart people, smart living and smart mobility; 2. Learn logical and computational thinking while using different types of software and technology tools (i.e. Microbit, Arduino, Data Analysis tool) to achieve certain targets. 3. Design and innovate their own experiments and smart tools individually and in group.

Course Outline:


Course Instructor(s):

Dr. Wilton Fok

Programme Schedule:

Monday to Friday (09:30 – 12:30)

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.