Placement and Internship Programme (PIP)

The Placement and Internship Programme (PIP) is initiated by the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and dedicated to connecting engineering students to job opportunities and resources in order to foster their future career development. The PIP also offers a wealth of support to help students receive the latest job market information and updates by organizing career talks, workshops and job fair.

How students may benefit from PIP?

PIP provides first-hand information and contacts with many established corporate and companies. Engineering students may access information on the latest job offers, seminars, etc., and make their applications or registrations directly

Students may join the work study programme or engage in internship to learn more about the working environment in their future endeavour. Such exposure helps equipping them with hands on skills and real-life experience which would increase their competitiveness and employability in the job market.

Through engagement in the work study programme or internship lined up by the PIP, students would be able to meet more new friends and colleagues at the workplace who could provide  them invaluable insights in their career choice.

What types of jobs covered by PIP?

Graduate Employment are for the recruitment of graduates only. Year 3 or final year students who are interested in the job posting, please submit their applications to the company directly.

Work Study Programme are designated for students who have completed the penultimate year of study and are interested to take a gap year for engaging in a one-year internship.
A student taking the work study programme will involve in a supervised training in the participating company normally for 12 months. The training normally commences in May/June, right after the completion of the penultimate year of study. The company will provide a structured training programme, with proper supervision, by which the student can acquire a wide range of skills and be well exposed to practical working environment. During the one-year internship period, students will be employed as a contract staff of the company and entitled to a monthly salary and subjected to the protection of the labour ordinance of the HKSAR.

A student participating in the work-study programme must seek prior approval from the major department if he/she wishes to resign from the work-study company. Otherwise, a remark of "did not complete the work-study programme / internship programme" will be recorded on the student's academic transcript.

Special Notes on Work-Study Programme

Summer Internship provides the opportunities for students to engage in a full-time job in the summer term, which spans from mid-May to end of August. Students who are interested in applying for summer internships have to submit their applications to the company directly.

During the period, students are employed as temporary employees with an employment contract complying with the relevant labour ordinance of the HKSAR and that of the PRC if students are required to work in the Mainland. Usually companies would assign duties related to the students' fields of study. If the project duration spans over the summer period and the students would like to continue the work, they can discuss with professors and arrange to continue the work as their final year projects subject to approval of their departments.

Internship (Others) (non-summer period) are for the recruitment of students to work in a period outside the summer term. Students who are interested in this kind of jobs have to submit their applications to the company directly.  While full-time students are not expected to take full-time jobs during the regular term time, students taking up such internship should get approval from their department before signing the employment contract.

Part-time Jobs recruitment advertisements are also available on the PIP web. Students who are interested in hunting part-time jobs have to submit their applications to the company directly.

Making job application

PIP presents a wide variety of jobs that are of the interest of our Engineering students. Students may click “View Jobs” to go to the job posting page and start their search. They can limit their search by filtering the jobs by category (Graduate Employment, Work Study Programme, Summer Internship, Internship (non-summer period), and Part-time Jobs), or by keywords search for job title.

When students find a job that they are interested in and are ready to apply for it, please remember to:

  • Read the job advertisement carefully
  • Prepare your application documents as requested by the advertisement
  • Follow the application method as indicated in the job advertisement

The employers will contact shortlisted candidates to go through the selection process, and notify the successful candidates directly.

Other Enquires

For other enquiries such as eligibility in applying the programme and application quota issue (for work study programme), please contact your department directly:

DeptTelephoneEmailContact Person
BME3943 Jeannie Ng
CSE3943 Macy Chung
EE3943 Christine Ko
ENER3943 Winnie Wong
IE3943 Yoyo Chan
MAE3943 Winnie Wong
SEEM3943 Eliya Ng
(FinTech Programme)
3943 Anita Fong