Work-Integrated Education (WIE) / Internship

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is "work-based learning experiences which take place in an organisational context relevant to a student's future profession, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable in that profession."

All full-time undergraduate students of COMP are required to complete a mandatory WIE component as part of their curriculum. Our students have gained valuable working experiences at international companies as well as government and related organisations, e.g. BNP Paribas, Disneyland, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Pegasus, Hong Kong Observatory, Hospital Authority, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft, DHL. The opportunities not only allow them to gain real-world experience but also possess a comprehensive and impressive resume to improve their employability after graduation.

 

Full-time Local Internship

Our four-year curriculum provides an internship option for students to gain up to 32 weeks of full-time working experience in the second semester of Year 3 plus a summer term while graduating in four years. These internship opportunities are offered by various companies in Hong Kong. Students also have the option to take evening classes during the internship period.

ASM Pacific Technology

"The company provided me with opportunities to became a software engineer and to manage people in order to complete a large project. During the internship, I have acquired knowledge about database, console programming, web development, software engineering and various new technologies. My manager was very helpful. He taught me how to write documents, create PPT, and meet with end-users. It was a valuable experience hardly gained from school life." ~~~ NG Shing Chi

Hang Seng Bank

"I worked in the Digital Sales Team in the Digital Banking Department. Since the bank focused on customers’ journey and provided them with the corresponding promotion or offers, our team needed to add some tracking functions at the front end in order to perform digital analysis. I was responsible for discussing with Product Managers and then writing user requirements to the IT Department. I also joined the platform transformation project and worked with representatives from different departments for which I realized that both business knowledge and communication skills were important. The internship also enabled me to use many latest digital and project management tools in the real business environment." ~~~ LI Chak Wai

HKT

"In the first few months, I worked in the Department of Data Network Design where my tasks were to design the dedicated network for business clients. I had the chance to get in touch with the theory of networking system and structure of physical wiring of networking sites. Later on I moved to the Department of Database Administration. I was taught about many practical Linux commands and operations like setting user permissions and installing software. I also learnt to use MySQL which was essential to retrieve important statistics in database for monitoring. This equipped me with more technical knowledge and I would probably seek for a similar job after graduation and I hope this internship experience will help me to prepare for my future career." ~~~ MOK Tsz Pui

"I have learned very technical skills from the experts on the field such as, ASP.NET framework, the MVC architecture, Machine Learning Algorithms, and supported their ongoing project. Since the internship provided me with more than half year of experience, I had to discipline myself better and learn how to manage my time efficiently. I got to spend my free time exploring my FYP and doing my own projects, and sometimes I had to meet the requirements given by my supervisor. Communication was the most useful soft skills that I gained from the internship. I made friends with a few colleagues despite of not being able to speak in Cantonese. Everything had been pleasant and I look forward to landing my next job." ~~~ ANGARA Jacky

 

International WIE and Overseas Internship

Some of our students undertake WIE and internships in overseas countries such as the USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan to broaden their understanding of how the computing and information technology sectors operate. The cross-cultural understanding they develop is critical to their future careers and personal appreciation of this globalised era.