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Work Integrated Education

Work Integrated Education (WIE) is work-based learning experience which takes place in an organizational context relevant to a student's future profession, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable in that profession. WIE has been a compulsory component of the undergraduate programs at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since the 2005/06 cohort, and students are required to complete it to be eligible for graduation.

* The WIE and internship jobs are also open to Higher Diploma Students


  • To reaffirm the positioning of PolyU as a University offering academic programmes in a professional context;
  • To strengthen the competitive edge of the University's professional-based programmes with a view to attracting more quality students and to enhancing the employability of students;
  • To help achieve Strategic Objective 1 of enhancing the all-round development of students.

WIE for LSGI students

WIE requirements

  • Industrial safety training (1 training credit from IC251)
    Green card will be obtained by passing the exam
  • Minimum of 176-hour full-time summer training, normally about one-month at the end of Year 3

Intake training period

Mainly after completing stage 3 and progressing to stage 4

Qualified WIE activities

WIE Coordinator will strive to seize the placement opportunities for students. All WIE activities should be endorsed by the WIE coordinator.

Furthermore, students who join the IAESTE programme are deemed to have fulfilled the requirement of WIE.


  • Reflective Journal (Student-bearing) > FORM WIE-RJ1 > FORM WIE-RJ2
    What has been carried out and knowledge learned during the training.
  • Assessment Form (Employer-bearing) > FORM WIE1
    Intended learning outcomes and the expectations after the training period conveyed to students.
  • Feedback > Feedback Form

WIE Opportunities (2021)

Hong Kong Observatory


Ir Dr. Wallace LAI at tel: 3400-8960 or e-mail:
Ms. Vaness YU at tel: 2766-4440 or e-mail:

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