PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 March, 2006, 12:00am

1994: Graduated with an electrical engineering degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and joined CLP Power as a graduate trainee

1997: Finished the training programme and moved to the system control centre

1999: Passed the professional engineering assessment at the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers to become a chartered electrical engineer

2000: Finished a master's degree in electrical engineering and became a registered professional engineer

How to get there

Programme: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Duration: Either three years in full-time mode, or four years in the 'sandwich' mode - students can undertake one year of paid practical training with a selected company (prior to the final year)

School: PolyU's department of electrical engineering


Programme: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering

Duration: Three years

School: The University of Hong Kong's department of electrical and engineering department


The path

Graduate trainee (about 10 vacancies a year mainly for electrical engineering and mechanical engineering graduates, starting salary usually above $15,000)

Assistant engineer (finished the training programme and is a chartered engineer)

Engineer II (similar responsibilities as assistant engineer)

Distribution control engineer (equivalent to Engineer I, usually has at least five years' experience)

System control engineer (responsible for more complex decisions)

System control manager (leads the whole team of engineers)