Job Opportunities

Undergraduate student intern (Part-time)

Undergraduate student intern 2022/23 (Part-time)

(to commence as soon as possible for two semesters, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing provides an open environment to foster interdisciplinary innovations among undergraduate students and teachers in Engineering and Technology. Innovation Wing houses a number of student-initiated interest groups that work on various innovation projects such as robotics, artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, wearable devices, metaverse, etc. There are a lot of vibrant student-initiated activities and project innovation
achieved by the members of the Innovation Wing.

As a stimulating platform for the new generation of innovators, it is important to connect to the entire HKU community and the public about the vibrant student activities and project achievements of Innovation Wing members via social media, websites, newsletters, posters, and other multimedia channels. We look for applicants with good knowledge and experience in using social media platforms for the publicity and the promotion of projects, events and activities. He/she should have the ability to work independently on the production of multimedia content, including posters and short videos. He/she should have a strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation, fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese, and good coordination, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.

We welcome students from all Faculties to apply for this job. Interested applicants, please send your:

  1. CV
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. Available working hours (not more than 20 hours per week, please refer to here.)
  4. Your portfolio (you can also provide it during the interview)

to Innovation Wing (innowing[at]hku.hk). A confirmation email will be sent to you and an interview will be scheduled for the shortlisted applicants.

Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.

Undergraduate student intern (Part-time)

Undergraduate student intern 2021/22 (Part-time)

(to commence as soon as possible for one semester, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

With the recent deployment of equipment training modules, it is a good opportunity to carry on the momentum and continue to develop more training modules for the interests and benefits of members of the Innovation Wing. Below is the proposed equipment-based training modules:

  • Waterjet cutting equipment
  • Multimedia and podcasting equipment
  • 3D scanning equipment
  • Augmented/Virtual reality equipment
  • Motion-capture equipment
  • Any other topics of your interest (please indicate it in your application.)

The duty of the intern in one semester is expected as follow:

  • Development
    • Focus on developing a training module for one or more equipment. 
    • Prepare training materials so that members of the Innovation wing would be able to learn the hands-on skill of equipment / making an interesting prototype, including:
      • Technical background and features of the equipment
      • Safety precautions 
      • Operation steps
      • Interesting hands-on practical tasks 
      • Training video(s)
    • Prepare assessment for the training modules, so that Innovation Wing would be able to assess member’s understanding of the module(s) and in particular, the safety precautions of operating the equipment. 
    • Assist the technical manager to procure necessary consumable items for the training modules for the trial run and the implementation for one semester. 
  • Trial run for tutors
    • Conduct a trial run for tutors and technicians in the Innovation Wing so that they could help to deploy the training module for members.

The duty of the intern for the following semesters as follow

  • Deployment for members for one semester
    • Assist the tutors and technicians to deploy the training modules for the members of the Innovation Wing. 
    • Provide technical support to members’ inquiries.
  • Further deployment for secondary school STEM education
    • Modify and upgrade the training material based on the feedback of the trial run and follow up the implementation of the training for one semester.
    • Assist to promote the training module to secondary school for STEM education after running the training for a semester.

Applicants should be a current member of the Innovation Wing. They should have an excellent command of written English, and good interpersonal and communication skills. They should be highly motivated, responsible, and able to work independently.

Interested applicants, please send your

  1. CV
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. Available working hours (not more than 20 hours per week, please refer to here.)
  4. The topic of training module(s) you would like to work on.

to Innovation Wing (innowing@hku.hk). A confirmation email will be sent to you and an interview will be scheduled for shortlisted applicants.

Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.

Innovation Wing Tutorship Training Scheme (ITTS)

The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing provides an open environment to foster interdisciplinary innovations among undergraduate students and teachers in Engineering and Technology. The provision of state-of-the-art facilities in a collaborative space enables curriculum innovations that emphasize hands-on and experiential learning activities. The Innovation Wing is a platform to engage the young generation to explore the world, create opportunities for them to learn about the needs of the underprivileged, and acquire practical hands-on experience in developing solutions with real-world impact.

The Innovation Tutorship Training Scheme aims to encourage fresh graduates of HKU Engineering undergraduate programmes to further equip themselves by studying a MSc degree programme administered by the Faculty of Engineering and participating in tutorship training at the Innovation Wing. Testimonial will be provided upon completion of the tutorship training.

Eligibility

  • Current students studying an MSc degree program administered by the Faculty of Engineering.
  • If you are studying other postgraduate programmes administered by the Faculty of Engineering and is also interested to serve as a tutor of Innovation Wing, you can also send your enquiry to innowing[at]hku.hk.

What you will learn in the training scheme?

  • Our tutors will work in an interdisciplinary team to assist with the daily operation of the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One and Two.
  • Hands-on training workshops will be offered to equip our tutors with operating skills of the maker space equipment in Innovation Wing, such as AR/VR equipment, 3D printing equipment, Acrylic laser cutting and engraving machine, Waterjet cutting machine, basic hand power tools, etc.
  • Our tutors will also learn to use CAD related software such as Ultimaker Cura, Prusa slicer, SOLIDWORKS, CorelDRAW, Oculus app, SideQuest – BMBF, etc from senior tutors.

What will be the required duties in Innovation Wing?

The appointee will perform the following assigned duties in Innovation Wing for one year under a roster.

  • Assist with the management and operation of makerspace equipment;
  • Provide consultative support to students on the design and prototyping techniques;
  • Lead tours that feature inspirational visits to engage students, teachers, and visitors with Innovation Wings’ unique facilities, projects, and student communities; and
  • Contribute to out-of-classroom teaching and learning initiatives at the Innovation Academy. 
  • He/She will also perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Inno Wing.

The appointee will also identify one maker project in Innovation Wing and use the maker space equipment in Innovation Wing to produce a prototype/product.

  • The appointee will have to submit an interim report by the end of the first semester, and the project is expected to complete by the end of the 2nd semester.

 The roster

  • Normally, the opening hours of the Innovation Wing are 9 am-9 pm on weekdays and 9 am-5 pm on Saturdays, subject to the operational arrangements of the Innovation Wing (refer to here for the most updated arrangement).
  • The roster for tutors is divided into 4-hour sessions that start at 9 am, 1 pm, and 5 pm.

 Application

  • Priority will be given to applicants who can take more roster sessions. 
  • Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and indicate the available roster session(s) in the application.
  • Please contact the department representative of your department if you are interested to apply for the ITTS scheme.
  • Enquiry about the ITTS scheme can also be directed to innowing[at]hku.hk

Department

Department representative in the Innovation Wing executive committee

Department of Civil EngineeringProf. J. Yang
Department of Computer ScienceProf SM Yiu
Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringDr. C.K. Lee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringDr. HH Cheung
Department of Mechanical EngineeringDr. C. H. Liu
Undergraduate Student Interns (Summer 2022 - Full-time)​

Undergraduate Student Interns (Summer 2022 - Full-time)

(to commence as soon as possible for one semester, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

The future activities of the Innovation Academy and Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing will focus on emerging technologies like Metaverse and digital twins. It is a good opportunity for students to work with us in developing student activities for our members and Engineering students.

The appointee will assist in developing student activities on emerging technologies like Metaverse and digital twin. Applicants should be a current member of the Innovation Wing. The applicants should have good computer programming skills, preferably in Unity C# programming, Autodesk REVIT, SolidWorks, and etc. They should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and good interpersonal and communication skills. They should be highly motivated, responsible, able to work independently, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. He/She may be required to work outside office hours.

Interested applicants, please send your

  1. CV
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. The earliest available date

to Innovation Wing (innowing@hku.hk). A confirmation email will be sent to you and an interview will be scheduled for shortlisted applicants.

Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.

Sharing of our interns

Mr. Chan Chun Kit (Ryan)

Period of Duty: June 2021 – August 2021
Great success won’t come without great opportunity. Without the job opportunity offered by Innowing and the help of the staff and facilities here, I would not be able to design and develop the impressive training modules for our members.

Looking back to last summer, I was working on the design of the training modules of Embedded system and 3D printing. Starting from the planning, testing, carrying out execution and evaluation of the process, my path is full of passion and motivation of delivering the best for our next generation of engineer. Difficulties do exist. But just remember, the help from your intern partners, tutors and technicians from different departments will never be absent. You may face obstacles when you are planning or designing the modules, but Innowing would be the place where everyone’s ideas are very encouraged to be expressed. Trust your partners. That is how I gained the great success in duties.

During my two months of Internship, I successfully finished the design and execution of the two training modules (Embedded System and 3D Printing). Creative duties like product designing, video making and selecting training consumables to purchase surely upgraded my ability of handling executive duties. Generating worksheets for members and guidelines for tutors also helped me to stratify my knowledge of the above modules and generate attractive technology learning. Within this short period of time, I have gained a fruitful outcome more than I could expect. At Innowing, your ideas are very much welcomed, discussed, and supported. This is the best working environment I could tell.

I am looking forward to working again at Inno Wing, serving to help students to express their innovative ideas. Hope to see you working with me in the future. Let’s construct a better community together!

Mr. Bozzolan Alex Francesco

Period of Duty: June 2021 – August 2021

First of all, I would like to take the chance to properly thank the Innovation Wing, for having me as their student intern for the summer period. It was really a meaningful way to pass the vacation. Together with the Innovation Wing, we have provided training modules to help students kickstart their interest in building their own small projects. I was in charge of making the materials for Laser Cut Machine as well as the safe and correct usage of Power Tools.

After going through the training materials, students would then be able to use the laser cut machine to cut their very own cellphone holder, with patterns of different shapes, and to make their own mini-cabinet with the use of power tools to drill properly sized and located holes for fastening of screws. It provided me the opportunity to create innovative and interesting tasks for us engineering students,  and allows me to apply what I have learned in lectures to my job this summer.

I thank the Innovation Wing once more for giving me this opportunity, and I am sure that other students if given the opportunity, would love to be in this cause as well.