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Applied STEM Series – Discovering Underwater Robotics with AI

Programme Information 

Programme Name: Applied STEM Series – Discovering Underwater Robotics with AI 

Programme Period: July 2 - July 6, 2024

Target Audience: Ages 11-14 (P.6 - F.3)

Programme fee:  

HK$ 18,000  

(Early Bird Price at HK$ 15,000 for applications submitted on or before April 8, 2024) 

The programme fee includes tuition and teaching materials.


Academy members will receive scholarship if successfully admitted to the programme. Details will be announced in the offer letter. 

Programme Code: CET202401


Programme Description 

This underwater robotics course will explore the practical applications of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in the exciting field of the underwater world. We will guide students through the theory, concepts, and specifics of building their ROV as a team.   

Students should have some essential physics, algebra, and trigonometry knowledge, and the course will be taught in either English or Chinese. This course teaches the basics of motion, force/reaction, and programming in sensors and 3D space. Students will be trained in engineering, testing, computational thinking and project management skills. In addition, students will be sponsored to take the computational thinking assessment test certified by Cornell University. They will be able to participate in underwater robotics competitions organised by local and international organisations, allowing students to participate in the challenge and demonstrate their underwater robots (ROVs).   

The program emphasises active learning and the ability to complete projects independently.   We have also invited industry experts to give our students a sharing about the application of AI development now and in the future. Students can participate in the Intel Cyberport Air Land and Sea Competition.  

To offer the best learning experience to children, we have partnered with the leading-edge technology Intel AI box to teach our students to design and develop their ROV. Immerse yourself in the cultures of the leading technology and R&D, seize this opportunity, and prepare to be tomorrow's innovator.   

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic concepts and the fundamentals of a robot.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration, communication, planning and preparation.
  • Learn the operational aspects of the modified PVC underwater robot, including control mechanisms.
  • Understand how to connect various hardware components to development boards for integrated functionalities.
  • Strengthen and apply computational thinking skills in problem-solving and optimization.
  • Gain practical experience through in-water operation of the modified robot.
  • Understand the principles behind power consolidation for efficient energy use


In this course, we have also invited the following expertise to speak to our students.

1) Industry expertise to give our students sharing about their investment in AI technology

2) Global recognized academic scholars will share their experiences in the area technology and engineering

3) University admission to speak about college application and preparation

Programme Instructors

Yip Chun Wing

• M.Phil and B.Eng., HKUST, major in Traffic and Transportation Study

• Specialise in Smartcity and Smart Transportation project s - Project Director for WIS (WebMap Information System) of DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall), ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) for SmarTone GIS Modernization Projects and DMapKing Navigation Software

Choi Kwong Ho, Ray

• Computer Science, Hong Kong Chu Hai College

• Pioneer of STEM education courses and services in Hong Kong since 2015

• Since 2015, have taught STEM/IOT courses in over 200 primary and high schools in Hong Kong and China, recent involvement includes United World College Changshu China, Hong Kong Canadian International School; International Montessori school Hong Kong, La Salle College Hong Kong etc.

• Co-organiser of Cyberport Robotics Competition 2024


Selection and Result Announcement: All applications will be assessed according to applicants’ individual calibre and potential. Application results and payment details will be announced to successful applicants via email.


Organised by:

China Education Technology Investment Company Limited 

For any enquiries, please contact

*The programme is subject to cancellation if there are insufficient applications.

*Disclaimer: Programme contents and formats are subject to change.  We will continue to work closely with professors to refine our programme and ensure that students will have a safe and enjoyable time. Programme fees and application fees are non-refundable.