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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic Engineering City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info


Programme Aims

The research degree programme aims to provide advanced education to nurture people who can

1. contribute to the advancement of knowledge through independent and original research;

2. demonstrate specialist subject knowledge and a high level of transferable skills, including analytical, communication and leadership skills; and

3. enhance economic, social and cultural development.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. achieve general intellectual proficiency and specialization in their chosen subject areas;

2. formulate the problems in their chosen subject areas and derive effective, innovative and original solutions to the problems;

3. apply appropriate research methodology/tools to conduct independent research;

4. communicate effectively with the learned community about the research process and findings;

5. create new knowledge through in-depth investigation of the chosen subject areas.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic Engineering.

Full Time (Students who already hold a master’s degree normally take 3 years / 4 years; and students with a bachelor’s degree but without a master’s degree usually take 4 years.)

Tuition fees

Government-funded Fees: HK $3,508 per month; Self-funded Fees: HK $7,016 per month


02 Sep, 13 Jan


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
  • hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools.

  • a minimum total score of 550 (paper-based test); or 79 (internet-based); or 59 (revised paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores) in TOEFL; or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test); or
  • a minimum score of 490 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6 may be accepted.

(Please note that individual Departments in the College may adopt a higher standard.)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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