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What will I learn?

The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) aims to solve complex problems with innovative ideas and to produce high impact research that is relevant to industry and society. Major research endeavours within the Department are focused into the following areas: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Future Wireless Networks, Intelligent Energy Systems and IoT; and Photonic Systems and Devices. Currently, over a hundred research projects are being undertaken. These projects are mostly funded by the Hong Kong government, the Chinese mainland central and provincial governments, or our industrial partners such as Alibaba, Huawei, PCCW/HKT and Tencent. Many of our research degree graduates continue their career paths by becoming a researcher/an academic in local/overseas/mainland institutions or international renowned companies such as Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba. Some even start their own companies to pursue their dreams.

Photonic Systems and Devices

  • 3D imaging techniques
  • Advanced Opto-electronic devices: light emitting devices (LEDs); photodetectors; transistors
  • Detection strategies for sensors and imaging
  • Fibre lasers
  • Fourier domain mode locked laser
  • Growth and characterisation of advanced materials for optoelectronic devices: vacuum, vapour and solution deposition methods
  • High efficiency printable photovoltaic devices: perovskite photovoltaic cells; organic photovoltaic cells
  • Information optics
  • Machine/deep learning in optical imaging
  • Microscopy systems
  • Nanophotonics
  • New form-factor optoelectronic devices: flexible electronics; transparent electronics
  • Next generation short reach and access systems
  • Nonlinear fibre optics
  • Numerical reconstruction and phase retrieval
  • Optical fibre communication systems
  • Optical fibre sensors
  • Optical imaging techniques
  • Optical meta devices
  • Optical performance monitoring
  • Optoelectronic devices: device physics
  • Plasmonic sensors
  • Quantum information photonics
  • Single-pixel imaging and digital holographic systems
  • Visible light wireless communication

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$84,200.00 (8,55,343) per year
Annual tuition fee: HK $42,100 (UGC-funded students); HK $84,200 (Non-UGC-funded students)
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

At least hold a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors or above (or equivalent qualification) conferred by a recognized university.

PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are:

An overall score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test or 550 or above for the paper-based test.

All English language test scores are considered valid for two years after the date of the test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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