Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Power Electronics and Electric Vehicles




What will I learn?

Power electronics is an effective method of controlling power processing. The major research areas include static power conversion and motion control. The key development is to achieve high efficiency, high power density and high performance systems based on high frequency and soft-switching techniques. This, together with new control methods and new machine and magnetic designs, will form the elements of power electronics innovation. Areas of study include converter topology analysis, switched-capacitor converters, high frequency magnetics, inductive power conversion, high power converters, multi-level converters, power quality control converters, LED lighting, wind power generation, high power photovoltaic energy storage processing, and battery, fuel cell and super capacitor energy management. In the motion ad control areas, switched-reluctance machine design, permanent magnet motor, driver analysis, magnetic gear, resonant inverter drives, robotic control, generator design and control, and wind power processing are promising areas of future development. The Department is also developing new areas of research in electric vehicles, high speed transportation, electric vessels, electric aircraft, alternative energy, medical power electronics, electromagnetic compatibility, DC and high frequency AC power distribution.

The Department is also actively involved in commercial development in automotive engineering. The pioneering works are in the areas of vehicle air-conditioning, solar vehicles, in-wheel motors, vehicle integrated charger and motor drives, high power chargers, wireless chargers, battery management systems, vehicle control units, body integrated energy storage, electric vessels, active suspension, electric braking, autonomous vehicle and drive-by-wire.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$84,200.00 (8,93,919) per year
Annual tuition fee: HK $42,100 (UGC-funded students); HK $84,200 (Non-UGC-funded students)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

30 September 2023, 31 January 2024

More details

Start date

15 January 2024, 27 May 2024


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 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 79th 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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