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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

We provide advanced study opportunities for electrical engineers who work in power and electricity utilisation industries, electrical product manufacturing industries, government organisations, and contracting and consulting companies. Our students gain in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art advancements in modern electrical science and technology, such as power systems, the industrial utilisation of electrical energy, power electronics, railway systems and drive control, automation, and optoelectronics.

Characteristics

The multidisciplinary nature of this programme encourages students to develop a broad perspective and allows them to take subjects in related technical fields, such as communications, computing, marketing, management and information sciences. The programme also allows students to take a combination of subjects and provides three specialism options:

  • ​​MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems)
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems)

Recognition & Prospects

Two levels of awards, namely the Master of Science Degree (MSc) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgD), are offered to students who successfully complete the required content of the respective awards. The awards can be in any one of the following areas (specialisms):

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)
  • Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems)

Curriculum

Programme Structure

After enrolling in the MSc in Electrical Engineering programme, students can select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, including core engineering subjects and subjects offered by other disciplines, such as accounting, computing, construction and the environment, and logistics. Students can also select a combination of subjects that will allow them to graduate with a Specialism Award. In general, each subject is taught through one evening class per week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take three to five subjects per semester. Part-time students normally take two subjects per semester. Each taught subject corresponds to three credits, and the dissertation corresponds to nine credits.

For the MSc in Electrical Engineering

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects.

For the MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems)/MSc in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)/MSc in Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems)

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects for the respective specialism, and a Dissertation pertaining to the respective specialism; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 8 Core Subjects, with at least 6 corresponding to the respective specialism.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK $5,465 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

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

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, science or technology, or qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees, but who have other relevant qualifications supplemented by appropriate work experience.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

  • 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).

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

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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  • 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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