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What will I learn?

The aim of the MSc(Eng)(IDT) programme is to prepare students for the fast-changing world in which innovative design and technology are the driving force of the future. Through this programme, students will acquire essential knowledge and practical skills for developing novel solutions, services or products to help further promote Hong Kong's development in innovation and technology.

The MSc(Eng)(IDT) has an interdisciplinary curriculum by drawing on the expertise from diverse areas of engineering with a technology focus. In additional to learning general knowledge on innovative design and manufacturing, students can customise a personal portfolio to meet their particular needs of an in-depth knowledge, interests and career goals in different areas. Besides, students will be required to complete an interdisciplinary capstone project to discover how to apply technologies to solve practical problems. The programme responds to the emerging needs for talents who can create and apply technologies for solving various types of problems, and realise the invention for the benefit of mankind. Graduates will take up leading roles in making change in the world and make impact in Hong Kong as well as other parts of the world.

Students are required to complete 60 credits plus a capstone experience (equivalent to 12 credits) to graduate.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$216,000.00 (21,85,129) per year
Course Fee: HK $216,000 for the whole programme (72 credits)

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1. Comply with the University Entrance Requirements; and

2. Hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related Science discipline; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

Application deadlines: Round 1 (Main): December 31, 2021; Round 2 (Clearing): 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 14, 2022.

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

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