Master of Science in Multimedia Information Technology



What will I learn?

Programme Aim

The programme provides well-structured training for IT professionals who want to keep abreast with the dynamics in multimedia and information technology. It aims at equipping students with in-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art multimedia information technology and the necessary skills to meet the needs from the community. On completion of the programme, students with different technical backgrounds and aspirations can:

  • have a strong theoretical foundation in multimedia systems and applications, mobile computing, Internet computing and networking;
  • acquire analytical ability that enables them to conduct high-level research and development in the rapidly changing IT industry;
  • enhance their capacity to continue professional and career development

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

With the global trend towards the adoption of the outcomes based approach to education, City University embarked on the Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) project in 2005 to signify its determination to continue to enhance the education experience for its students. All taught postgraduate programmes and courses of EE have adopted this outcomes based approach since 2009, with some of them in pilot runs in earlier years. Sets of intended learning outcomes on both course level and programme level have been developed. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) of individual courses and their constructive alignment with programme outcomes can be found in respective course syllabuses while Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are listed below for students' reference:

  • Describe current and anticipated trends in the selected areas including the processing, storage, retrieval, communication and visualization of multimedia information.
  • Evaluate and analyze new technologies in the selected areas.
  • Apply specialist knowledge in the selected areas.
  • Assess, evaluate and formulate solutions to problems or specifications, in the selected areas.
  • Carry out research and develop new technologies and products in the selected areas.
  • Apply effective communication skills in their professions.
  • Manage teams of technologists with good senses of business and marketing (BM option only).
  • Manage a research project and develop strong ability to do academic/ industrial research (IR option only)

Programme Features

  • Completion of programme normally in 1 year in full-time mode
  • Multiple exit and re-entry route
  • Business Management option as exit route
  • Industrial Research option as exit route
  • Summer Internship opportunities for 9 to 13 weeks at local or overseas research institutions or companies
  • Offer of course in Dissertation type leading to admission to PhD degree in CityU
  • Scholarship to students of good academic results

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, 1.5 years for IR and BM option, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 year, 3.5 years for IR and BM option)

Tuition fees
HK$151,500.00 (16,07,359) per year
HK $5,050 Per Credit
Application deadline

Expected May 2024

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and one of the following:

  • possess a BSc or BEng degree in related disciplines such as Information Technology, Information Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science) and Applied Physics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science); or
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to the University.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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


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