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MPhil-PhD in Information Engineering

Hongkong

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What will I learn?

The Division of Information Engineering seeks outstanding research students aspiring to make high impact innovations and fundamental discoveries in information engineering. Our professors are world-class researchers. Our laboratories are well-equipped. Our courses cover the forefronts of information engineering. Students explore various topics in the areas of communications, networking, information processing, and security. We provide an environment conducive to original theoretical, experimental, and application research in information engineering.

MPhil Stream

Graduation requirements for an MPhil student include the completion of a research project with original publishable findings leading to a thesis and completion of a minimum of four graduate courses approved by the Division.

PhD Stream

Graduation requirements for a PhD student include completion of a substantial research project with original publishable findings leading to a thesis, the passing of the candidacy examination and completion of a minimum of seven graduate courses approved by the Division.

Fields of Specialization

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Multimedia Processing
  • Communications and Information Theory
  • Cryptography, Security and Privacy
  • Networking Theory, Internet and Applications
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Wireless Communications and Networking

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months, Maximum period - 72 months; students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months, Maximum period - 84 months.)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,40,377) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

To be admitted to the MPhil stream, applicants shall have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

To be admitted to the PhD stream,

  • a Master's degree from a recognized university; or
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, all applicants should submit a research proposal, a resume with publication list and research projects. In addition, an interview may be conducted.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE.

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

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