PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Future Wireless Networks, Intelligent Energy Systems and IoT


What will I learn?

The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) aims to solve complex problems with innovative ideas and to produce high impact research that is relevant to industry and society. Major research endeavours within the Department are focused into the following areas: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Future Wireless Networks, Intelligent Energy Systems and IoT; and Photonic Systems and Devices. Currently, over a hundred research projects are being undertaken. These projects are mostly funded by the Hong Kong government, the Chinese mainland central and provincial governments, or our industrial partners such as Alibaba, Huawei, PCCW/HKT and Tencent. Many of our research degree graduates continue their career paths by becoming a researcher/an academic in local/overseas/mainland institutions or international renowned companies such as Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba. Some even start their own companies to pursue their dreams.

Future Wireless Networks, Intelligent Energy Systems and IoT

  • Big data analytics
  • Edge AI and mobile AI
  • Encrypted database using secure hardware
  • Forward error correction code design
  • Integrity assurance for sensor network & IoT
  • Internet of energy
  • Iterative information processing
  • Massive IoT connectivity
  • Peptide-based data storage systems
  • Security and privacy for IoT and data-driven systems
  • Smart power electronics technologies and systems
  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communications techniques
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks and vehicular-to-everything communications
  • Vehicular fog computing networks
  • Wireless communications and networking
  • Wireless power transfer technologies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$84,200.00 (8,93,331) 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

For admission to a Doctoral degree programme, you must possess a Master's degree. 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

3-year full-time PhD programme

Normally hold an MPhil or equivalent (a research postgraduate degree with a dissertation as an award requirement) conferred by a recognised university.

4-year full-time PhD programme

Normally hold:

A Master’s degree; OR
A Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent qualification), conferred by a recognised 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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