What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to train and produce independent researchers with state-of-the-art expertise who can create original knowledge through innovative research.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. achieve general intellectual proficiency and specialization in their chosen subject areas;

2. apply appropriate research methodology/tools to conduct independent research for discoveries;

3. formulate and derive effective, innovative and original solutions to fundamental problems in their chosen subject areas for discoveries;

4. communicate effectively with the learned community about the research process and findings for discoveries;

5. discover through in-depth investigation of the chosen subject areas;

6. build up ethical and social responsibilities;

7. perform multi-disciplinary research with new ideas;

8. strengthen independent learning and researching abilities to suit future versatile employment requirements;

9. enhance proficiencies in scientific language and skills in numerical and IT solutions;

10. collaborate effectively and healthily with colleagues.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Students who already hold a master’s degree normally take 3 years / 4 years; and students with a bachelor’s degree but without a master’s degree usually take 4 years.)

Tuition fees
Government-funded Fees: HK $3,508 per month; Self-funded Fees: HK $7,016 per month
Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
  • hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools.

  • a minimum total score of 550 (paper-based test); or 79 (internet-based); or 59 (revised paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores) in TOEFL; or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test); or
  • a minimum score of 490 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6 may be accepted.

(Please note that individual Departments in the College may adopt a higher standard.)

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

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