What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to train and produce graduates who can contribute to the extension of knowledge in their chosen subject areas, preparing them for advanced research at the PhD level or professional careers in science and engineering.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

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

1. master the content and methods of their chosen subject areas;

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

3. formulate and carry out research in their chosen subject areas for discoveries;

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

5. contribute to knowledge and discoveries through the process of research;

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

  • hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second 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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