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MPhil Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Nanotechnology

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

42100 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

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About this course

The objectives of the postgraduate programs are to ensure that each student attains an in-depth understanding of advanced but fundamental chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing frontier chemical engineering subjects; develops an independent pursuit of new knowledge, both basic and applied; and engages in research that is at the cutting edge of this and related disciplines.

The postgraduate programs emphasize academic excellence and industrial relevance. Wherever possible, the programs are set in the light of local industrial needs and with the potential to create demand for new technologies.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Prior Educational Background 

  • For admission to the MPhil/PhD program, students must possess a good first degree or a Master's degree from a recognized university or an approved institution. An applicant's undergraduate background is not a precondition for admission. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study and research are encouraged to apply. 

The GRE and the TOFEL Requirements 

  • On top of their academic performance, an applicant must demonstrate his/her capability for graduate studies by obtaining a satisfactory score in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE, score around 1200) or other equivalent means. 
  • For applicants attended educational institutions where the medium of instruction was not English and whose first language is not English, a satisfactory score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) is required.

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Course Modules

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program requires students to complete at least 12 credits of postgraduate courses, with at least 6 credits in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

  • All full-time and part-time students are required to take and pass ENGG 6770 Professional Development in Engineering in their first 1.5 years of study. Students may be exempted from certain course events, subject to prior approval of the School. Part-time students may be given extension to complete the course, subject to prior approval of the School.
  • Full-time students must also complete LANG 5001 Postgraduate English for Engineering Research Studies. Students may be exempted from taking LANG 5001 with the agreement of the Department Head and PG Coordinator.
  • The credits earned from ENGG 6770 and LANG 5001 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements.
  • Full-time students, including students entering with the HKUST Master of Science degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, must take and pass CENG 6800 at least twice, and present at least one seminar during their study, counting the oral defense of their MPhil thesis. Part-time students must take and pass CENG 6800 at least once, and present at least one seminar during their study, counting the oral defense of their MPhil thesis.
  • In addition, students must complete a thesis in order to demonstrate their competence in engineering research. If the student participates in an industrial project and writes a thesis on a work-related topic, the thesis will be supervised jointly by a faculty member of the Department and a representative from the participating company.

Nanotechnology Concentration

In addition to the program requirements specified above, students who opt for the Nanotechnology concentration are required to:

  • Take one NANO course;
  • Complete NANO 6010 Advanced Topics in Nano Science and Technology for one term. They can use NANO 6010 to replace one term of registration of CENG 6800; and
  • Conduct research in nano area.

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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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