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MPhil Computer Science and Engineering

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
42100 HKD
National
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

About this course

The programs cover a wide scope of modern technologies including Biomedical Electronics, Computer Engineering, Ecotronics, Embedded Systems, IC Design, Microelectronics, Photonics, Signal and Information, System and Automation, and Wireless Communications and Networking. These areas are critical to the growth of our information-based society and mastering these technologies should open up vast career opportunities.

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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

Coursework Requirement

  • A student must complete at least five (5) postgraduate courses (15 credits), of which at least 8 credits must be earned at HKUST, LANG 5001 (LANG 501) Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (1 credit), and the Computer Science seminar for two semesters (1 credit). Credits used to satisfy the course requirement must cover at least four established research areas of the Department.
  • MPhil students newly admitted in 2013-14 and onward are required to take and pass ENGG 6770 Professional Development in Engineering in their first year of study. Part-time students may be exempted from a maximum of 50% of mini-workshops of ENGG 6770 and be given extension to complete the course, subject to prior approval of the School. The 1 credit earned from ENGG 6770 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements.

Thesis and Thesis Defense Requirement

  • Each MPhil student is required to conduct research, to submit a thesis and to defend it before an MPhil thesis examination committee at a public oral defense.
  • An MPhil thesis examination committee, approved by the Head of the Department, shall consist of three (3) faculty members including at most one of the thesis supervisors. A majority of the members shall be from the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

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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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