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MPhil Electronic and Computer Engineering - Energy Technology

 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 Electronic & Computer 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 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

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in research and development in industry or academia. It is also an excellent preparation for those interested in pursuing a PhD degree. 

  • Besides completing an approved postgraduate course sequence, an MPhil student must complete, under the supervision of a research advisor, a research project leading to a master’s thesis and pass an oral thesis defense. To be eligible for an MPhil degree, a student must: 
  • Complete at least 15 credits of approved coursework, of which at least 9 in the area of Electronic and Computer Engineering;
  • 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;
  • Pass LANG 5001 Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes, except those who register in part-time mode. Students can be exempted from taking LANG 5001 with the approval of the Department Head and PG Coordinator;
  • The credits earned from ENGG 6770, LANG 5001 and ELEC 6900 Independent Study, cannot be counted toward the credit requirements;
  • Register in ELEC 6990 MPhil Thesis Research; and
  • Present and oral defend the MPhil thesis.

Students can be exempted from taking LANG 5001 by the Department Head or PG Coordinator. This exemption will be granted on students' background and/or the English proficiency assessment of the Language Center.

Energy Technology Concentration

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

  • Take one ENEG course;
  • Complete ENEG 6010 Advanced Topics in Energy Technology for one term; and
  • Conduct research in energy 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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