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MPhil Mechanical Engineering - Nanotechnology Concentration

 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 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

About this course

The Master's programs focus on strengthening students' background in mechanical engineering, increasing their mathematical proficiency, and exposing them to the environment of engineering research and development.

Students are required to undertake coursework and successfully complete a thesis to demonstrate competence in engineering research. Students must attend seminars. They must also take and pass an English language communication course*. The program normally takes two years of full-time study to complete. 

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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

Students who opt for the Nanotechnology Concentration are required to:

  • Take 12 credits of postgraduate courses (excluding courses from SBM and SHSS), of which 6 credits must be from MECH courses and 3 credits from NANO courses;
  • 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;
  • Take LANG 5001 Postgraduate English for Engineering Research Studies. Students can be exempted from taking LANG 5001 with the approval of the Department Head and PG Coordinator;
  • The credits earned from ENGG 6770 and LANG 5001 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements;
  • For students admitted in 2017-18 Last update: 10 August 2016
  • Take MECH 6090 Seminar in Mechanical Engineering for at least three terms. Subject to the approval of the Department, students can take MECH 6090 for less than three terms;
  • Complete NANO 6010 Advanced Topic in Nano Science and Technology for one term. Students can use NANO 6010 to replace one term of registration of MECH 6090;
  • Register in MECH 6990 MPhil Thesis Research every regular term;
  • Conduct research in nano area; and
  • Present and oral defend the MPhil thesis

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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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