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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2017.

MSc Electronic Information Engineering


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P54
Intermediate Award Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Information Engineering (PGD); Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in 1) Networking and Information Engineering 2) Optical Communications 3) RF Circuits and Applied Electromagnetics 4) Wireless Communications
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Evening sessions (Some EE electives will be offered in daytime or Saturday afternoon)
Indicative Intake Target 100
Minimum No. of Credits Required 45 (Master's Degree with Industrial Research option); 45 (Master's Degree with Business Management option); 30 (Master's Degree); 24 (Postgraduate Diploma); 12 (Postgraduate Certificate)
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year, 1.5 years for IR and BM option;
Part-time: 2 years, 3 years for BM option
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 year, 3.5 years for IR and BM option;
Part-time: 5 years, 7.5 years for BM option
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
28 Feb 2018 (Local & Non-local)
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr Stanley C F Chan
+852 3442 7758
Associate Programme Leader
Dr Y T Chow
+852 3442 7192
General Enquiries
Ms Teresa Chow
+852 3442 7087
General Enquiries
Ms Kate Szeto
+852 3442 7869 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to provide an enhancement of specialist technical knowledge in strategically selected areas, such as RF & microwaves circuits & applied electromagnetics, wireless communications, networking & data communications, and optical communications that are relevant to the current and anticipated future needs from industry. Due to the rapid advances of existing technologies, the programme is designed for practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in this field.
The programme offers a good selection of business management electives, preparing engineers with knowledge on top of their technical fronts to take up managerial positions in their engineering career.
The programme also offers Industrial or Research Internship experience via the Applied Research Internship Scheme preparing students for full employment immediately after their research internships, or for further studies as PhD candidates in their related technology areas either locally or in overseas countries.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have:

  • a degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
  • an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable for this purpose by the University. 

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Course Description

The programme will focus on selected areas of electronic and information technologies essential for master students to work in relevant industry after graduation.
Students must complete a total of 30 credit units (CUs) for the award. A minimum 24 CUs of Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information engineering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses.
MSEIE with Industrial Research
Students must complete a total of 45 CUs of which 15 CUs should earn by taking EE6691 Applied Research Internship Scheme in Electronic Engineering. For the rest of 30 CUs, a minimum 24 CUs of Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information engineering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses, excluding EE6691.
MSEIE with Business Management
Students must complete a total of 45 CUs of which at least 15 CUs, but not more than 18 CUs must be Business Management (BM) elective courses. A minimum of 24 CUs must be Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information enginering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses.
Elective course list, please refer to programme website:

Did You Know?

  • CityU-EE now boasts 15 Fellows of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE). Fellowship of IEEE is regarded internationally as the main benchmark in this discipline for professional society recognition.
  • 6 Centres and *1 State Key Laboratory Established - The Department has established 6 centres namely 1/ Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks, 2/ Applied Strategic Development Centre in Electronic Packaging and Assemblies, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering, 3/ Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research, 4/ Information and Communication Technologies Centre, 5/ Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology, and 6/ CityU HK-UESTC Joint Research Center on Optical Fiber Sensing and Communication
*With the support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, CityU established her State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves in March 2008. It is the first such laboratory in engineering discipline in Hong Kong.

Bonus Features

  • Courses taught by experienced professors or industrialists
  • Internship opportunities at local or overseas research institutions or companies
  • Multiple exit awards and re-entry routes
  • Offer of course in Dissertation type leading to admission to PhD degree in CityU
  • Including Continuing Education Fund reimbursable courses
  • Courses taught by experienced professors or industrialists