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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Advanced Technology and Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P55
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (day session if necessary)
Indicative Intake Target 60
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time/Combined mode: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Programme Website Click here to open
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 King LAI
BEng, MPhil, PhD
+852 3442 9099 (Phone)
+852 3442 0172 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8420 (Phone)
+852 3442 0172 (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

The evolution of the technology and the rapid expansion of global economics have generated growing needs for professionals who understand the-state-of-the-art technology and possess the entrepreneurial management for a business success. There is an increasing demand in Hong Kong, Mainland & industrialized countries for those professionals. They are entrepreneurs and creators of tomorrow. The Master of Science in Advanced Technology and Management (MSATM) Programme aims to satisfy this need, by offering a world-class quality, in-depth education opportunity that covers the integration of advanced technologies and the enterprise management.
The Programme focuses on the following major areas:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials and Design
  • Mechatronics


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme specific entrance requirements:
  • hold a degree in engineering, science, or equivalent; or
  • be a graduate member, or a non-member but qualified for graduate membership of a professional institution; or
  • other degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a committee of experts.
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 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.


Course Description

The programme structure provides the flexibility to meet your personal needs and preferences in terms of the duration, path and contents of study.

Path of Study

Students may obtain the MSc degree by completing (30 credits units) :
  • 5 core courses + 5 elective taught courses, or
  • 5 core courses + the dissertation + 2 elective taught courses

Normal Duration of Programme:

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time/Combined mode*: 2 years

* If student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • Advanced Automation Technology
  • Enterprise Technology and Management
  • Micro Systems Technology
  • Project Development Study @
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing 

Programme Electives (15 credits)

The elective for your selection are as follows: 

  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Bio-safety and Risk Assessment
  • Biomedical Photonics
  • CAD/CAM Integration
  • Computer Controlled Systems
  • Computer Networks and Internets
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Dissertation @
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials
  • Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical / Biological Materials
  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Special Topics on Advanced Structural Materials
  • Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Transfer to Commercialization for Engineers

 @ If student takes both MBE6022 Project Development Study and MBE6008 Dissertation, different project topics should be adopted.


Bonus Features

  • The programme utilizes a variety of learning modes and methods, including the followings:
    • Lectures and Tutorials
    • Co-operative Learning
    • Seminars, Interactive Workshops & Panel Discussions offered by external, as well as by international experts, and active professionals working in the industry
  • Students can bring their problems from work to class for team discussions and further analysis, and earn course credits upon satisfactory results.