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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 Multimedia Information Technology


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P59
Intermediate Award Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia Information Technology (PGD)
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Evening sessions (Some EE electives and some courses offered by the School of Creative Media will be in the daytime or Saturday afternoon)
Indicative Intake Target 50
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)
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
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 C F Chan, Stanley
+852 3442 7758
Associate Programme Leader
Dr CHOW Yuk-tak
+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

The programme provides well-structured training for IT professionals who want to keep abreast with the dynamics in multimedia and information technology. It aims at equipping students with in-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art multimedia information technology and the necessary skills to meet the needs from the community. On completion of the programme, students with different technical backgrounds and aspirations can:

  • have a strong theoretical foundation in multimedia systems and applications, mobile computing, internet computing and networking;
  • acquire analytical ability that enables them to conduct high-level research and development in the rapidly changing IT industry;
  • enhance their capacity to continue professional and career development.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and one of the following:

  • possess a BSc or BEng degree in related disciplines such as Information Technology, Information Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science) and Applied Physics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science); or
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to 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 213 (computer-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 the hardware and software technologies essential for the design and implementation of multimedia information systems.

MSMIT with Industrial Research

Students must complete a total of 45 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:

  • At least 6 CUs of EE core courses excluding EE6691
  • At least 15 CUs of technical elective courses (Group I + II) where no more than 9 CUs of Group II electives
  • 15 CUs of EE6691 Applied Research Internship Scheme in Electronic Engineering
  • No more than 6 CUs of BM electives
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses excluding EE6691

MSMIT with Business Management

Students must complete a total of 45 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:

  • At least 6 CUs of EE core courses
  • At least 15 CUs of technical elective courses (Group I + II) where no more than 9 CUs of Group II electives
  • At least 15 CUs of BM electives
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses 


Students must complete a total of 30 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:

  • At least 6 CUs of EE core courses
  • At least 15 CUs of technical elective courses (Group I + II) where no more than 9 CUs of Group II electives
  • No more than 6 CUs of BM electives
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses 

Core courses and elective course list, please refer to programme website:



Did You Know?

  • Students Excel in Different Competitions - Many EE students and graduates have received numerous local, regional and international awards for their outstanding performance.
  • 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.