Postgraduate Programs 2017/18
Master of Science Program in Telecommunications
Award Title

Master of Science in Telecommunications

Program Short Name

MSc(TELECOM)

Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Program Fee

Full-time: HK$140,000
Part-time: HK$120,000

New students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee. Students who take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Danny H. K. TSANG, Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Due to the rapid introduction and proliferation of telecommunication technologies such as wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), 3G systems, broadband multimedia communication, etc., there is a need for the telecommunication practitioners, technologists and managers to update themselves.

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Telecommunications is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering who are interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge in telecommunications. The program aims to equip students with in-depth and up-to-date technical knowledge based on the latest topics in wireless systems, optical networking, broadband multimedia communications, and convergence protocols.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate telecommunications problems;
  2. Combine theoretical principles and practical implementations to solve telecommunications problems;
  3. Communicate in their fields of study through writing and discussions with other professionals; and
  4. Interpret scientific literature and contemporary innovations in telecommunications.

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
 

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:
 

Proficiency Test Minimum Scores
TOEFL-iBT 80
TOEFL-pBT 550
IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

 

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related area

  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    30 credits 
     

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred to the program.
     

  1. Required Courses

24 credits
 

EESM 5515
EESM 5536
EESM 5539
EESM 5540
EESM 5546
EESM 5547
EESM 5550
EESM 5810
EESM 5900*
EESM 5910
* Students may take EESM 5900 for a maximum of 6 credits.


Alternatively, subject to prior approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 9 credits from outside this list offered by other programs. These 9 credits may include:
 

  • EESM courses not in the above list, and
  • A maximum of 3 credits of non-EESM courses.
     

The availability of courses offered by other programs may be subject to quota limitations imposed by individual programs.
 

  1. MSc Project

6 credits

Students are required to repeat EESM 6980 to obtain 6 credits for graduation.
 

EESM 6980

 

  1. Remarks

  • Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

  • Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or take additional course(s) even if they attain passing grades for all courses.
     

Last update: 10 July 2017