Postgraduate Programs 2018/19
Master of Science Program in Electronic Engineering
Award Title

Master of Science in Electronic Engineering

Program Short Name


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 Jiang XU, Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

At a fundamental level, the increasing speed at which we can acquire, interpret, and take action based on information impacts on many of the changes we are observing in the modern world. Much of this increased speed is due to advances in Electronic Engineering.

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Electronic Engineering brings students up-to-date with range of technologies which are changing the way we work and interact in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will master: (i) advances in networking, communication, photonics and display technologies, which increase the speed of information transmission and improve our access to information; (ii) advances in signal processing and pattern recognition, which enable computers to automatically inspect the quality of production lines, respond to natural human input, or improve medical diagnostic technology; (iii) advances in automation and control, which enable rapid reconfiguration of production lines in response to market changes; and (iv) advances in chip design and computer architecture that power these technologies.

The program is deliberately broad based to provide a balanced view of the state of the art for maximum flexibility. Students may tailor their program to their unique interests.

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

  1. Examine and formulate electronic engineering problems in their fields of study;
  2. Integrate theoretical principles and practical skills to solve electronic engineering problems in their fields of study;
  3. Communicate effectively in their fields of study through writing and discussions with other professionals; and
  4. Interpret scientific literature and contemporary innovations in multiple fields of electronic engineering.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    24 credits 

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 3 credits of undergraduate courses at 4000-level that have not been used to earn another academic qualification can be transferred to the program.

  3. Required Courses

    At least 15 credits

EESM 5000
EESM 5060
EESM 5600
EESM 5620
EESM 5650
EESM 5670
EESM 5700
EESM 5720
EESM 5730
EESM 5770
EESM 5810
EESM 5900*
EESM 6900#
* Students may take EESM 5900 for a maximum of 6 credits.
# Students may take EESM 6900 Independent Study for a maximum of 3 credits.


Students may take the remaining 9 credits of coursework from the above course list. 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. 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: 31 July 2018

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:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test (effective from 2018/19 admission): 60
    (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-score: 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 Electrical, Electronic, Computer Engineering or a related area.