MPhil-PhD in Electronic Engineering Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
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  • Study Level Masters
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  • Fees(USD) 16222-
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  • Start date Sep

MPhil-PhD in Electronic Engineering

Programme Information
Our articulated MPhil-PhD programme provides students with an opportunity of being involved in in-depth studies and focused research in selected areas of electronic engineering. The programme is intended to foster high-quality and forward-looking research activities, so as to meet the society’s demand for high-caliber engineers who are knowledgeable in the latest technologies.
Starting from 2013, there will be a screening test for both the MPhil and PhD students 9 months after admission. The purpose of the test is to find out if the student has the aptitude to carry out research at a postgraduate level in their chosen specialization. Failure of the test may result in the termination of the postgraduate studentship.
MPhil Stream
An MPhil student is required to complete 4 graduate-level courses.
In addition, the student is required to carry out a research project of about 18 months in a duration from which a satisfactory thesis is to be submitted. The student must also attend an oral examination to present his/her work to an appointed thesis committee. Students with good academic performance in their first year of study may be permitted to transfer to the PhD Stream.
PhD Stream
The PhD stream provides in-depth training for students who are interested in basic or applied research. All students in the PhD stream will be admitted initially in the pre-candidacy status. Upon satisfying the Division’s candidacy requirements, a student will be allowed to progress to the post-candidacy status.
The candidacy examination is a written examination to ensure that the student has a sufficient set of knowledge in Electronic Engineering. The major graduation requirement for a PhD student (post-candidacy) is a doctoral thesis that contains a substantial amount of original research work in the selected areas.
Fields of Specialization
Our department has four research groups covering various research areas:

Robotics, Perception and AI Group

            Robotics with medical, service, and industrial applications
            Perception, sensors and computer vision
            AI, pattern recognition, and human machine interaction
            Intelligent and integrated systems
Multimedia & Signal Processing Group             Image and Video Processing
            Signal and Data Science
Integrated Circuits & Systems Group             Microwave & Wireless Communications
            VLSI & ASIC
            Energy Conversion
Solid State Electronics & Photonics Group             Photonics & Optical Communications
            Solid-State Electronics
Please visit the Division’s homepage for more information.
Admission Requirements
In addition to general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants normally have majored in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics with Electronics, or in related fields.

Applicants must also submit the following:

    For non-Hong Kong university graduates, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is highly recommended by the Division Head to ensure that the applicants have the proper preparation.

    • curriculum vitae;
    • list of research publications or related materials, e.g. patent applications;
    • research/purpose statement (about 600-800 words in English, for PhD Programme applicants only);
    • awards and other certificates.

    About University

    Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

    Unique College System

    CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

    Academic Programmes

    At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

    Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

    Research Excellence

    CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

    The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

    Great Campus in a Great City

    CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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