MPhil-PhD in Mechanical and Automation Engineering Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

MPhil-PhD in Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Programme Information

MPhil Stream
Students are required to complete at least 4 graduate courses with a total of 12 units as approved by the Division and register for the relevant thesis research course every term throughout their studies. In addition, a research project is required for which a thesis is to be submitted with a pass in an oral defence for graduation. 
PhD Stream
All students in the PhD stream will be admitted initially to the 'pre-candidacy' status. Upon satisfying the Division's candidacy requirements, the student will be allowed to progress to the 'post-candidacy' status. As a requirement for graduation, students must carry out a substantial amount of research which will lead to original results worthy of publication in scholarly journals.
Students are required to complete

  1. at least 4 graduate courses with a total of 12 units as approved by the Division;
  2. register for the relevant thesis research course every term throughout his/her studies;
  3. pass the candidacy examination, submit a thesis proposal and pass an oral examination of the thesis proposal.
Students are required to complete
  1. graduate courses with at least 9 units as approved by the Division;
  2. register for the relevant thesis research course every term throughout his/her studies;
  3. submit a thesis and pass an oral defence of the thesis for graduation.
Please visit the Division's homepage for more information.
The Division will consider admission of part-time PhD students with Master's degree and strong academic records. Part-time students will be required to take regular graduate courses offered in the day time. 
Fields of Specialization
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Biomechanics and Medical Devices
  • Building Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Combustion and Propulsion
  • Computational Design
  • Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • Power System Control and Optimization
  • Precision Engineering and Instrumentation
  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Information
  • Robotics and Intelligent Machines
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Sustainable Fuel Production
  • Systems and Control
  • Biomedical Optics & Imaging Processing
  • Optical Engineering
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Systems
  • Vehicle Emissions Control
  • Vibration and Energy Harvesting

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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