MSc Electronic Information Engineering

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Intermediate Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Information Engineering (PGD); Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in 1) Networking and Information Engineering 2) Optical Communications 3) RF Circuits and Applied Electromagnetics 4) Wireless Communications

Indicative Intake Target


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); 12 (Postgraduate Certificate)

Class Schedule

Evening sessions (Some EE electives will be offered in daytime or Saturday)

Normal Study Period

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

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.
General Enquiries
Ms Kate Szeto (first contact)
+852 3442 7869
+852 3442 0562
General Enquiries
Ms Teresa Chow
+852 3442 7087
Programme Leader
Dr Steve H Wong
B.Eng., M.Phil., Ph.D. CityU (HK), SMIEEE
+852 3442 5935
Programme Aims and Objectives

The MSc programme aims to provide an enhancement of specialist technical knowledge in strategically selected areas, such as RF engineering & microwaves circuits, nanotechnology and microsystems, antennas & applied electromagnetics, wireless communications & networks, photonics & optical communications, dynamics & control, machine learning & data technology that are relevant to the current and anticipated future needs from industry. Due to the rapid advances of existing technologies, the programme is designed for practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in this field.

The programme offers a good selection of business management electives, preparing engineers with knowledge on top of their technical fronts to take up managerial positions in their engineering career.

The programme also offers Industrial or Research Internship experience via the Applied Research Internship Scheme preparing students for full employment immediately after their research internships, or for further studies as PhD candidates in their related technology areas either locally or in overseas countries.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have:

  • a degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
  • an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable for this purpose by 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 of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); 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
  • Other equivalent qualifications
Fellowships Scheme

Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. This programme in the priority area of “Environment” is one of the targeted programmes listed under the Fellowships Scheme with 9 fellowship awards. Local students admitted to the programme in full-time, part-time or combined study mode will be invited to submit applications for the fellowships. 

Course Description
The programme will focus on selected areas of electronic and information technologies essential for master students to work in relevant industry after graduation.
Students must complete a total of 30 credit units (CUs) for the award. A minimum 24 CUs of Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information engineering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses.
MSEIE with Industrial Research
Students must complete a total of 45 CUs of which 15 CUs should earn by taking EE6691 Applied Research Internship Scheme in Electronic Engineering. For the rest of 30 CUs, a minimum 24 CUs of Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information engineering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses, excluding EE6691.
MSEIE with Business Management
Students must complete a total of 45 CUs of which at least 15 CUs, but not more than 18 CUs must be Business Management (BM) elective courses. A minimum of 24 CUs must be Technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be information enginering related courses and at least 12 CUs should be Level 6 courses.
Elective course list, please refer to programme website:
Did You Know?
  • 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.
  • 3 Centres and *1 State Key Laboratory Established - The Department has established 3 centres namely 1/ Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks, 2/ Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology and 3/ Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research.


*Notably, the State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves was established in 2008 with the support and approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC, as the only State Key Laboratory in Hong Kong in the engineering discipline.

Bonus Features
  • Courses taught by experienced professors or industrialists
  • Internship opportunities at local or overseas research institutions or companies
  • Exchange programme with University of Limoges in France
  • Multiple exit awards and re-entry routes
  • Offer of course in Dissertation type leading to admission to PhD degree in CityU
  • Including Continuing Education Fund reimbursable courses
† 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.