MSc Multimedia Information Technology

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Intermediate Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia Information Technology (PGD)

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)

Class Schedule

Evening sessions (Some EE electives and some courses offered by the School of Creative Media will be in the 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
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 programme provides well-structured training for IT professionals who want to keep abreast with the dynamics in multimedia and information technology. It aims at equipping students with in-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art multimedia information technology and the necessary skills to meet the needs from the community. On completion of the programme, students with different technical backgrounds and aspirations can:

  • have a strong theoretical foundation in multimedia systems and applications, mobile computing, Internet computing and networking;
  • acquire analytical ability that enables them to conduct high-level research and development in the rapidly changing IT industry;
  • enhance their capacity to continue professional and career development
Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and one of the following:

  • possess a BSc or BEng degree in related disciplines such as Information Technology, Information Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science) and Applied Physics (preferably with a minor in Computer Science); or
  • have obtained an equivalent qualification, or provided evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to 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
Course Description
The programme will focus on the hardware and software technologies essential for the design and implementation of multimedia information systems.
Students must complete a total of 30 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:
  • At least 24 CUs of technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be multimedia technology related courses, and at least 12 CUs must be level-6 courses
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses
MSMIT with Industrial Research
Students must complete a total of 45 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:
  • At least 24 CUs of technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be multimedia technology related courses, and at least 12 CUs must be level-6 courses
  • 15 CUs of EE6691 Applied Research Internship Scheme in Electronic Engineering
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses excluding EE6691
MSMIT with Business Management
Students must complete a total of 45 credit units (CUs) with the following requirements:
  • At least 24 CUs of technical elective courses where at least 6 CUs must be multimedia technology related courses, and at least 12 CUs must be level-6 courses
  • At least 15 CUs but not more than 18 CUs must be Business Management (BM) elective courses
  • Minimum 18 CUs of EE courses 
Core courses and 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.