P58
MSc Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
理學碩士(材料工程及納米科技)

Year of Entry

2020

Application Deadline

Local : 31 Jan 2020
Non-local : 31 Dec 2019

Mode of Study

混合

Mode of Funding

Non-government-funded

Intermediate Award

Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology

Indicative Intake Target

70

Minimum No. of Credits Required

30

Class Schedule

Daytime and evening sessions

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year (2 semesters);
Part-time: 2 years (4 semesters)

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

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.
Programme Leader
Prof WU Lawrence Chi Man
BSc(Eng) PhD University of Bristol, UK; PgDMS University of West of England, UK; Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr LI Yangyang
MSc PhD University of California, San Diego, USA, BSc Peking University, China
General Enquiries
+852 3442 2985
Outline
Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme provides an opportunity for applied scientists and engineers to pursue an in-depth study in various aspects of materials engineering and nanotechnology. Courses in this programme may also be used to fulfil the "top up courses" requirement for joining the Materials Discipline of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Designed to benefit students from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, the programme aims to enable students to:

  • have extensive knowledge of and possess analytical ability in the field of materials engineering and nanotechnology;

  • have the ability to apply the knowledge of materials engineering and nanotechnology to generate creative ethical solutions in the working environment;

  • be capable of communicating effectively in materials related professions;

  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

  • identify, formulate, solve engineering problems and generate new ideas in materials engineering and nanotechnology; and

  • recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme specific entrance requirement:

  • have a degree in a relevant physical science or engineering discipline such as Physics, Chemistry, Civil / Electrical / Electronic / Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science / Technology and Building, or equivalent.

Persons with the following qualifications may also apply:

  • a graduate member or a non-member qualified for graduate membership of a relevant professional institution, for example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), member institutions of the Engineering Council (UK) and other relevant recognized professional institutions.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a 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

Students must complete 3 required courses (9 credit units) and 21 credit units of elective courses.

Required courses:

  • Instrumentation for Materials Characterization
  • Structure and Deformation of Materials
  • Thermodynamic of Materials

Electives courses:

  • Advanced Research
  • Advanced Technology in Biomedical Devices
  • Biomedical Materials and Devices
  • Building Materials
  • Computational Methods for Materials Science
  • Corrosion and Surface Engineering
  • Dissertation
  • Electronic Packaging and Materials
  • Forensic Engineering and Case Studies
  • Functional Ceramics
  • Materials Design for Energy Applications
  • Nanotechnology for Biological and Medical Applications
  • Photonics in Nanomaterial Systems and Devices
  • Polymers and composites and nano-applications
  • Quantum Theory of Semiconductors
  • Smart and Functional Materials for Advanced Students
  • Thin Film Technology and  Nanocrystalline Coatings

Intermediate Awards

For PGD award, students are required to complete three required courses and five electives from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. For PGC award, students are required to complete three required courses and one elective from the Department. For Certificate of Completion, students have to complete all coursework, pass all examinations and with an attendance rate of at least 75% in a course offered by the Department. For Certificate of Attendance, students have to achieve an attendance rate of at least 75% in a course offered by the Department.

Professional Accreditation

Students graduated from this programme and fulfilling the requirements of HKIE are eligible for the Graduate Basis of Registration.

Did You Know?
  • This is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong.
  • Graduates from this programme have been successful to become PhD students at CityU, or other universities in and outside Hong Kong.
  • Graduates from this programme have good career opportunities in nanotechnology related jobs in and outside Hong Kong.
  • Our faculty members are leading material scientists with excellent research and publication records in world-renowned journals.
  • The "Advanced Research" elective course enables qualified students to contact world-class research with our staff and research students; this gives the student valuable research experience and opportunities to publish research papers.
  • The department has access to sophisticated instruments for materials engineering and nanotechnology research.