Postgraduate Admissions

The Department offers postgraduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Full-time and part-time options are available for both MPhil and PhD degrees. The normal study load for full-time MPhil/PhD students is 10 credits per regular term whereas the maximum study load for those in part-time mode is 8 credits per term. We also offer a number of self-financing Master of Science (MSc) programs.


Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MPhil or PhD program are required to have completed, by the time they enter HKUST, a Bachelor's degree in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering or a related science or engineering field with high honors. Admission to the postgraduate program will be based on the applicants' academic record and research potential.

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for non-local applicants whose primary language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English. Applicants are advised to submit: Originals of qualification documents (e.g. transcripts) and other supporting documents should be submitted directly to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) for verification and records.



Application procedures for the Postgraduate programs can be found on HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) website.


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue doctoral studies in Hong Kong. Eligible applicants are those seeking admission as new full-time PhD research candidates in Government-funded institutions in Hong Kong irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic performance, and good research ability and potential.


Guangzhou Pilot Scheme Admission

The Scheme is now open for applications, admitting research postgraduates to conduct cross-disciplinary research under four hubs - Function, Information, Society and Systems. 

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Career Prospect

Our postgraduates have excellent opportunities to take up senior positions in the industry as electronic engineers, communication engineers, system analysts and designers, information technologists, computer project managers and many other technical and managerial positions.

Organizations that have employed our postgraduates include world-class local and overseas companies and institutions, such as ASTRI (HK), China Motion Telecom (HK), Ericsson (China), Fujitsu (HK), HKUST (HK), IBM (USA), Intel Corporation (USA), Motorola Semiconductors (HK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Tsinghua University (China), University of Arizona (USA), University of Manchester (UK), and University of Texas at Dallas (USA).



For PG admissions, please contact HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS)

Tel: (852) 2623 1120
Email: pgadmit

For MPhil & PhD programs, please contact our Department at:

Tel: (852) 2358 7040 / (852) 2358 7038
Email: eequestions

For self-financing MSc programs, please contact Program Office at:

Tel: (852) 2358 6959 / (852) 2358 5772
Email: msceleg / mscic / msctelc