Our articulated MPhil-PhD programme provides students with an opportunity of being involved in in-depth studies and focused research in selected areas of electronic engineering. The programme is intended to foster high-quality and forward-looking research activities, so as to meet the society’s demand for high-caliber engineers who are knowledgeable in the latest technologies.
Starting from 2013, there will be a screening test for both the MPhil and PhD students 9 months after admission. The purpose of the test is to find out if the student has the aptitude to carry out research at a postgraduate level in their chosen specialization. Failure of the test may result in the termination of the postgraduate studentship.
The PhD stream provides in-depth training for students who are interested in basic or applied research. All students in the PhD stream will be admitted initially in the pre-candidacy status. Upon satisfying the Division’s candidacy requirements, a student will be allowed to progress to the post-candidacy status.
The candidacy examination is a written examination to ensure that the student has a sufficient set of knowledge in Electronic Engineering. The major graduation requirement for a PhD student (post-candidacy) is a doctoral thesis that contains a substantial amount of original research work in the selected areas.
Fields of Specialization
Our department has four research groups covering various research areas:
- Robotics, Perception and AI Group
Robotics with medical, service, and industrial applications
Perception, sensors and computer vision
AI, pattern recognition, and human machine interaction
Intelligent and integrated systems
- Multimedia & Signal Processing Group
Image and Video Processing
Signal and Data Science
- Integrated Circuits & Systems Group
Microwave & Wireless Communications
VLSI & ASIC
- Solid State Electronics & Photonics Group
Photonics & Optical Communications
Please visit the Division’s homepage for more information.
In addition to general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants normally have majored in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics with Electronics, or in related fields.
For non-Hong Kong university graduates, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is highly recommended by the Division Head to ensure that the applicants have the proper preparation.
Applicants must also submit the following:
- curriculum vitae;
- list of research publications or related materials, e.g. patent applications;
- research/purpose statement (about 600-800 words in English, for PhD Programme applicants only);
- awards and other certificates.
HKPFS Application Deadline
(for PhD programmes only)
- To submit an initial application to RGC: By 12 noon, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time); and
- To submit full application to CUHK: By 5 pm, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time).
Please refer to HKPFS page for more details.