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Master of Science in Electronic and Information Engineering

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 05002

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Stream Code

NI (Full-time)
EIT (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Fund Type Self-Financed

Tuition Fee

HK$4,700 per credit for local students
HK$5,465 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Prof. YU Changyuan
PhD (Univ. of Southern California), SrMIEEE, SrMOSA


  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.
  • The programme also provides two specialism study options:
    • MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering (Internet of Things)
    • MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering (Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications)


  • EIE Alumni Scholarship*
    • ​To encourage our graduates to engage in life-long learning, the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) has established the EIE Alumni Scholarship to allow them to study in this MSc Programme. The scholarship is applicable to EIE graduates enrolling in our MSc Programme. Eligible students who obtain a grade C+ or above in an MSc subject offered by the EIE will be awarded a scholarship of an amount equivalent to 15% of the tuition fee paid for that subject. Please click here for more details.
    • The scholarship provides quite substantial financial support to eligible graduates to pursue further education in the field of electronic and information engineering. Professional and specialised training received from this MSc Programme will sharpen students' competitiveness and will be highly beneficial to their career development. To apply for the EIE Alumni Scholarship, please fill out the application form (click here to download the form) and return it to the Department of Electronic and  Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon.


  • MSc Studentship Project Scheme*
    • To encourage students with good performance, the MSc Studentship Project Scheme was established in 2013/14 to provide studentships for MSc in EIE Students taking the Dissertation.
    • Students awarded these studentships will simultaneously undertake their MSc dissertation and research project work under the same supervisor in the capacity of a part-time Research Assistant with monthly support of $6,000 from the Department for 12 months. It is expected that the research project work assigned to students will be in areas closely related to their MSc dissertations. Please click here for more details about the Scheme.


* PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship/studentship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU's decision is final.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims at providing graduates of electronic and information engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science and other related disciplines an opportunity for further study at postgraduate level. Students can embark on a broad range of core subjects in multimedia technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications and electronic engineering that enable them to meet new challenges and tap new opportunities in relevant fields. Students can also acquire the latest technical know-how by registering for specialised subjects in a chosen area that focuses on the issues facing the engineering profession today. Students who have managerial responsibilities can take electives in business or management according to their interest and career needs.


Specialism in Internet of Things

The programme offers a new specialism in the Internet of Things (IoT) to cater to the emerging needs of IoT experts in the industry. This specialism covers cutting-edge technologies in wireless communications, sensor networks, IoT applications, etc., enabling students to explore advanced knowledge and develop their skills in the related field.


Specialism in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications

The specialism in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications provides postgraduate-level professional and technical training for practitioners in the area to enable them to tap the ever-growing market needs and business opportunities related to multimedia technology.



  • Application-oriented and practical curriculum addressing latest technologies and their applications
  • Modern and flexible teaching approach with some subjects being delivered in workshop mode
  • Subjects are taught by eminent international and local experts
  • Emphasise interactive and student-centred learning
  • Authentic and work-related assessments allowing students to fully demonstrate their competence


Students have the flexibility to vary their studies from semester to semester according to their personal aspirations (except for non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements). For example, a student can study full-time in one semester and choose to switch to part-time study in the next semester, and vice versa. Students can manage their own pace of study, subject to certain regulations on registration and assessment.

Recognition & Prospects

The MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering programme is an ideal choice for those who wish to pursue advanced studies in Electronic and Information Engineering. The programme is featured on its application-oriented curriculum. It addresses latest technologies and their applications, enabling students to explore new technology innovations that are highly relevant to their professions and interests. Graduates of this programme build upon their existing knowledge and expertise and are prepared to undertake advanced technical and managerial work in different fields and industries.


List of Employers of Recent MSc in EIE Graduates

  • Asia Broadcast Satellite HK Ltd
  • ASM Pacific Technology Ltd
  • Avnet Technology Hong Kong Ltd
  • Biomind LLC
  • Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre
  • Chicony Power Technology Company Ltd
  • China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Ltd
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Ltd
  • City Telecom (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • Cyan Asia Ltd
  • Epistar Corporation
  • Euroasia Enterprises Ltd
  • Four Directions Company Ltd
  • Future Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • GLORY Cash Handling Systems (China) Ltd
  • Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Ltd
  • Hutchison Global Communications Ltd
  • IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd
  • Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd
  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department, The Government of the HKSAR
  • Lo Hong Ka (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • Nationmark (HK) Ltd
  • NEC Hong Kong Ltd
  • PC Partner Ltd
  • PCCW Ltd
  • PKU-HKUST Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institution
  • PowerELab Ltd
  • Pro-Technic Machinery Ltd
  • Simatelex Group of Companies
  • Solomon Systech Ltd
  • Spectra Technologies Holdings Company Ltd.
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Thomson Reuters


Programme Structure

The programme provides the option for students to engage in either the full-time study mode (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or the part-time study mode (taking fewer than 9 credits per semester). In general, each subject requires a 3-hour class per week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take 3 to 5 subjects in a semester, and part-time students usually take 2 subjects. Subjects are offered in the daytime and in the evening.


Students who enrol in the MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering programme have the option to select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering and from other disciplines such as accounting, computing, construction and environment, and logistics. They can also select combinations of subjects that allow them to graduate with a specialisation award.


For the MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering
Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 EIE Core Subjects, and a Dissertation;
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 EIE Core Subjects.


For the MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering
(Internet of Things)

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 5 Core Subjects specified for the specialism, and a Dissertation;
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 7 Core Subjects specified for the specialism.


For the MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering
(Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications)

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 5 Core Subjects specified for the specialism, and a Dissertation;
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 7 Core Subjects specified for the specialism.


Core Areas of Study

This is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students are provided with detailed information on the subjects for selection upon registration.

  • Computer Engineering & Intelligent Systems
  • Integrated Circuits Design & Consumer Electronics
  • Multimedia Signal Processing & Technologies
  • Wireless Communications & Networking
  • Internet of Things (IoT)


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.eie.polyu.edu.hk/mscinfo.

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • An Honours degree in engineering, science or technology, or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, or an equivalent qualification.


Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees who have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Other Information
  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.
  • Scholarships* will be awarded to outstanding graduates from the programme.
  • Classes are normally held on weekday evenings.
  • Some classes are offered in the daytime for full-time students.
  • Classes can also be arranged with alternatives such as full-time weekends or full-time weekdays.


* PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw a scholarship at any time. In the case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.


For further information on academic matters, please contact the MSc in EIE Programme Leader:
Prof. YU Changyuan (tel: (852) 2766 6258; email: changyuan.yu@polyu.edu.hk).

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.