Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
電機工程學理學碩士學位


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 05002

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

EE (Full-time)
EET (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,300 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Wei-nong Fu
BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, Sen MIEEE, MIET

Remarks

Note to Applicants

  • We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.
  • The programme provides three specialisms:
    • ​​MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems)
      電機工程學理學碩士學位 (電力系統)
    • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)
      電機工程學理學碩士學位 (電力電子及驅動)
    • MSc in Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems)
      電機工程學理學碩士學位 (鐵路系統)
  • Subjects offered depend on the availability of teaching resources and the number of registered students. Those students wanting to take a specialism are advised to consult the Department beforehand on the availability of subjects offered in the coming academic year.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

We provide advanced study opportunities for electrical engineers who work in the power and electricity utilisation industries, electrical product manufacturing industries, government organisations and contracting and consulting companies. Our students gain an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art advances in modern electrical science and technology such as power systems, the industrial utilisation of electrical energy, power electronics, railway systems and drive control, automation and optoelectronics.

 

Characteristics

The multidisciplinary nature of this programme encourages students to develop broad outlooks and allows them to take subjects in related technical fields, such as communications or computers, marketing, management or information sciences. The programme also allows students to take a combination of subjects that lead to specialisation options in Electrical Power Systems#, Power Electronics and Drives or Railway Systems*.

 

# The HK Electric Institute assists in teaching parts of the designated subject.

* The MTR Corporation Limited assists in teaching parts of the designated subjects.

Recognition & Prospects

Two levels of awards, namely Master of Science Degree (MSc) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) are offered to students successfully after completing the required content of the respective awards. The awards can be in any one of the following areas (specialisms):

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives)
  • Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems)

Curriculum

Programme Structure

After enrolling in the MSc in Electrical Engineering programme, students can select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, including core engineering subjects and subjects offered by other disciplines such as accounting, business, computing, construction and the environment, and logistics and management.  Students can also select a combination of subjects that will allow them to graduate with a Specialism Award. In general, each subject is taught through one evening class a week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take three to five subjects per semester. Part-time students normally take one or two subjects per semester. Each taught subject corresponds to three credits, and the Dissertation corresponds to nine credits.

 

For the MSc in Electrical Engineering

Students must complete:

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

 

For the MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power Systems) / MSc in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives) / MSc in Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems) 

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects specified for the respective specialism, and a Dissertation pertaining to the respective specialism;
    OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 8 Core Subjects, with at least 6 specified for the respective specialism.

 

Note - Most of the subjects are offered on a 2-year rolling base. Students may not be able to take 6 Core Subjects in the specified specialism in a single year.

 

Core Areas of Study

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

  • Power System Technology, Analysis, Operation & Planning
  • Electrical Traction & Drives
  • Railway System Design, Operation & Maintenance
  • Control & Computing
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Optoelectronics

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/feng/05002/05002.htm.

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, science or technology, or qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

 

Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees, but who have other relevant qualifications supplemented by 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 merits. 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 (face-to-face or telephone interview).

  • Scholarships would be awarded to outstanding graduates from the programme.

  • Classes are normally held on weekday evenings.

  • A small number of classes may be offered in the daytime for full-time students.

  • Classes can also be arranged with such alternatives as full-time weekends, full-time weekdays or through on-line delivery.

  • Concurrent Enrolment Scheme with the University of Cincinnati

    • The Faculty of Engineering (FENG) of PolyU and The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) of the U.S. jointly deliver a concurrent enrolment scheme allowing credit transfers between FENG and CEAS and contributing to the award of a Master of Science (MSc) degree from PolyU and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from UC.  Under the arrangement, it is possible for students joining this PolyU MSc programme to complete two Master’s degrees within one year, one from PolyU(MSc) and one from UC(MEng).  Applicants may visit www.polyu.edu.hk/feng/05002/05002.htm for further details.

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. Wei-nong Fu (tel: (852) 2766 6158; email: eewnfu@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


After graduating from the BEng(Hons) in Electrical Engineering programme at PolyU, I joined a power company and found that what I had learned was very practical and useful. Hence, I further pursued an MSc in Electrical Engineering to enrich myself with specialist skills and solid knowledge of electrical engineering.

 

The programme covered practical engineering in various fields, such as high voltage engineering and power system analysis, which has been very useful in my workplace. I gained specialist skills required in my career and it was undoubtedly a valuable experience.

 

Choosing to study in the MSc programme enhanced my resume and the confidence of my employers.


KO Yik Yan



I chose this programme because it was related to my Bachelor’s degree major, which I was very interested in and wanted to learn more about. The programme also seemed likely to help me find a job in a related field. Through the programme, I learned core concepts in the design of motors, storage of new energy and power systems. I now have a Master’s degree backed by theoretical and practical knowledge, and I look forward to solving real-world problems in the future.


PENG Shan



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