IFM for MSc (Full-time)
IFP for PgD (Full-time)
IPM for MSc (Part-time)
IPP for PgD (Part-time)
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
30 for MSc,
21 for PgD
HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students
Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
Dr XU Yang
BSc, MSc, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr LIU Xintao
BEng, MSc, PhD
To equip students to cope with challenges and other issues in cities by harnessing the power of informatics, big data and relevant techniques.
The programme focuses on three key areas, namely “Theory and Domain Knowledge”, “Technologies underpin Urban Informatics and Smart Cities” and “The Practice of Urban Informatics and Smart Cities Solutions”.
The MSc programme will seek accreditation from:
Students can choose from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment, each generally requiring one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.
For the MSc
Students must complete 7 subjects with at least 4 Core Subjects, including “Smart Cities: Technologies and Solutions”, “Urban Science and Systems”, and “Urban Informatics”, plus a Dissertation. The Dissertation is optional; alternatively, students can choose to complete a Project and one more Core Subject.
For the PgD
Students must complete 7 subjects with at least 4 Core Subjects, including “Smart Cities: Technologies and Solutions”, “Urban Science and Systems” and “Urban Informatics.
Core Areas of Study
The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects for selection upon registration.
Subjects on offer are subject to revision.
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.
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