Taught Postgraduate Programme

MSc EIE Programme MSc EIE Programme

Aim

Programme Aim

The MSc programme aims to provide an enhancement of specialist technical knowledge in strategically selected areas, such as RF & microwaves circuits & applied electromagnetics, wireless communications, networking & data communications, and optical communications that are relevant to the current and anticipated future needs from industry. Due to the rapid advances of existing technologies, the programme is designed for practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in this field.

The programme offers a good selection of business management electives, preparing engineers with knowledge on top of their technical fronts to take up managerial positions in their engineering career.

The programme also offers Industrial or Research Internship experience via the Applied Research Internship Scheme preparing students for full employment immediately after their research internships, or for further studies as PhD candidates in their related technology areas either locally or in overseas countries.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

With the global trend towards the adoption of the outcomes based approach to education, City University embarked on the Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) project in 2005 to signify its determination to continue to enhance the education experience for its students. All taught postgraduate programmes and courses of EE have adopted this outcomes based approach since 2009, with some of them in pilot runs in earlier years. Sets of intended learning outcomes on both course level and programme level have been developed. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) of individual courses and their constructive alignment with programme outcomes can be found in respective course syllabuses while Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are listed below for students' reference:

  1. Describe current and anticipated trends in the selected areas including Wireless Communications; Networking and Information Engineering; Optical Communications; and RF & Microwave Circuits and Applied Electromagnetics.
  2. Evaluate and analyze new technologies in the selected areas.
  3. Apply specialist knowledge in the selected areas.
  4. Assess, evaluate and formulate solutions to problems or specifications, in the selected areas.
  5. Carry out research and develop new technologies and products in the selected areas.
  6. Apply effective communication skills in their professions.
  7. Manage teams of technologists with good senses of business and marketing (BM option only).
  8. Manage a research project and develop strong ability to do academic/ industrial research (IR option only).
Programme Features
  • Completion of programme normally in 1 year in full-time mode
  • Multiple exit and re-entry route
  • Business Management option as exit route
  • Industrial Research option as exit route
  • Summer Internship opportunities for 9 to 13 weeks at local or overseas research institutions or companies
  • Offer of course in Dissertation type leading to admission to PhD degree in CityU
  • Scholarship to students of good academic results
Internship

There may be internship or placement opportunities offered to full-time overseas students for gaining experience related to the technical electives under the MSc programmes in summer term. The internship or placement that have been successfully offered in recent years are for a period of 3 to 6 months at electronic companies or leading research establishments, located in Hong Kong or in overseas countries. Examples of Overseas Internship in Summer 2016 are University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of York (UK), University of Derby (UK) and Liverpool John Moores University (UK).

Last Updated : 4 Aug 2016