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Programme Structure

To be eligible for the MSc award, students should acquire a minimum of 30 credits. They should complete FIVE compulsory subjects, TWO elective subjects plus a Dissertation (equivalent 3 elective subjects with 9 credits); or FIVE compulsory subjects and FOUR elective subjects plus a field trip study (ISE550).

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, business, management, applied mathematics or science; or a professional qualification or the equivalent. Consideration will be given to candidates with appropriate work experience.

English Language Requirement:

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 fulfill the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose:


A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test; or a TOEFL score of 550 or above for the paper-based test; OR


An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);

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

For applicants with qualifications obtained in Taiwan, a pass in the High-Intermediate level or above in GEPT may be considered as having fulfilled the English language requirements.

Tuition Fees

For local students: HKD10,500 per subject (programme fee: HKD105,000)
For non-local students: HKD12,900 per subject (programme fee: HKD129,000)

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