CUHK - Electronic Engineering - Programme Overview


Admission Scholarship

A limited number of "Admission Scholarship" will be awarded to newly admitted students with exceptional academic standing. The awardee will have half of the tuition fee waived.

Academic Scholarship

Top two students of MSc Programme in Electronic Engineering in a year graduated with an accumulated GPA of 3.5 or above will be awarded Academic Scholarships of HK$20,000 and HK$15,000 respectively. For details of admission requirements and procedure, please go to:


Continuous professional development is essential to electronic engineers to open new doors and to excel at work. This is what we want to offer in our Master's Degree programme. Success means not only to drive your career forward, but as proven by our Founding Chairman, Professor Charles Kao, to win world accolade as a Nobel Laureate.

Today's electronic engineers face many new challenges. Many new applications require multi-disciplinary skill. More than just conventional electronics, one needs to understand optics, solar technology and nano devices etc. There is a paradigm shift in design considerations. Cost effectiveness and high performance are no longer the only concerns. Engineers are asked to grasp issues like green regulations and carbon emission factor, etc. Added to all this, there is a trend of moving from electrons to photons in order to maintain the accelerating speed in computing and communication. This is why we are offering a programme which is wide in coverage and allows students to choose freely according to their aspirations and interests.

We also offer opportunities for students to engage with our research laboratories on a voluntary basis or subscription of a project course.

Advanced Technology Courses

The programme includes advanced subjects in areas of solid-state devices, photonics, fiber network, video technology and VLSI:

ELEG5753 Flexible Electronics and Solar Cell Technology
Review of semiconductor fundamentals; Introduction to organic semiconductors; Applications of organic thin films as active components in optoelectronic devices including; Fabrication methods for flexible electronics; Fundamentals of photo-electric conversion; Basic principles of photovoltaic devices; Introduction to four-generation solar technologies; Light harvesting and management techniques; Applications.
ELEG5754 Solid-state Sensors and Lighting Systems
Comparison between different lighting sources, lighting standards, basics of all-solid-state lamps, solid-state lighting systems, sensor fundamentals, signal conditioning, functional aspects of different sensors, sensor device examples, technology trend and challenges of solid-state lighting and sensor devices.
ELEG5755 Optical Communication and Interconnects
Overview of optical fibre communications. Types and properties of fibres. Optical transmitters, receivers, and repeaters. Passive optical component. Optical modulation and multiplexing techniques. Fibre communication systems. Optical networks. Introduction to optical interconnects. Silicon photonics. Active optical cables. Recent trends in optical interconnects.
ELEG5757 Wearable Bioelectronics
Introduction to health informatics, fundamentals in electro-physiologies, reviews on bio-electronics including ion channels, bio-sensor principles, e-textile sensing, flexible-stretchable-printable bioelectronics, organic transistors, wearable design by "MINDS" (Miniaturization, Intelligence, Networking, Digitization, and Standardization), wearable medical devices and systems, wearable robotics, implantable therapeutic systems, sensor informatics, applications, and topics of current interests.
ELEG5726 Power Management Technology
This course is designed for students to gain an understanding of technological development of power-management IC design. Through this course, students will learn the essentials of voltage-regulator design. Recent advances in selected topics will also be discussed.