Programme Director's Message

Welcome to the Master of Science in Information Engineering (MScIE) program. This is a unique program that offers cutting-edge cross-disciplinary education in the broad area of information technology.

Established in 1997, the MScIE program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) aims to produce graduates that are business-minded, technically competent, and well versed in the latest technology trends. We offer a wide range of interesting and relevant courses in network and communication systems, cyber security, big data and emerging applications, and business and technology management.

The Department of Information Engineering at CUHK is the first Information Engineering department in Hong Kong. It has gained a world-wide reputation for its leading-edge research and top-quality programs. Out of its current 20 regular faculty members, 6 are IEEE Fellows and 2 IET Fellows. In 2015, Thomson Reuters has ranked The Chinese University of Hong Kong as the 8th most impactful research institution in the area of telecommunications (a primary research area of Information Engineering Department) during the period 2004-2014. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the only Asian institution featured on this list. Joining the MScIE program at CUHK is no doubt one of the best career choices that you can make.

The MScIE program offers opportunities for elite students to work closely with our faculty members on cutting edge research projects. Such opportunities are uncommon among similar programs, and our past MScIE students were able to benefit significantly from these research opportunities. Some of them published in top venues in the field, and a few of them got admitted into our PhD program due to the excellent research potential demonstrated in these projects. The program also offers intern opportunities for students that are interested in gaining industry experiences. In the past, our intern students have been highly praised by leading local companies.

Our recent graduates have landed jobs and companies at ASTRI, Baidu, Tencent, TCL, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Huawei, Hong Kong Telecom, Bank of China, PwC, etc.. After working in the industry for a few years, some of our alumni advance to engineering managers, product managers, and program managers. Come join us, and your dream will come true.


Programme Director
Prof. Zhang Yingjun, Angela
BEng (Fudan Univ.), PhD (HKUST), FIET, SMIEEE