As one of the main strengths of the programme, MScIE inherits the department's world class research prestige and offers opportunities to cultivate those students with high research potentials.
MScIE students may conduct a credit-bearing research project supervised by the professors from the Department of Information Engineering, CUHK. Students taking research projects can earn 3 credits per semester, up to a total number of 6 credits for 2 semesters within his/her MScIE studies. They can start the research projects as early as September in every school year, and may also have opportunity of working with IE professors as research assistants after graduation. In addition, some projects are also co-supervised by researchers from top overseas universities as well as industry partners including Microsoft Research Asia, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, and ASTRI. The MScIE programme also encourage outstanding research project students to apply for local and overseas PhD programmes while they are still within their MScIE studies.
MScIE students/alumni have ever produced world-class research outputs with publications in academic journals and referred conference proceedings including:
- IEEE Infocom
- IEEE ICC
- IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)
- ACM MobiCom
- ACM SIGCHI
- World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
with a number of MScIE graduates successfully admitted to PhD programmes at local as well as overseas universities, including those in Singapore and USA.
Information about the research courses are provided below:
IEMS5910 Advanced Research and Development Project I (Fall and Spring Semester)
Student will work independently under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project in Information Engineering. The topic and scope of the study is to be agreed between the student and the supervisor. A project report is required at the end of the course.
IEMS5920 Advanced Research and Development Project II (Spring Semester)
Student will work independently under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project in Information Engineering. The topic and scope of the study is to be agreed between the student and the supervisor. A project report and AN ORAL PRESENTATION IN ADDITION are required at the end of the course. (Prerequisite: IEMS5910).
Remark: students normally begin the MSc research project by undertaking IEMS5910 (3 credit) in Fall Semester in their year of entry, under the supervision of an IE professor (upon mutual agreement), and continue the research project into their optional IEMS5920 (3-credit) in Spring Semester in next year. However, students might opt to take only IEMS5910 in either the Fall or the Spring Semester; while only those who successfully completed IEMS5910 can take IEMS5920 and must be under a same supervisor. Students cannot take IEMS5910 more than once, despite the supervision under different supervisors.