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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)/Master of Philosophy (MPhil)


The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) aims at solving complex problems with innovative ideas and at producing high-impact research that is relevant to industry and society. Major research endeavours within the Department are conducted within four research groups. The foci of these groups are nonlinear circuits and systems (including power electronics, wireless power transfer technologies, renewable energy systems, LED lighting systems, and complex networks), communications (including optical and wireless communications, vehicular communications, channel coding, optical sensor systems), multimedia signal processing (video and image coding, speech and pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning), and photonic systems and devices (microscopy techniques and photovoltaic devices). Other research topics include information security, bio-inspired optimization techniques and forensics. Currently, over a hundred funded research projects are being undertaken. These projects are funded by the Hong Kong government, the Chinese government or our industrial partners such as Huawei Technologies and PCCW/HKT. Most of the research students will receive financial support during their PhD study. Every year, a few candidates nominated by the Department will be awarded the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKD 27,100 per month studentship).

Qualifications Required

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's Degree (with First or Second Class Honours) in a relevant discipline. The Department may consider other equivalent qualifications and experience on an individual basis. Applications from final-year graduating students will also be considered. To register for the degree of PhD, a student shall normally hold a postgraduate degree containing a significant research component, such as a dissertation, conferred by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university.

Research Studentship

A Research Studentship will be provided to all full-time students. It normally lasts for the normal period of study of the research programme provided that the recipient makes satisfactory progress within the time limits stipulated in the Regulations. The current rate of stipend is HK$18,100 per month.

Online Application

Interested candidates may apply online via "eAdmission".

Programme Booklets

Programme code: 42601-FD/42601-FTD/42601-FTM (FT); Programme code: 42601-PD/42601-PTD/42601-PTM (PT)

Programme code: 88011/88012 (FT); Programme code: 88111/88112 (PT)


For general inquiries, please contact Secretary, Departmental Research Committee, Ms Vicky Hui at 2766 6216; email: You may also refer to the "PolyU Programme and admissions information" for details.

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