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Master of Science in Urban Informatics and Smart Cities

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 34083

Stream Code

IFM (Full-time)
IPM (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$6,950 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leaders

Programme Leader

Dr XU Yang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr LIU Xintao
BEng, MSc, PhD


  • Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode. Students should complete the programme full time in 1 year or part time in 2.5 years. They will be required to attend classes in the daytime and in the evening if they choose the full-time mode.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

To equip students to cope with challenges and other issues in cities by harnessing the power of informatics, big data and relevant techniques.



The programme focuses on three key areas, namely “Theory and Domain Knowledge”, “Technologies underpin Urban Informatics and Smart Cities” and “The Practice of Urban Informatics and Smart Cities Solutions”.

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