Faculty of Engineering

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)




Note to Applicants

We have a limited quota of admission. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The Master of Science in Electric Vehicles (MSc EV) programme aims to achieve the following: (1) Provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of electric vehicles that encompasses both research and practical applications. Through a well-rounded curriculum, students will gain in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of electric vehicles, including design, technology, energy solutions, and management. (2) Address the increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the field of electric vehicles in Hong Kong, China, and around the world. By equipping students with specialised expertise and practical skills, the programme aims to meet the industry’s growing need for qualified individuals who can contribute to the development and adoption of electric mobility solutions. (3) Prepare students for further study and research in the field of electric vehicles.



The MSc EV is a comprehensive programme that focuses on research and practical applications, encompassing all aspects of electric vehicle design and management. In particular, the programme emphasises industrial design, development, and energy solutions within the electric vehicle sector. By enrolling in the MSc EV programme, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills that can significantly enhance their career prospects in electric vehicle technology, system operation, and management. The programme also offers students a unique opportunity to explore the intricacies of electric vehicles and innovative solutions within the field.

Recognition & Prospects

Upon successful completion of the required content for the respective awards, students will graduate with an MSc EV. 


Graduates of this programme will have the in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of electric vehicles and to contribute to the development of sustainable transportation solutions for the future.


Programme Structure

Students who enrol in the MSc EV programme will gain knowledge across a wide spectrum in the field of electric vehicles. In general, each subject is taught in one evening class per week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students typically take 3 to 5 subjects per semester. Part-time students typically take 2 subjects per semester. Each taught subject corresponds to 3 credits, and the dissertation corresponds to 9 credits.


Thirty (30) credits are required to complete the programme. All subjects carry 3 credits unless otherwise stated. Note that elective subjects include the Dissertation (9 credits).


Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 2 Core Subjects and 5 Elective Subjects, and a 9-credit Dissertation;       

  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 2 Core Subjects and 8 Elective Subjects.


Core Areas of Study

  • The programme takes a comprehensive approach, covering various aspects of electric vehicle technology, design, and management. Students will gain a deep understanding of the entire lifecycle of an electric vehicle, from conceptualisation to operation and maintenance.

  • The programme focuses on industrial design principles and practices within the electric vehicle industry. Students will learn about the latest advancements and best practices in vehicle design, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to innovation in the field.

  • The MSc EV programme recognises the critical role of energy solutions in the electric vehicle sector.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/eee/.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Prof. CHAU Kwok-tong  
B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Phil., Ph.D. H.K.; CEng, FIEEE, FIET, FHKIE

Subject Area
Electric Vehicles
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, automation engineering, transportation engineering, engineering science, or a related discipline. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline who have at least 3 years of significant and relevant work experience in the field of electric vehicles will also be considered.


Candidates without honours degrees who have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Individual cases will be considered on their own merits. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or take tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.


For general enquiries, please contact:  
Ms Eva Lock  
Tel: (852) 2766 6178  
Email: eee.tpg@polyu.edu.hk


For further information on academic matters, please contact the MSc in EV Programme Leader:  
Prof. CHAU Kwok-tong (tel: (852) 2766 6186; email: k.t.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

Other Information
  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend face-to-face, telephone, or online interviews.

  • Classes are normally held on weekday evenings.

  • A small number of classes may be offered in the daytime for full-time students.

  • The Department reserves the right not to offer any subject. The subjects offered are subject to review and may change as deemed appropriate by the Department.

Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$8,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Personal Statement


Employer's Recommendation


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