Faculty of Engineering

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (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 - Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Microelectronics plays an important role in driving advancements in pivotal technologies (e.g., AI, electronic vehicles, and quantum technology) revolutionising the landscape of the semiconductor industry. The Master’s programme in Microelectronics and Quantum Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme designed to equip students with the necessary expertise to thrive in the evolving semiconductor industry. This 1-year programme focuses on the understanding of the fundamentals of microelectronics and uniquely combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical skills to ensure that graduates possess a comprehensive, well-rounded skill set. 


Students undergo specialised training to become skilled specialists through multidisciplinary engineering subjects tailored for the future semiconductor industry. The curriculum offers flexibility with a range of elective subjects that enable students to choose between engineering subjects and research, thereby tailoring their educational journey to align with their career aspirations. This Master’s programme is not just an educational pursuit; it is a gateway to shaping the future of cutting-edge technologies.

Recognition & Prospects

Upon successful completion of the programme requirements, students will graduate with a Master of Science degree in Microelectronics and Quantum Systems Engineering. 


Graduates of this programme will have the in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of microelectronics technology, as the programme includes multidisciplinary engineering modules tailored for the future semiconductor industry.


Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 30 credits (18 Core Subject credits and 12 Elective Subject credits) for the Master’s degree in Microelectronics and Quantum Systems Engineering. Students have the option to complete a Research Project that carries 6 credits and is counted as an Elective Subject. The programme is designed to train microelectronics engineers with exposure to multidisciplinary engineering subjects, equipping them for the future semiconductor industry.


Students must complete: 

  • 8 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects, and 1 Research Project; or 

  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects and 4 Elective Subjects. 


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


Core Areas of Study

  • The programme aims to equip students for impactful roles in research, development, and innovation, providing a robust foundation in theoretical concepts and practical skills.

  • The programme imparts a profound understanding of microelectronics fundamentals, encompassing semiconductor materials, electronic devices, and circuit designs, coupled with hands-on experience in design tools, methodologies, cleanroom technologies, and advanced fabrication processes.

  • The programme centres on interdisciplinary integration, ensuring that students are well-prepared for dynamic roles in the ever-evolving field of microelectronics.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Dr Helen Cai  
BEng, MEng, PhD

Subject Area
Microelectronics and Quantum Systems Engineering
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering or related disciplines. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines who have at least 2 years of significant work experience relevant to electrical and electronic engineering or quantum technology will also be considered. Consideration will also be given to candidates without honours degrees who have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.


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 Programme Leader:   
Dr Helen Cai 
Tel: (852) 2766 6252
Email: helen.cai@polyu.edu.hk)

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

  • 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$7,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Personal Statement


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