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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST

Date of publication: 2017-08-26 10:27

A total of 85 credit hours of coursework is required to complete this degree. Graduates of our programs are in high demand and many employers provide education benefits to working engineers who are pursuing this degree.

Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering - ECSE

Electrical Engineering graduates help lay the foundation of modern technology, with electronic devices enabling everything from digital computers to satellite navigation.


Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website please consult the list at /gps/contact/graduate-program.

Computer Science Engineering (CSE) Project Topics or Ideas

The applicant must be the graduate of a recognized university and hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, as determined by McGill, in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering or a closely related field. An applicant holding a degree in another field of engineering or science will be considered but a Qualifying year may be required to make up any deficiencies. The applicant must have a high academic achievement: a standing equivalent to a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of out of , or a GPA of out of for the last two full-time academic years or equivalent. Satisfaction of these general requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission to graduate studies is limited and acceptance is on a very competitive basis.

This program is designed for students with a strong interest in research in computer science who hold at least the equivalent of an undergraduate minor in CS. This program combines a strong course component with a research thesis. It is the usual (but not mandatory) entry point for students who wish to do a ., but is also the program of choice for students who want to find challenging and exciting jobs after their master's.

Delivering award-winning research of an international standard, the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering offers exceptional postgraduate opportunities to conduct important and interesting research into a variety of engineering issues. The School's three research concentrations investigate water systems, civil structures and mining and geostatistics across a wide variety of research themes. Learn more

PhD option is available. The PhD in systems engineering is individually structured by the student in consultation with and approval by the student's advisory committee.

Electrical engineering alumnus Lennox Hoyte '79 found his life’s work at the intersection of healing and engineering: developing predictive models, informed by high-tech imaging and big data algorithms, that can help women make informed choices about their medical care.

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a strong research focus with staff and students active in a wide variety of projects. The School's vision is to increase the scale and impact of world-class research undertaken to provide the highest quality PhD supervision. Research activities span the strategically chosen areas of sensing and processing and sustainable energy, with the School's internationally prominent academic staff actively contributing to real-world problems through consulting and advanced fundamental and applied research. Many of the School's technological breakthroughs form the basis of independent companies with university shareholding or joint venture agreements with industry both in Australia and overseas. Learn more

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