Study Mode and Study Period

 

The study mode is full-time for all streams of MPhil-PhD Programme in CIE. The study period for students of different streams/stages are summarized below:

 

1. For MPhil students, the study period is from 24 months to 48 months.

2. For PhD students who enter with a research master’s degree, the study period is from 48 months to 72 months, of which the students have maximum 24 months to pass the candidacy requirement counted from first entry. A student who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within 24 months is required to withdraw from PhD study.

3. For PhD students who enter without a research master’s degree, the study period is from 60 months to 84 months, of which the students have maximum 36 months to pass the candidacy requirement counted from first entry. A student who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within 36 months is allowed to switch to MPhil study.

 

Degree Mode Maximum Pre-Candidacy Period  Normative Period Maximum Period
MPhil Full-time -- 24 months 48 months
PhD (entering with a research master’s degree) Full-time 24 months 48 months 72 months
PhD (entering without a research master’s degree) Full-time 36 months 60 months 84 months

 

 

Credits Required

 

For MPhil students, minimum of 18 units are required from the list of lecture courses as below, with at least 12 units to be selected from Group A, and some units are required from thesis research courses.

 

For PhD students, minimum of 27 units are required from the list of lecture courses as below, with at least 18 units to be selected from Group A, and some units are required from thesis research courses.

 

Please kindly find more details in the Study Plan of MPhil- PhD Programme.

 

 

Curriculum

 

Please kindly find more details in the Study Plan of MPhil- PhD Programme.

                                                   

Lecture Courses Group A

Matrix Analysis

Stochastic Process

Optimization Theory and Algorithms

Advanced Computer Architecture

Selected Topics in Algorithms

Image Processing and Computer Vision

Social Computing

Data Analytics

Machine learning

Selected Topics in Artificial Intelligence

Optical Communication and Interconnects

Selected Topics in Information Theory

Computer and Network Security

Mobile Networking

Advanced Wireless Communications

Advanced Topics in Signal Processing

Selected Topics in CIE Ⅰ

                                                   

Lecture Courses Group B

Advanced Convex Optimization

Topics in Computer-Aided Geometric Design

Physics of Photonic Devices

Control Systems

Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Advanced Topics in Energy Systems

Selected Topics in CIE Ⅱ

 

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