24 months
5363 USD/year
5363 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Information Engineering program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong focuses on areas related to generation, communication, storage, and processing of information as may be encountered in many real world applications. 


Information Engineering program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong contains areas that are traditionally linked to computer science like databases, machine learning, big data, cyber security, software engineering, computer networks, mobile and cloud computing, as well as areas that are more traditionally linked to communications aspect of electrical engineering such as wireless communications, Internet engineering, multimedia processing, the mathematical aspects of communications, optical communication, etc. 

Recognizing the importance of information networks in this information age, our undergraduate programmes seek to produce the next generation of engineering professionals well versed in the areas of interest in the department. Some of our top students also regularly go to the best graduate programmes in the world to continue higher studies. 


The graduates normally have excellent career prospects both in software as well as hardware systems, in addition to expertise in upcoming areas such as big data, machine learning, and cyber security. We have a world class faculty whose research sits in the intersection of EE and CS. The areas of EE and CS, in CUHK, are ranked 20th and 22nd respectively worldwide by QS university rankings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Multimedia Processing
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Cryptography, Security and Privacy
  • Networking Theory, Internet and Applications
  • Communications and Information Theory
  • Wireless Communications and Networking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For Clearing Round: 31 March Applications in Clearing Round will only be considered subject to availability of places.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5363 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5363 USD per year during 24 months.

HK$42,100 per annum regardless of the study mode

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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