Research Postgraduate Studies Overview

Why study Engineering at the University of Hong Kong?

The Faculty of Engineering is not only a place that nurtures technology inventors and scientific pioneers. We educate and shape leaders.  We prepare global leaders to drive tomorrow’s technologies, to build our society and to advance our world. 

World-class Faculty and Departments

The Faculty has consistently ranked high among universities around the world. In QS ranking 2023, the ranking of respective Departments were:

  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical and
  • Industrial and
    Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical


World-class Scholars

Our faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in Engineering:

  • 10 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate, formerly Clarivate Analytics and the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters (2023)
  • 37 Faculty members ranked in the top 1% worldwide by citations according to the Clarivate Analytics’ Essential Science Indicators (2023)

Working with our team of world-class scholars and researchers, our RPg students are ready to develop vision and knowledge to be global leaders and to advance the world.

Interdisciplinary Engagement

We provide a well-rounded curriculum and high quality engineering education for the global knowledge-based economy, and engage in innovative, high impact basic and applied research within and across disciplines. The Faculty has devoted a vast amount of resources to teaching and research and presently offers research postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) programmes in different engineering and technology areas

Internationalization and Diversity

The Faculty has a century legacy of achievement in advancing scientific discovery, transferring the city’s technological development and educating regional and international leaders. We have attracted over 1,000 applications for admission each year recently. At present, more than 800 research students from over 10 countries, including Canada, China, India, Italy, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UK and US, are in different stages of studies in the Faculty allowing students to embrace cultural diversity through mixing with their fellow classmates from all over the world.