MSc in Telecommunications

MSc in Telecommunications
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The primary objective of this program is to equip participating students with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge based on the latest topics in wireless systems, optical networking, broadband multimedia communications, and convergence protocols.


Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of courses, including 6 credits of MSc Project.  Subject to prior approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 9 credits of courses offered by other MSc programs.  For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Physical Sciences or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for full-time study is HK$175,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$153,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.  


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.  

For 2023/24 Fall intake (September 2023)

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 December 2022 1 March 2023 31 May 2023
Non-local Applicants 1 December 2022 1 March 2023 1 May 2023


Career Prospect

Upon completion of this program, graduates could take up roles such as Application Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Network Engineer, Network Security Analyst, System Design Engineer, Test Engineer, and Wireless Engineer etc.

Majority of students had been landing jobs in various well-known technology companies in home country while some would stay in Hong Kong cultivating different cultural experiences.  Meanwhile, some students have continued to pursue PhD studies at HKUST or other universities.

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Telecom is an interesting program that provides me a chance to understand more about cellular network, signal processing and up-to-date knowledge about telecommunications.
Macro AU
(Hong Kong)
It’s no exaggeration that this 1-year Telecom MSc experience is more meaningful than my 4-year undergraduate experience.
(Mainland China)
I believe HKUST is a marvelous choice, if you are looking for world-class technical education with a strong emphasis on innovation, teamwork and research.
The program was effectively tailored to meet my career aspirations and to provide in-depth knowledge of today’s telecom technologies and industry.
ADEOLU Adetunji Oluwaseun
Communication technology is a fast-changing field and the professors have constantly shared practical knowledge on the evolution of communication systems and future emerging technologies.
BONG John Michael
Our Instructors
Prof. Khaled B. Letaief is the first in Hong Kong and the very few from Asia to receive the prestigious IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award since 1958.
Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree by the University of Johannesburg
Prof. Ross MURCH Received the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award 2020-21
ECE Professors Recognized as AI 2000 IoT Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention