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.

Program Details 

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$147,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$120,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.  


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

Continuing Education Fund (CEF) 

This program has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. It is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6]). After 1 April 2019, successful applicants who are HK citizens and are eligible for CEF may be reimbursed with a maximum sum of HK$20,000 upon successful completion of the entire program with an overall attendance rate over 70%. For details and updates of eligibility, application, and reimbursement procedures (in particular the reimbursement period from the date of application), please check the CEF Office or 3142-2277 (24-hour enquiry hotline).  

Attention: Effective from 1 April 2019, there will be a series of enhancement measures related to CEF applied to all new, currently valid and closed accounts. 

Name of Institution 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 

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CEF Course Title 

Master of Science in Telecommunications 





This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from the top engineering institutions from around the world. 


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to Office of Postgraduate Studies

For 2021/22 Fall intake (September 2021):

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 December 2020 1 March 2021 15 July 2021
Non-local Applicants 1 December 2020 1 March 2021 31 May 2021


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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