- Delivering the best Master of Materials Science and Material Engineering programme in Hong Kong, the Faculty of Science, CUHK has more than 250 faculty members including a Nobel Laureate, a Fields Medallist and other outstanding scholars.
In the Chinese University of Hong Kong, applicants for the Master of Materials Science and Material Engineering MPhil programme should be a degree bachelor holder in Material Engineering, Materials Science or other closely related disciplines by the time of admission. The programme is organised by the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, CUHK, which has a strong commitment to research, gaining a reputation in the subject’s supervision and teaching.
As the core matter of the Master of Materials Science and Material Engineering programme, in Hong Kong Materials Science is considered an interdisciplinary subject which studies deeply the properties of every physical matter in the world. Materials Science may sometimes have a close relationship with engineering, and other areas of sciences including chemistry, electronics and electricity, applied physics, etc. Top students in Materials Science can even create some new materials for certain new applications, or further develop existing materials in order to improve the performance of the applications. In other words, they are able to control, from an atomic level, the structure of a physical matter such as physical strength, elasticity, conductivity and other physical features.
The programme by CUHK is aim at transforming students into a outstanding material scientist or a professional material engineer. During the research students are going to have a best understanding in both the physical properties of matters and the engineering performance of them, so that they can move on to improving the materials or creating the new.