The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Overview

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a total of 28,499 students, with approximately 7,622 students enrolled in taught postgraduate programmes and a further 1,819 in MPhil/PhD degree programmes. Our taught postgraduate programmes play a major role in upgrading the professional competence of people currently in employment. We place special emphasis on applied research without neglecting basic research. Programmes leading to the awards of Doctor/Master of Philosophy, Professional Doctorate, Master degree and Postgraduate Diploma are offered, all of which include varying combinations of research and coursework.

All of our postgraduate programmes are highly acclaimed for their practicality and relevance to the actual needs of industry, commerce and the community. All six Faculties (Applied Science & Textiles, Business, Humanities, Construction & Environment, Engineering and Health & Social Sciences), the School of Design, and the School of Hotel & Tourism Management offer a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate education. [More about postgraduate programmes]

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Teaching & Learning

The University prides itself on offering a wide range of courses to meet the demands of the professions. Our various top-quality programmes, distinguished by the University's close ties with key players in Hong Kong's industries, lead to awards at different levels, e.g. Doctoral, Master and Bachelor degrees, etc. PolyU attaches great importance to postgraduate studies, including both research and taught programmes, particularly research programmes of an applied nature. The University admits candidates to research programmes leading to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Designed to produce graduates with the highest level of professional competence, a number of taught doctoral programmes are also offered, including the Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Health Science, Doctor of Hotel & Tourism Management, Doctor of Social Work and Doctor of Applied Language Sciences.

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Research & Development

With a strategic emphasis on applied research, the university firmly believes that research is an integral part of academic life on campus. It informs teaching and advances the frontiers of knowledge and technology, thus contributing to lifting the competitiveness of business and industry and to Hong Kong's move towards a knowledge-based economy. [More about research & development]

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Facilities & Resources

The PolyU campus is centrally located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, and covers approximately 9.46 hectares. It is adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel and easily accessible by public transport. The campus has high-quality teaching facilities and infrastructure, including a multi-purpose auditorium with 1,025 seats and a studio theatre with 244 seats, which provide quality venues for performances, exhibitions, conferences and other student activities.

Our Student Halls of Residence are located in Hung Hom and Homantin, provide approximately 4,650 hostel places and offer a wide variety of communal facilities that enrich campus life.

PolyU World Rankings

World Class Disciplines in PolyU:

Faculty / School Subject Area 

Dept/School
World
Rankings
School of Hotel and Tourism Management Hospitality & Tourism Management 1st (i)
3rd (ii)
Faculty of Construction and Environment Civil & Structural Engineering

Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering
10th (ii)
Architecture & Built Environment

Dept of Building Services Engineering
19th (ii)
Transportation Science & Technology 23rd (i)
Remote Sensing

Dept of Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics
26th (i)
Faculty of Business Management

Dept of Management & Marketing
10th (i)
Accounting & Finance

School of Accounting & Finance
47th (ii)
Faculty of Engineering Engineering in General 17th (iii)
Mechanical Engineering

Dept of Mechanical Engineering
29th (i)
Computer Science & Engineering

Dept of Computing; 
Dept of Electronic & Information Engineering
49th (i)
School of Design Art & Design 24th (ii)
Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles Art & Design

Institute of Textiles and Clothing
24th (ii)
Mathematics

Dept of Applied Mathematics
52nd (iii)
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Nursing

School of Nursing
35th (ii)
Faculty of Humanities Linguistics

Dept of English
40th (ii)

 

Note: Source of Rankings: (i) Shanghai Ranking; (ii) QS World University Rankings; (iii) U.S. News

Contact Us

The Research Office (For Research Postgraduate Programmes)

The Academic Secretariat (For Taught Postgraduate Programmes)