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The Center values the continuous advanced studying of our members. We are now partnering with HKUST to provide members of the Center the opportunity to take a 2-year Master degree with full scholarship every year in research topics related to the Center's research areas. 

Members will be able to generate an advanced proficiency in mixed methods of research, develop multi-dimensional perspectives and innovative problem-solving skills to existing and emerging problems, and develop distinctive skill mix that enables them to communicate effectively with people of different levels and disciplines within and across organizations.

We believe that upon completion of the program, the skill sets acquired can support our members in their further development and building their own business.

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Master of Philosophy in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area), or IIP, is a program under HKUST Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO).

IIP allow students to create their own bachelor and research postgraduate degree programs that best suit their own intellectual interests and passion. It explores new pedagogy to develop students’ core competencies of fusing knowledge and know-how from different fields to bring multiple perspectives to the task of changing the world for the better.

For further information, please see official website at:

HKUST Master of Philosophy in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area)


We are looking for...

  • Graduates (or to-be-graduates) of Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other technology-related subjects

  • Interested in research in robotics, programming, computer science, electronics, mechanical designs,  industrial designs, and more...

  • Passionate in challenging the unknown and self-motivated

  • Good team spirit and multi-disciplinary mindset


The Supervisor Team

Prof. Zexiang LI
IEEE Fellow

Colin Lam Ko Yin Professor of Engineering

Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST

Prof. Michael WANG
IEEE, ASME & HKIE fellow

Chair Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST

Director of HKUST Robotics Institute, HKUST

Prof. Qian ZHANG
IEEE fellow

Tencent Professor of Engineering

Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST

Co-Director of Huawei-HKUST Innovation Laboratory, HKUST

Prof. Jack CHENG

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST

Director of BIM (Building Information Modeling) Lab, HKUST

Associate Director of GREAT Smart Cities Institute

Prof. Yi-Kuen LEE

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST

Associate Director of Institute of Integrated Microsystem

Associate Director of Nanosystem Fabrication Facility

Prof. Shaojie SHEN

Associate Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST

Director, HKUST-DJI Joint Innovation Laboratory, HKUST

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How to Apply


Applicants should:

  • Obtained or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification, on or before August 2021.

  • Fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

    • TOEFL-iBT: 80

    • TOEFL-pBT: 550

    • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

    • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

    • Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

      • their first language is English, or

      • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English


Application can be sent to with
1) A copy of CV/resume
2) Personal statement
3) A copy of most recent transcript
and other related supporting materials you find suitable (e.g. portfolio, short introduction videos).  

Application for year 2021-2022 is now closed, please look out for the application 

Personal data provided by applicants will be used for consideration of an application only.  HKCRC reserves the right not to fill the position. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

For further enquiries, please contact