The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen), is a research-intensive university, established in 2014 through a Mainland - Hong Kong collaboration with staunch support from the Shenzhen Municipal Government. It inherits the fine academic traditions of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and will develop its academic programmes in phases and offer courses in Schools of Science and Engineering, Management and Economics, and Humanities and Social Science. The language of instruction is both English and Chinese, and students who satisfy prescribed requirements will receive degrees of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Ministry of Education has granted CUHK-Shenzhen the authority to offer postgraduate programmes up to the PhD level from the date of its establishment. The Senate of CUHK has approved the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies at CUHK-Shenzhen in 2015.

The School of Science and Engineering at CUHK-Shenzhen has designed the programme for students who wish to pursue a higher degree in the broad area of Computer and Information Engineering (CIE), with research focus in artificial intelligence, communications and networking, computer vision, control, data science, digital signal processing, intelligent systems and robotics, operations research, optimization, optoelectronics, photonics, physics on optics and related domains. An applicant with a research master’s degree should apply for admission to the PhD Stream, while an applicant with a bachelor’s degree can apply for admission to either MPhil or PhD Stream. Applicants should have education background in science and engineering. Students who satisfy prescribed requirements will receive degree of CUHK.

The MPhil-PhD Program in CIE aims to educate and cultivate research students with a broad foundation in CIE and specialized knowledge in selected concentrations. They will be capable of performing innovative research to make significant contributions to advancement of knowledge and applications in society and expected to become leading academics and researchers in universities, research institutes, and industries.

School of Science and Engineering has built up a strong faculty team, with all professors globally recruited. Besides being as well-known scholars, most of the professors have experiences in coaching PhD students. Moreover, many professors have secured research funding from government entities and private sector. These will provide the necessary funding as required by research students.