MPhil in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

MPhil in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The programme is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities, providing students with an ideal environment for research.


Research Foci

Chemical and Biological Engineering is a highly diversified engineering and science discipline. The Department’s research can be classified into five major areas:

Advanced Materials

Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D materials, zeolites, novel polymers, polymer composites, DNA self-assembly process, polymer interfaces and surfaces as well as polymer/ceramic membranes. In-depth studies are being carried out in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, rheology, non-Newtonian flow, heat and mass transport, and process control associated with the injection-moulding process.

Biomolecular Engineering

Molecular-level design and engineering of nature-derived and artificial materials for regenerative medicine, drug deliveries and therapeutics, novel sensing strategies and diagnostic platform for point of care, synthetic and systems biology, omics technology and bioinformatics.

Energy Technologies

Energy storage and conversion technologies including fuel cells, advanced batteries, solar cells, electrolyzers, and supercapacitors. Main research activities include optimization of energy systems, development of advanced materials and critical components, understanding reaction mechanisms, and modelling/ simulation.

Environmental Engineering

Air pollution formation and abatement, deodorization of indoor air, catalytic and advanced oxidation, electrocoagulation and electrooxidation, advanced methods for wastewater treatment, hazardous wastes and micro-contamination, waste minimization and cleaner technologies.

Product and Process Design

Design optimization, chemical processes, biochemical processes, environmental fate and transport, and surface phenomena and effects. The design of high value-added products, such as food additives and pharmaceuticals, is also an active research area.


Facilities

The Department has state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, including a high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatographs with a mass selective detector, flame ionization detector, inductively coupled plasma spectrometer, organic carbon analyzer, UV/ visible spectrophotometer, Raman and FTIR spectrometers, differential scanning calorimeter, capillary rheometer, and universal testing machine. In addition, each area of research has specific facilities available to it.

The University’s central facilities provide relevant supports, including an electronic support shop, instrumentation pool, machine shop, and the Design and Manufacturing Services Facility. There are also advanced computing facilities, including a massively parallel processing computer.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfil 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)
    • For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    • For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.


Application Deadline

Please refer to http://pg.ust.hk/programs (“Application”) for details.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 24, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 - 4 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
42,100 HKD
per year
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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