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Degrees and qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) / Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The Department is well recognised as a regional centre of excellence in geomatics research. It topped the worldwide ranking according to a Thompson Reuters report. The department has a state-of-the-art Research Centre for Geo-Information Science and Technology that enables staff and students to carry out research with the latest tools.

The PhD and MPhil programmes aim to provide rigorous training to students who aspire to become researchers and/or scholars capable of producing independent and original research, and of producing research findings that are relevant and significant to their chosen fields of specialisation.

The MPhil study requires candidates to undertake critical study of a chosen area while the PhD study demands candidates to accomplish a study which makes a significant contribution to knowledge deserving of publication.

(PhD Fellowships Available. Click here for information.)

Programme Structure



24 months fulltime (48 months parttime)

36 months fulltime (72 months parttime)

Residence requirement: must spend at least 12 months of study at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

9 credits of coursework

12 credits of coursework

Thesis and oral examination

* One extra year (full time) is normally required for students who were admitted with a Bachelor's degree only

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