Applied Physics and Materials Engineering Postgraduate Program

Programme Aims and Philosophy

Applied Physics and Materials Engineering is perceived as one of the most important areas affecting mankind in the 21st Century. Applied Physics and Materials Engineering focuses on understanding the basic science of the materials and their applications ranging from nanomechanics, to photonics and optoelectronics, to energy storage technologies, to quantum information and computing.

Pearl River Delta is well-recognized to be one of the manufacturing centers of the world for a very diversified range of products. As the new developing city in this region, it is imperative that Macau plays the leading role in research as well as personnel training for the coming wave of technology revolution.

The Ph.D. programme in Applied Physics and Materials Engineering integrates different disciplines in both science and engineering. As University of Macau (UM) is carrying out cutting edge research in applied physics and materials engineering, energy technology, and quantum computing, an internationally competitive postgraduate program can give strong long-term support to our ongoing research as well as, indirectly, the technology development and commercialization efforts.

The Applied Physics and Materials Engineering Postgraduate Program, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge to contribute to the long-term materials research and technology development, which will lead to potential breakthroughs in areas such as novel materials and manufacturing technology.

Language Used for Thesis Writing

  • English

Admission Requirements

  1. Follow the general admission regulations and requirements of the University;
  2. Candidates for the PhD programme in Applied Physics and Materials Engineering should hold a Bachelor or Master Degree in Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related disciplines from the University of Macau or other recognized universities, or equivalent academic qualification.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Follow the general graduation requirements of the University;
  2. Before awarding a PhD degree in Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, a student should have published, or in-press, at least two papers in journals and/or conferences. At least one of these publication has to be in internationally refereed journal, where the student is the first author or second author if the advisor is the first author of the refereed paper.
  3. Complete the total credit units of courses required as in the page of curricula.