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.
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- Follow the general graduation requirements of the University;
- 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.
- Complete the total credit units of courses required as in the page of study plan.
|Compulsory Courses||Weekly Lecture Hours||Credits|
|APME8003||Advanced Instrumentation for Materials Characterization||3||3|
|APME8025||Advanced Quantum Mechanics||3||3|
|1 required elective course from the list of elective courses||3||3|
|List of elective courses||Weekly Lecture Hours||Credits|
|APME8001||Solid State Physics||3||3|
|APME8007||Thin Film Physics||3||3|
|APME8014||Advanced Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage||3||3|
|APME8021||Advanced Laser Spectroscopy Technology||3||3|
|APME8022||Transmission Electron Microscopy||3||3|
|APME8024||Special Topics in Applied Physics and Materials Engineering||3||3|
|APME8029||Advanced Inorganic Chemical Synthesis||3||3|
|APME8030||Advanced Mechanics of Materials||3||3|
|APME8031||Advanced Micro and Nano-systems: from Fundamentals to Applications||3||3|
|APME8032||Advanced Organic-Inorganic Engineering Materials||3||3|
|APME8033||Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry||3||3|
|APME8035||Advanced Materials Science and Engineering||3||3|
|APME8036||Advanced Electromagnetism and Modern Scattering Techniques||3||3|
|1st Semester 2022/2023|
|APME8007||Thin Film Physics|
|APME8014||Advanced Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage|
|APME8025||Advanced Quantum Mechanics|
|APME8027||Research Ethics (online course)|
|2nd Semester 2022/2023|
|APME8003||Advanced Instrumentation for Materials Characterization|
Please see UM Graduate School webpage
- Follow the general admission regulations and requirements of the University;
- 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.
English Proficiency Requirement
1. Applicants who received their Bachelor’s / Master’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was not English are required to provide any of the following as proof of English proficiency:
- Obtained a TOEFL* score of 550 (paper-based examination) / 80 (internet-based examination) or,
- Obtained an IELTS* score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or,
- Obtained a CET6 score of 430 or above.
*Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
2. Applicants who received their Bachelor’s / Master’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was English are required to provide a proof of English as the medium of instruction, if deemed necessary, issued by the applicants’ university where their Bachelor’s / Master’s degree was obtained (UM’s current students and graduates are not required to provide such proof).
UM PhD Scholarship
UM PhD Teaching Research Assistant
General Rules Governing PhD Programmes
For more details, please visit our Registry and Graduate School websites:
Registry – http://www.um.edu.mo/reg/
Graduate School – http://www.um.edu.mo/grs/en/