Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at the University of Macau (UM)!

FST is the oldest and one of the most vibrant faculties at the university, dedicated to student-centric education and cutting-edge research in engineering and science. It is comprised of 6 departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics and Chemistry. It offers 26 degree programmes, including 7 bachelor’s, 13 master’s, and 6 doctoral programmes that serve more than 2,000 students. FST has the university’s largest graduate programmes with around 1,000 postgraduates, including about 500 doctoral students.

What truly defines the faculty is not just its age or its size, but its quality. All of our bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering and computer science are accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and recognized worldwide. The university is among the top 1% in Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI) rankings in both Engineering and Computer Science. In the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, our Engineering and Technology programme is ranked among the top 101 and Computer Science programme among the top 151, arising from its status of a local community college in less than 10 years. In the 2022 ranking of world-class disciplines released by Shanghai Ranking, Control Science and Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering have successfully ranked among the top 100 (51-75 and 76-100 respectively) in the world. UM is also in the top 26 in Young University Rankings. Our educational goal not only matches local needs through our comprehensive training and placement network but also equips our graduates with international experience through academic exchange programmes and international research collaborations. We particularly emphasize our elite research programme and ‘3+2’,‘2+2’,‘1+3’programmes for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in preeminent research at an early stage of their studies and to directly admit to some of the world’s top graduate schools.

None of these would occur without our dedicated faculty members. They came from world-renowned universities with rich experience with innovative teaching and quality research worldwide. They are committed not only to fulfilling the education mission for local and regional needs but also to advancing the knowledge of humankind by conducting groundbreaking research. Many of them are highly accomplished scholars with national and international prestige or are rising stars in their fields. The faculty provides integral academic support for the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, as well as the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at the university. Faculty members also enjoy the opportunities of inter-disciplinary research through the Centre for Data Science, Centre for Artificial Intelligence, the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Centre for Regional Oceans and Centre for Applied Mathematics.

I invite you to explore this website and learn more about the faculty and all the exciting projects that are being carried out by our faculty members and students. You are also invited to visit the beautiful UM campus in Hengqing Island and experience the excitement for yourself. If you are a prospective student, I am certain the University of Macau is the right place for you. FST will prepare you well for the future, and your endeavour will be rewarding.

Best Regards
Cheng-Zhong XU
Faculty of Science and Technology