Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) is the oldest and one of the most vibrant faculties at the University of Macau (UM), dedicated to student-centric education and cutting-edge research in engineering and science. It consists of 7 departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Ocean Science and Technology. It offers 28 degree programmes, including 7 bachelor, 15 master and 6 doctoral degree programmes that serve nearly 2,300 students. FST has more than 1,000 bachelor’s students, nearly 700 master students and 600 doctoral students.

What truly defines the level of a faculty is not only its history and scale but also its teaching and research qualities. 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 2023, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the Engineering program of FST is ranked among the top 101, and the Computer Science program is ranked among the top 151. In the 2023 ranking of world-class disciplines released by Shanghai Ranking, six disciplines have made it to the global top 100. These disciplines are Telecommunication Engineering (ranked 44th), Automation & Control (ranked51-75th), Computer Science & Engineering (ranked 51- 75th), Energy Science & Engineering (ranked 51-75th), Transportation Science & Technology (ranked 51-75th), and Instrument Science & Technology (ranked 76-100th). UM has become one of the most significant universities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with less than 10 years. UM also becomes 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 global perspectives through exchange programmes and international research collaborations. FST particularly emphasizes the elite research programme, it launched various programmes with top universities in the world including ‘3+2’, ‘2+2’, ‘1+3’ programmes, which allow outstanding students participating in preeminent research at an early stage of their studies and have direct admissions to some top graduate schools of the world.

More than 80% of the academic staff came from world-renowned universities with rich teaching experiences and quality research. 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 ground breaking research. Many of them are highly accomplished scholars with national and international prestige or rising stars in their research 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. Students and researchers also have the opportunities of inter-disciplinary research through Centre for Data Science, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Centre for Regional Oceans and Centre for Applied Mathematics.

You are invited to explore the faculty and all the exciting research projects by visiting the introduction page. You are also welcome to visit the beautiful UM campus in Hengqing Island. If you are a prospective student, I am certain that the University of Macau is the right place for you. FST will prepare you well for the future, and your endeavour will be rewarded.

Best Regards
Cheng-Zhong XU
Faculty of Science and Technology