Message from the Dean

Message from the DeanWe welcome and thank you for visiting the Faculty of Innovation Engineering. 

Over the past two decades, the M.U.S.T. has grown from “One gate, one building next to the sea” with 4 Faculties in its founding years to a comprehensive university with 10 faculties and schools and a student enrollment of nearly 17,000.  The university upholds virtue-based holistic education, promotes professional education and pursues academic excellence and meets the demands of technology and economic globalization through outcome-based learning.  Internationally recognized research is actively carried out by scholars in many academic and research units that include two State Key Laboratories approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, five research bases and joint Laboratories under the Ministry of Education, and over 20 research institutes and centers.  

In September 2021 M.U.S.T. has been designated by the Central Government as one of the two Macao universities to contribute to the development of innovation and technology in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) – and to build a high quality demonstration base for technology transfer in the Guangdong-Macao deep cooperation zone in Hengqin – a 30 minute drive from M.U.S.T.  In line with this new mission, we envision a future innovation-led low carbon economy – powered by smart manufacturing and robotics, clean energy and new materials.  We envision smart cities with driverless electric-vehicles, water infrastructure designed by genomic technology, sustainable environment with AI-assisted real time ecological monitoring systems, and enhanced healthcare with digital precision medicine. We need a new breed of engineers to cope with the needs of the future ecological civilization – with solid scientific training and inter-disciplinary thinking. 

The newly established Faculty of Innovation Engineering (FIE) is formed by restructuring the existing strengths in Information Technology, Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Systems and Control, and Environmental Science and Engineering.  The Faculty of Innovation Engineering consists of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, Department of Material Science and Engineering and Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. The FIE also has a structure that facilitates collaboration with the two State Key Laboratories (Chinese Medicine and Space Science) and the Faculty of Medicine.  In keeping pace with the fast advancing and diverse disciplines in modern engineering, the program at M.U.S.T. emphasizes the cultivation of an “Innovation” and inter-disciplinary mindset through a rigorous core foundation program and in-depth cross-disciplinary personalized innovation projects. Students are also exposed to a broader knowledge base including communication, entrepreneurship and design thinking.   

We have assembled great talents at M.U.S.T. to provide the unique program in Innovation Engineering.  The brilliant learners, teachers, and staff at the FIE at M.U.S.T. work in harmony for the innovative undergraduate and graduate programs and create a wonderful place to do science and engineering for the benefit of mankind – and in a world city with deep East-West cultural heritage of over 400 years.  You are welcome to explore our Faculty website and find out more about us!

Chair Professor Joseph Hun-wei LEE
Dean of Faculty of Innovation Engineering