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Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering


1. General
1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
2. Entry Requirements (through Pathways)
2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a higher diploma in a discipline closely related to Computer Engineering.
2.2 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 2 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 2, a student shall normally possess a higher diploma in computer software related disciplines.
2.3 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 3 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering programme through Pathway 3, a student shall normally possess a higher diploma in Electronics related disciplines.
3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCCE) (See Note 14)
3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a student shall:
  3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  3.1.4 obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
3.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  3.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled F in Table 1, by selecting 10 credits from MATH S121 and MATH S122, and 10 credits from IT S123 and IT S101; and
  3.2.2 successfully complete 50 credits from the compulsory courses labelled CD in Table 1; and
  3.2.3 obtain at least 20 credits from specialized computer engineering courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  3.2.4 obtain at least 10 credits from optional courses labelled OD in Table 1; and
  3.2.5 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
     
4. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 1) (BSCCE1) (See Note 14)
4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 shall:
  4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 must:
  4.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled CD in Table 1; and
  4.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1.
5. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 2) (BSCCE2) (See Note 14)
5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 shall:
  5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  5.1.3 obtain at least 50 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 must:
  5.2.1 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled CD (excluding COMP S258 and COMP S260) in Table 1; and
  5.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1.
6. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 3) (BSCCE3) (See Note 14)
6.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 3 shall:
  6.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  6.1.3 obtain at least 50 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
6.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 3 must:
  6.2.1 complete COMP S260 and ELEC S224; and
  6.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  6.2.3 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled OD in Table 1.
7.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering (BSCHCE) (See Note 14)
7.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, a student shall:
  7.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  7.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  7.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  7.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
  7.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
7.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  7.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled F in Table 1, by selecting 10 credits from MATH S121 and MATH S122, and 10 credits from IT S123 and IT S101; and
  7.2.2 successfully complete 70 credits from the compulsory courses labelled CH in Table 1; and
  7.2.3 obtain at least 30 credits from specialized computer engineering courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  7.2.4 obtain at least 10 credits from optional courses labelled MH in Table 1; and
  7.2.5 obtain at least 10 credits from optional courses labelled NH in Table 1; and
  7.2.6 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
8.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 1) (BSCHCE1) (See Note 14)
8.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 shall:
  8.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  8.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  8.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
8.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 must:
  8.2.1 complete ELEC S404; and
  8.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled CH in Table 1; and
  8.2.3 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  8.2.4 obtain an additional 10 credits from courses labelled CH, MH or NH in Table 1.
9.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 2) (BSCHCE2) (See Note 14)
9.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 shall:
  9.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  9.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  9.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
9.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 must:
  9.2.1 complete ELEC S404; and
  9.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled CH in Table 1; and
  9.2.3 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  9.2.4 obtain an additional 10 credits from courses labelled CH, MH or NH in Table 1.
10.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering (through Pathway 3) (BSCHCE3) (See Note 14)
10.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 3 shall:
  10.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  10.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  10.1.3 obtain at least 90 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
10.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 3 must:
  10.2.1 complete COMP S260 and ELEC S224; and
  10.2.2 complete ELEC S404; and
  10.2.3 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled HD in Table 1; and
  10.2.4 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled MH in Table 1; and
  10.2.5 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled NH in Table 1.
11. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) and Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
12. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
13. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering, the University has deemed that “Group (a)” shall consist of course ELEC S404 The Project Course plus the best 20 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that “Group (b)” shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle levels listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in “Group (a)”. Further, that “X” shall equal two, that is “Group (a)” shall be weighted at twice the value of “Group (b)”. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

BSCCE

BSCHCE

Honours Classification Group

Foundation level

MATH S111 1,2,9/
MATH S121 1,2,8
A Foundation in Pure Mathematics
10
F
F

MATH S112 1,3,9/
MATH S122 1,3,8

A Foundation in Applied Mathematics

10

F

F

IT S101 Introduction to Information and Communications Technology
10
F
F
IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications
10
F
F

Middle level

COMP S258 Computer Programming and Problem Solving

10

CD

CH

b

COMP S260 1

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

10

CD

CH

b

ELEC S222 1,6

Electronics Principles and Digital Design

10

CD

CH

b

ELEC S223 1,5,9

Microprocessor-based Computers

10

CD

CH

b

ELEC S224 1,5

Computers and Processors

10

CD

CH

b

MATH S221 1,4

Mathematical Methods

10
CD
CH
b

ELEC S212

Network Programming and Design

10

OD

MH

b

ENGG S228

Engineers in Society

5

OD

MH

b

ENGG S238 1,9,12

Quality and Reliability

10

OD

MH

b

IT S234

Web Site Design

10

OD

MH

b

MGT B240

Principles and Practices of Management

5

OD

MH

b

MGT B290 1,9

Organizational Behaviour

5

OD

MH

b

Higher level

MGT B345 1 Managing in Organizations

5

OD

MH

a or b

MGT B346 1,9

Theories and Practices of Organizational Behaviour

5

OD

MH

a or b

SCI S319 1,9,12 Quality Management for Science and Technology

5

OD

MH

a or b

SCI S409 1,9,12 Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology

5

OD

MH

a or b

TC S319 1,12 Quality Management for Science and Technology

5

OD

CH/MH

a or b

TC S409 1,12 Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology

5

OD

MH

a or b

ELEC S312 1,9,11

Networking and Switching Technology

10

HD

HD

a or b

ELEC S332 1,11

Computer Networks

10

HD

HD

a or b

ELEC S333

Computer and PC Design

10

HD

HD

a or b

ELEC S334

Signal Processing and Multimedia Technology

10
HD
HD
a or b

ELEC S335 9

Digital Integrated Circuit and System Design

10

HD

HD

a or b

COMP S311 1

Advanced Java Programming and Mobile Application Development

10

NH

a or b

COMP S356 1

Software Engineering and Project Management

10

NH

a or b

ELEC S323 1,7

Information Theory and Digital Communications

10

NH

a or b

ELEC S396 9

Artificial Intelligence for Technology

10

NH

a or b

ELEC S404 1,10

Computer Engineering Project Course

20

CH

a 10

ELEC S411F 1,10,13 Electronic and Computer Engineering Project
10

CH

a

ENGG S328F 13 Engineering Professional Practice
5

CH

a or b

Notes:

  1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the list of excluded combinations for details.
     
  2. If students have successfully completed MATH S111, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for MATH S112.
     
  3. If students have successfully completed MATH S112, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for MATH S122.
     
  4. Students may satisfy the requirement to successfully complete MATH S221 by successfully completing MATH S204 or MATH S207. In this case, students can count 10 of the credits gained from MATH S204 or MATH S207 towards the free-choice requirement.
     
  5. If students have successfully completed ELEC S203/ELEC S223, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S224.
     
  6. Students may satisfy the requirement to successfully complete ELEC S222 by successfully completing ELEC S202. In this case, students can count 10 of the credits gained from ELEC S202 towards the free-choice requirement.
     
  7. If students have successfully completed ELEC S322, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S323.
     
  8. Students may satisfy the requirement to successfully complete MATH S121 or MATH S122 by successfully completing MATH S101. In this case, students can count 10 of the credits gained from MATH S101 towards the free-choice requirement.
     
  9. Courses no longer available.
     
  10. Course ELEC S404 will be compulsorily included in “Group (a)” for Honours Classification purposes. If students have successfully completed COMP S356F and ELEC S411F, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S404.
     
  11. If students have successfully completed ELEC S312, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S332.
     
  12. If students have successfully completed SCI S319/TC S319 and SCI S409/TC S409, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ENGG S238.
     
  13. Courses presented in full-time face-to-face mode and they are not available for students in the distance learning mode.
     
  14. The programmes of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering have been phased out from 2021 Spring term. The University will continue to confer the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Engineering up to December 2025.
     

March 2021