The Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology programme (BCOMPHITJ/JUPAS JSSU71) aims to provide graduates with the breadth of an advanced understanding of theories and practices in the field of computing. The study pathway of this programme will allow students to explore all aspects of computing, as well as specialized topics such as internet technology on a practical and theoretical level. Graduates at the honours level will also have an in-depth understanding of a specialized sub-area of computing, that is Internet Technology, especially in developing applications on and for the Internet.
This programme, which is in full-time face-to-face mode, was first offered in 2004. It has since produced over 1000 graduates.
Graduates of HKMU Computing are renowned in the IT industry for their good work ethics, broad technical competence, and being well versed in software development and system integration tools. They are found in major IT companies, public organizations, and large and small startups, using their knowledge and skills to contribute to the local innovative economy.
This programme provides multiple entry points: Year 1 Entry through JUPAS and Senior Year Entry through Direct Application at the HKMU website.
|Entry Points||Application Methods||Code|
|Year 1 Entry||JUPAS||JSSU71 (previously 9717)|
|Senior Year Entry||Direct Application||BCOMPHITJS for Year 2 and 3 Entry|
HKMU Computing Graduates regularly show their strength in problem solving and academic paper writing in inter-varsity contests and competitions. Since 2012, they have won over 20 prizes and awards, affirming their competitiveness among the UGC universities. Please refer to the Student Achievements page for more details.
Some major academic prizes received since 2010 are listed below:
|Prizes and Awards||Total Number of Awards||Top Three In Years|
|IEEE Student Paper Contest||4||2010, 2011, 2013, 2015|
|IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter FYP Competition||8||2013 (x2), 2016, 2017 (x2), 2018 (x2), 2019, 2020 (x2)|
|ACMHK Collegiate Programming Contest||1||2013|
|IEEE Macau Student Project Competition||2||2012, 2013|
Graduates from our Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology programme are qualified to work as programmers, software engineers, analyst programmers, information technology officers, and other entry-level roles in the exciting and growing field of IT. The training received by the graduates would allow them to continuously develop their technical skills in selected areas. They would also acquire skills and knowledge of the business and industrial world beneficial for possible future promotion to a managerial or leadership position.
View the following short video (01:30) for thoughts of our 2017 Graduates about this programme.
Graduates of this programme have been admitted to various postgraduate programmes in local and overseas universities. Graduates may choose to study for a postgraduate degree in an advanced area in computing and information technology, or in other areas for the broadening of their exposure and skill set. Some of them are also pursuing for a doctoral research degree.
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The 4-year programme consists of a balanced set of subject-area courses, language courses, and general education courses.
| ||Core Computing Courses||80 Credits|
| ||General Education Courses||20 Credits|
| ||Outside-discipline Elective Courses||10 Credits|
| ||Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology||40 Credits|
| ||English Enhancement Courses||10 Credits|
| ||Total||160 Credits|
- Core Courses: Provide training in some of the major pillars in modern computing: processing of information, networking of information, and management of information.
- The core courses include programming, software development, software engineering, computing infrastructure, and databases.
- Elective and Project Courses: Expose students to specialized topics related to Internet Technology.
- The final year project courses provide an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and high-level thinking process in a research and development project or an advanced software development project.
- Other Activities: In addition to the development of technical knowledge and skills, students are expected to develop their soft skills such as teamwork and communication.
- Students are encouraged to participate in various contests, seminars, and workshops for sharpening their competitiveness.
| ||IT S102F||Computing Fundamentals||5|
| ||IT S103F||Introduction to Internet Application Development||5|
| ||COMP S208F||Introduction to Computer Programming||5|
| ||COMP S209F||Data Structures, Algorithms, and Problem Solving||5|
| ||COMP S202F||Java Programming Fundamentals||5|
| ||COMP S203F||Intermediate Java Programming and User Interface Design||5|
| ||COMP S264F||Discrete Mathematics||5|
| ||COMP S265F||Design and Analysis of Algorithms||5|
| ||COMP S266F||Computer Architecture||5|
| ||COMP S267F||Operating Systems||5|
| ||COMP S312F||Java Application Development||5|
| ||COMP S313F||Mobile Application Programming||5|
| ||COMP S320F||Database Management||5|
| ||COMP S321F||Advanced Database and Data Warehousing||5|
| ||COMP S350F||Software Engineering||5|
| ||COMP S351F||Software Project Management||5|
Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology
| ||COMP S451F||Computing Project||20|
| ||COMP S456F||Software System Development Project||10|
| ||Course List||Elective Courses in Internet Technologies||20 - 30|
General Education, Language and Other Courses
| ||Course List||20 Credits General Education Courses||20|
| ||Course List||10 Credits English Language Enhancement Courses||10|
| ||Course List||10 Credits Outside Discipline Elective Course||10|
The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment
Senior Year Entry
Students admitted through a senior year entry point (Year 2 or Year 3) will be required to complete around 85 to 125 credits. Please refer to the Study Plan.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the BCOMPHITJ programme, students should be able to:
- Perform the work of a computing professional competently.
- Utilize computer programming for problem-solving.
- Analyse critically the computing needs in various contexts in the society.
- Formulate and integrate computing solutions with techniques in relational databases, object-oriented programming, computing - theories, and computer system design.
- Apply, independently and collaboratively, software engineering methods for developing software systems to meet practical budgetary and operational constraints.
- Demonstrate proficiency in language communication and information literacy.
- Deal with current issues in computing by keeping abreast of professional knowledge and techniques in the global context.
- Command knowledge and skills of advanced areas in Internet Technology and demonstrate awareness of the important issues as a professional in the field.
- Apply specialized knowledge and skills in Internet technologies for developing computing solutions for complex problems.
Starting from 2018 admission, the JUPAS entry point of the programme is included in the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Eligible students will receive $42,800 subsidy per annum.
This SSSDP programme normally admits students through JUPAS. The JUPAS code has be changed from JS9717 to JSSU71.
Students should normally have attained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results of Level 3 or above in Chinese and English, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject.
All courses are weighted the same.
Direct Application for HD/AD Holders
Should there be unfilled intake places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, the SSSDP participating institution will admit local non-JUPAS applicants with a recognized Higher Diploma or Associate Degree via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidised places of each selected programme (subject to SSSDP rules that are to be announced).
First Year Tuition Fee *
The amount of subsidy for the JSSU71 programme under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) is HK$42,800 per annum. The subsidy is tenable for the normal duration of the study programme concerned and is subject to the students' satisfactory fulfilment for progression in the study programme. The government's terms and conditions apply.
Tuition Fee after SSSDP subsidy for 2020/2021 academic year:
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*Please refer to the JUPAS page for updates and details.
*The estimated tuition fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student. A student will normally take 40 credits in an academic year.
*The subsidy is tenable for the normal duration of the study programme concerned and is subject to the students' satisfactory fulfilment for progression in the study programme
Scholarships and Awards
Full-time OUHK Computing students with outstanding academic performance and other achievements may be nominated for scholarships and other awards in a competitive manner.
List of scholarships awarded to computing students in past years:
- HKSAR Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) Outstanding Performance Scholarship
- HKSAR Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) Talent Development Scholarship
- HKSAR Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) Best Progress Award
- HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
- Lee Hang Yau Memorial Scholarship
- Lu Sin Memorial Scholarship
- Stanley Ko Scholarship
- The Open University of Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship
- Youth-Arch OUHK Improvement Scholarship
- AIA Foundation Scholarship
Please refer to the Scholarships Awarded by OUHK - Full-time Programme Students page for more details.
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This programme has offered degree articulation opportunities for local Higher Diploma and Associate Degree holders since 2006. The curriculum is designed to be academically rich and practically oriented for preparing local sub-degree holders to become highly competent computing professionals.
Students admitted at a senior year entry point will join other students from Year 1 entry in pursuing of the degree. They can make use of the chance to build a strong personal network with their peers and many alumni of this programme who are doing well in their career.
|Entry Points||Admission Requirements|
|Year 2||Recognized Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in any area|
|Year 3||Recognized Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in computing or a closely related area|
Students interested in this programme should apply through non-JUPAS Direct Application. The programme code is BCOMPHITJS for both Year 2 and Year 3 entry.
- Application Procedures
- Online Application
- Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Many of our graduates have realized that this programme has equipped them with sufficient practical techniques and academic training. Major local employers have found HKMU computing graduates very competent and of good attitude. Please refer to the Graduate Review page for statistics and analysis.
HKMU Computing demonstrated their strength in problem solving and academic paper writing in inter-varsity contests and competitions. Since 2011, they have won over 20 major prizes and awards, affirming their competitiveness among the UGC universities. Please refer to Student Achievements page for more details.
View the following short video (01:30) for thoughts of our 2017 Graduates about this programme.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will I indicate my preferred entry point in the application?
- You need not indicate the entry point.
- Unless you inform us of your preference during or after the interview, you will be considered for Year 2 or Year 3 according to the admission requirement. Normally, a holder of HD/AD in computing area will be considered for Year 3 entry.
Does my Higher Diploma or Associate Degree satisfy Year 3 admission?
Will there be an admission interview?
- Selected applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews play an important role in our admission decision.
- Usually takes 40-minute and in group interview format with 3 to 8 students in each group. Get prepared for a concise self-introduction.
- The qualities that will be assessed during the interview include personal attitude, English language competence, academic competence and aspirations.
If I miss an arranged interview, may I apply for re-scheduling?
- If you have to miss an arranged interview, you may call the admission office 3120-2589 immediately to apply for re-scheduling.
- Re-scheduling may not be possible due to timing and other issues, and it is offered at the discretion of the university.
My HD/AD is non-computing but I am optimistic on the IT employment prospect. Can I apply for this programme?
- This programme is suitable for HD/AD holders from other disciplines to switch to IT/Computing career. These students will start from Year 2 for developing fundamental programming and computing techniques.
Many Year 2 Entry students achieved high performance in the past when they successfully integrated their knowledge in other areas such as business and multimedia with computing techniques.
Dr. Andrew Lui
Will there be a standard curriculum?
- Yes, all students admitted into the programme will be given a standard curriculum to follow. Please refer to the Senior Year Entry section of the Curriculum page.
- Students will study core courses that have the same titles as the courses they have studied in their HD/AD programme, such as software engineering or operating systems. They should be aware that these courses are taught at a higher university level.
I have a HD/AD but I wish to start from Year 1. Is it possible?
- There are very few places available for HD/AD holders to start from Year 1 if the person qualify for the SSSDP subsidy. Please refer to the Direct Application for HD/AD Holder in the JUPAS Entry page.
Tel: 2789 5904