Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology

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Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology

Face-to-Face Full-time SSSDP JSSU71 BCOMPHITJS
  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Study Plan
  • JUPAS Admission
  • Senior Year Entry
  • Graduates

Introduction

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 PointsApplication MethodsCode
Year 1 EntryJUPASJSSU71 (previously 9717)
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBCOMPHITJS for Year 2 and 3 Entry
Student Achievements

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 AwardsTotal Number of AwardsTop Three In Years
IEEE Student Paper Contest42010, 2011, 2013, 2015
IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter FYP Competition82013 (x2), 2016, 2017 (x2), 2018 (x2), 2019, 2020 (x2)
ACMHK Collegiate Programming Contest12013
IEEE Macau Student Project Competition22012, 2013

Career Prospects

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.

 
Further Studies

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.


Enquiries

Computing Team
Tel: 2768 5904

Email: cteam@hkmu.edu.hk

Programme Structure

The 4-year programme consists of a balanced set of subject-area courses, language courses, and general education courses.

 CategoriesWeightings
 Core Computing Courses80 Credits
 General Education Courses20 Credits
 Outside-discipline Elective Courses10 Credits
 Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology40 Credits
 English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
 Total160 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.
Core Courses
 CodeTitleCredits
 IT S102FComputing Fundamentals5
 IT S103FIntroduction to Internet Application Development5
 COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer Programming5
 COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms, and Problem Solving5
 COMP S202FJava Programming Fundamentals5
 COMP S203FIntermediate Java Programming and User Interface Design5
 COMP S264FDiscrete Mathematics5
 COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of Algorithms5
 COMP S266FComputer Architecture5
 COMP S267FOperating Systems5
 COMP S312FJava Application Development5
 COMP S313FMobile Application Programming5
 COMP S320FDatabase Management5
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S350FSoftware Engineering5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology
 CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S451FComputing Project20
 COMP S456FSoftware System Development Project10
 Course ListElective Courses in Internet Technologies20 - 30
General Education, Language and Other Courses
 CodeTitleCredits
 Course List20 Credits General Education Courses20
 Course List10 Credits English Language Enhancement Courses10
 Course List10 Credits Outside Discipline Elective Course10

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.

Study Plan for Year 1 Entry

Students admitted at the Year 1 Entry Point through JUPAS are required to complete 160 credits during the nominal 4-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology.
CategoriesWeightings
 Core Computing Courses80 Credits
 General Education Courses20 Credits
 Outside-discipline Elective Courses10 Credits
 Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology40 Credits
 English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
Total160 Credits

The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment

Study Plan for Senior Year Entry

 

According to current university’s regulations, all students are required to complete 5 to 10 credits of English Language Enhancement Courses, in addition to the standard curriculum as shown below.

 

Entry PointsStandard Curriculum
Year 2 EntryYear 2 + Year 3 + Year 4
Year 3 EntryYear 3 + Year 4

 

Students admitted to Year 3 Entry with certain academic deficiencies may be required to complete additional credits prescribed by the university. In general, senior year entry students should complete 85 to 125 credits as follows:

CategoriesWeightings
 Core Computing Courses40 to 70 Credits
 Final Year Elective and Project Courses in Computing40 Credits
 English Enhancement Courses5 to 10 Credits
 Outside-discipline Elective Courses0 to 5 Credits

The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment

Normal Study Periods

 

Entry PointsNominal Study Periods
Year 1 Entry4 Years
Year 2 Entry3 Years
Year 3 Entry2 Years

 

According to the university’s rules, the maximum study period is the nominal study period plus additional 2 years.

Introduction

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.

Admission Requirements

JUPAS Admission

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:

  
First yearHK$33,120*
TotalHK$132,480*

*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.


Enquiries

Computing Team
Tel: 2789 5904

Email: cteam@hkmu.edu.hk

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Introduction

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.

 

Admission Requirements

Entry PointsAdmission Requirements
Year 2Recognized Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in any area
Year 3Recognized 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

Competent Graduates

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.

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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.

Enquiries

Computing Team
Tel: 2789 5904

Email: cteam@hkmu.edu.hk

Graduates of Full-time Programmes

Since 2004, hundreds of graduates have completed our full-time undergraduate programmes in computing and contributed to the local IT/computing sector. Our aim is always the same: to make our graduates winners through:

  • Solid technical skill training, especially programming skills.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Strong bonding between students.
 
Graduates and Employment

HKMU is one of the largest producers of computing graduates among the local public universities. There were 119 graduates from our full-time undergraduate programmes in 2018. The employment rate has been very high for the past 10 years, wandering around the 90% to 95% level.

HKMU computing graduates are found working in major corporations and organizations in HK, including the public sector such as Hospital Authority and MPFA, universities, financial institutions, technology enterprises, and start-ups.

Career Development

HKMU computing graduates are encourage to continue their career in IT/computing. The IT sector is therefore their preferred career starting point. Every year, large IT companies and startups are invited to come and educate our students on career development and job opportunities, in events such as SetSail: Computing and Engineering Career Conference. Since 2014, the following employers have come to SetSails: HKT, PCCW Solutions, ICO Group, IT Apps, Green Tomato, Networld Technology Limited, Mobigator Technology Group, Kolorbox and Altitude Labs, etc.

Graduates’ Employment Surveys
Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5