Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Computer Science

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Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science

Face-to-Face Full-time New Programme JS9718  BSCHCSJS
  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Study Plan

The 4-year fulltime-mode Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science (BSCHCS) programme is offered by the Computing Programme Team of the School of Science and Technology. It provides senior year entry for holders of a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualification. It aims to produce graduates to be computing professionals with the breadth of understanding of theories and practices in the field of computer science.

Graduates are expected to have an in-depth understanding with practical knowledge of specialized areas of artificial intelligence and smart technologies. They are prepared for entering the computer career market and to satisfy the computing needs in industry and commerce.

Computing students have also regularly won prizes in computing and IT contests.

OUHK Students Showcasing their Innovation at the InnoTech Expo

Characteristics of Programme

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the BSCHCSJS programme, students should be able to:

  • Utilize computer programming for problems solving and software development.
  • Communicate technical information capably and engage in a collaborative software development environment effectively.
  • Analyze problems critically and formulate solutions with techniques in computer science for various industries.
  • Perform competently the work of a professional in computing and IT industry.
  • Engage effectively in projects involving the integration of techniques in computing and IT applications.
Career Prospects

Graduates are qualified to work as professional software developers, software engineers, mobile application developers, AI and machine learning designers. The training received by the graduates would allow them to continuously develop their professional skills in selected areas such as AI, data mining and cyber security. They would also acquire skills and knowledge of the business and industrial world beneficial for possible future promotion to a managerial or leadership position.

Admission Requirement
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
Admission Application

Students interested in this programme should apply through non-JUPAS Direct Application. The programme code is BSCHCSJS for both Year 2 and Year 3 entry.

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  • Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Financial Assistance

OUHK InnoAward 2019

Students presenting their research work at a conference


Computing Team
Tel: 2789 5904


Programme Structure

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

 Core Computing Courses75 Credits
 General Education Courses20 Credits
 Outside-discipline Elective Courses15 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
 IT S102FComputing Fundamentals5
 IT S103FIntroduction to Internet Application Development5
 COMP S202FJava Programming Fundamentals5
 COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer Programming5
 COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms, and Problem Solving5
 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 S350FSoftware Engineering5
 COMP S380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
Project Courses and Elective Courses in Internet Technology
 COMP S456FSoftware System Development Project10
 Course ListElective Courses in Internet Technologies & Computing20 - 30
General Education, Language and Other Courses
 Course List20 Credits General Education Courses20
 Course List10 Credits English Language Enhancement Courses10
 MATH S141FAlgebra and Calculus5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S261FData Analytics with Applications5
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 80 to 120 credits. Please refer to the Study Plan.

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 Science with Honours in Computer Science

 Core Computing Courses75 Credits
 General Education Courses20 Credits
 Outside-discipline Elective Courses15 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

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 80 to 120 credits as follows:

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.

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