Master of Science in IT with Internet Applications

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Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications (MSCITIA)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

The programme will not admit any more new students.

The University is phasing out the Information Technology with Internet Applications (MSCITIA) programme suite, which includes the Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications (PDITA) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology (PCMIT). The University considers that the enrolment of the MSCITIA programme suite is too low to sustain it. You should start making plans to complete the remaining courses required for your programme. The following shows the course offering schedule.*

The course offering schedule is subject to change

We strongly recommend you consider completing your programme in three years (although five years is also feasible). We will contact you soon to help you finalize a study plan for completing your programme.

If you have any questions, please contact us. The information is in the Enquiries.

This programme provides students with technical competency in the development and application of Information Technology (IT) through selected areas in Internet Applications (IA).

Students are expected to develop the capacity to make IT/IA decisions as well as integrating advanced IT/IA knowledge and skills in their line of work.

The programme has been recognized for its contribution to Hong Kong IT professional development with the award of the Professional Development Bronze Award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012.

  • Multi-exits for reaping your rewards quicker.
  • Distance learning study mode allowing greater flexibility in studying.
Programme Structure

Please refer to the official Programme Regulations before registration. The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

  • Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications (MSCITIA) Programme Regulation
    • 60 credits from Table 1 with at least 20 credits from IA courses.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications (PDITA) Programme Regulation
    • 40 credits from COMP S801, COMP S811, COMP S834, and COMP S888
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology (PCMIT) Programme Regulation
    • 20 credits from (a) COMP S888 and (b) COMP S811 or COMP S834

Table 1. MSCITIA Course Table

BISB870Electronic Commerce for Managers10IA 
COMPS801Object Oriented Programming and Internet Application Development10IA 
COMPS811Java Programming for Web Applications, Enterprise Computing and Mobile Devices10IAEL
COMPS834Web Server Technology10IAEL
COMPS888Multimedia Technology10IACore
COMPS812Information Security10  

*The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to changes

Entry Requirements and Admission

To enter into this programme, a student shall normally possess any one of the following:

  • A recognized degree in computing or related fields or equivalent.
  • A recognized degree in mathematics, science, and engineering with a minor in computing or related fields or equivalent.
  • A recognized degree in mathematics, science, and engineering plus one year working experience in information technology.
  • A recognized degree in any area with substantial working experience at supervisory level in information technology or equivalent. (Knowledge about computer programming is needed in some courses)

It is expected that the medium of instruction of the applicant’s institution is English. Please refer to the General entry requirements.

Course Scheduling and Period of Study

Some courses are offered in the Spring semeter and others in the Autumn semester. Please refer to the University’s Course Schedule for the tentative schedule.

Course Fees:

Each 10 credits cost around $13,900 to $17,950. (subject to revision)

Credit Exemption

Credit exemption is available based on recognized postgraduate qualifications. Please refer to the Credit Exemption for Postgraduate Programmes for precedent cases. Contact the Advanced Standing Office for more information.


Computing Team
Tel: 2768 5904


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