Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology

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Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology

互聯網科技榮譽電腦學學士

Face-to-Face Full-time SSSDP JSSU71 BCOMPHITJS
  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Study Plan
  • JUPAS Admission

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 2010, they have won over 30 prizes and awards, affirming their competitiveness among the UGC universities.

Please refer to the Student Achievements or Best Projects 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 Contest72010, 2011, 2013, 2015,2018,2020,2021
IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter FYP Competition102013 (x2), 2016, 2017 (x2), 2018, 2019, 2020 (x2),2021
Other Major Awards172013
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.

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

  • Year 1 Entry
  • Year 2 Entry
  • Year 3 Entry

Students admitted at the Year 1 Entry Point 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
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
Outside-discipline Courses10 Credits
English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
General Education Courses20 Credits
Total160 Credits
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
IT S102FComputing FundamentalsCore5Foundation-
IT S103FIntroduction to Internet Application DevelopmentCore5Foundation-
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
General Education CourseGE5--
General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S202FJava Programming FundamentalsCore5Middleb
COMP S203FIntermediate Java Programming and User Interace DesignCore5Middleb
COMP S264FDiscrete MathematicsCore5Middleb
COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of AlgorithmCore5Middleb
Outside-discipline CourseOD5Depends on selectionDepends on selection
Outside-discipline CourseOD5Depends on selectionDepends on selection
General Education CourseGE5--
General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data WarehousingCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S351FSoftware Project ManagementCore5Highera or b

There are 2 project courses available for students to select 1 of them.

The number of elective courses required to take in this year depends on which project course the student select.

Students selected COMP S451F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S451FComputing ProjectProject20Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b



Students selected COMP S456F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment

Students admitted at the Year 2 Entry Point are required to complete 125 credits during the nominal 3-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses70 Credits
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
Outside-discipline Courses5 Credits
English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
Total125 Credits
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S202FJava Programming FundamentalsCore5Middleb
COMP S203FIntermediate Java Programming and User Interace DesignCore5Middleb
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
COMP S264FDiscrete MathematicsCore5Middleb
COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of AlgorithmCore5Middleb
Outside-discipline CourseOD5Depends on selectionDepends on selection
English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data WarehousingCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S351FSoftware Project ManagementCore5Highera or b

There are 2 project courses available for students to select 1 of them.

The number of elective courses required to take in this year depends on which project course the student select.

Students selected COMP S451F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S451FComputing ProjectProject20Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b



Students selected COMP S456F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment

Students admitted at the Year 3 Entry Point are required to complete 85 credits during the nominal 2-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses40 Credits
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
English Enhancement Courses5 Credits
Total85 Credits
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data WarehousingCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S351FSoftware Project ManagementCore5Highera or b
 English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-

There are 2 project courses available for students to select 1 of them.

The number of elective courses required to take in this year depends on which project course the student select.

Students selected COMP S451F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S451FComputing ProjectProject20Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b



Students selected COMP S456F

CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
Elective CourseElective5Highera or b
The programme requirements & the courses on offer are subject to amendment

SSSDP Subsidy

JUPAS Entry

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 $44,240 subsidy per annum.

This SSSDP programme normally admits students through JUPAS. The JUPAS code has be changed from JS9717 to JSSU71.

Please refer to SSSDP's website for eligibility and more information.


 

Senior Year Entry

For Senior Year entry students, they may supported by Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS). Eligible students will receive $33,200 subsidy per annum.

Please refer to NMTSS's website for eligibility and more information.


Admission

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
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBCOMPHITJS for Year 2 and 3 Entry
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. Please refer to JUPAS website for more JUPAS admission information

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 SSSDP is HK$44,240 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:

First YearHK$34,080*
TotalHK$136,320*

*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


Senior Year Entry

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 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 BCOMPHITJS for both Year 2 and Year 3 entry.


Please refer to the program's website for below or more information

  • Application Procedures
  • Online Application
  • Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Scholarships and Awards

Full-time MUHK 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

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 - School of Science and Technology

 

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 Admission page.

Enquiries

Computing Team

Tel: 2789 5904

Email: cteam@hkmu.edu.hk

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