Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Computer Science

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Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science

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Face-to-Face Full-time New Programme NMTSS JS9718 BSCHCSJ
  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Study Plan
  • Admission

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science programme (BSCHCSJ/JUPAS JS9781) aims to produce graduates to be computing professionals with the breadth of understanding of theories and practices in the field of computer science.

The study pathway of this programme will allow students to explore all aspects of computing, as well as specialized topics such as artificial intelligence and smart technologies.

This programme provides multiple entry points: Year 1 Entry through JUPAS or Direct Application and Senior Year Entry through Direct Application at the HKMU website.

Entry PointsApplication MethodsCode
Year 1 EntryJUPAS / Direct Application #JS9718 / BSCHCSJ1 #
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBSCHCSJS for Year 2 and 3 Entry

#Students who are not sitting the HKDSE this year and have an equivalent qualification such as IB or GCE-A Level should apply through [Direct Application].

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the BSCHCSJ 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Tel: 2768 5904

Email: cteam@hkmu.edu.hk

Programme Leader

Dr. Au Yeung Siu Kei Jeff

Tel: 2768 6876

Email: jauyeung@hkmu.edu.hk

MUHK Students Showcasing their Innovation at the InnoTech Expo

MUHK InnoAward 2019

Students presenting their research work at a conference

Programme Structure

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

 CategoriesWeightings
 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 Computer Science.
    • 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 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
 CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S456FSoftware System Development Project10
 Course ListElective Courses in Internet Technologies & Computing20 - 30
General Education, Language and Other Courses
 CodeTitleCredits
 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

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

Students admitted at the Year 1 Entry Point are required to complete 160 credits and of which no more than 40 credits should be taken at foundation level during the nominal 4-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses75 Credits
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
Outside-discipline Courses15 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-
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
MATH S141FAlgebra and CalculusOD5Foundation-
 English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
 English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
 General Education CourseGE5--
 General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
IT S103FIntroduction to Internet Application DevelopmentCore5Foundation-
COMP S202FJava Programming FundamentalsCore5Middleb
COMP S264FDiscrete MathematicsCore5Middleb
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
STAT S261FData Analytics with ApplicationsOD5Middleb
General Education CourseGE5--
General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of AlgorithmsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S380FWeb Applications: Design and DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction and User Experience DesignOD5Middleb
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera
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 120^ credits of which no more than 20 credits should be taken at Foundation level during the nominal 3-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Sciencewith Honours in Computer Science.

^Note: A student who does not have sufficient mathematics and/or IT background may be required to take extra courses, IT S102F and/or MATH S141F. Thus, such student may be required to complete a total of 130 credits in order to fulfil programme requirements.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses70 Credits
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
Outside-discipline Courses10 Credits
English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
Total120 Credits
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
IT S103FIntroduction to Internet Application DevelopmentCore5Foundation-
COMP S202FJava Programming FundamentalsCore5Middleb
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
COMP S264FDiscrete MathematicsCore5Middleb
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
STAT S261FData Analytics with ApplicationsOD5Middleb
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of AlgorithmsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S380FWeb Applications: Design and DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction and User Experience DesignOD5Middleb
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera
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 80 credits during the nominal 2-year study period for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses35 Credits
Project Courses and Elective Courses40 Credits
Outside-discipline Courses5 Credits
Total80 Credits
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S265FDesign and Analysis of AlgorithmsCore5Middleb
COMP S312FJava Application DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S313FMobile Application ProgrammingCore5Highera or b
COMP S320FDatabase managementCore5Highera or b
COMP S350FSoftware EngineeringCore5Highera or b
COMP S380FWeb Applications: Design and DevelopmentCore5Highera or b
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction and User Experience DesignOD5Middleb
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S456FSoftware System Development ProjectProject10Highera
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

NMTSS Subsidy

The program is 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 EntryJUPASJS9718
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBSCHCSJS 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

First Year Tuition Fee *

The amount of subsidy for the JS9718 programme under the NMTSS is HK$33,200 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 NMTSS subsidy:

First YearHK$45,120*
TotalHK$180,480*

*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

Senior Year Entry

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.

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.

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