The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence programme (BSCHDSAIJS/JUPAS JSSU70) aims to provide graduates with the breadth of an advanced understanding of theories and practices in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
BSc (Hons) in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is the 5th curriculum update of the “BSc (Hons) in Statistical Analysis” program which is launched in 2012. The School of S&T has a good practice of regular inspection of the program curriculum to ensure the offered programs meet the market needs. It is no doubt that effective and efficient usage of data in the digital world nowadays can help to foster a better world/society.
However, people who are competent in harvest useful insights from a vast amount of data require a particular set of skills which is different from those offered by traditional academic program curriculums.
To ensure our students to acquire appropriate skills, regular meetings with various parties are arranged. The curriculum of HKMU BSc(Hons) in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is resulted from the recommendations given by industry professionals, academic professors and employers in business sectors.
To meet the employers’ expectations, our curriculum incorporates SAS Institute official training materials and therefore students can take the Industrial certification (e.g. SAS programmer & SAS predictive modeler) examinations right after the completion of the respective courses.
Furthermore, students in this program are encouraged to expand their horizons via international organizations such as The Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), British Computer Society (BCS), Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (BSCHDSAIJS) 數據科學及人工智能榮譽理學士 has acquired the following external recognitions:
- SAS Joint University certification – SAS programming and Data Mining
- The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) – Level 5
This programme provides multiple entry points: Year 1 Entry through JUPAS and Senior Year Entry through Direct Application at the HKMU website.
|Entry Points||Application Methods||Code|
|Year 1 Entry||JUPAS / Direct Application #||JSSU70 / BSCHDSAIJ1 #|
|Senior Year Entry||Direct Application||BSCHDSAIJS|
#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].
More and more information are available in the digital society nowadays and new generations should be able to comprehend and utilize them to solve practical problems. Our curriculum does not focus on teaching ‘abstract’ theories but emphasizing in enabling the student’s capability to deliver a complete package of solution to practical problems.
Data science and AI are interdisciplinary as they draw on various disciplines, such as Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Machine Learning is the core of data science and AI. It employs computer algorithms to interpret data and learn from the results for decision making and forecasting. Data science and AI can push forward business development, optimize business and operations, and create more attractive operating models. Data sources may come from tables, relational databases, texts, videos, audios, images, etc. Data scientists / AI specialists use data science methods, deep learning, machine learning and AI to discover clients, products, services, operations and market insights.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be ready for entry-level roles of data scientists, AI specialist, data engineers, and data analysts in commercial firms and public institutions. To achieve this goal, the program aims to equip our graduates with four main competitive edges.
- Domain knowledge (e.g. Underlying rationale to determine personal expenditure pattern; Decision-making of an economy as a whole; Concerns in mobile computing, information security and network security)
- Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
- Information security
- Mobile computing
- Network security
- Adequate hand-on IT skills for solution developments
- Visualization: Microsoft Power BI, Google Data Studio, Excel
- Programming: SAS, Python, R
- Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence: SAS Enterprise Miner, Keras (deep neural network), RapidMiner
- Database: Oracle, MangoDB, SQL, noSQL
- Distributed system: cloud computing
- Statistics and Analytics knowledge
- Probability and Expectation
- Hypothesis Testing
- Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
- Regression Analysis
- Effective presentation skills (Writing/Speaking/Visualization)
- Tailored English writing and presentation skills
- Effective use of visualization tools
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.
Data scientist is ranked number 1 in the United States (LinkedIn’s Most Promising Jobs of 2019), whereas AI specialist is ranked number 1 among the top 10 roles in the United States (LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report).
Hong Kong has been lagging behind the US and the UK in the size of the data science and AI job market, but now the demand is very strong as typically hundreds of job vacancies are available at any one time. While many data science/AI jobs are operating in the business context, there are still a wide range of roles and job titles, reflecting the multi-talented nature of the area.
Graduates will be ready for entry-level roles of data scientists, AI specialists, data engineers, and data analysts in commercial firms and public institutions.
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 Data Science or Artificial Intelligence or in other areas for the broadening of their exposure and skill set. Even pursuing for a doctoral research degree.
Dr. Tony Chan
Tel: 2768 6867