Bachelor of Computing (through Pathway 1) (BCOMP1)

School of Science and Technology Computing Programmes Part-time Programmes Pathways 5 credit-unit Bachelor of Computing (through Pathway 1) (BCOMP1)

Bachelor of Computing Pathway 1 (BCOMP1)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time Credit Exemption

This programme is designed for holders of a recognized local Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Computing to receive 80 credits of exemption towards the BCOMPHIT/BCOMP degrees.

Admission Requirement

A recognized local Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Computing or a closely related area, in addition to general university’s requirements.

View Assessed Qualifications Recognized for Pathway Entry

Students with qualifications not listed above should consult the Computing Programme Team for other possibilities.

How to Apply?
  1. Contact the Computing Programme Team for an assessment of your qualification (or view the list in the previous section)
  2. Select suitable courses offered in the coming semester.
    1. Register these courses using Online Application.
    2. Indicate the “intended programme” to be BCOMP1 or BCOMPHIT1.
Programme Structure

Bachelor of Computing Pathway 1 (BCOMP1)

Complete at least 40 credits as follows:

  • (a) Obtain 30 credits from courses labelled CD of which 20 credits must be at Higher level #
  • (b) Obtain 10 credits from courses labelled IT or EL.

Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology Pathway 1 (BCOMPHIT1)

Complete at least 80 credits as follows:

  • (a) Obtain 40 credits from courses labelled CD of which 30 credits must be at Higher level
  • (b) Obtain 30 credits from courses labelled IT of which at least 20 credits must be at Higher level
  • (c) Obtain a further 10 credits from courses labelled IT or EL.

#Higher level courses have course code started with 3 or 4 (e.g. 3XX or 4XX courses)

Table 1. BCOMPHIT Course Table (Updated in July 2021) (currently offered courses only)

COMP S201Computing Fundamentals with Java10CD
COMP S258Computer Programming and Problem Solving10CD
COMP S260Computer Architecture and Operating Systems10CD
COMP S263Discrete Structures10CD
COMP S311Advanced Java Programming and Mobile Application Development10CD
COMP S356Software Engineering and Project Management10CD
COMP S359Relational Databases: Theory and Practice10CD
BIS B322%Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce10IT
BIS B423Data Warehousing and Knowledge Management10IT
ELEC S321^Internet Technology for Business Applications10IT
ELEC S332Computer Networks10IT
COMP S368Networks and Distributed Systems10IT
COMP S411%Advanced Topics in Computing: Digital Multimedia and Mobile Game Development10IT
COMP S491Machine Learning and Applications10IT
COMP S450*Applied Computing Project10IT
IT S234Web Site Design10EL
ELEC S211Fundamentals of Communications Technology10EL
TC S319Quality Management for Science and Technology5EL
TC S409Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology5EL

(*) COMPS450 registration requires a student to have completed 140 credits for the BCOMPHIT programme, or 60 credits for the pathway BCOMPHIT1 programme.

(%) No longer be offered

(^) Last presentation in Aut 2021

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions. Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

Examples of Study Plan
  • Qualification: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan) Higher Diploma in Internet Computing and Applications (3-year Full-time) (All Years)
  • Intended Programme: Pathway BCOMP1
Study Plan: 1 Year
CourseOffer CycleAutumn Year + 0Spring Year + 1Autumn Year + 1Spring Year + 2
COMPS258 (CD)Every Autumn  
COMPS359 (HL CD)Every Autumn  
COMPS311 (HL CD)Every Autumn  
COMPS368 (IT)Every Autumn  
Study Plan: 1.5 Years
CourseOffer CycleAutumn Year + 0Spring Year + 1Autumn Year + 1Spring Year + 2
COMPS201 (CD)Every Spring  
COMPS356 (HL CD)Every Autumn  
COMPS311 (HL CD)Every Autumn  
COMPS491 (IT)Every Autumn  

Computing Team

Tel: 3120 2504


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 Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 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