Undergraduate Programmes

School of Science and Technology Computing   Programmes   Part-time Programmes   Undergraduate Programmes  
  • Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCOMPHIT)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Networking (BSCHCN)
  • Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)

Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCOMPHIT)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

This programme aims at providing students with an all-rounded understanding and practical training in computing as an encompassing and dynamic discipline.

The BCOMP programme provides students with the breath of understanding of theories and practices in the field of computing, while the honours programme further enhances students' knowledge and skills in developing applications on and for the Internet.

On successful completion of the BCOMP programme, students should be able to:

  • Command basic skills in language communication, computing and the internet
  • Demonstrate knowledge related to theories of computing
  • Understand current computing principles and practices
  • Relate principles and practices in computing

In addition to the above, BCOMPHIT graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in Internet technologies and awareness of the important issues as a professional in the field.
Characteristics
  • Multi-exits for reaping your rewards quicker.
  • Credit exemption allowing a shorter time to get a degree.
  • Entry pathways for students with a computing Higher Diploma and Associate Degree to complete an ordinary degree with as few as 40 credits.
  • Distance learning study mode allowing greater flexibility in studying.
  • Open education policy allowing admission of anyone 17 years of age and with a HK local address.
Programme Structure
Bachelor of Computing (BCOMP)
  • Complete at least 120 credits as follows:
    • 20 credits from ITS101 and any 10 credits from FE in Table 1.
    • 70 credits from CD core in Table 1.
    • 10 credits from IT or EL elective in Table 1.
    • 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher courses offered by the University (total credits from Foundation courses should not be more than 40 credits).
Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCOMPHIT)
  • Complete at least 160 credits as follows:
    • 20 credits from ITS101 and any 10 credits from FE in Table 1.
    • 70 credits from CD core in Table 1.
    • 40 credits from IT electives in Table 1.
    • 10 credits from IT or EL elective in Table 1.
    • 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher courses offered by the University (total credits from Foundation courses should not be more than 40 credits).

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

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

CodeTitleCreditsBCOMP/Hons
IT S101Introduction to Information and Communication Technology10Core-FD
MATH S121A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10FE
BUS B103English and Communications for Business I5FE
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5FE
IT S123Introduction to Internet Services and Applications10FE
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking5FE
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing5FE
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
ELEC S321^Internet Technology for Business Applications10IT
ELEC S332Computer Networks10IT
COMP S368Networks and Distributed Systems10IT
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

(%) No longer be offered

(^) Last presentation in Aut 2021

Admission Requirement

Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.

Course Scheduling

Most computing core courses are offered in the Autumn term, and a few are offered in the Spring term. Refer to the following links for the details.

University's Course Schedule List of Course Offer in the Coming Term

Credit Exemption

Students with recognized qualifications such as Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be granted credit exemption.

  • Holders of local recognized HD/AD in computing should apply through the BCOMPHIT1/BCOMP1 pathways.
  • Holders of other qualifications including partially completed qualifications should apply through advanced standing.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Networking (BSCHCN)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

This programme aims at producing graduates who are well versed with the principles and application of computing and networking.

Graduates will be equipped with the know-how to apply computing and networking technologies in business and industry leading to careers as computing and networking engineers, analysts, managers and consultants.

The Honours degree programme further equips graduates with in-depth understanding in important areas of computing programming and database systems, computer architectures, systems design, network management and programming.

Characteristics
  • Multi-exits for reaping your rewards quicker.
  • Credit exemption allowing a shorter time to get a degree.
  • Entry pathways for students with a computing Higher Diploma and Associate Degree to complete an ordinary degree with as few as 40 credits.
  • Distance learning study mode allowing greater flexibility in studying.
  • Open education policy allowing admission of anyone 17 years of age and with a HK local address.
Programme Structure
Bachelor of Science in Computing and Networking (BSCCN)
  • Complete at least 120 credits as follows:
    • 20 credits from MATHS121 and any 10 credits from FE in Table 1.
    • 60 credits from CD core in Table 1.
    • 10 credits from D1 elective in Table 1.
    • 10 credits from D2 elective in Table 1.
    • 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher courses offered by the University (total credits from Foundation courses should not be more than 40 credits).
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing and Networking (BSCHCN)
  • Complete at least 160 credits as follows:
    • 20 credits from MATHS121 and any 10 credits from FE in Table 1.
    • 80 credits from CH core in Table 1.
    • 10 credits from COMP S411, COMP S491 or COMP S450
    • 30 credits from ED or ED-C electives in Table 1.
    • 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher courses offered by the University (total credits from Foundation courses should not be more than 40 credits).

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

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

CodeTitleCreditsBSCCNBSCHCN
MATH S121A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10CoreCore
BUS B103English and Communications for Business I5FEFE
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5FEFE
IT S123Introduction to Internet Services and Applications10FEFE
ELEC S212Network Programming and Design10CDCH
COMP S201Computing Fundamentals with Java10CDCH
COMP S258Computer Programming and Problem Solving10CDCH
COMP S260Computer Architecture and Operating Systems10CDCH
ELEC S332Computer Networks10CDCH
COMP S356Software Engineering and Project Management10CDCH
COMP S311Advanced Java Programming and Mobile Application Development10D1CH
COMP S359Relational Databases: Theory and Practice10D1CH
COMP S491Machine Learning and Applications10D2ED-C
COMP S450*Applied Computing Project10-ED-C
COMP S368Networks and Distributed Systems10D2ED
ELEC S224Computers and Processors10D2ED
ELEC S323Information Theory and Digital Communications10D2ED
TC S319Quality Management for Science and Technology5D2ED
TC S409Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology5D2ED
BIS B322%Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce10D2ED
BIS B422%Advanced Electronic Commerce10D2ED

(*) COMPS450 registration requires a student to have completed 140 credits in the Honours BSCHCN programme.

(%) No longer be offered

Admission Requirement

Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.

Course Scheduling

Most computing core courses are offered in the Autumn term, and a few are offered in the Spring term. Refer to the following links for the details.

University's Course Schedule List of Course Offer in the Coming Term

Credit Exemption

Students with recognized qualifications such as Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be granted credit exemption.

  • Holders of local recognized HD/AD in computing should apply through the BSCHCN1/BSCCN1 pathways.
  • Holders of other qualifications including partially completed qualifications should apply through advanced standing.

Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

This programme is a sub-degree in information technology offered by the HKMU.

Programme Structure

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

Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)

  • Complete 80 credits as follows:
    • (a) 40 credits from Foundation level courses (the 'F' labels in the ASIT column) in Table 1 .
    • (b) 40 credits from Middle or Higher level courses (the 'M' or 'H' labels in the ASIT column) in Table 1.
  • The programme structure description here is subject to the regulation given in the Official Programme Regulation.

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

Table 1. ASIT Course Table (Jun 2014) (currently offered courses only)

CodeTitleCreditsASITRemarks
IT S101Introduction to Information and Communication Technology10FTake it for Articulation to BCOMP
MATH S121A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10F
BIS B123Business Computing Applications5FNot Counted in BCOMP
BUS B103English and Communications for Business I5F
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5F
IT S123Introduction to Internet Services and Applications10F
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking5F
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing5F
COMP S201Computing Fundamentals with Java10M
COMP S258Computer Programming and Problem Solving10M
COMP S260Computer Architecture and Operating Systems10M
COMP S263Discrete Structures10M
COMP S359Relational Databases: Theory and Practice10H
IT S234Web Site Design10M
ELEC S211Fundamentals of Communications Technology10M
ELEC S212Network Programming and Design10MNot Counted in BCOMP
Admission Requirement

Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.

Further Studies

After completion of ASIT, students may continue to study for a Bachelor's Degree in the computing area. However, to maximize the number of credits that can be transferred to the degree programme, please take care in selecting courses for the ASIT.

Method 1: Direct Articulation

Articulation to Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCOMPHIT) is possible.

Take great care in your selection of courses in ASIT if a student wishes to articulate to BCOMP/BCOMPHIT. You should ensure that the courses you take for ASIT could be counted towards the BCOMP/BCOMPHIT programmes.

  • Take ITS101 as a Foundation level course.
  • Avoid taking BISB121/BISB123 as a Foundation level course.
  • Avoid taking ELEC S212 as a Middle level course.
  • Take at most one from ITS234 and ELEC S211 as a Middle level course.
Method 2: Pathways (Preferred Method)

With your ASIT qualification, apply for entry into one of the following pathways:

Successful applicants will follow the pathways' programme requirements to study for the degree.

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