Bachelor of Science (BSCCN)/ Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing and Networking (BSCHCN)

School of Science and Technology Computing Programmes Part-time Programmes Undergraduate Programmes 5 credit-unit Bachelor of Science (BSCCN)/ Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing and Networking (BSCHCN)

Bachelor of Science (BSCCN)/ Bachelor of Science with Honours 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.

  • 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)

Code Title Credits BSCCN BSCHCN
MATH S121 A Foundation in Pure Mathematics 10 Core Core
BUS B103 English and Communications for Business I 5 FE FE
IT E150 Information Technology for Learning 5 FE FE
IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications 10 FE FE
ELEC S212 Network Programming and Design 10 CD CH
COMP S201 Computing Fundamentals with Java 10 CD CH
COMP S258 Computer Programming and Problem Solving 10 CD CH
COMP S260 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems 10 CD CH
ELEC S332 Computer Networks 10 CD CH
COMP S356 Software Engineering and Project Management 10 CD CH
COMP S311 Advanced Java Programming and Mobile Application Development 10 D1 CH
COMP S359 Relational Databases: Theory and Practice 10 D1 CH
COMP S491 Machine Learning and Applications 10 D2 ED-C
COMP S450* Applied Computing Project 10 ED-C
COMP S368 Networks and Distributed Systems 10 D2 ED
ELEC S224 Computers and Processors 10 D2 ED
ELEC S323 Information Theory and Digital Communications 10 D2 ED
TC S319 Quality Management for Science and Technology 5 D2 ED
TC S409 Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology 5 D2 ED
BIS B322% Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce 10 D2 ED
BIS B422% Advanced Electronic Commerce 10 D2 ED

(*) 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.
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