BSc Hons in Cyber and Computer Security Y1 (9719)

School of Science and Technology Electronic and Computer Engineering   BSc Hons in Cyber and Computer Security Y1 (9719)  

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security

網路及電腦安全榮譽理學士
Face-to-Face Full-time NMTSS JS9719 BSCHCCSJS
  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Study Plan
  • Admission

Introduction

Cyber security is one of the most in-demand skillsets around the world. Cyber attacks and cybercrime causes billions of financial loss. There will be a huge global need gap for cyber security professionals in the near future, which have a high demand in finance, government, logistics, healthcare, network services and utilities.The programme covers a range of topics in networking, computer architecture, advanced computer design, communication systems, software development, as well as specialized areas in cyber security, digital forensics, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our programme will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge in hardware, software, infrastructure, and professional practices in cyber security. Potential employers include mobile and network services providers, system solutions companies, cyber security consultants, and IT departments of large companies and organizations.

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 EntryJUPAS / Direct Application #JS9719 / BSCHCCSJ #
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBSCHCCSJS for Senior Year 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].

Career Prospects

Graduates from our Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security programme are qualified to work as Network Engineer, Telecommunication engineer, System architect, System engineer, System analyst, Cyber security auditor, Cyber security consultant, and other entry-level roles in the exciting and growing field of IT.

Further Studies

Opportunities are available for the graduates to pursue postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and abroad.  Some will continue to study for a Master’s degree by course or by research.  Others will pursue professional qualifications in network and cyber security while working full-time.


Enquiries

Department Head

Dr. Kevin Hung 熊景輝博士

Tel: 2768 6865

Email: khung@hkmu.edu.hk

Programme Leader

Dr Farah Yan 閻帆博士

Tel: 2768 6857

Email: fyan@hkmu.edu.hk

Programme Structure

The first two years of study mainly cover basic sciences, mathematics, basic programming, and other core courses at foundation and middle levels, as well as General Education and English Enhancement courses.

Advanced level courses are offered starting in Year 3. To give students the choice of specialism, elective courses are offered in the final year. There is also a final year project course in Year 4.

Language of instruction: English

Core Courses: Provide training in some of the major pillars in fields of computing, electronics etc.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S100FIntroduction to Computer Engineering5Foundation
MATH S141F#Algebra and Calculus5Foundation
SCI S100FBasic Sciences for Engineers5Foundation

 

#MATH S131F have been replaced by MATH S141F. If students have successfully completed MATH S131F before the 2021 Autumn Term, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MATH S141F.

Core Courses: Provide training in some of the major pillars in fields of computing, electronics etc.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer Programming5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem Solving5Middleb
ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5Middleb
ELEC S203FComputer Organization and Microprocessors5Middleb
ELEC S205FSignals and Systems5Middleb
ELEC S241FElectronic Circuit Design5Middleb
STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5Middleb

Core Courses: Provide training in some of the major pillars in fields of computing, electronics etc.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer Architecture5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating Systems5Middleb
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5Highera or b
ELEC S305FComputer Networking5Highera or b
ELEC S306FWireless Networks5Highera or b
ELEC S315FRouting and Switching Technology5Highera or b
ELEC S363FAdvanced Computer Design5Highera or b
ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5Highera or b
ELEC S372FProfessional Practice in Cyber Security5Highera or b
ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5Highera or b
 

The final year project courses provide an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and high-level thinking process in a research and development project.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S411FElectronic and Computer Engineering Project10Highera

This is a project course. Students will attempt a final year project which should provide an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the programme of study.

Elective Courses: Expose students to specialized topics.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMPS 313FMobile Application Programming5Highera or b
COMPS 333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithm5Highera or b
COMPS 363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5Highera or b
ELEC S304FCommunication Systems5Highera or b
ELEC S326FMobile Application Development5Highera or b
ELEC S347FMultimedia Technologies5Highera or b
ELEC S348FIoT Security5Highera or b
ELEC S365FEthical Hacking Techniques5Highera or b
ELEC S421FBiomedical Informatics5Highera or b
ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5Highera or b

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.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
Course List5Depends on selection
Course List5Depends on selection

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.

CodeTitleCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
Course List5
Course List5
Course List5
Course List5

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 Cyber and Computer Security.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Courses100 Credits
Elective Courses20 Credits
Project Course10 Credits
English Enhancement Courses10 Credits
General Education Courses20 Credits
Total160 Credits
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S100FIntroduction to Computer EngineeringCore5Foundation-
MATH S141FAlgebra and CalculusCore5Foundation-
SCI S100FBasic Sciences for EngineersCore5Foundation-
ELEC S201FBasic Electronics Core5Middleb
ELEC S203FComputer Organization and MicroprocessorsCore5Middleb
 English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
 General Education CourseGE5--
 General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
ELEC S205FSignals and SystemsCore5Middleb
ELEC S241FElectronic Circuit DesignCore5Middleb
STAT S251FStatistical Data AnalysisCore5Middleb
English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
General Education CourseGE5--
General Education CourseGE5--
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S305FComputer NetworkingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S315FRouting and Switching TechnologyCore5Highera or b
ELEC S363FAdvanced Computer DesignCore5Highera or b
ELEC S372FProfessional Practice in Cyber SecurityCore5Highera or b
ELEC S425FComputer and Network SecurityCore5Highera or b
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S411FElectronic and Computer Engineering ProjectProject10Highera
ELEC S306FWireless NetworksCore5Highera or b
ELEC S371FDigital ForensicsCore5Highera 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 Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Courses85 Credits
Elective Courses20 Credits
Project Course10 Credits
English Enhancement Courses5 Credits
Total120 Credits
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S208FIntroduction to Computer ProgrammingCore5Middleb
COMP S209FData Structures, Algorithms and Problem SolvingCore5Middleb
ELEC S201FBasic ElectronicsCore5Middleb
ELEC S203FComputer Organization and MicroprocessorsCore5Middleb
ELEC S205FSignals and SystemsCore5Middleb
ELEC S241FElectronic Circuit DesignCore5Middleb
STAT S251FStatistical Data AnalysisCore5Middleb
 English Enhancement CourseENG5Depends on selection-
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S305FComputer NetworkingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S315FRouting and Switching TechnologyCore5Highera or b
ELEC S363FAdvanced Computer DesignCore5Highera or b
ELEC S372FProfessional Practice in Cyber SecurityCore5Highera or b
ELEC S425FComputer and Network SecurityCore5Highera or b
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S411FElectronic and Computer Engineering ProjectProject10Highera
ELEC S306FWireless NetworksCore5Highera or b
ELEC S371FDigital ForensicsCore5Highera 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 Cyber and Computer Security.

CategoriesWeightings
Core Computing Courses50 Credits
Elective Courses20 Credits
Project Course10 Credits
Total80 Credits
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
COMP S266FComputer ArchitectureCore5Middleb
COMP S267FOperating SystemsCore5Middleb
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud ComputingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S305FComputer NetworkingCore5Highera or b
ELEC S315FRouting and Switching TechnologyCore5Highera or b
ELEC S363FAdvanced Computer DesignCore5Highera or b
ELEC S372FProfessional Practice in Cyber SecurityCore5Highera or b
ELEC S425FComputer and Network SecurityCore5Highera or b
CodeTitleCategoryCreditsCourse LevelHonours Classification
ELEC S411FElectronic and Computer Engineering ProjectProject10Highera
ELEC S306FWireless NetworksCore5Highera or b
ELEC S371FDigital ForensicsCore5Highera 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

Subsidy

Admitted students may supported by Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS). Eligible students will receive $33,200 subsidy per annum.

Please refer to NMTSS's website and Jupas' 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 EntryJUPAS / Direct Application #JS9719 / BSCHCCSJ #
Senior Year EntryDirect ApplicationBSCHCCSJS for Senior Year 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].

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.


First Year Tuition Fee *

The amount of subsidy for the JS9719 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$46,640*
TotalHK$186,560*

*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

This programme has offered degree articulation opportunities for local Higher Diploma and Associate Degree holders.

The curriculum is designed to be academically rich and practically oriented for preparing local sub-degree holders to become highly competent computing professionals.

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 BSCHCCSJS.

Please refer to the program's website for below or more information

  • Application Procedures
  • Online Application
  • Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Financial Assistance
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