Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security

School of Science and Technology Full-Time Programmes Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security


The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Cyber and Computer Security is a four-year programme aims to equip students with the academic knowledge necessary for a professional in the fields of networking and network security.

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).

Cyber security is one of the most frequently cited in-demand skillsets around the world. 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.

For more details, please refer to the Programme Requirements of BSCHCCSJS.

Admission Requirements and Application

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Admission Requirements.

For year 1 entry, student shall have attained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination:

Level 3 or above in Chinese and English; Level 2 or above in Mathematics , Liberal Studies and an elective subjects.

Students who are intending to sit the HKDSE should apply through JUPASThe JUPAS Code is JS9719.

For year 3 entry, applicants are normally expected to have completed a recognized Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in networking, network security, computer engineering, software engineering or a relevant area. The Programme Code is BSCHCCSJS.

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Tuition Fee

The tuition fees payable for each academic year will be determined by the number of credits of the courses taken by a student. A student is normally required to take 40 credits in an academic year.

 Tuition fees for Undergraduate Programmes (2020/21) Note: Please refer to NMTSS below.

Scholarships and Grants
Government’s Subsidy Scheme

OUHK's full-time undergraduate programmes (excluding SSSDP and Higher Diploma Programmes) are eligible for this Subsidy Scheme. All eligible local students will be provided with a non-means-tested annual subsidy up to HK$32,100* depending on the number of credits of the courses taken.

Students' eligibility for this Subsidy Scheme is subject to the fulfillment of stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB). For details of the scheme and eligible programmes, please visit

*A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS for the 2020 – 2021 academic year is HK$32,100.

*Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.

Government Financial Assistance

Full-time needy students may apply for the following government schemes. For details, please visit or contact the Student Finance Office (SFO) directly (FASP: 2152 9000 / NLSPS: 2150 6222 / CEF: 3142 2277).

• Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)
• Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)
• Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

OUHK's Entrance Scholarships

The University offers entrance scholarship of $40,000 new students. Successful students may be awarded HK$40,000 again in subsequent years of study, subject to outstanding performance at the OUHK.

A number of donated scholarships are available for students demonstrating academic merit or improvement. In 2018/19, a remarkable 834 OUHK students received government scholarships totalling over $13 million. For more details, please visit the Students Affairs Office (SAO) website:

OUHK Financial Assistance

Various financial assistance schemes are available for students encountering financial difficulties. Please visit the Students Affairs Office (SAO) website for more details:

• OUHK Bursary Scheme
• OUHK Emergency Grant
• OUHK Interest Free Tuition Loan (IFTL)

Core Courses
COMP S266FComputer Architecture5
COMP S267FOperating Systems5
COMP S381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
ELEC S306FWireless Networks5
ELEC S315FRouting and Switching Technologies5
ELEC S363FAdvanced Computer Design5
ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
ELEC S372FProfessional Practice in Cyber Security5
ELEC S411FElectronic and Computer Engineering Project10
ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
Elective Courses
COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
ELEC S304FCommunication Systems5
ELEC S326FMobile Application Development5
ELEC S347FMultimedia Technologies5
ELEC S348FIoT Security5
ELEC S421FBiomedical Informatics5
ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5

During the two years of study, students will need to complete a total of 80 credits of core courses.


 Programme Leader: Dr Farah Yan
 3120 2608

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