Regulations for the Associate of Science in Information Technology

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Regulations for the Associate of Science in Information Technology
 
  

These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees).

In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)
1.
To be eligible for the award of the Associate of Science in Information Technology, a student shall:
 
a)
comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
 
b)
comply with the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and
 
c)
obtain at least 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations.
2.
For the Associate of Science in Information Technology, the University has prescribed that a student must:
 
a)
successfully complete 40 credits from Foundation level courses in Table 1; and
 
b)
successfully complete 40 credits from Middle or Higher level courses in Table 1.

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Foundation level

BUS B100 1,2,4,6

Business Communication

5

BUS B100F 1,2,4,6

Business Communication

5

BUS B103 1,2,6

English and Communications for Business I

5

BUS B103F 1,2,6

English and Communications for Business I

5

BIS B121 1,2,4,7

Business Computing with Internet Applications

5

BIS B121F 1,2,4,7

Business Computing with Internet Applications

5

BIS B123 1,2,7

Business Computing Applications

5

BIS B123F 1,2,7

Business Computing Applications

5

IT E150 1,3

Information Technology for Learning

5

IT E150C 1

Information Technology for Learning

5

ENGL E100 1,2,4,8

English for Effective Communication I

10

ENGL E110 1,2,8

English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking

5

ENGL E120 1,2,8

English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing

5

ENGL E100F 1,2

English for Effective Communication I

10

MATH S121 1,2,3

A Foundation in Pure Mathematics

10

MATH S121F 1,2

A Foundation in Pure Mathematics

10

IT S101 1,2

Introduction to Information and Communications Technology

10

IT S101F 1,2,4,5

Introduction to Information and Communications Technology

10

IT S123 1,2

Introduction to Internet Services and Applications

10

IT S123F 1,2

Introduction to Internet Services and Applications

10

Middle level

ELEC S211

Fundamentals of Communications Technology

10

ELEC S212

Network Programming and Design

10

COMP S201 1,2,3

Computing Fundamentals with Java

10

COMP S201F 1,2

Computing Fundamentals with Java

10

COMP S210 1,2,3,4

Computing Fundamentals

10

COMP S258 1,2

Computer Programming and Problem Solving

10

COMP S258F 1,2

Computer Programming and Problem Solving

10

COMP S260 1,2

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

10

COMP S260F 1,2

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

10

COMP S263 1,2,3

Discrete Structures

10

COMP S263F 1,2

Discrete Structures

10

COMP S269 1,3,4

Commercial Information Systems and Programming

10

IT S234 1,2

Web Site Design

10

IT S234F 1,2

Web Site Design

10

Higher level

COMP S358 1,3,4

Relational Databases

10

COMP S359 1,3

Relational Databases: Theory and Practice

10

Notes:

  1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the list of excluded combinations for details.
  2. Courses presented in full time face-to-face mode. They are identical to courses with the same course code but without the suffix “F”. For example, BUS B100 and BUS B100F are the same except for the mode of delivery. Students who have successfully completed courses presented in full time face-to-face mode are not allowed to take the same courses in the distance learning mode, and vice versa.
  3. IT E150, MATH S121, COMP S201, COMP S263, COMP S269 and COMP S359 have replaced their older version. Successful completion of the older version will be considered as completion of the newer version; i.e.

    IT E150 = IT L150

    MATH S121 = MATH S111 = MATH S101 (MATH S101 can only be counted as 10 credit against the programme requirements)

    COMP S201 = COMP S210
    COMP S263 = MATH S261
    COMP S269 = COMP S268
    COMP S359 = COMP S358 = COMP S357

  4. Courses no longer available.
  5. If students have successful completed IT S101F, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for IT S102F and IT S103F.
  6. If students have successful completed BUS B100/BUS B100F, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B103/BUS B103F.
  7. If students have successful completed BIS B121/BIS B121F, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B123/BIS B123F.
  8. ENGL E100 has been replaced by ENGL E110 and ENGL E120. If students have successful completed ENGL E100, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ENGL E110 and ENGL E120.

July 2020

 

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