Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications

School of Science and Technology Programmes   Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science   Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications  

Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise Computing,

Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology,

Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications, and

Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications

1.General
1.1These regulations are made under paragraph 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees and paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates.
1.2In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees and Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
1.3The Regulations Governing the Articulation of Qualifications shall apply for conversion of the Postgraduate Cerificate in Enterprise Computing, Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology, and Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications to the award of Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications.
2.Entry Requirements
2.1To enter the Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology or Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications or the Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications programme, a student shall normally possess:
2.1.1a recognized degree in computing or related fields (see note 1 to Table 1) or its equivalent; or
2.1.2a recognized degree in mathematics, science or engineering with a minor in computing or related fields (see note 1 to Table 1) or its equivalent; or
2.1.3a recognized degree in mathematics, science or engineering plus one year working experience in information technology; or
2.1.4a recognized degree in any area with substantial (at least five years) working experience at supervisory level in information technology; or
2.1.5a qualification equivalent to the OUHK’s Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PCIT).
3.Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology (PCMIT) (See Note 4)
3.1To be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology, a student shall:
3.1.1comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
3.1.2comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates; and
3.1.3obtain at least 20 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the postgraduate certificate for which notice has been given.
3.2For the Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology, the University has prescribed that a student must:
3.2.1successfully complete 10 credits from the compulsory course labelled CM in Table 1; and
3.2.2successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled IE in Table 1.
4.Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications (PDITA) (See Note 4)
4.1To be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications, a student shall:
 4.1.1comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
 4.1.2comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates; and
 4.1.3obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the postgraduate diploma for which notice has been given.
4.2For the Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications, the University has prescribed that a student must:
 4.2.1successfully complete 40 credits from compulsory courses labelled PD in Table 1.
5.Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications (MSCITIA) (See Note 4)
5.1To be eligible for the award of the Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications, a student shall:
5.1.1comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
5.1.2comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
5.1.3obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the master of science degree for which notice has been given.
5.2For the Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications, the University has prescribed that a student must successfully complete 60 credits from courses in Table 1, of which at least 20 credits must be labelled IA or PJ.

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

PCMIT

PDITA

MSCITIA

BIS B870

Electronic Commerce for Managers

10

IA

BIS B892 3

Advanced Information Systems and Electronic Commerce Strategy

10

IT

COMP S812Information Security
10
IT

COMP S880 3

Software Engineering

10

IT

COMP S801

Object Oriented Programming and Internet Application Development

10

PD

IA

COMP S811

Java Programming for Web Applications, Enterprise Computing and Mobile Devices

10

IE

PD

IA

COMP S821F 3Architectures of Enterprise Systems
10
IT
COMP S822F 3Technologies in Enterprise and Mainframe Computing
10
IT

COMP S834

Web Server Technology

10

IE

PD

IA

COMP S838 3Enterprise Systems and Information Security Management
10
IT

COMP S858 3

Advanced Database Systems

10

IT

COMP S888

Multimedia Technology

10

CM

PD

IA

COMP S890 2

Project in Internet Applications

10

PJ

MGT B820Strategy

10

IT

Notes:
  1. Computing or related fields include Computer Science, Computer Studies, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics, Information Engineering, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Systems (or Business Information Systems), Systems Engineering.
  2. The compulsory prerequisite for COMP S890 is 30 credits of courses labelled IA in Table 1.
  3. Courses no longer available.
  4. The programmes of Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia and Internet Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Technology and Applications, and Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications has been phased out with effect from 2018 Autumn term. The last conferment of the above programmes will be 2023 Autumn term.

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