Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies
互聯網及多媒體科技(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3519

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Leung Hung-Fat, Frank
BEng, PhD, CEng, MHKIE, MIET, SrMIEEE

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Students can take a number of extra Electives to earn a Minor award in an area such as Accountancy, Business, Finance or Management, among others.
  • Priority will be given to applicants selecting the programme as their first choice.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

Following the expansion and dissemination of information and communication technologies (ICT) in our daily lives, professionals in the areas of communication networks, multimedia and information technologies are in great need. This programme aims to meet that need by providing professional knowledge and training to students for careers in the field of Internet and multimedia technologies. Specifically, the programme aims at producing graduates with:

  • a wide range of professional knowledge and skills relevant to Internet and multimedia technologies;
  • creativity and the ability to innovate;
  • adaptability to changing technology and society; and
  • all-rounded attributes.

 

Characteristics

The programme offers a good mix of basic theory, hands-on practice and application examples. In the latter part of Year Three, students can make use of the knowledge that they have acquired to conduct a multimedia-based project. They can start focusing on selected areas by choosing relevant Electives. In the Final Year, students undertake a Final-Year Project.

 

Students can join an Exchange Programme through which they study in an overseas institution for one semester. Financial subsidies may be provided by the Faculty of Engineering. The programme provides an excellent opportunity for students to study abroad and broaden their horizons, and allows them to appreciate the cultures of other countries.

Curriculum

The programme covers the fundamentals and advanced applications of Internet and multimedia technologies.

 

Years One, Two and Three are devoted to Core Subjects that cover the theories and applications of computers, mobile systems, programming, networking, databases, multimedia technologies and 3D graphics, together with an Integrated Project in which students make use of the knowledge acquired to implement a multimedia-based project.

 

In Year Four, students can select from the following Electives.

  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Digital Video Production & Broadcasting
  • Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing
  • Image & Audio Processing
  • IP Networks
  • Mobile Computer System Architecture
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Networking
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Human Computer Interaction Technology
  • Network Management and Security
  • Research Methodology

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Provisional Accreditation Status enjoys all the rights and privileges that are equivalent to an accreditation status.

 

Career Prospects

Internet and multimedia technologies are among the key technologies that support economic growth worldwide. Products with multimedia features are in great demand. With the increasing popularity of wired and wireless broadband communications, much multimedia content is being created, delivered and shared among users via the Internet. Upon graduation, students will acquire sufficient knowledge to commence careers in the following areas:

  • Mobile communication services – planning, installing, configuring and maintaining networks;
  • Mobile app development – operating systems and applications development, particularly for current and future mobile devices that involve much multimedia content, including mobile apps/games, mobile video streaming systems and mobile information systems;
  • Internet-related business – developing applications with multimedia features on networks, particularly on the Internet via the use of cloud technologies;
  • Digital entertainment industry – designing computer games, creating digital effects for movies, planning, installing, configuring and maintaining digital broadcasting equipment; and
  • Data centres – planning, installing, configuring and maintaining databases and cloud services in the era of Big Data.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 6211/2766 6223; email: eie.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


修讀互聯網及多媒體科技課程的學生人數雖然不是很多,但是同學們卻很團結,好像一個和睦相處大家庭。學系一貫鼓勵同學與老師交流意見,加強溝通,藉此改進當前未臻完善之處。大學和學系更為學生舉辦內容豐富並具國際視野的課餘活動,讓同學瞭解世界各地不同文化,同時認識團隊合作的重要性。學系經常邀請資深的教授和講師為我們傳授豐富的專業知識,例如 C++,Java,多媒體科技等等。同學更有機會在不同項目中實踐所學,例如以小組的形式製作遊戲,或設計系統等。這些實用的專業培訓,有助我們對日後從事的工作及早有所準備。


李兆涵

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