Broad Discipline of Computing

Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3868

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr CHANG Rocky

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

  • The Broad Discipline of Computing (電子計算廣泛學科) comprises three awards:

  1. The BSc(Hons) in Computing [電子計算(榮譽)理學士學位];
  2. The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems [企業信息管理(榮譽)理學士學位]; and
  3. The BSc(Hons) in Information Technology [資訊科技(榮譽)理學士學位].
  • Students admitted to the Broad Discipline will complete a common Year 1 curriculum. They will select any one of the three Honours degree awards and start to study the corresponding content as early as in semester one of Year 2, or as late as in semester two of Year 2.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The Broad Discipline of Computing comprises three awards. It aims to give students the flexibility to decide on the final award in their first year of study.


  1. The BSc(Hons) in Computing aims to equip graduates with solid computing foundations in areas such as programming, computational thinking and data structure to develop professional computer systems and software. Students develop strong problem-solving abilities and become highly competent in software development for virtually all sectors.
  2. The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems aims to provide graduates with a good balance of business and technical background. Graduates are equipped with strong competence in investigating business systems, identifying options for improving those systems and bridging the needs of business with the use of IT. They also gain strong abilities to develop information systems and manage business projects in the commercial sector.
  3. The BSc(Hons) in Information Technology integrates three major IT technologies: software, infrastructure and networking. The programme offers state-of-the-art courses in areas such as game design and development, systems security, cloud computing, embedded systems, mobile computing and social computing. Graduates are trained to think creatively and systematically, ensuring their success in the IT industry.


Programme Characteristics

Broad Discipline of Computing

  • Common first year: students admitted to the Broad Discipline do not need to decide on the final award in the first year of study, and only need to select their study paths in the second year.
  • Rich study pathways: the core credits of the programme is on the low side, providing a lot of room for students to take on a Minor study in their own interested disciplines, such as Business Administration, Financial Services, Social Science, or other Engineering disciplines. They can also take additional subjects in Computing to strengthen and specialise in one or more technical streams.
  • Applied and practical: the curriculum covers up-to-date practical skills, both in content and teaching methodology, e.g. iPhone technology.
  • Master's degree: the Department provides articulation to students for admission into the Master's programme that it offers. They can receive a Master's degree with one extra year of study.
  • Recognition and Scholarship: many departmental scholarships are available for students, recognising their academic and non-academic performance.


Computing - BSc(Hons):

  • Features a rich set of Electives that cover real-life applications, such as Data Mining, Multimedia & Game Programming, E-Commerce, Financial and Social Computing.
  • Minor option: students can apply to pursue a Minor study in any discipline.
  • Students with backgrounds in Arts, Science or Business can apply.


Enterprise Information Systems - BSc(Hons):

  • A balanced curriculum that covers technology, management and business, with strong emphasis on computing techniques and applications, and software design and development skills in the business sector, such as logistics, customer relationship, audit and control.
  • Minor option: students can apply to pursue a Minor study in any discipline.
  • Students with backgrounds in Arts, Science or Business can apply.


Information Technology - BSc(Hons):

  • Facilitation of in-depth learning in the integration of software, hardware and networking, and the development of innovative software.
  • Focused on emerging technologies such as innovative computing, network security and secured computing, mobile and pervasive computing, embedded computing and biometrics.
  • Minor option: students can apply to pursue a Minor study in any discipline.
  • Suitable for students with a background in science.


All students are admitted to the Broad Discipline of Computing. In the first year, they take a common set of subjects to lay a foundation for university study and gain a taste of the broad discipline. In the second year, they can select the individual awards and study the corresponding content. All three awards feature the minor option and an individual or a group integrative capstone project in the final year.


Computing - BSc(Hons)

  • Year One: fundamental knowledge, laying the foundation for university study, a taste of the broad discipline.
  • Year Two: generic broadening computing skills, and basic business and management concepts.
  • Year Three: strengthening computing technologies and applications in IT.
  • Final Year: specialisation in different areas such as data mining, computer graphics, e-commerce, Internet computing, multimedia computing and game programming.


Enterprise Information Systems - BSc(Hons)

  • Year One: fundamental knowledge, laying the foundation for university study and gaining a taste of the broad discipline.
  • Year Two: basic computing and IT concepts, underlying technologies, business, accounting and management concepts.
  • Year Three: a broadening year featuring various aspects of computing skills and knowledge of enterprise information systems.
  • Final Year: specialisation in areas such as Information System Management, Audit & Control, Decision Support, Knowledge & Project Management, Business Process Management, Logistics and Workflow.


Information Technology - BSc(Hons)

  • Year One: fundamental knowledge, laying the foundation for university study and gaining a taste of the broad discipline.
  • Years Two and Three: basic knowledge in computing and hardware with emphasis on innovative computing paradigm, networking, IT infrastructure design, implementation and maintenance.
  • Final Year: corporate Networking and Internet Security, System Programming, Embedded Computing, and the integration of IT technologies with practical systems and applications.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

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.


Graduates of all programmes can become members of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).


Those with appropriate work experience can become professional members of the ACM Hong Kong Chapter (HK Chapter) and enjoy the right to vote for the LEGCO IT functional constituency representative. Graduates can also join the IEEE Computer Society Hong Kong Chapter (CS Hong Kong Chapter) and be entitled to vote for the IT functional constituency representative.


Career Prospects

BSc(Hons) in Computing graduates can become programmers, system developers and software engineers, sales engineers or webmasters. Our graduates find employment opportunities in sectors such as the government, software houses, e-commerce, banking, finance, public facilities and freight forwarding.


BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems graduates can take up such technical positions as programmers, system analysts, system developers, software engineers and system administrators, and less technical positions including technical sales and sales engineers, project managers, web administrators and web services designers.


BSc(Hons) in Information Technology graduates can become analyst programmers, iPhone/Android programmers, network administrators, network managers and system integrators.


Entrance Requirements

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