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 2019 Entry

Programme code: 42477-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 67 (plus 5 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder depend on the approved credits transferred.

Programme Intake
6 senior year places
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

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

Remarks
  • The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering offers 3 Bachelor Degree programmes. For students who are also interested in applying for the “Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security” (42480) and “Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Information Engineering” (42470-SY) programmes, in addition to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies, you should:
    1. put 2 of these programmes as your 1st and 2nd priority programmes via PolyU eAdmission system on/before the application deadline;
    2. complete and return the Notification of Interest for 2019/20 Admission form to eie.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk by the application deadline to indicate the 3rd priority programme you wish the Department to consider.
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be studied will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • Students can take a number of extra Electives in areas such as accountancy, business, finance or management, among others.
  • Info Seminar

    • Date: 27 November 2018 (Tuesday)
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Room V322, Block V (Jockey Club Innovation Tower), PolyU

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

Following the expansion and dissemination of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in our daily life, 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 our graduates 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 innovation;
  • 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 One, 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 have to finish 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 exchange 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

Students are admitted into the senior year programme. They will normally take the following subjects except those who are given credit exemption due to fulfillment of similar subjects in their prior study. 
 

1. General University Requirement (GUR) Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)

a. 6 credits in Cluster-Area Requirement (CAR)

Students should not take more than 3 credits from the same cluster area.  They also need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and 3 credits of the China Studies requirement (CSR). Students may apply for a waiver if they have fulfilled the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and/or CSR requirement in their previous studies.
 

b. 3 credits in Service Learning

 

c. Language and Communication Requirement (LCR)

Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.

 

 

2. Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR)

a. Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)

  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Game Development
  • Computer Game Development Project/ Honours Project (6 credits)
  • Data and Computer Communications
  • Digital Video Production & Broadcasting
  • Engineering Economics
  • Engineering Management
  • Image & Audio Processing
  • Integrated Project
  • IP Networks
  • Legal Aspects, Professionalism and Ethics of Computing
  • Mobile Systems & Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Design & Programming
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
  • Web Systems & Technologies
     

b. Industrial Centre Training (5 Training Credits)
 

c. 9 credits of Elective Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
  • Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computer System Architecture
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Networking
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Human Computer Interaction Technology
  • Network Management & Security

 

3. Work-Integrated Education (A minimum of 1 WIE credit)

Two weeks’ of full-time employment for 1 WIE credit.

 

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation from 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 the economic growth worldwide. Products with multimedia features are in great demand. With the increasing popularity of wired and wireless broadband communications,  plenty of multimedia contents are 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 apps developments - 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.
  • Data centres - planning, installing, configuring and maintaining databases and cloud services in the era of Big Data.
     

Entrance Requirements

  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other similar disciplines.
     
  • In addition to academic results, applicants’ communication skill, participation in extra-curricular activities and interview performance will also be considered.

Enquiries

For more programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message


As a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in the Internet and Multimedia Technologies Degree programme (IMT), I can say that the programme is not only about study, but also about fun as theories and practical work opportunities are all covered.

 

Apart from general study, we received practical training from the Industrial Centre. Last summer, we created an Internet radio. We were involved in the entire development process, from making the printed circuit board to writing the programme. It is always exciting to see one's "product" performing real functions as expected. We also designed and made our own high-tech interactive multimedia games, which worked like Wii and touch-screen games with multi-touch features. Playing a computer game is fun, but playing a game that you designed and made is even better,and it imparts a strong sense of achievement. I appreciated these training courses and project-making opportunities provided by the IMT programme because they equipped me with the skills I will need in my future career.


Liu Long



因為自己一向喜歡資訊科技(IT),所以在大學選科時我選擇了修讀互聯網及多媒體科技(榮譽)理學士學位課程(IMT)。

 

IMT課程除了能讓我了解現時較熱門的軟件編程,同時也使我有機會接觸不同類型的硬件及多媒體技術,使我對IT這行業有更全面的體驗及認識。

 

此外,在IMT內也是充滿著人情味的溫馨圈子。大家在趕報告趕死線時仍不忘互相幫忙,不會只顧著自己的那份功課或報告,有困難時即使大家分屬不同組別也會一起討論一起找答案。大家在實習期間亦會相約聊天,分享經驗,互相扶持。這些難忘的經歷,恐怕不是每一個學科的學員也會有機會「曾經擁有」的。


翁輝豪





Additional Documents Required


Programme Leaflet

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Transcript / Certificate

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Interview Arrangement


Date: November to August
Mode:Individual/Group interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, to test their language and communication skills, and their understanding of the industry.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 15-30 minutes

Remark:

Only suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.