Broad Discipline of Computing
電子計算廣泛學科


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 61431-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 60 (plus 4 training credits) (See the Remarks section below)

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

Dr LEONG Hong-va
BSc, MPhil(CUHK), PhD(California), MACM, MIEEE

Remarks
  • As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

  • The Board 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 will be admitted to either one of the 3 specialisms: Computing, Enterprise Information Systems or Information Technology.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
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 develop 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.

 

 

Characteristics

Broad Discipline of Computing

  • Applied and practical, both in content and teaching methodology.
  • Master's degree: the Department provides articulation to students for admission into the Master's programme it offers. They can receive the Master's degree with one extra year of study.
  • Many departmental scholarships are available, including the Entrance Scholarship for students with good academic results.
     

BSc(Hons) in Computing:

  • Features a rich set of Electives that cover real-life applications, such as Biometrics, Data Mining, Multimedia, E-Commerce, Workflow, Logistics, Finance and Mobile Computing.
  • Students with backgrounds in Arts, Science or Business can apply.
     

BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems:

  • 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.
  • Students with backgrounds in Arts, Science or Business can apply.
     

BSc(Hons) in Information Technology:

  • Facilitation of in-depth learning in the integration of software, hardware and networking.
  • Suitable for students with a background in Science.

Curriculum

Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. They must complete all of the following requirements for graduation.
 

General University Requirements (9 credits)

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 fulfiled the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and/or CSR requirement in their previous studies.
 

b. 3 credits in Service-Learning

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

 

Core Subjects and Electives (51 credits)

Students are required to opt for a specified stream when they are admitted to the programme. Detailed study patterns depend on award requirements and are determined on an individual basis.
 

Capstone Project (6 credits)

 

Work-Integrated Education

To graduate, every student must complete at least 312 hours of Work-Integrated Education (WIE). The department has developed opportunities for students to work in accounting or financial firms during summer in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programmes have been granted accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

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 such sectors 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 programmers, network administrators, network managers and system integrators.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Business, Commerce, Computing, and other IT disciplines.
     
  • Applicants’ academic results and interview performance (if applicable) will be considered.
     
  • Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview, which aims to understand the potential for and interest of applicants in the award, to ascertain their understanding and expectations of the discipline of study and career, and to evaluate their language and communication abilities.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (Tel: 2766 7319; Email: comp.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

Required


Interview Arrangement


Date: Between February and August
Mode:Group discussion and/or individual interview
Aims:

To understand the potential for and interest of applicants in the award, to ascertain their understanding and expectations of the discipline of study and career, and to evaluate their language and communication abilities.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 30 minutes

Remark:

Only selected applicants will be invited to interviews.