Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: 42477-SY
Normally 67 (plus 5 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder depend on the approved credits transferred.
Dr Bonnie Law
BEng, PhD, SrMIEEE
Following the rapid expansion and dissemination of information and smart communication technologies 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:
The programme offers a good mix of basic theory, hands-on practice and application examples. In the latter part of Year One, students make use of the knowledge that they have acquired to conduct a multimedia-based Integrated Project. They can focus 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.
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)
b. Industrial Centre Training (5 Training Credits)
c. 12 credits of Elective Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)
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.
The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a Computer Science Programme. Graduates of the programme will satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate membership of the HKIE.
Internet and multimedia technologies are amongst the key technologies that support worldwide economic growth. Products and services with multimedia features such as digital audio-visual gadgets and smart mobile devices are in great demand, and new models and apps are being developed every day. Moreover, with the increasing popularity and technological advancement of wired and wireless communications, more and more multimedia content is being created, delivered and shared on the Internet. Upon graduation, students will acquire sufficient knowledge to commence careers in the following areas.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced on Thursday between November and August.