Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Computing
電⼦計算理學⼠組合課程


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3868

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus training credits)

Programme Intake
110 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
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
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • The BSc(Hons) Scheme in Computing (電⼦計算理學⼠組合課程) comprises the following awards:
  1. BSc(Hons) in Computing [電子計算(榮譽)理學士學位];
  2. BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems [企業信息管理(榮譽)理學士學位]; and
  3. BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence [金融科技及人工智能(榮譽)理學士學位].

 

  • Students admitted to the Scheme will complete a common Year 1 curriculum. They will select any one of the Honours degree awards and can begin studying the relevant 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 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Computing comprises the following 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 the ability to develop information systems and manage business projects in the commercial sector.
  3. The BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence aims to cultivate financial technologists who can develop intelligent software applications and innovative finance solutions, by equipping them with good fundamental computing knowledge with a focus on AI, sound finance concepts and strong intellectual and practical skills, which enable them to apply computing technologies in finance and related areas. They are expected to be adaptive to the fast-changing technology, economic and social environments of today.

 

Programme Characteristics

BSc(Hons) Scheme in Computing

  • Common first year: students admitted to the Scheme do not need to decide on the final award in the first year of study and can select their study paths in the second year.
  • Rich study pathways: the programme’s relatively few core credits give students the flexibility to take on a Minor study in other disciplines they are interested in, such as Business Administration, Financial Services, Social Science or other Engineering disciplines. They can also take additional Computing subjects to continue or specialise in one or more technical stream.
  • Applied and practical: the curriculum covers up-to-date practical skills in both content and teaching methodology, e.g., iPhone technology.
  • Master’s degree: students can be admitted into the Department’s Master’s programme. They can gain a Master’s degree with one extra year of study.
  • Recognition and Scholarship: many departmental scholarships are available for students, recognising both 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 and 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 and emphasises 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.

 

Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence - BSc(Hons):

  • An interdisciplinary curriculum that covers software engineering, systems security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding and e-finance, big data and other related areas.
  • Minor option: students can apply to pursue a Minor study in any discipline.
  • Students with backgrounds in Arts, Science or Business can apply.

 

Curriculum

All students are admitted to the BSc(Hons) Scheme in 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 Scheme. In the second year, they can select the individual awards and study the corresponding content. All these awards feature a 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 Scheme.

·         Year Two: generic broad 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 Scheme.

·         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.

 

Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence - BSc(Hons)

·         Year One: fundamental knowledge, laying the foundation for university study and gaining a taste of the Scheme.

·         Year Two: broadening computing skills, basic economics, accounting and finance concepts.

·         Year Three: a strengthening year with core subjects like software engineering, systems security as well as computing/finance electives.

·         Final Year: specialisation in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning & pattern recognition, crowdfunding & e-finance, e-payment & cryptocurrency.

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.comp.polyu.edu.hk.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programmes (except BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence^) 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.

 

^ The Department will seek accreditation from the HKIE for BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

 

Career Prospects

BSc(Hons) in Computing graduates can become programmers, system developers, 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 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 Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence graduates are expected to become financial technologists who can fill the talent gap of the fast growing FinTech field. Opportunities in FinTech are extensive both in Hong Kong and worldwide, and include careers such as financial consultants, AI consultants, financial data analysts, FinTech system developer and entrepreneurs.

 

 

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

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

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Interview Arrangement


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

To understand the potentials for and interests 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.