Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3519

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Leung Hung-Fat, Frank

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Students can take a number of extra Electives to earn a Minor award in an area such as Accountancy, Business, Finance or Management, among others.
  • Priority will be given to applicants selecting the programme as their first choice.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

Following the rapid expansion and dissemination of information and smart communication technologies in our daily lives, 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 for students to enter 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 the ability to innovate;
  • adaptability to changing technology and society; and
  • all-round attributes.



The programme offers a good mix of basic theory, hands-on practice and application examples. In the latter part of Year Three, 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 undertake 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 programme provides an excellent opportunity for students to study abroad and broaden their horizons, and allows them to appreciate the cultures of other countries.


The programme covers the fundamental and advanced knowledge and applications of Internet and multimedia technologies.

Years One, Two and Three are devoted to core subjects that cover the theories and applications of computers, mobile systems, programming, data and computer communications, databases, multimedia technologies and 3D graphics, computer animation, digital video production & broadcasting, image & audio processing, IP networks, web systems and technologies, together with an integrated project.


In Year Four, students can select from a pool of the following Electives.

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing
  • Final-Year Project/Computer Game Development Project (6 credits) (select any 1 out of these 2 subjects)
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Networking
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Human Computer Interaction Technology
  • Network Management and Security


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of the programme will satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate membership of the HKIE.


Career Prospects

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:

  • Smart mobile communication services – planning, installing, configuring and maintaining networks;
  • Mobile app development – operating systems and applications development, particularly for current and future mobile devices that involve much multimedia content, including mobile apps/games, mobile video streaming services 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, and planning, installing, configuring and maintaining digital broadcasting equipment; and
  • Data centres – intelligently planning, installing, configuring and maintaining databases and cloud services under Big Data.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in Computer Science and Mathematics subjects are preferred.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 6211/2766 6223; email:

Student Message

As a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 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 achieved 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 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 am going to need in my future career.

Liu Long

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November and May
Mode:Individual interview (telephone or video interview)

To conduct an all-round (academic and non-academic) evaluation of the interests, achievements and ability of applicants.


About 15 minutes


Only suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.