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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3519

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Bonnie Law

  • To give encouragement and recognition to HKDSE students with outstanding academic performance, and to support their studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) at PolyU has launched the “EIE Academic Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding HKDSE Admittees” since the 2016-17 academic year. Details of the scholarship are given in the information sheet, which can be viewed here.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and are subject to regular review.
  • Students can take a number of extra Electives to earn a Minor award in areas such as accountancy, business, finance or management, among others.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

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:

  • 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.



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 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.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

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.


Career Prospects

Internet and multimedia technologies are amongst the key technologies that support worldwide economic growth. Products and services with intelligent 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 AI, 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 communications 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 intelligent multimedia content, including mobile apps/games, mobile video streaming services and mobile information systems.
  • Internet-related business - developing applications with intelligent 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.
  • Data centres - intelligently planning, installing, configuring and maintaining databases and cloud services under Big Data.



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

Core subjects cover the theories and applications of computers, data science, AI, mobile systems, programming, data and computer communications, databases, intelligent multimedia technologies, 3D graphics, computer animation, IP networks, web systems and technologies, together with an integrated project and final-year project / computer game development project (6 credits) (select any 1 out of these 2 subjects).

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

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Deep Learning and Deep Neural Networks
  • Digital Video Production and Broadcasting
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning in Cyber-Security
  • Mobile Networking
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Multimodal Human Computer Interaction Technology
  • Network Management and Security


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Information and Communication Technology

Applied Learning Subjects:

  • Computer Game and Animation Design
  • Internet of Everything Application
  • Mobile and Online Apps Development
  • Multimedia Entertainment Studies

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Computer Game and Animation Design
  • Internet of Everything Application
  • Mobile and Online Apps Development
  • Multimedia Entertainment Studies

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 20.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For more programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 6211/2766 6223; email:

Student Message

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 have equipped me with the skills I am going to need in my future career.

Liu Long









Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Mid-June to late June and/or late July
Mode:Group or individual interview

To identify suitable students for the programme.


Group interview (30 minutes); individual interview (15-20 minutes)


Selected applicants will be invited to the interview before the announcement of HKDSE results; normally, only Band A and some selected applicants will be invited to interview after the announcement of HKDSE results.