Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: 42477-SY
Duration and Credit Requirement
Normally 67 (plus 5 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder depend on the approved credits transferred.
Ir Dr Leung Hung-Fat, Frank
BEng, PhD, CEng, MIET, MHKIE, SrMIEEE
- The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering offers 3 Bachelor Degree programmes. For students who are also interested in applying for the “Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security” (42480) and “Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Information Engineering” (42470-SY) programmes, in addition to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies, you should:
- put 2 of these programmes as your 1st and 2nd priority programmes via PolyU eAdmission system on/before the application deadline;
- complete and return the Notification of Interest for 2020/2021 Admission form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline to indicate the 3rd priority programme you wish the Department to consider.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be studied will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
- Students can take a number of extra Electives in areas such as accountancy, business, finance or management, among others.
- Date: 27 November 2019 (Wednesday)
- Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Venue: Room TU107, PolyU
Aims and Characteristics
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 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)
- Computer Animation
- Computer Game Development
- Data and Computer Communications
- Digital Video Production and Broadcasting
- Engineering Economics
- Engineering Management
- Image and Audio Processing
- Integrated Project
- IP Networks
- Legal Aspects, Professionalism and Ethics of Computing
- Mobile Systems and Application Development
- Object-Oriented Design and Programming
- Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
- Professional Communication in English for Engineering students (2 credits)
- Web Systems and Technologies
b. Industrial Centre Training (5 Training Credits)
c. 9 credits of Elective Subjects (3 credits each, unless indicated otherwise)
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
- Honours 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
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.
Recognition and Prospects
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.
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 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 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.
- Data centres - intelligently planning, installing, configuring and maintaining databases and cloud services under Big Data.
- An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other similar disciplines.
- In addition to academic results, applicants’ communication skill, participation in extra-curricular activities and interview performance will also be considered.