Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
Programme Director: Dr CHOI, Byron K K
The general aim of the BSc (Hons) Programme in Computer Science is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas. Students will be equipped to work in the Information and Communication Technology industry or pursue postgraduate study in Hong Kong or abroad. Graduates of this programme will have learnt how to learn and, have the skills and confidence to meet the challenges in the rapidly changing information technology world.
This programme offers three concentrations of study (21 units for each): (1) Computing and Software Technologies (CST), (2) Information Systems and Analytics (ISA), and (3) Data and Media Communication (DMC). The CST concentration equips students with concepts, principles and practices of computing and software technologies to contribute to technological innovations. The ISA concentration equips students with knowledge and practices of information systems design, development and integration, as well as information analytics skills for creative applications in real-world organizations. DMC is an interdisciplinary concentration co-offered with the Department of Journalism, School of Communication. It emphasizes both data analytics and journalistic principles and skills for media organization as well as related industries. The students will determine their concentrations of study in Year 3 Semester 1.
In addition to the University-wide whole person education, the specific objectives of the pogramme are to equip students with:
- Solid and broad foundation in computer science;
- In-depth knowledge in selected computer technology areas and their creative applications;
- Good problem solving skills; and
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to:
- Practise as a fully equipped computer science professional and ready for the ICT industry;
- Specialize in a selected area(s) that they want to build their career upon if they wish;
- Pursue their postgraduate study in related fields;
- Apply their computer science knowledge and skills to solve complex real-world problems and to analyse the impact of computing, independently and collaboratively; and
- Demonstrate their communication and interpersonal skills in daily life.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Major Courses||64 units|
|III)||General Education||38 units|
|IV)||Free Electives#||21 units|
# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.
|I.||Major Courses||64 units|
|Major Required Courses (49 units)|
|BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology||3 units|
|CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry||3 units|
|COMP1005 Essence of Computing||3 units|
|COMP1006 Facets of Computing||1 unit|
|COMP2006 Computer Organization||3 units|
|COMP2015 Data Structures and Algorithms||3 units|
|COMP2016 Database Management||3 units|
|COMP2017 Operating Systems||3 units|
|COMP2026 Problem Solving Using Object Oriented Programming||4 units|
|COMP3015 Data Communications and Networking||3 units|
|COMP3047 Software Engineering||4 units|
|COMP4006 Information Technology Professional Practices||3 units|
|MATH1005 Calculus||3 units|
|MATH1205 Discrete Mathematics||3 units|
|MATH2005 Probability and Statistics for Computer Science||3 units|
|PHYS1005 Introduction to Physics and Energy Science||3 units|
|SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory||1 unit|
|Concentration Required/Elective Courses||15 units|
|(see each concentration)|
|II.||Projects (Concentration Required Courses)||6 units|
|(see each concentration)|
|III.||General Education||38 units|
|IV.||Free Electives**||21 units|
** Students are encouraged to consider taking the Major Elective Courses by using the Free Electives.