|Broad Discipline of Computing|
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
The Broad Discipline of Computing comprises three awards. It aims to give students the flexibility to decide on the final award in their first year of study.
- The BSc(Hons) in Computing is focused on the applied nature of Computing and IT in the business setting, with strong practical elements in line with the mission of the University; it has a strong focus on applied systems development.
- The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems programme possesses a much stronger focus on information systems and their management aspects; it is designed in a balanced manner, aiming to train graduates capable of performing some system development, as well as to manage them effectively in businesses as well as enterprises.
- The BSc(Hons) in Information Technology programme has a strong orientation towards state-of-the-art system design and development, with a focus on innovative software design, networking and system integration, based on emerging and evolving computing paradigms, such as pervasive computing, interactive computing, social computing and so on.
- Common first semester/year: students admitted to the Broad Discipline do not need to decide on the final award in the first year of study, but only need to select their study paths in the second year.
- Flexibility of study: students are allowed to transfer between awards within the Broad Discipline before they graduate.
- Rich study pathways: the core credits of the programme is on the low side, providing a lot of rooms for students to take on various minor study paths in their own interested disciplines, such as Business Administration, Financial Services, Social Science, or other Engineering disciplines. They may also take additional subjects in Computing to strengthen and specialise in one or more technical streams.
- Applied and practical: the curriculum covers up-to-date practical skills, both in content and teaching methodology, e.g. iPhone technology.
- Strong placement programme: students can work for one year in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas, acquiring practical and personal skills. A high percentage of our students were placed in recent years with good salary, inclusive of placement to a number of European countries.
- Master's degree: the Department provides articulation to students for admission into the Master's programme it offers. They can receive a Master's degree with one extra year of study.
- Recognition and Scholarship: many departmental scholarships are available for students, recognising their academic and non-academic performance.
All students are admitted to the Broad Discipline of Computing. In the first year, they study a common set of subjects to lay their foundation to university study, and a taste of the broad discipline. In the second year, they can select the individual awards and study the corresponding content. All three awards feature the minor option, with placement with local or overseas companies in the fourth year and an individual or a group integrative capstone project in the final year.
Who should I approach for further details?
Contact Ms. Jennifer Ngai, Departmental Teaching and Learning Committee Secretary
Telephone: (852) 2766-7302
Facsimile: (852) 2774-0842