|BSc (Hons) Scheme in Computing|
What kinds of study tours are available at the Department?
Every year, study tours to the Mainland and other overseas countries are offered to our students at a discounted rate. It is part of our Department's plan to facilitate students' personal development and all-rounded training.
In the past few summers, the Department had also provided discounted package for students to join the Outward Bound programme for one week.
Where have our students been to?
Our study missions have brought them to overseas countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea, and Mainland cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhuhai.
What would they do during these trips?
Our students will visit universities, IT companies and science parks, and will attend language and culture workshops. There will also be opportunities for sightseeing and cultural exchange with local students.
In addition, the Department has started to organize volunteering trips for undergraduate students to teach IT skills to village children. The first group of volunteers went to Hubei, China in July 2006.
How will you benefit from the study tours?
- Exploring overseas countries and Mainland cities;
- Understanding IT industries and career opportunities in these places;
- Enjoying exciting interactive opportunities with local students;
- Brushing up language and communication skills; and
- Visiting destinations of cultural, historical and geographical interest
What do our students say?
"It is very nice to go abroad, to broaden my horizon, to make new friends and to learn more about the world's IT industry."
"During the trip to Korea, I learnt about Korean culture and IT industry. After chatting with Korean people for three days, I have learnt how to pronounce a few Korean words!"
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning is a programme for students to engage in medium-sized system development projects for non-profit organizations. A typical project team consists of three to four students, supported by an academic staff and a professional staff.
How will you benefit from Service Learning?
Our Department, best known for its application-oriented teaching methods, believes that the students learn best when they have the opportunity to apply knowledge by providing practical service to the community.
What do our students say?
Our students felt that service learning helped them improve their computing skills, teamwork and inter-personal communication. They understood themselves better and became more caring and confident and better at self-learning. They also became more interested in community service.
Can you name a few examples of the Service Learning projects?
Some of our students developed a web-based system to support a Chinese calligraphy competition for a local community organization. There was also a networking testing project for a local primary school.
In a typical year, 30-40 students in our Department would provide IT education to primary and secondary school students. They would gain hands-on experience as programme managers, curriculum and course developers and teachers.