This award aims to educate a new generation of knowledge and technical personnel as well as top managers and business executives in E-Commerce. As E-Commerce generally involves the integration of technology and management, this award covers both the technology and management aspects. In the technology aspect, it offers students the opportunity to examine various issues of conducting business as related to networked and on-line commerce, with a focus on the enabling technologies and techniques. Hence, graduates will be able to effectively contribute towards the planning, development, deployment and management of E-Commerce systems and applications. In the management aspect, it allows students to understand the opportunities offered by E-Commerce and the issues involved in employing and managing E- Commerce systems. The specific objectives are:
The institutional learning outcomes of taught postgraduate programmes consist of:
A. Professional competence of specialists/leaders of a discipline/profession:
Graduates of PolyU taught postgraduate programmes will possess in-depth knowledge and skills in their area of study and be able to apply their knowledge and contribute to professional leadership.
B. Strategic thinking:
Graduates of PolyU taught postgraduate programmes will be able to think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex problems and situations pertinent to their professional practice. They will be versatile problem solvers with good mastery of critical and creative thinking skills, who can generate practical and innovative solutions.
C. Lifelong learning capability:
Graduates of PolyU taught postgraduate programmes will have an enhanced capability for continual professional development through inquiry and reflection on professional practice.
The additional outcome specific to graduates of the Department of Computing is as below:
D. Computer ethics and responsibilities:
Graduates of the Scheme will have critical understanding of ethical problems and issues related to computer profession, technology governance and social responsibilities.
Students can select from a wide range of subjects that are offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Computing. In general, each subject takes place once a week in the evening over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take 4 subjects in a semester, whereas part-time students usually take 2 subjects.
The programme requires the completion of 30 credits. Students can choose from the following study patterns:
(A) Complete 7 subjects (at least 5 core subjects with 3 from core-1 and 2 from core-2) plus a dissertation; or
(B) Complete 8 subjects (at least 6 core subjects with 4 from core-1 and 2 from core-2) plus a project
(C) Complete 10 subjects (at least 6 core subjects with 4 from core-1 and 2 from core-2)
Students can choose to take subjects from the Executive* or Technical** Group and obtain a certificate of recognition from the Department after fulfilling the subject requirements. If students want to gain exposure in both executive and technical aspects of E-Commerce, they can always build their own portfolio of subjects within the general requirement.
How to apply for the certificate?
Please send us a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for certificate of recognition under “Executive” or “Technical” group within one month after announcement of your last examination results.
*To specialize in the Executive Group, students must take at least 4 of the subjects highlighted in blue plus 2 of the subjects highlighted in green.
**To specialize in the Technical Group, students must take at least 6 of the subjects highlighted in orange.
All subjects are offered at the discretion of subject offering departments, depending on students’ demand and resources available.
Please also visit http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study for other details of the programme and admission.
Targets degree holders of various disciplines.