Overview

Our Postgraduate Scheme in Computing is one of the oldest and largest programmes offering taught postgraduate computing education in Hong Kong, which is tailored to suit the professional needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Students benefit not only from earning the fundamental theories, core and applied technologies, and industry best practices but also from interaction with their peers in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. They acquire both advanced expertise and professional networks that help them scale new heights in their careers.

Postgraduate Scheme in Computing

  • MSc in E-Commerce

    The MSc in E-Commerce provides a new generation of knowledge to technical personnel as well as managers and business executives in E-Commerce both in the technology and management aspects. In the technology aspect, it offers students the opportunity to examine various issues of E-Commerce, with a focus on the enabling technologies and techniques. In the management aspect, it allows students to understand the opportunities offered by E-Commerce and the business and management issues involved in deploying E-Commerce systems.

    Highlights:

    • Provide knowledge in E-Commerce models, information systems, web and internet, intelligent technologies, legal issues and management strategies in E-Commerce;
    • Offer opportunities to analyse, design and implement E-Commerce systems;
    • Develop students’ ability to understand and evaluate E-Commerce opportunities, systems, and tools; and
    • Equip students for jobs such as E-Commerce consultant, business manager, project coordinator, and E-Commerce entrepreneur.
  • MSc in Information Systems

    The MSc in Information Systems provides management and business professionals with knowledge, skills and confidence in the application of information systems within organisations, and to enable them to identify appropriate IT/IS driven opportunities so that they can design and develop appropriate information systems which support the organisation strategies.

    Highlights:

    • Provide knowledge in information systems analysis, design, and applications in business and industry;
    • Offer opportunities to explore and understand different aspects of information systems, such as database and data mining, intelligent information systems, workflow and collaborative systems, human computer interaction, and information system project management;
    • Develop students’ ability to understand, evaluate and plan for information systems and their re-engineering; and
    • Equip students for jobs such as information systems executive and manager, IS project coordinator and systems analyst.
  • MSc in Information Technology

    The MSc in Information Technology serves as a bridging programme for professionals from Science and Engineering background that are not from Computing to acquire the core and applied knowledge in IT. It is designed and structured to incrementally help students to build a strong foundation in core concepts and further reinforced through solving IT problems in the form of projects.

    Highlights:

    • Provide knowledge of the latest information technology to students for either immediate or future applications in their current profession or a profession he/she intends to engage in;
    • Offer opportunities to explore and understand the latest information technology, such as mobile technology, software engineering for high-quality software, internet infrastructure and protocols, web database, wireless computing, big data, Chinese computing, artificial intelligence, data centre, and biometric authentication;
    • Develop students’ competence in applying information technology to solve scientific, engineering and business problems; and
    • Equip students for jobs such as IT manager, IT consultant, IT project officer, and IT related engineer.
  • MSc in Software Technology

    The MSc in Software Technology provides students with Computer Science or Information Systems background to pursue in-depth studies in software technologies. It emphasises on the application of software technologies to solve business, industrial problems and the state-of-the-art software engineering and management. Students have the opportunities to specialise in major areas in software technology and develop the ability to assimilate and to apply the acquired knowledge.

    Highlights:

    • Provide up-to-date and in-depth knowledge in the fast-changing software technology;
    • Provide opportunities to specialise in major areas in software technology, such as software project management, software testing and QA, embedded software, extreme programming, web database, distributed computing, advance database, internet infrastructure security, multimedia computing, computer image, and pervasive computing;
    • Develop students’ competence in advance software technology, and conducting independent study and research in advance computing and software related knowledge; and
    • Equip students for jobs such as senior software engineer, computer scientist, information manager, and network security manager.

  • scheme features
    Promising career advancement

    According to our 2016 Graduate Employment Survey, 42% of our graduates were promoted to a higher position compared with the time when they applied for our MSc programmes. Many of our alumni have become leaders and established a very good reputation in various sectors. Some of them are now managers and top executives in prominent companies in the IT industry such as Alibaba, IBM, Tectura, as well as organizations in other industries like Accenture, China Telecom, CLP, Hospital Authority, HSBC, Hutchison, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, MTRC, PCCW, etc.

    Wide variety of subjects that cover hot IT topics

    Students enjoy flexible options in studying with over 40 core and elective subjects. COMP frequently review the programme curriculum, offering subjects to align with the fast-changing market needs as well as students’ demand from time to time. We have newly introduced a new subject “Big Data Computing” and decided to offer new content covering hot IT topics such as FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT) and Information Security, through classroom teachings and workshops.

    Practical programming and industry workshops

    Our scheme offers extra learning opportunities to enhance students’ study experience. The Java Programming workshop is part of the learning and teaching activities designed to help students with no programming experience. We also offer workshops on various topics such as Microsoft AI and Microsoft Blockchain to strengthen students' technical skills and hands-on experiences. In the past summer, we cooperated with Microsoft to offer workshops on “Machine Learning on Cloud”, which received very positive feedback from the participants. Certificates were issued to them after completing the workshops.

    Besides, we always invite renowned speakers to deliver talks and forums, such as Google Security Talk, to help students enrich industrial experience and awareness of the latest technologies development.

    Advanced teaching facilities and learning opportunities

    COMP conducts advanced research contributing to the world’s fast technological growth. We have established joint laboratories and been working closely with industry-leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Yonyou. These joint laboratories are not only supporting research activities but also teaching and learning as well as knowledge transfer purposes. They also open space for producing world-renowned output applicable to commercial and industrial uses and creating high values in both education and research aspects.

    COMP provides other resources for students to undertake project and dissertation on different topics. Students have the opportunity to access the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality System in the Computing Outreach Lab as well as the Big Data and Cloud Computing Platform to perform their research studies. Students are also welcome to attend all the research seminars held by the department to understand the latest state of research in the IT field.

    Flexible mode of study and choices of speciality

    The scheme has four programmes that offer both full-time and part-time mode of study.  Different study patterns including the combination of a dissertation, a project and subjects of equivalent credits are available for students to choose according to their schedule and preference. Students can also apply for changing their speciality and ultimate award upon fulfilling the programme’s graduation requirement.

    Diversified future prospects

    The scheme offers a comprehensive curriculum with cutting-edge subjects to cater for students from various backgrounds with different academic and career developmental needs. With such an environment of broad student mix, students benefit not only from learning the core theories, applied technologies, and industry best practices, but also from doing projects, and potential interactions with over one hundred of MSc students coming from diverse backgrounds and industries. The career opportunities for our students who complete the programme are multi-folded. Fundamentally, our graduates are equipped with comprehensive and professional IT knowledge, as well as practical skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving and lifelong learning skills which are beneficial to career development in many sectors.

    Double master degrees with overseas universities

    Our scheme provides valuable opportunities for students to join the concurrent enrollment programme where they can graduate with two master degrees. The programme allows students to enjoy credit transfers between COMP and our collaborative Departments at University of Cincinnati in USA and University of Messina in Italy, and earn two master degrees within the same study period. Through the programme, students not only can enrich their learning and cultural experience by immersing themselves in a different study environment but also expand their professional network internationally.

  • Scholarships
    Alan Turing Entrance Scholarship for Postgraduate Computing Students

    This scholarship is offered to all first-year MSc Students (excluding visiting/subject-based students) with high standing in their undergraduate study.

    The awardee will receive the scholarship in four equal installments at the end of each semester. If the awardee is no longer registered in the programme, he or she will no longer be eligible for the subsequent installments.

    COMP Alumni Scholarship for Postgraduate Computing Students

    The scholarship is offered to PolyU alumni admitted to the first year MSc Scheme in Computing in and after 2005/06.

    The scholarship will be 15% of the tuition fee of the subjects taken in the first year of study (including summer term). To qualify, the awardee will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Applicants are required to pay the full tuition fee to register for the first-year courses. Successful applicants will be reimbursed an amount equivalent to the scholarship at the end of the first year.

    Application Procedures
    • Applications can be done by submitting a completed application form, a copy of transcript and other supporting documents.
    • Application forms can be downloaded here:
    • Completed application forms should normally be submitted to the General Office in person / email / fax within TWO weeks after the commencement of the first academic year upon admission. The Head of Department will shortlist the candidates in consultation with the academic staff. Selection interview may be required.

    For enquiries, please call 2766 7317 / 2766 7300 or email to: comp.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

    * The granting of the above scholarships is subject to approval of the department. Mutual exclusion shall apply in case the applicant is also eligible for other scholarships / special study offer/ concessions directly or indirectly obtained at PolyU.

  • Internship Programme
    WHAT is the Internship Programme?

    Postgraduate Internship Programme provides students with the opportunity to work up to one-third of the normal duration of the study period of the programme to gain working experience in Hong Kong.

    WHO can apply?

    It is open to all MSc students, who have completed at least not less than 40% of the postgraduate studies with a GPA attainment of at least 2.5 in the recent semester of study.

    WHY should you join?
      • We are the first computing department to offer optional postgraduate study internship.
      • Our Department has the most established undergraduate placement programme in Hong Kong, with a history of more than 20 years.
      • We have a large network of partner companies.
    HOW can you benefit?
        You can:
        • Gain working experience in Hong Kong or Mainland China;
        • Understand IT industries and career opportunities in these places;
        • Enjoy exciting interactive opportunities and establish new social networks; and
        • Brush up language and communication skills...etc
    Approval

    Supervision by an academic staff will be required for internship's approval.

    Application Form
  • Info seminar
  • scheme brochure
  • credit transfer
  • Contact Information for further details

    Telephone: (852) 3400 3145

    Facsimile: (852) 2774 0842

    Email: comp.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk