The Taught Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Computing provide education in computing and information technology that are tailored to suit the professional needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Students benefit not only from detailed knowledge of fundamental theories, core and applied technologies, and industry best practices, but also from interaction with their peers in exchanging ideas and discussing experiences. They acquire not only advanced expertise but also professional networks that help them to scale new heights in their careers.
Besides the Executive Master in Digital Leadership, the four Master of Science Programmes are offered in both full-time and part-time modes, structured under the Postgraduate Scheme in Computing.
Executive Master Programme
We have launched the interdisciplinary Executive Master in Digital Leadership, specially designed to provide forward looking executives with genuinely innovative professional development experience to become well-equipped hitech leaders in today’s digital economy.
First-ever in Hong Kong
The first interdisciplinary Executive Master programme which nourishes innovation, leadership and computational thinking in Hong Kong.
Top Talents Converge
Combining expertise from PolyU’s faculties – Computing, School of Design, Accounting & Finance and Management & Marketing and facilitated by IAEE’s professional team as well as PolyU’s extensive network of industry experts and outstanding overseas scholars.
A New Gen of Digital Leaders to support Belt-Road Initiative
Providing senior executives with a genuinely innovative professional development experience together with academic knowledge of digital technology in the Asian and global context.
Strong Personal Mentorship
Professors and industrial elites from PolyU’s extensive network will be part of a personal mentoring team to support the learning journey and enrich the development and completion of their capstone project.
Innovative Teaching and Learning
Using blended learning model, from classroom to cloud learning, supplemented with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to enjoy the new wave of learning and experiencing the “flipped classroom”.
Postgraduate Scheme in Computing
The MSc in E-Commerce provides students with knowledge in E-Business models, information systems, legal issues and management strategies in E-Commerce. It is designed for professionals from any background who want to develop business and technical skills in E-Commerce.
The MSc in Information Systems provides management and other business professionals with knowledge, skills and confidence in the application of information systems within their organisations. It is designed for professionals with arts, business and social science backgrounds who need to design, apply and evaluate information systems in today’s business environment.
The MSc in Information Technology is a bridging programme for professionals from science and engineering backgrounds who do not have extensive computing experience. It is designed for those who want to acquire information technology knowledge and apply it in their jobs, ensuring related career development.
Students in the MSc in Software Technology programme normally have computer science or software engineering backgrounds. The programme allows them to pursue in-depth studies of software technologies for business and industrial settings. It is designed for those who want to advance their knowledge in computing and software technology for the continuous development in computing related professional career.
According to our 2016 Graduate Employment Survey, 42% of our graduates get promoted to a higher position compared with the time when they applied for our MSc programmes. For over 20 years of providing postgraduate education in computing, COMP has nurtured about 4,000 students who became leaders and professionals with a global outlook in various sectors, and our alumni have established a very good reputation in different industries. Most of our alumni are now managers and top management 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 digital market needs as well as students’ demand from time to time. Currently we are planning to offer new content covering hot IT topics such as FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Information Security, through classroom teachings and workshops, to enhance students’ ability in critical thinking, leadership and problem solving.Practical industry workshops and training sessions
To enrich students’ learning experience, our scheme regularly offer additional industry workshops, training sessions, and programming labs on different IT topics to enhance students’ technical skills, professional knowledge, and hands-on experiences. In the past summer, we cooperated with our partner, Microsoft Hong Kong, 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 regularly invite renowned speakers from the IT industries to deliver talks and forums about the latest trend of IT technologies to assist students to understand the updated IT technologies and industry development.Advanced learning facilities and joint labs
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. In addition, COMP provides other resources for students to undertake project and dessertation on different topics. Students will 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.Flexible mode of study and choices of specialty
The scheme has four programmes that offer both full-time and part-time mode of study. Non-local students subject to visa requirements are required to take a full-time study load. In addition, different study patterns including the combination of a dissertation, a project and subjects of equivalent credits are available for students to pursue according to their schedule and preference. Also, students can apply for changing their specialty and ultimate award upon fulfilling the Department’s requirement.Diversified future prospects
The scheme offers a comprehensive curriculum with cutting-edge advance subjects to cater for the demand of students of 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 an MSc population of hundreds of 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.
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
For enquiries, please call 2766 7317 / 2766 7300 or email to: email@example.com
* 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.
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?
Supervision by an academic staff will be required for internship's approval.Application Form
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