Why choose COMP?


We are committed to providing high-quality, all-round education, and nurturing computing leaders and professionals who will serve the society through the application of advanced knowledge and skills in computing-related disciplines.

Our strengths:

Top Rankings in the World

  • Ranked 51-100 globally in Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Subject Rankings in 2017
  • Ranked Top 37 in Computer Science in the Best Global Universities Rankings released by the U.S. News & World Report 2018
  • Ranked Top 24 in Computer Science in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Over 95% Employment Rate

In a 2016 survey conducted by PolyU’s Office of Careers and Placement Services, over 95% of our graduates were employed or self-employed or pursuing further studies after graduation. The survey has also shown that our graduates’ average salary keeps rising over the years.

Our graduates are successful in entering the profession of their choices. They are very well-received and employed by well-known corporations like BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Disneyland, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd., JPMorgan Chase Bank, KPMG and Microsoft Hong Kong Limited. Some graduates choose to pursue PhD studies and have been admitted by the world’s most prominent universities like University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and ETH Zurich. Over the years, the Department has nurtured many talents who have developed highly successful careers in a broad range of fields, please click here for more details.

Excellent & Unique Programmes Offering

  • Broad Discipline of Computing

    Unique in Hong Kong, the Department offers its own Broad Discipline of Computing that includes three programmes with diversified scopes of curriculum design suiting different students’ interests. Specific niches have been introduced in each programme, which empowers students with the competitive edge they will need on their career paths. After their common first year of study, students can choose one of the three awards: the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Enterprise Information Systems or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology. All three are tailor-made to incorporate state-of-the-art applications and up-to-date technologies, meet new challenges and respond to ever-changing corporate and social needs.

  • Postgraduate Scheme in Computing

    The taught postgraduate programmes in the Department of Computing provides education in computing and information technology that is 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. Four Master of Science programmes are offered in both full-time and part-time modes, structured under the Postgraduate Scheme in Computing. 

  • Research Postgraduate Programmes

    The Department attracts research postgraduate students from Hong Kong and around the world, setting the scene for a rich mix of intellectual stimulation and cross-cultural engagement in various areas of computing and information technology. Over 90 research students are currently studying towards either MPhil or PhD degrees. Please click here for more details.

Extensive Scholarship Support

The University and our Department offer scholarships to outstanding students from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. Most scholarships are granted based on students’ academic merits. Some scholarships may have additional criteria as specified by the donors. Please refer to our list of awardees or click here for more details.