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 2020
  • Ranked 40th in Computer Science in the Best Global Universities Rankings released by the U.S. News & World Report 2020
  • Ranked 41st in Computer Science in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020 released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Promising Career Prospect

In PolyU 2019 Graduate Employment Survey, the average starting salary of our graduates reached HK$20,049 which was the second highest in the Faculty of Engineering. As computing plays an important role in all businesses, our graduates started their career in a wide range of areas, such as IT, FinTech, Healthcare, Government, Logistics, Business Services, Telecom, Digital Marketing, Multimedia and Entertainment, etc. In other words, studying computing allows students to develop their career in many different business sectors. 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 and Unique Programmes Offering

  • BSc SCHEME in Computing

    Unique in Hong Kong, the Department offers its own BSc Scheme in Computing that includes several 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. All programmes 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. Please click here for more details.

  • Taught Postgraduate Programmes

    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. Please click here for more details.

  • 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.