BSc Computer Science

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1561
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Raymond WONG
BSc, MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Sydney)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8580 (Phone)
+852 3442 0503 (Fax)

Department of Computer Science

This programme is one of the leading Computer Science programmes in Hong Kong, providing students with a well-balanced curriculum and solid education in both the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. This foundation enables students to lead successful careers as professional software developers, system architects, system analysts, technology officers, etc. Besides acquiring a broad knowledge of Computer Science, students can elect to specialise in different technology streams, such as information security, multimedia, software engineering/project management or data science. In addition, our one-year Information Technology Professional Placement provides students with the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt in school and to gain valuable real-world work experience, giving them a head start in their careers.


Our Target

We provide students with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of the computer science discipline. This prepares them for successful careers as system architects and technology officers in the continually developing information technology environment. Our flexible curriculum enables students to develop a strong foundation in the overall discipline and specialisation in a particular area. Through a wide range of electives, our students can keep pace with trends in technology.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements or have obtained an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in engineering or a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification.

For senior-year (Advanced standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They will be considered for direct admission to this major (JS1204, first-year studies). For details, click here.


For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

Industrial Training and International Exchange

After completing two years of full-time study, students take the year-long IT Professional Placement (ITPP) course in the third year. ITPP enables students to integrate and apply what they have learnt in class in a real-world environment. It includes working in a project development team and communicating with various kinds of personnel in business organisations. Students may choose to work in ITPP sponsor organisations including international computer vendors such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Ltd; banks such as HSBC and the Hang Seng Bank; the Hong Kong SAR government and related organisations such as the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Hospital Authority, the Housing Authority, the Education Bureau and other enterprises such as the Hong Kong Disneyland, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. During the placement year, students will take one day off weekly from work to study a number of courses.

Furthermore, for students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer over 110 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

For details, please visit the University's website.

Professional Recognition

This programme is the first computer science programme in Hong Kong accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University

Did You Know?

This is one of the most popular computer science programmes in Hong Kong. We have student exchange partnerships with well-known universities including University College London (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US) and University of New South Wales (Australia), Peking University (China) and Tsinghua University (China).