BEng Computer and Data Engineering

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1573
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I); 2.5 years (for advanced standing II)
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Programme/Major Leader
Prof Jie CHEN
B.S., Northwestern Polytechnic U, M.S.E.,M.A., PhD. UMich, FIEEE, FAAAS, FIFAC
+852 3442 4280 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)
General Enquiries
Miss Angela FOK
+852 3442 7792 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)

Our Target

Computer and Data Engineering major provides students with a strong foundation and broad skill in the core and related computer and data technologies. Students will be equipped with the theoretical and practical aspects of both hardware and software. In addition, the major provides opportunities for students to develop independent learning, organisational and communication skills. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be able to design and implement embedded systems and computer systems; and able to build data mining and data processing algorithms for analysing big data. They will also be sufficiently prepared to pursue postgraduate studies and engage in life-long learning.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied an engineering-related or a science-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution.

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 in an engineering-related or science-related discipline.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS (JS1205, first-year studies). They may select this major after the first year of study in the Department of Electronic Engineering . For details, click here.

What You Will Be Studying

This major focuses on four areas: Computer and Embedded Systems, Softeware Design, Multimedia Technologies, and Data Analytics and Security.

Core courses include: Engineering Mathematics, Logic Circuits, Computer Programming, Object-Oriented Programming and Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Modelling Techniques, Data Engineering, Database System, Data Communications and Networking, Data Management Techniques, Microcomputer Systems, Signals and Systems, Embedded System Design, Operating Systems, Internet Technology and Design Project.

In the final year, students may specialise in different areas of interest in preparation for their future careers and enjoy considerable flexibility in designing their direction through the selection of elective courses on topics such as digital image and audio technology, computer graphics, security technology, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing Systems, iOS Mobile App Development and Networking, and Data Informatics and Learning Systems.




For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, 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.)

Start Your Career Here

Given the rapid developments in computer technology and multimedia applications, graduates will find ample opportunities in IT products and services, and Data services. Potential employers include computer product development companies, software and system solutions companies, banks, finance and insurance companies and the Hong Kong SAR government.

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support


Industrial Placement Scheme (IPS)

In collaboration with industry, the Department aims to provide students with real work experience during their university years and thus better preparing them for work upon graduation through the Industrial Placement Scheme. Student embark on the Scheme by:


 Participating in group industrial projects;


 Undertaking summer placement; and


 Completing their Industrial Final Year Project.

Students are connected to prominent industrial and business leaders through the Scheme. Around 80-100 places will be secured each year for this Scheme.

Other internship schemes which have been in place for many years include the Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS),and Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS), that offer summer placement local and overseas; as well as the 12-month Co-operative Education Scheme (CES)


International Exchange and Summer Camp

Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department's goals. In 2014/15 and 2015/16, close to 130 students were sent out to top universities in the USA, Singapore, Finland, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, France, Belgium, Korea, Taiwan and mainland China for semester-long exchange and summer exchange.


Student Learning Support Schemes

Student learning is always the Department's top priority, facilitated by the long-established Course Tutoring Scheme and Peer Tutoring Scheme. The schemes aim to nurture good learning skills in our students, particularly during their first and second year with EE. Outstanding senior year students are selected to coach students in study through tutorials, regular meetings, and out-of-classroom time. The Schemes have successfully created a positive learning ambience among peers and have been well received among students.


Each year, approximately 60 scholarships worth over HK$700,000 are granted to students in the Department of Electronic Engineering.

Student Achievements

Over the years, CityU Electronic Engineering students have won many top prizes in various international, regional and local competitions and award schemes. Click here for more information.

Professional Recognition

This major has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Based on the Washington Accord, graduates receive reciprocal recognition from equivalent bodies in Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the UK and the US.

Did You Know?

  • The Department offers three undergraduate programmes (currently 862 students), two taught master's programmes (currently 150 students) and two research degree programmes (currently 129 students).
  • The Department boasts a large team of 55 professors who sustain the department’s teaching and research excellence. Among the team, 14 are internationally highly-ranked Chair professors.
  • Five of the Department's professors have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the University.
  • The Department was ranked 1st in Hong Kong and 20th worldwide in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2016 (Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2016).