BSc Computing Mathematics

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1626
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme/Major Leader
Dr CHUNG Kwok-wai
PhD (The University of York, UK)
+852 3442 8671 (Phone)
+852 3442 0250 (Fax)
Deputy Programme/Major Leader
Dr LIU Lester Kam-moon
PhD (Imperial College London, UK)
+852 3442 8570 (Phone)
+852 8523 4420 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8643 (Phone)
+852 8523 4420 (Fax)


Our Target

We aim to equip students with a strong background in data analysis, mathematical modelling, scientific computing and technical computer software. Our graduates contribute to the commercial, financial and industrial sectors in Hong Kong and throughout Greater China. The programme focuses on linking the applied areas of mathematics and computing.

Start Your Career Here

As a graduate of our major, you will find yourself in high demand in fields such as communications, e-commerce, engineering analysis, mathematical modelling, quantitative business planning, and scientific programming. There is also a demand for mathematics teachers at secondary schools in Hong Kong. In recent years, about 10% of our graduates have found jobs in the business intelligence units of major banks in Hong Kong.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied a science-related subject such as Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Statistics 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.

As direct applicants are selected according to a variety of qualifications, selection is made on a case-by-case basis. Performance in selection tests and interviews, where applicable, is also an important assessment criterion.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They will be considered for direct admission to this major (JS1206, first-year studies). For details, click here.

First-Year Curriculum

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.)

What You Will Be Studying

The major covers communication skills, general studies and core subjects in Complex Analysis, Computing and Programming Techniques, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Numerical Methods, Optimisation, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations and Probability and Statistics.

Electives include Actuarial Science, Applied Functional Analysis, Applied Statistics, Computational Geometry, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Finite Element Method, Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Finance, Modelling and Partial Differential Equations.

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • gain solid experience in a real-world work environment; and
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism.

For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.

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 outbound exchange programme website.

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