School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering)

數據科學學院 [選項:理學士(數據科學)、工學士(數據與系統工程)]


Year of Entry 2020
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1071
School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering)
Mode of Study Full time
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
2 Jan 2020 (Local & Non-local)
Major Leader and Admissions Tutor
Dr ZHANG Zijun
BEng(CUHK), MS(U Iowa), PhD(U Iowa)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7887
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1071.



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School of Data Science

The School of Data Science (SDSC), the first independent school in the region to focus on data science and its applications, aims to nurture future data science talent, which is urgently needed in numerous industries and by society at large. Boasting world-class faculty and an outstanding infrastructure and vision, the School aspires to become a trailblazer in data science in Hong Kong and beyond.

The SDSC offers interdisciplinary curricula for undergraduate students. These curricula not only provide a solid foundation in data science and a state-of-the-art spectra of data science subjects, but also offer students the chance to undertake projects and courses connected with promising application areas in data science, such as systems analytics, social media analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City, Artificial Intelligence and statistical learning approaches. Fostering intellectual curiosity and autonomy, the SDSC provides students with ample opportunities to participate in open-ended projects and realise their dream data science products. Through its extensive industrial partnerships and networks, the SDSC will prepare a new breed of data science professionals to excel in inter-disciplinary and cross-functional collaboration.


What You Will Be Studying

A qualified data scientist or data engineer is trained in a range of computing, mathematics, statistics, and business-oriented topics, gaining a core collection of interdisciplinary skills. The BSc Data Science (DS) programme and BEng Data and Systems Engineering (DSE) programme will prepare you to become a data science professional with solid theoretical knowledge and rich practical experience. The programmes will offer you a solid foundation in the following areas.

  • Mathematics and computer programming in data science
  • Statistical learning, machine learning and deep learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • System modelling, simulation and optimization
  • Three flexible modules of advanced knowledge (BSc Data Science)
    a) Artificial Intelligence
    b) Social Media Analytics
    c) Statistical Learning
  • Three flexible categories of advanced knowledge (BEng Data and Systems Engineering)
    a) Systems Analytics
    b) Internet of Things (IoT)
    c) Smart City

Programme Mission

City University of Hong Kong offers two unique undergraduate programmes, BSc Data Science and BEng Data and Systems Engineering, which are designed to cultivate data science professionals capable of applying and creating the data science knowledge required to support social and economic development in Hong Kong and beyond. Data science, as a rapidly growing field, focuses on solving problems and furthering social progress using vast amounts of data collected in various industries, commerce and applied sciences. A data science professional is trained to use and extract insights from these data, apply to and solve real-world problems in the data realm responsibly.

BSc Data Science cultivates data scientists and data science professionals with rigorous theoretical and methodological knowledge of data science along with in-depth analysis and evaluation for applied problems.

BEng Data and Systems Engineering cultivates data scientists and advanced data engineers with a solid understanding of the tools and techniques, with a focus on managing data and applying data science techniques to solve social and economic problems.

數據科學發展迅速,着重於利用大量從各行業、商業、應用領域收集的數據去解決相關問題及作出改善。學生在第一學年須修讀數學、電腦、數據科學入門等基礎科學科目。在完成第一年學業後,自由選讀「理學士(數據科學)」或「工學士(數據與系統工程)」其中一個主修課程和相關科目。

「理學士(數據科學)」及「工學士(數據與系統工程)」分別針對數據科學的應用和研究範疇。

理學士(數據科學):旨在培育擁有紥實的數據科學理論及知識基礎的未來數據科學家,並探索新的數據科學研究方法。

工學士(數據與系統工程):旨在培育擁有紥實的數據科學工具知識及技巧的未來數據科學家。課程將着重於數據科學於社會及經濟上的實際應用。


Admission Arrangements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1071) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the School of Data Science. Students will have a free choice of majors (current major options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering) offered by the School after one year of study.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.


First-Year Curriculum

2020-21
First-Year Curriculum

Courses No. of Credit Units
General Education University Requirements • GE1401 University English; and
• Discipline-specific English; and
• GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History & Philosophy 
9
School Specified Requirements School Specified GE courses for normative four-year degree:
MA1508 Calculus
CS2311 Computer Programming
SDSC1001 Introduction to Data Science
9

 

Distributional Requirements At least one course from each of the three areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology

​12
School Requirement / Major Requirement Any 1-2 courses listed within the School Requirement / Major Requirement 3-6
Total No. of Credit Units: 33-36

For details of the curriculum structure, please refer to the School website at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/sdsc/programmes/undergraduate-programmes


Career Prospects

Please refer to the BSc DS and BEng DSE programme information for details.


Professional Recognition

The BEng DSE is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Accreditation for the programme will be sought from the HKIE.


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Scholarships are available, please refer to the details at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/scholarship/.


Student Exchange/Internship

The School provides student exchange and internship opportunities to our students to gain international perspectives, global engagement and industry experience.

Students may choose between the overseas student exchange opportunities at world-leading institutions provided by the School or the University. Paying the tuition at CityU, students will spend a study semester abroad and may transfer the academic credits earned at the host institution to fulfil the graduation requirement. 

The School also partners with premier corporates in a wide range of sectors to offer internship opportunities relevant to our majors. With these placements, students are expected to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in real-world applications.



Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)