BSc Computing Mathematics


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1206
BSc Computing Mathematics
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Programme/Major Leader
Dr DAI Dan
PhD (City University of Hong Kong, HK)
+852 3442 5995
Admissions Tutor
Dr LO Wing-cheong
PhD (University of California, Irvine, USA)
+852 3442 2578
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8643 (Phone)
+852 3442 0250 (Fax)
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1206

Department of Mathematics

The Department specialises in applied and computational mathematics. Undergraduate teaching is backed up by extensive research on a wide range of topics. This places us in close contact with many modern uses of mathematics. Our programme is both relevant and up-to-date.

We are proud of our academic staff, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars. For example, Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet, member of the French Academy of Sciences and of seven other academies, was Chair Professor of the Department until August 2011. He joined the office of the College of Science and Engineering in September 2011 as University Distinguished Professor. Professor Ciarlet has received numerous distinctions, among which a Grand Prize of the French Academy of Sciences and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.

Professor Ciarlet is currently Senior Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study of City University of Hong Kong.


本系的教員令我們深感自豪,當中不乏享譽國際的學者。法國科學院兼另外七間學院院士Philippe G. Ciarlet 教授,曾任本系講座教授至二零一一年八月,九月開始出任科學及工程學院大學傑出教授。Ciarlet 教授獲頒多個獎項,其中包括法國科學院的法國科學大獎及洪堡研究獎。

Ciarlet 教授現為香港城巿大學高等研究院資深院士。

Major Aims

The Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics programme was introduced in 1994. This major is unique in Hong Kong.  It emphasizes the balance between theories and their applications to practical problems, with a special focus on applied mathematics linked to computational aspects.

The major aims at equipping students and producing graduates with a strong background in:

  • data analysis
  • mathematical modelling
  • scientific computing
  • technical computer software

Students are trained to think quantitatively and analyse problems critically.

As graduates of our programme, they are in hot demand in a number of fields, including data analysis, business intelligence analysis, mathematical modelling, quantitative business planning, and scientific programming. There is also a demand for mathematics teachers in Hong Kong secondary schools.  Most graduates entered the workforce in business, finance and education sectors.

Apart from joining the workforce, some of our graduates further their studies locally or in overseas universities, such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford in UK, University of Toronto in Canada, and Harvard University, New York University and Universities of California in the US.



Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1206) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

  • BSc Computing Mathematics (admission code: 1626A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

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.

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.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme