|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
28 for the Department of Computer Science
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 27
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|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|
Dr Raymond WONG
BSc, MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Sydney)
+852 3442 8580 (Phone)
+852 3442 0503 (Fax)
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 artificial intelligence, information security, multimedia, software engineering/project management or data science. In addition, our 9-month 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.
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.
For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)
After completing the first two years of full-time study, CS students will take a 9-month IT Professional Placement (ITPP) course in the third year. This structured placement/internship programme enables our students to integrate and apply what they have learnt in class in a real-world environment. Students perform IT-related projects/developments, and learn how to work as a team member in business or government organizations. In the past, we had students who work at international computer vendors, such as IBM; at banks such as HSBC and the Bank of East Asia; at 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 Hongkong Electric, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Limited, Siemens Ltd. 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. For more information, please visit the ITPP website.
If time permits, students may in addition opt for additional short-term overseas internships between the ITPP and semester start. For more information, please visit the University’s Career and Leadership Centre 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 on Outgoing Exchange opportunities, please visit the University's Global Engagement Office website.
This programme is the first computer science programme in Hong Kong accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
For details, please visit the website of Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University.