BEng Data and Systems Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1716A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

21 for the School of Data Science

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader and Admissions Tutor
Dr ZHANG Zijun
BEng(CUHK), MS(UIowa), PhD(UIowa)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7887

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What You Will Be Studying

Offering a solid foundation in data science and intelligent systems, the BEng Data and Systems Engineering programme equips students with strong analytical and decision-making skills, enabling them to analyse, manage and improve enterprise-class systems. The enterprises considered may be businesses, governmental institutions or service-oriented engineering organisations. The targets of management and improvement may be an enterprise’s strategies, operations and supply chain, or its products and services. BEng Data and Systems Engineering students are nurtured to become analytically minded and versatile graduates capable of collecting, analysing and interpreting big data and transforming these massive amounts of information into insights into ways of improving decision making in their organisations.

The programme provides three flexible categories of advanced knowledge:
a) Systems Analytics
b) Internet of Things (IoT)
c) Smart City


  1. 系統分析
  2. 物聯網
  3. 智慧城市

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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

First-Year Curriculum (Advanced Standing I Entry)

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 
School Specified Requirements School Specified GE courses for Advanced Standing I:
CS2311 Computer Programming

Any course not within the Major requirement (including Core Courses and Electives)

Distributional Requirements Two courses from two different areas:

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

School Requirement / Major Requirement Any 3-4 courses listed within the School Requirement / Major Requirement 9-15
Total No. of Credit Units: 30-36

For details of the curriculum structure, please refer to the School website at

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Scholarships are available, please refer to the details at

Career Prospects

The unique power of data science knowledge and technology is gaining unprecedented attention in the job market, as big data analytics, data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence become more and more relevant to mainstream industries. It is no wonder that data science has been heralded by the Harvard Business Review as one of the hottest fields in the 21st century. Data scientists solve some of the hardest problems that businesses face, and their work is relevant to almost all realms of business.

CityU’s BEng Data and Systems Engineering is a unique programme to offer students a solid foundation in data science analytics, fostering their ability to apply emerging data science knowledge and technologies to produce advanced solutions to real emerging system-level business and industrial problems. Graduates with such solid theoretical knowledge and rich practical experience capable of working alongside domain experts are in great demand in virtually all fields, including but not limited to the following.

• Finance and Banking
• Innovative Industry
• E-commerce
• IT and Software Companies
• Smart City
• Logistics and Transportation Systems
• Retail and Digital Marketing
• Power and Energy
• Healthcare and Medical Research
• Government and Public Organisations
• Consultancy
• Education and Research
• Small Business, Start-ups, Multi-industry Opportunities

Professional Recognition

This major is designed to meet the accreditation requirement of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Accreditation for the programme will be sought from the HKIE.

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.