BSc Data Science


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1072
BSc Data Science
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor
Dr Xiang ZHOU
PhD – Princeton University, USA
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Qingpeng ZHANG
BEng (HUST), MS (Arizona), PhD (Arizona)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7887

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What You Will Be Studying

The BSc Data Science aims to provide data science graduates with essential training in the quantitative methods, statistical analysis techniques, data mining technology and computing tools required for the effective use and analysis of big and complex data for real-world applications that involve making sense of complex data to realize planning and decision making. The programme develops strong and interdisciplinary training in the ability to build data analysis reasoning, communication skills and ethic awareness in realistic inter-professional settings for commercial or public policy problems in various disciplines.

The programme provides three flexible modules of advance knowledge:
a) Artificial Intelligence
b) Social Media Analytics
c) Statistical Learning


  1. 人工智能
  2. 社交媒體分析
  3. 統計學習

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies
Elective SubjectsNotes
Elective 1
Elective 2
BSc Data Science
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please visit

First-Year Curriculum

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 normative four-year degree:
MA1508 Calculus
CS2311 Computer Programming
SDSC1001 Introduction to Data Science


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

9 - ​12
School Requirement / Major Requirement MA Linear Algebra with Applications 4
Major Requirement SDSC2004 Data Visualization 3
Total No. of Credit Units: 34 - 37

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.)

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 BSc Data Science is a unique programme to offer students a rigorous theoretical and methodological knowledge of data science along with in-depth analysis and evaluation for applied 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

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.