BEng Data and Systems Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2021/22
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1073
BEng Data and Systems Engineering
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Major Leader and Admissions Tutor
Dr ZHANG Zijun
BEng(CUHK), MS(UIowa), PhD(UIowa)
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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 modules 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 JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies
Elective SubjectsNotes
Elective 1
Elective 2
BEng Data and Systems Engineering
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 MA1503 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 2020 cohort is for reference only. The 2021 catalogue will be published around July 2021.)

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.