BEng in Computer Science (COMP)
HKDSE Admission (4-Year Undergraduate Program)
Computer science studies the application of computers in solving many important problems in scientific, engineering and commercial domains. Our general undergraduate degree program provides a broad education in all core areas of Computer Science, while allowing students the flexibility to pursue individual interests in higher-level areas. The core areas include programming, data structures and algorithms, operating systems and software engineering. Students can then choose to learn many diverse areas of computer science, such as databases and data mining, networking, systems software, computer graphics, image processing, medical imaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, computer security, and theoretical computer science.
Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes
BEng in Computer Science program is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates from the program will be deemed to have satisfied the educational requirement for Corporate Membership of HKIE.
Career Prospect and Employment
About 15-20% of our graduates pursue postgraduate study immediately upon graduation. While many of them take up research opportunities in Hong Kong, particularly at HKUST, some go abroad to study at top universities, such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, University of California at Santa Barbara, and University of Toronto.
Our graduates are usually successful in entering the profession of their choice. Some join famous computing-related companies, like IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle, while others prefer different fields, particularly the business sector, and launch their careers at companies such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, and Bank of China.
Under the 4-year academic program structure, applicants are first admitted to School of Engineering via school-based admission. Students may later choose to declare their major in BEng in Computer Science.
Curriculum and Program Requirement
Students studying a 4-year bachelor's degree are required to complete at least 120 credits (where the requirements of a student's programs of study fall short of 120 credits, additional elective credits must be earned).
You may refer to the following links for more detailed information:
- University Common Core Requirements
- University English Language Requirement
- Major Program Requirements
- Normative Student's Pathway
- COMP Course Catalog
In-depth Computer Science Option
Student may opt to graduate with or without an option. Students who take an option must complete all requirements specified in additional to the major requirements.
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