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What will I learn?

This major aims to give students a balanced understanding of the theory and applications of information engineering, which encompasses networking and telecommunications, algorithms and software, cybersecurity and forensics, artificial intelligence, and big data. It offers all-round education, which nurtures independent thinking, creativity, and various soft skills. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be sufficiently prepared for further studies or employment in a wide range of economic sectors, mainly technology, but also business, banking, finance and trading in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Major Educational Objectives of INFE major are to:

  • Provide graduates with a solid education in information engineering, and tools that will enable them to identify and solve related engineering problems.
  • Provide graduates with the ability and vision that will enable them to become life-long learners in today’s rapidly changing world.
  • Provide graduates with strong knowledge base on which they can pursue further studies.
  • Provide graduates with essential skills to communicate effectively, and work independently but also collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Equip graduates with high standards of ethics and conduct as well as societal responsibilities.

Career Prospect

Information Technology is amongst the areas the Hong Kong SAR Government has identified for focused support, with manpower projections showing this technology sector to have the fastest growth. Even in the banking, finance, business services, trading, legal and public administration sectors, personnel with a solid background in technology are in great demand in this increasingly complex technological age.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,22,186) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold an a minimum diploma point score of 30 (out of 45) is required. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL Minimum total score 550 on the paper-based test / 79 on the Internet-based test; IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above; Cambridge ESOL Examinations: One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants are required to have 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary). To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should have attained the minimum grade specified, or where a grade is not specified, an acceptable pass. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. The following qualifications are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations - One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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