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What will I learn?

The general aim of the BSc (Hons) Programme in Computer Science is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas. Students will be equipped to work in the Information and Communication Technology industry or pursue postgraduate study in Hong Kong or abroad. Graduates of this programme will have learnt how to learn and, have the skills and confidence to meet the challenges in the rapidly changing information technology world.

This programme offers three concentrations of study# (21 units for each): (1) Computing and Software Technologies (CST), (2) Information Systems and Analytics (ISA), and (3) Data and Media Communication (DMC). The CST concentration equips students with concepts, principles and practices of computing and software technologies to contribute to technological innovations. The ISA concentration equips students with knowledge and practices of information systems design, development and integration, as well as information analytics skills for creative applications in real-world organizations. DMC is an interdisciplinary concentration co-offered with the Department of Journalism, School of Communication. It emphasizes both data analytics and journalistic principles and skills for media organizations as well as related industries. The students will determine their concentrations of study in Year 2 Semester 2.

In addition to the university-wide whole person education, the specific objectives of the programme are to equip students with:

  • Solid and broad foundation in computer science;
  • In-depth knowledge in selected computer technology areas;
  • Good problem solving skills; and
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Practise as a fully equipped computer science professional and ready for the ICT industry;
  • Specialize in a selected area(s) that they want to build their career upon if they wish;
  • Pursue their postgraduate study in related fields;
  • Apply their computer science knowledge and skills to solve complex real-world problems and to analyse the impact of computing, independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrate their communication and interpersonal skills in daily life.

The following are the different types of courses offered by CS programme:

  • Major Core Courses
  • Concentration Core Courses
  • Major Elective Courses
  • Projects
  • University Core and
  • General Education Programme (Level 1)
  • General Education Programme
  • (Level 2 & Level 3)
  • Free Elective Courses
  • Sandwich Mode Option

The major core courses are the required computer science courses containing (1) key topics in computer science, and (2) mathematics. These computer science courses can be further divided into four categories: programming and algorithms, computer and communication systems, software development and professional development.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

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

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23; and Grade 3 in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 500 or better in each of two or more subjects in SAT Subject Tests. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

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


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