What will I learn?

The Computer Science Programme (CS) was launched by The Department of Computer Science and Engineering more than 30 years ago. It is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and has gained international reputation for excellent research and teaching.

Over the years, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has built up a large alumni network in the computer industry of Hong Kong. Many of our graduates have taken up important positions in various organizations and companies, such as The Hong Kong Government, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), Intel, Microsoft, IBM and Google. Through this network, our graduates can enjoy comparative advantage in professional career development. Apart from choosing to work in the industry, some graduates have entered our postgraduate programmes or similar programs in world-renowned universities overseas for postgraduate education.

The Computer Science programme covers the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Computer Systems and Networking
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Databases
  • Digital Hardware Technologies
  • Information Systems
  • Internet
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science

The double-degree Computer Science/Integrated Business Administration option is open to students who have qualified for admission to both programmes. Following the successful completion of a BSc degree in Computer Science, students can continue their studies for one additional year to gain a BBA degree.

Programme Objectives

At the end of the course of studies, students will have

  • Acquired solid fundamental knowledge in mathematics, computer science with a breadth of inter-disciplinary knowledge.
  • Acquired independent thinking, possess problem-solving skills, and excel in the capability for self-learning to allow for life-long learning.
  • Acquired leadership qualities, and good communication, teamwork, social, and professional skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • to be able to identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems
  • to be able to design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs
  • to receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context
  • to be able to communicate effectively
  • to be able to success in research and industry
  • to have solid knowledge in computer science and engineering, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, etc.
  • to integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community
  • to practise high standard of professional ethics
  • to be able to draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,517) per year
Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

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