What will I learn?

Objectives

Our M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science aims to

provide a postgraduate level knowledge in computer science, including:

  • mastery of knowledge in state-of-the-art information technology, emerging software technology, and latest research topics in computer science;
  • understanding, analysis, management, and handling of real life information technology problems in workplace;
  • awareness of the latest development in computer science research and computer industry in both worldwide and local contexts.

provide a core level of generic skills related to:

  • written and oral communication skills;
  • conduct of literature reviews;
  • analytical skills for problem solving, including critical analysis, problem identification, and devising practical solutions.

provide a positive attitude towards and willingness to:

  • communicate and cooperate effectively with other people in teamwork;
  • take up leadership opportunities;
  • propose and present new thoughts or ideas with a critical and open mindset;
  • identify and apply appropriate computer science knowledge to solutions;
  • adapt solutions to reflect social, economic, environmental, health and safety considerations.

Programme Organization

Full-time students must complete 8 elective courses within 1 year and part-time students must complete 8 elective courses in 2 years. There are no compulsory courses and students can choose from the course list below. The offering of courses is subject to change, being determined by the Department based on students’ preferences. Started from 2009, students are able to select courses from the department’s graduate-level day courses as well as those from other departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$175,000.00 (US$ 22,498) per year
The fee is payable by 3 installments; Funding Nature: Self-financed.
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

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

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