Hong Kong Baptist University Postgraduate Study @ Computer Science
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What's New
Aims
Programme Characteristics
Admission Requirements
Programme Structure
Programme Duration and Study Schedule
Programme Fee
Financial Support
Medium of Instruction
Teaching Staff
Information for Mainland Students
About Hong Kong
Application Deadline and Procedures
Further Information and Enquiry

What's New

Aims


The programme focuses on the concepts and practices of information systems and covers three themes for advanced information systems (namely, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Information Systems). Students learn solid concepts and gain hands-on skills in these themes, so that they could apply these concepts and skills to solve real-world information system problems.

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Programme Characteristics

  1. This programme integrates theory and practices in the areas of data analytics and artificial intelligence to cope with the current and emerging market demands in the IT industry;
  2. This programme equips students with not just necessary technical skills, but also various interpersonal skills in advancing their career; and
  3. This programme offers mentoring scheme(s) to support students in adapting to the new learning environment at HKBU.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor degree in science, engineering or IT relevant fields from a recognized university or equivalent qualification; and
  2. If applicants did not use English as the medium of learning in their Bachelor's degree programmes, they should satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements:
    • An IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0;
    • A TOEFL score of at least 537 (paper-based) or 74 (Internet-based);
    • Other equivalent qualifications (e.g. CET-6 score of at least 450, CEFR level C1 or above)

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Programme Structure

The programme includes 14 units of core courses and 15 units of elective courses.

The elective courses are organized into three streams, namely, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Information Systems and MSc Practicum & Research. Students can select elective courses freely.

unit(s)unit(s)
Core Courses14
Artificial Intelligence3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
Web and Mobile Programming3
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
IT Forum1
IT Project Skills1

Elective Courses15
Stream 1 – Data Analytics
Data Security and Privacy3
Special Topics in Data Analytics3
Database Systems and Administration3
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery3
Business Intelligence3
Big Data Analytics3

Stream 2 – Artificial Intelligence
Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence3
Biometrics3
Recommender Systems3
Machine Learning3
Web Intelligence and Its Applications3
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery3
Business Intelligence3

Stream 3 – Intelligent Information Systems
Special Topics in Intelligent Information Systems3
Blockchain Technology3
Intelligent Decision Support Systems3
Algorithmic Trading3
Financial Technology3
Health Information Systems: Architecture and Technologies3
User Interface Design and Usability Testing3
Enterprise Architecture and Information Systems Development3
Information Systems Auditing3
Cloud Computing3

MSc Practicum & Research
MSc Practicum3
MSc Research I3
MSc Research II3

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Remarks: There may be minor revisions to the curriculum.

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Programme Duration and Study Schedule

The programme is offered in both one-year full-time mode and two-year part-time mode. Most classes are conducted on weekday nights and Saturdays, so that both part-time and full-time students can attend these classes. Some courses may be offered in the daytime for full-time students.

For full-time study, the normal study schedule is as follows:

Semester 1
(units)
Semester 2
(units)
First Year
Web and Mobile Programming3
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
Artificial Intelligence3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
IT Project Skills1
IT Forum1
Elective Courses15

For part-time study, the normal study schedule is as follows:

Semester 1
(units)
Semester 2
(units)
First Year
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
IT Project Skills1
Elective Courses9
Second Year
Web and Mobile Programming3
Artificial Intelligence3
IT Forum1
Elective Courses6

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Programme Fee

The tuition fee for the entire programme is:

Local student: HK$120,000

Non-local student: HK$140,000

If a student cannot complete the programme within the normal study schedule, he/she is required to pay extra tuition fee.

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Financial Support

Continuing Education Fund:

The Hong Kong SAR Government has set up a Continuing Education Fund (CEF) to subsidize Hong Kong residents to pursue continuing education. Some core and elective courses of this M.Sc. programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. For details, please visit: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm


Scholarships:

High Distinction/Distinction/Merit Scholarships are provided to students with very good academic performance. Each student can obtain at most HK $24,000.

Entrance Scholarships are provided to freshmen with excellent academic records in their undergraduate studies. Each recipient can receive at most HK $50,000.

Past Scholarship Recipients

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Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. All teaching and learning materials are in English.

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Teaching Staff

All professors are highly qualified with Ph.D. degrees awarded by renowned universities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

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Information for Mainland Students

After obtaining the M.Sc. degree awarded by the Hong Kong Baptist University, a mainland student may be eligible to work and stay in Hong Kong. For details and the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department and its Guidebook.

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About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the Asia's world city where "East meets West". It is one of the world's leading financial centers.

Hong Kong is one of the best 10 cities in the world for university education, according to The Guardian (United Kingdom). Please click here to find out why students love Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the top destination city in the world , attracting many visitors all over the world, according to Euromonitor International (United Kingdom).

Hong Kong is ranked number 4 in World Regions Safety and Security Ranking, according to the Legatum Institute Think Tank (United Kingdom).

World Region Safety and Security Ranking
Singapore3

Hong Kong

4

UK14
Canada17
Australia22
New Zealand24
US43
Mainland China50
South Africa123
Philippines140

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Application Deadline and Procedures

Application starts from: Late-Sept, 2019 (To be confirmed)

Application deadline: Jan 31, 2020


Applicants can apply for admission at: https://iss.hkbu.edu.hk/amsappl_pg/


For further information, please visit https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/taught-postgraduate-programmes/application or read the Postgraduate Prospectus.

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Further Information and Enquiry


For further information or enquiry about the M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems programme:

Telephone(852) 3411 2376
Facsimile(852) 3411 7892
Email
Address Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

For further information or enquiry about the application procedures and deadline:

Telephone(852) 3411 5127
Facsimile(852) 3411 5133
Website https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/taught-postgraduate-programmes/application
Email
Address Graduate School
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Note: The above information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. In case of discrepancy, the information provided by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong SAR Government prevails.

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What's New

Aims


The programme focuses on the concepts and practices of information systems and covers three themes for advanced information systems (namely, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Information Systems). Students learn solid concepts and gain hands-on skills in these themes, so that they could apply these concepts and skills to solve real-world information system problems.

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Programme Characteristics

  1. This programme integrates theory and practices in the areas of data analytics and artificial intelligence to cope with the current and emerging market demands in the IT industry;
  2. This programme equips students with not just necessary technical skills, but also various interpersonal skills in advancing their career; and
  3. This programme offers mentoring scheme(s) to support students in adapting to the new learning environment at HKBU.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor degree in science, engineering or IT relevant fields from a recognized university or equivalent qualification; and
  2. If applicants did not use English as the medium of learning in their Bachelor's degree programmes, they should satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements:
    • An IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0;
    • A TOEFL score of at least 537 (paper-based) or 74 (Internet-based);
    • Other equivalent qualifications (e.g. CET-6 score of at least 450, CEFR level C1 or above)

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Programme Structure

The programme includes 14 units of core courses and 15 units of elective courses.

The elective courses are organized into three streams, namely, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Information Systems and MSc Practicum & Research. Students can select elective courses freely.

unit(s)unit(s)
Core Courses14
Artificial Intelligence3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
Web and Mobile Programming3
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
IT Forum1
IT Project Skills1

Elective Courses15
Stream 1 – Data Analytics
Data Security and Privacy3
Special Topics in Data Analytics3
Database Systems and Administration3
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery3
Business Intelligence3
Big Data Analytics3

Stream 2 – Artificial Intelligence
Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence3
Biometrics3
Recommender Systems3
Machine Learning3
Web Intelligence and Its Applications3
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery3
Business Intelligence3

Stream 3 – Intelligent Information Systems
Special Topics in Intelligent Information Systems3
Blockchain Technology3
Intelligent Decision Support Systems3
Algorithmic Trading3
Financial Technology3
Health Information Systems: Architecture and Technologies3
User Interface Design and Usability Testing3
Enterprise Architecture and Information Systems Development3
Information Systems Auditing3
Cloud Computing3

MSc Practicum & Research
MSc Practicum3
MSc Research I3
MSc Research II3

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Remarks: There may be minor revisions to the curriculum.

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Programme Duration and Study Schedule

The programme is offered in both one-year full-time mode and two-year part-time mode. Most classes are conducted on weekday nights and Saturdays, so that both part-time and full-time students can attend these classes. Some courses may be offered in the daytime for full-time students.

For full-time study, the normal study schedule is as follows:

Semester 1
(units)
Semester 2
(units)
First Year
Web and Mobile Programming3
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
Artificial Intelligence3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
IT Project Skills1
IT Forum1
Elective Courses15

For part-time study, the normal study schedule is as follows:

Semester 1
(units)
Semester 2
(units)
First Year
Principles and Practices of Data Analytics3
Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence3
IT Project Skills1
Elective Courses9
Second Year
Web and Mobile Programming3
Artificial Intelligence3
IT Forum1
Elective Courses6

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Programme Fee

The tuition fee for the entire programme is:

Local student: HK$120,000

Non-local student: HK$140,000

If a student cannot complete the programme within the normal study schedule, he/she is required to pay extra tuition fee.

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Financial Support

Continuing Education Fund:

The Hong Kong SAR Government has set up a Continuing Education Fund (CEF) to subsidize Hong Kong residents to pursue continuing education. Some core and elective courses of this M.Sc. programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. For details, please visit: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm


Scholarships:

High Distinction/Distinction/Merit Scholarships are provided to students with very good academic performance. Each student can obtain at most HK $24,000.

Entrance Scholarships are provided to freshmen with excellent academic records in their undergraduate studies. Each recipient can receive at most HK $50,000.

Past Scholarship Recipients

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Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. All teaching and learning materials are in English.

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Teaching Staff

All professors are highly qualified with Ph.D. degrees awarded by renowned universities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

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Information for Mainland Students

After obtaining the M.Sc. degree awarded by the Hong Kong Baptist University, a mainland student may be eligible to work and stay in Hong Kong. For details and the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department and its Guidebook.

^ top

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the Asia's world city where "East meets West". It is one of the world's leading financial centers.

Hong Kong is one of the best 10 cities in the world for university education, according to The Guardian (United Kingdom). Please click here to find out why students love Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the top destination city in the world , attracting many visitors all over the world, according to Euromonitor International (United Kingdom).

Hong Kong is ranked number 4 in World Regions Safety and Security Ranking, according to the Legatum Institute Think Tank (United Kingdom).

World Region Safety and Security Ranking
Singapore3

Hong Kong

4

UK14
Canada17
Australia22
New Zealand24
US43
Mainland China50
South Africa123
Philippines140

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Application Deadline and Procedures

Application starts from: Late-Sept, 2019 (To be confirmed)

Application deadline: Jan 31, 2020


Applicants can apply for admission at: https://iss.hkbu.edu.hk/amsappl_pg/


For further information, please visit https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/taught-postgraduate-programmes/application or read the Postgraduate Prospectus.

^ top

Further Information and Enquiry


For further information or enquiry about the M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems programme:

Telephone(852) 3411 2376
Facsimile(852) 3411 7892
Email
Address Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

For further information or enquiry about the application procedures and deadline:

Telephone(852) 3411 5127
Facsimile(852) 3411 5133
Website https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/taught-postgraduate-programmes/application
Email
Address Graduate School
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Note: The above information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. In case of discrepancy, the information provided by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong SAR Government prevails.

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