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The programme aims to educate IT professionals and individuals with relevant background on the state-of-the-art technologies and tools related to Information Systems. It provides students with solid technological background and enhances students’ competitiveness in a career related to emerging areas of Information Systems.
The programme includes 11 units of core courses and 18 units of elective courses. If a student has relevant background knowledge / experience in the subject of Database Systems and Administration, he/she must take an elective course to substitute the core course "Database Systems and Administration".
The elective courses are organized into three streams, namely, Enterprise Computing, Financial Information Systems and Health Information Systems, MSc Practicum & Research and other courses. Students can select elective courses freely.
Students may specialize in the stream of Financial Information Systems by completing at least THREE courses in this stream. In addition, students may also specialize in the stream of Health Information Systems by completing at least THREE courses in this stream. Those who declared and successfully completed a specialization in Financial Information Systems or Health Information Systems will have their specialization(s) shown on the transcripts after fulfilling the general requirements of this programme.
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:
For part-time study, the normal study schedule is as follows:
The tuition fee for the entire programme is HK$120,000.
If a student cannot complete the programme within the normal study schedule, he/she is required to pay extra tuition fee.
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. In other words, if a student is a Hong Kong resident, he/she can obtain a reimbursement of at most $10,000. For details, please visit: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm
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.
The medium of instruction is English. All teaching and learning materials are in English.
This Advisory Committee provides regular advices to ensure that the programme includes the state-of-the-art IT content and fulfils the needs of the IT industry. Currently, the Advisory Committee is composed of the following members:
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.
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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Hong Kong is ranked number 11 in World Regions Safety and Security Ranking, according to the Legatum Institute Think Tank (United Kingdom).
Application starts from: Mid-Nov, 2017 (To be confirmed)
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Applicants can apply for admission through one of the following means:
For further information or enquiry about the M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems programme:
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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.