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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

JUPAS Code: JS2510
Introduction Programme Schedule

Common Core (Year 1 & 2)

Year 1

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

General Education Core -- English I

3

General Education Core -- English II

3

Introduction to Biology/

 

Essence of Computing/

 

Introduction to Chemistry/

7

Calculus/

9

Integrated Science Laboratory

 

Introduction to Physics

 

OR

 

OR

 

Essence of Computing/

 

Introduction to Biology/

 

Calculus/

9

Introduction to Chemistry/

7

Introduction to Physics

 

Integrated Science Laboratory

 

General Education Core --
Information Management Technology

3

General Education Core --
Numeracy

3

General Education Core -- PE

1

General Education Core -- PE

1

General Education Core -- U-life

0

General Education Core -- U-life

0

 
 

 
 

General Education Core --
University Chinese

3

Total units: 33  


Year 2

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Facets of Computing

1

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

Computer Organization

3

Database Management

3

Problem Solving Using Object Oriented
Programming

4

Operating Systems

3

General Education Core --
History and Civilization

3

General Education Core -- 
Public Speaking

3

Discrete Math

3

Probability and Statistics for
Computer Science

3

General Education Elective 1
(distribution requirement)

3

Free Elective 1

3

Total units: 35  

Computing and Software Technologies (CST) Concentration (Year 3 & 4)

Year 3

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Data Communications and Networking

3

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

Software Engineering

4

Distributed and Cloud Computing

3

General Education Elective 2
(distribution requirement)

3

Software Design, Development and
Testing

3

General Education Elective 3
(distribution requirement)

3

General Education Core --
Values and Meaning of Life

3

Free Elective 2

3

Free Elective 3

3

Total units: 31  


Year 4

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Information Technology Professional Practices

3

Innovative Computing Project II

3

Innovative Computing Project I

3

Major Elective 2 ^^

3

General Education Elective 4
(distribution requirement)

3

Free Elective 5

3

Major Elective 1 ^^

3

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 4

3

Free Elective 7

3

Total units: 30  


Students are encouraged to go beyond the 6-unit requirement on major electives and take additional major electives using their free elective units to develop different areas of specialization for their specific preference on future development.

^^Major Electives for CST Concentration:
  • at least one from Specialization Area S1, and one from Specialization Area S2; or
  • at least one from Specialization Area S1/S2 and one from Specialization Area S5@

@ Students who plan to pursue research degrees are encouraged to take at least one course from S5 using their major or free elective units.

Courses under different areas of specialization:**

S1: Web Technology and Data Engineering

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Database System Implementation
  • Internet and World Wide Web
  • Selected Topics in Web Technology and Data Engineering
  • Web Search Principles and Technology

 

S2: Digital Media and Mobile Technology

  • Digital Media Computing and Communications
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Medical Image Processing and Applications#
  • Mobile Computing
  • Selected Topics in Digital Media and Mobile Technology

 

S5: Computer Science Theory and Other Advanced Topics

  • Advanced Algorithm Design, Analysis, and Implementation
  • Advanced Programming for Software Development
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Principles of Programming Language
  • Selected Topics in Theoretical Computer Science
  • Theory of Computation


** And courses under specializations include any other courses as approved by the Department.
# Students with special interest in Health Information Technology are encouraged to take these courses and at the same time need to ensure their concentration requirement can be fulfilled.


Other Major Elective Courses (All are of upper division%)

  • Business Intelligence and Decision Support
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • E-Business Technology
  • E-Technology Architectures, Tools and Applications
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Health Informatics: Technology and Practices
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Control and Auditing
  • Information Systems Theory, Methodology and Architecture
  • Internship (1 unit)
  • Nature-Inspired Computing
  • Performance Modelling and Analysis of Computer Systems
  • Selected Topics in Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Selected Topics in Intelligent Informatics
  • Social Computing and Web Intelligence
  • Visual Analytics


% And any other courses as approved by the Department. 

Information Systems and Analytics (ISA) Concentration (Year 3 & 4)

Year 3

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Data Communications and Networking

3

Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization

3

Software Engineering

4

Information Systems Management

3

General Education Elective 2
(distribution requirement)

3

Information Systems: Design and
Integration

3

General Education Elective 3
(distribution requirement)

3

General Education Core --
Values and Meaning of Life

3

Free Elective 2

3

Free Elective 3

3

Total units: 31  


Year 4

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Information Technology Professional Practices

3

Informatics Project II

3

Informatics Project I

3

Major Elective 2 ^^

3

General Education Elective 4
(distribution requirement)

3

Free Elective 5

3

Major Elective 1 ^^

3

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 4

3

Free Elective 7

3

Total units: 30  


Students are encouraged to go beyond the 6-unit requirement on major electives and take additional major electives using their free elective units to develop different areas of specialization for their specific preference on future development.

^^Major Electives for ISA Concentration:
  • at least one from Specialization Area S3, and one from Specialization Area S4; or
  • at least one from Specialization Area S3/S4 and one from Specialization Area S5@

@ Students who plan to pursue research degrees are encouraged to take at least one course from S5 using their major or free elective units.

Courses under different areas of specialization:**

S3: Intelligent Informatics

  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery#
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Selected Topics in Intelligent Informatics
  • Social Computing and Web Intelligence
  • Visual Analytics

 

S4: Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence and Decision Support
  • Clinical Decision Support and Information Systems#
  • E-Business Technology
  • Health Informatics: Technology and Practices
  • Health Information Technology#
  • Information Systems Control and Auditing
  • Selected Topics in Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence

 

S5: Computer Science Theory and Other Advanced Topics

  • Advanced Algorithm Design, Analysis, and Implementation
  • Advanced Programming for Software Development
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Principles of Programming Language
  • Selected Topics in Theoretical Computer Science
  • Theory of Computation

 

** And courses under specializations include any other courses as approved by the Department.
# Students with special interest in Health Information Technology are encouraged to take these courses and at the same time need to ensure their concentration requirement can be fulfilled.



Other Major Elective Courses (All are of upper division%)

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Database System Implementation
  • Digital Media Computing and Communications
  • E-Technology Architectures, Tools and Applications
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Information Systems Theory, Methodology and Architecture
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Internet and World Wide Web
  • Internship (1 unit)
  • Medical Image Processing and Applications
  • Mobile Computing
  • Nature-Inspired Computing
  • Performance Modelling and Analysis of Computer Systems
  • Selected Topics in Digital Media and Mobile Technology
  • Selected Topics in Web Technology and Data Engineering
  • Web Search Principles and Technology


% And any other courses as approved by the Department. 

Tentative

Data and Media Communication (DMC) Concentration (Year 3 & 4)

Year 3

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Data Communications and Networking
 

3

Introduction to English News Reporting
and Writing

3

Software Engineering

4

Data Journalism

3

Introduction to Journalism and
Communications

3

Data Analysis Studio

1

General Education Elective 2
(distribution requirement)

3

Exploratory Data Analysis and
Visualization

3

General Education Elective 3
(distribution requirement)

3

General Education Core --
Values and Meaning of Life

3

 

 

Free Elective 2

3

Total units: 32  


Year 4

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Information Technology Professional Practices
 

3

Data Media Project II /
Major Elective 1 (Concentration)**

3

Data Media Project I

3

Free Elective 4

3

Investigative Reporting for Data and Media
Communication

2

Free Elective 5
 

3

General Education Elective 4
(distribution requirement)

3

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 3

3

Free Elective 7

3

Total units: 29  


Major Elective Courses**

Courses offered by the Department of Computer Science

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Media Project II
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing and Web Intelligence


Courses offered by the Department of Journalism

  • Broadcast Reporting and Production (2 units)
  • Current Affairs and News Analysis
  • Media Management
  • Multiplatform Journalism (2 units)
  • Theories and Practices of Journalism in China
  • Visual Journalism


**Students may take any other course approved by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Journalism as major elective course (concentration).

Double Concentrations (Year 3 & 4)

Students are allowed to opt for double concentration:
  • Computing and Software Technologies + Data and Media Communication (ISA+DMC); or
  • Information Systems and Analytics + Data and Media Communication (CST+DMC)

Details to be announced.

Total Units (Minimum) for Graduation

129^


^At least 36 units must be at the upper level (Levels 3 and 4)

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