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JS6262

Bachelor of Engineering in Data Science and Engineering 工學學士(數據科學及工程)

BEng(DS&E)

Short Description

Fast emerging data science and engineering technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and big data infrastructure boost the transformative impact of big data on businesses, industries and society.

The BEng(DS&E) programme is offered by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong, with support from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematics, and Faculty of Law.  It provides a solid foundation for students pursuing career and research in the data science and data engineering discipline.

The curriculum is built upon a fine combination of foundation courses in data science, computing, mathematics, statistics, and law, and is designed to provide students with advanced training in both theory and practice in Data Science and Engineering.  It is also unique in its emphasis on data privacy, ethical and legal issues for the data science profession, and privacy-preserving techniques.  Students may also pursue a minor in a data-intensive field, thus bridging domain-specific knowledge with data science and engineering skills.

This programme offers graduates new and exciting career choices in the fastest-growing job positions like data engineer/architect, data scientist, data analyst, machine learning engineer, big data engineer, business analyst, and information security analyst.

Remarks:
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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3

Remark:

  1. Level 2 in Liberal Studies achieved in previous sitting(s) will be considered in lieu of Citizenship and Social Development.
The calculation of programme score considers category A subjects and may include Mathematics Extended Module 1 or 2 and category C subject. Please refer to hku.hk/dse for details.

The result(s) of Liberal Studies, Combined Science and Integrated Science achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT3 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Level 2 in Liberal Studies achieved in previous sitting will be considered in lieu of Citizenship and Social Development.
  4. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
The result(s) of Combined Science and Integrated Science achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  Please refer to https://www.hku.hk/dse for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Engineering

Email: enquiry@cs.hku.hk

Tel: +852 2859 2180

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 95 88 211 302 283 979
2022 102 97 208 279 227 913

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 30 0 0 0 0 30
2022 26 0 0 0 0 26