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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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BSc (Hons) Scheme in Data Science (Data Science and Analytics / Investment Science and Finance Analytics) 數據科學(榮譽)理學士組合課程 (數據科學及分析 / 投資科學及金融分析)

DATA SCI

Short Description

This 4-year full-time Scheme is designed to nurture data science professions with solid training in mathematical and statistical skills and computer programming techniques, and a special emphasis on interdisciplinary applications in various areas. It is composed of 2 undergraduate programmes of majors:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Analytics (DSA)

The DSA programme provides students with solid foundation knowledge in data science and hands-on data analytical and programming skills, which will enable students to pursue careers in a broad range of industries, such as information technology, healthcare, business retail, urban planning, government and public utilities.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics (ISFA)

The ISFA programme is concerned with the strategic use of data and mathematical modelling in performing financial analysis and making investment decisions. It aims to cultivate investment and finance professionals with strong quantitative analysis, critical thinking and communication skills, for pursuing careers in different finance sectors such as investment banking, fund/ risk management and financial product development/ pricing.

Remarks:

  • Students will gain one of the following awards upon successful completion of the programme:
    • BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics
    • BSc (Hons) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics
  • Students may enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.
  • The options of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA), and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) are available to the students as per the following routes:
    • BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics: IE
    • BSc (Hons) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics: AIDA
  • Admission to the Secondary Major is competitive and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation.
  • For more Scheme information, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/study/ug/ds_scheme/.

Entry Scholarship

  • In recognition of high academic attainment, the Department will grant entry scholarships to eligible students with outstanding HKDSE scores admitted to the Scheme via JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are listed in the information sheet. The criteria are subject to change and awardees will be announced on the same website in due course.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. Individual schemes / programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our schemes / programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual scheme / programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to Scheme in Nursing, the BSc (Hons) in Nursing and BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please click here for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a scheme / programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the schemes / programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.
  10. Applicants who fall short slightly on the general entrance requirements of our schemes / programmes but meet the following conditions will be specially considered for admission:
    a) with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level but with an admission score at least one point higher than the scheme-based average score for the best 5 HKDSE subjects of the last admissions exercise; and
    b) have selected PolyU’s schemes / programmes as their Band A choices i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS.
  11. The flexibility for special consideration for admission is extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS), applicants being nominated under Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES) / School Principal’s Nominations (SPN), as well as applicants with outstanding achievements in Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA). Conditional offers with more favorable conditions will be issued to the applicants concerned.

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

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the Department of Applied Mathematics

Email: ds.info@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 6946

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 183 305 540 601 466 2095

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 27 1 0 0 1 29