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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Broad Discipline of Computing 電子計算廣泛學科

BD COMPUTING

Short Description

The Broad Discipline of Computing comprises the following awards. It aims to give students the flexibility to decide on the final award in their first year of study.

  1. The BSc(Hons) in Computing aims to equip graduates with solid computing foundations in areas such as programming, computational thinking and data structure to develop professional computer systems and software. Students develop strong problem-solving abilities and become highly competent in software development for virtually all sectors.
  2. The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems aims to provide graduates with a good balance of business and technical background. Graduates are equipped with strong competence in investigating business systems, identifying options for improving those systems and bridging the needs of business with the use of IT. They also gain the ability to develop information systems and manage business projects in the commercial sector.
  3. The BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence aims to cultivate financial technologists who can develop intelligent software applications and innovative finance solutions, by equipping them with good fundamental computing knowledge with a focus on AI, sound finance concepts and strong intellectual and practical skills, which enable them to apply computing technologies in finance and related areas. They are expected to be adaptive to the fast-changing technology, economic and social environments of today.
  4. The BSc(Hons) in Information Technology integrates three major IT technologies: software, infrastructure and networking. The programme offers state-of-the-art courses in areas such as game design and development, systems security, cloud computing, embedded systems, mobile computing and social computing. Graduates are trained to think creatively and systematically, ensuring their success in the IT industry.

Remarks:

  • The Broad Discipline of Computing (電子計算廣泛學科) comprises the following awards:
  1. BSc(Hons) in Computing [電子計算(榮譽)理學士學位];
  2. BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems [企業信息管理(榮譽)理學士學位];
  3. BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence [金融科技及人工智能(榮譽)理學士學位]; and
  4. BSc(Hons) in Information Technology [資訊科技(榮譽)理學士學位].
  • Students admitted to the Broad Discipline will complete a common Year 1 curriculum. They will select any one of the Honours degree awards and can begin studying the relevant content as early as in semester one of Year 2, or as late as in semester two of Year 2.

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;
  • Mathematics;
  • Extended modules of Mathematics;
  • Economics;
  • Information and Communication Technology;
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies;
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting);
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Business Management); and
  • All single and combined Science subjects.
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 Broad Disciplines (BDs) / degree 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
    IGCSE N/A C
    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 programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual 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 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 refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ 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 programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the 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 JUPAS applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results will be considered in competition with other non-local applicants holding various international qualifications. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.

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 Computing

Email: comp.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 7319

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 723 497 550 539 333 2642
2017 950 559 579 556 433 3077
2016 566 436 512 549 379 2442
2015 694 492 569 616 471 2842
2014 776 544 630 813 606 3369
2013 1046 816 1049 1199 874 4984
2012 489 503 674 976 791 3433

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 66 3 1 0 0 70
2017 76 2 0 0 0 78
2016 65 6 1 2 1 75
2015 69 4 2 1 0 76
2014 67 7 2 0 0 76
2013 63 1 3 0 0 67
2012 73 3 2 2 2 82
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.