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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Computer Science curriculum at The University of Hong Kong offers the option of four focused streams of study, a general one and specialised streams in Financial Computing, Cyber Security and Multimedia Computing.

About

The General Stream offered by the The University of Hong Kong covers a broad, comprehensive range of Computer Science subjects, including a wide range of courses which students can choose from.

The Cyber Security Stream is a multidisciplinary area of study and professional activity concerned with state-of-the-art technology in cyber security.  The curriculum covers different aspects of cyber security from different perspectives, including technical, organisational, human-oriented and legal.

The Financial Computing Stream is the study of data and algorithms used in finance and the mathematics of computer programs that realise financial models or systems. Financial Computing emphasises practical numerical methods and focuses on techniques that are directly applicable to business and financial analysis. The emphasis will be in the computing aspect of the financial industry.

The Multimedia Computing Stream focuses on multimedia computing, communications, analytics, visualisation and applications. Students will gain theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to develop innovative and creative multimedia computing technologies.

Students are required to successfully complete 72 credits to graduate. The mode of study may comprise 48 credits of courses plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits) or 60 credits of courses plus a project (equivalent to 12 credits).

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and weekends)
  • Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and weekends)
  • Lectures of a few courses may be given during daytime of weekdays to suit mainly full time students. There are two semesters and one summer semester in an academic year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and weekends)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and weekends)

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Comply with the General Regulations; and
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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