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Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This award aims to provide management and business professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence in the application of information systems within an organisation, enabling them to:

  • Identify appropriate IT driven opportunities and incorporate these into the strategic thinking process;
  • Develop a framework appropriate to the organisational culture to facilitate the alignment and interplay of organisational strategies with information systems and e-commerce strategies;
  • Take an active part in the decision-making process surrounding the use and development of IS with a particular emphasis on the management of change that may result from the transfer of technology within the organisation;
  • Act as internal consultants within their organisations on the evaluation of IS/IT applications, their development and implementation, to improve organisational practices, productivity and profitability;
  • Manage quality issues in the processes related to effective information systems planning, development and implementation; and
  • Maintain and further develop standards of professional practice with regard to the organisational planning processes for effective IS/IT utilisation.


  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Computing.
  • Students have the freedom to change their specialty and ultimate award.
  • Flexible modes of study, i.e. both full-time and part-time, are available.
  • Up to 15 credits can be transferred so that students can graduate earlier.
  • All first-year students are eligible to apply for the Alan Turing Entrance Scholarship.
  • PolyU alumni can apply for the COMP Alumni Scholarship to the value of 15% of the tuition fee of subjects taken in the first year of study.
  • Some subjects are included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Students can select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Computing. In general, each subject takes place once a week in the evening over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take 4 subjects in a semester, whereas part-time students usually take 2 subjects.

The programme requires the completion of 30 credits. Students can choose from the following study patterns:

(A) Complete 7 subjects (at least 5 must be Core Subjects) plus a Dissertation; or

(B) Complete 8 subjects (at least 6 must be Core Subjects) plus a Project; or

(C) Complete 10 subjects (at least 6 Core Subjects).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognised by PolyU.

Tuition Fee

Not specified.

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.


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