Computer Science (General Stream), M.Sc.

Computer Science (General Stream), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #26 (QS) ,
The MSc(CS) Curriculum is a comprehensive postgraduate study curriculum based on coursework. It provides advanced and in-depth learning in seven different areas in Computer Science: Data and Software Engineering, Computer Systems and Networking, Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile and Embedded Systems, IT Security and Computer Crime, Finance and Enterprise Computing and Computational Technologies.

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The MSc(CS) Curriculum is a comprehensive postgraduate study curriculum based on coursework. It provides advanced and in-depth learning in seven different areas in Computer Science: Data and Software Engineering, Computer Systems and Networking, Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile and Embedded Systems, IT Security and Computer Crime, Finance and Enterprise Computing and Computational Technologies. The curriculum is module-based, with modules of both an applied and fundamental nature. Students can tailor their study to suit their interests and career needs. Lectures are conducted during daytime or evening on weekday, or on Saturdays to allow for maximum flexibility.

Candidates shall select one of the following study patterns: (i) 12 modules or (ii) eight modules plus a dissertation which has a weighting equivalent to four modules. Subject to the approval of the Head of the Department of Computer Science, candidates may be permitted to select at most two Taught Postgraduate level from the syllabuses for the degree of MSc(Eng) or MSc(ECom&IComp).

Programme Structure

Modules offered:
  • Data and Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems and Networking
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile and Embedded Systems
  • IT Security and Computer Crime
  • Finance and Enterprise Computing
  • Computational Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    550

    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:

    6

    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

Entrance Requirements:
  • Comply with the General Regulations; and
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree of this University in a relevant field; or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by this University.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18686 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5388 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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

The University administers a multitude of scholarships and prizes which are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merits at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Most of these scholarships are by faculty/departmental nominations while some are open for applications and on a competitive basis.

Government Grants and Loans
Students admitted to an exclusively UGC-funded full-time curriculum needing financial assistance for their studies at the University are strongly encouraged to apply for the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) which is a means-tested grant and loan scheme administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) of the Hong Kong SAR Government. To qualify for assistance they must have the right of abode in Hong Kong or have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three years prior to the admission to the University (this does not cover students studying in Hong Kong on a student visa). The application form can be downloaded from the SFAA website at http://www.sfaa.gov.hk.
University Financial Assistance
University funds are in general used to supplement government grants and loans. A limited number of bursaries and loans are available primarily to local students who are in financial need. However, these are of limited value and should not be seen as an alternative to Government support. Applications are invited in early September each year. Emergency assistance is also available anytime during the year. Please visit the CEDARS website on financial assistance at http://cedars.hku.hk/cedars/finances.aspx. for details.

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