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Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Information Systems

Faculty of Science

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$120,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$132,000/programme

Cut Off Date 28 Feb 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline28 Feb 2019

Programme DirectorProf LEUNG Yiu Wing

Programme Office (852) 3411 2376 ais@comp.hkbu.edu.hk http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/ais/  

Selection Process
  1. Applicants may be interviewed to determine their suitability for studying the programme.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims

This MSc programme addresses the demands on professionals of information systems and technologies, with hands-on experience on relevant practical applications, tools and software. It is positioned as the front-line educational programme of practical technologies in Advanced Information Systems (AIS), targeting postgraduate-level students in Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as the overseas. It is unique and timely in the following ways.

  1. It emphasises on technologies, i.e., applications, tools and software, in the field of Information Systems (IS).
  2. Its curriculum is specially designed for equipping students with practical skills and enhancing their immediate competitiveness in a career related to emerging areas of Information Systems.
  3. Its curriculum provides students with solid technological background and expertise for meeting market demands where the course contents can be directly mapped between the skills learned and requirements of related jobs in local and regional areas.

 

Remark: The curriculum is being revised to focus on three timely and important themes for advanced information systems: i) data analytics, ii) artificial intelligence, and iii) intelligent information systems.  The revisions are subject to approval by the University.

Programme Structure*

*Subject to approval

Units Requirement 29 units
Core Courses 14 units
Elective Courses 15 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. A bachelor's degree in science, engineering, IT or relevant fields from a recognised university; or
  2. Equivalent qualifications.


Language Proficiency Requirement

If applicants did not use English as the medium of learning in their bachelor’s degree programmes, they should satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements:

  1. IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0; or
  2. TOEFL score of at least 537 (paper-based) or 74 (Internet-based); or
  3. Other equivalent qualifications. (e.g. CET-6 score of at least 450) 

 

Others

For exceptional cases in which applicants have other qualifications and substantial experience in IT, applicants' suitability will be determined with reference to individual merits and interviews.

To attract outstanding applicants, we provide Entrance Scholarships to the freshmen with excellent academic records in their undergraduate studies. Each awardee will receive up to HK$50,000.

To encourage students to achieve excellence in their studies, we provide the following scholarships:

  1. High Distinction Scholarship (HK$12,000/semester for full-time study mode or HK$12,000/year for part-time study mode) with the following conditions:
    1. the semester GPA is 3.90 ‒ 4.00 for full-time students or the year GPA is 3.90 ‒ 4.00 for part-time students;
    2. no grade is lower than B-; and
    3. it is within the normal study schedule and the number of units taken is not less than that in the normal study schedule.
  2. Distinction Scholarship (HK$8,000/semester for full-time study mode or HK$8,000/year for part-time study mode) with the following conditions:
    1. the semester GPA is 3.70 ‒ 3.89 for full-time students or the year GPA is 3.70 ‒ 3.89 for part-time students;
    2. no grade is lower than B-; and
    3. it is within the normal study schedule and the number of units taken is not less than that in the normal study schedule.
  3. Merit Scholarship (HK$4,000/semester for full-time study mode or HK$4,000/year for part-time study mode) with the following conditions:
    1. the semester GPA is 3.40 ‒ 3.69 for full-time students or the year GPA is 3.40 ‒ 3.69 for part-time students; and
    2. it is within the normal study schedule and the number of units taken is not less than that in the normal study schedule.

Continuing Education Fund
If a student is a Hong Kong resident, he/she may be eligible for financial support from the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) provided by the Hong Kong SAR Government to partly cover the tuition fee. 

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.