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Programmes

课程

Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Information Systems

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

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$120,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$140,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 Feb 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date5 Oct 2020

Application Deadline1 Feb 2021

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

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 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 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 but 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
    4. full-time students must take at least 13 units in the semester or part-time students must take at least 13 units in the academic year.
  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; and
    4. full-time students must take at least 13 units in the semester or part-time students must take at least 13 units in the academic year.
  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; and
    3. full-time students must take at least 13 units in the semester or part-time students must take at least 13 units in the academic year.
  4. Global Experience Scholarships are awarded to support students to participate in the designated global outreach programme(s) organized by the Department. Students are selected for this scholarship based on two criteria: (i) academic records and (ii) suitability for the designated outreach programme (e.g., learning motivation and communication skills). Each awardee will receive a certificate and financial support to cover the expenses for the major transportation and accommodation (such as airline ticket and hotel) for the outreach programme.

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. 

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