Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science—Data and Media Communication Concentration

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation


General Information

The general aim of the programme is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas. Students will be equipped to work in the Information & Communication Technology industry or to pursue postgraduate study. This programme stresses on innovations in computing technologies and information systems, and their applications to real-world problems. It consists of four concentrations of study:

  • Computing and Software Technologies (CST) Concentration
  • Information Systems and Analytics (ISA) Concentration
  • Data and Media Communication (DMC) Concentration
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Concentration*

The Data and Media Communication (DMC) Concentration is offered together with the Department of Journalism having an interdisciplinary nature and a special emphasis on data analytics and journalistic principles and skills for media organizations as well as related industries. For details, please visit the concentration website at http://bu-dmc.hkbu.edu.hk/.

*Subject to the University's approval.

Unique Features

  • The CST and ISA concentrations have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
  • Students may choose double concentrations as follows: (i) CST + DMC; or (ii) ISA + DMC; or (iii) AI + DMC*

*Subject to the University's approval.

Student Learning Experiences

Students are able to gain IT work experience training through summer internship and 1-year placement opportunities. Also, the programme offers diversified overseas outreach opportunities for students such as study tours, overseas internship, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).


Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places.


Transfer Students

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply. 

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.