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Curriculum Structure & Duration

Curriculum Structure & Duration

Curriculum Structure

  For students admitted in the academic year 2015-16 and before For students admitted in the academic year 2016-17 For students admitted in the academic year 2017-18  For students admitted in the academic year 2018-19 For students admitted in the academic year 2019-20 and thereafter 
Completion Requirement 12 modules 72 credits 72 credits 72 credits 72 credits
Pattern of Study
  • 12 modules; or
  • 8 modules and a 4-module dissertation
  • 72 credits of courses; or
  • 48 credits of courses and a 24-credit-units dissertation; or
  • 60 credits of courses and a 12-credit-units case study project#
  • 48 credits of courses and a 24-credit-units dissertation; or
  • 60 credits of courses and a 12-credit-units case study project#
  • 48 credits of courses and a 24-credit-units dissertation; or
  • 60 credits of courses and a 12-credit-units case study project#/ 12-credit-units project^
  • 48 credits of courses and a 24-credit-units dissertation; or
  • 60 credits of courses and a 12-credit-units case study project#/ 12-credit-units project

# For MSc(ECom&IComp) curriculum only
^For MSc(CompSc) curriculum only
For MSc(CompSc), MSc(Eng)(EEE) & MSc(Eng)(EnergyE) curricula only

For more details, please refer to the Regulations and Syllabuses of the curricula.

Curriculum Duration

  • For full-time mode of study, the duration for completion is 1 to 2 years.
  • For part-time mode of study, the duration for completion is 2 to 3 years.

Curriculum Schedule

  • Classes are normally held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Lectures of a few courses may be given during daytime of weekdays to suit mainly full-time students. There are three semesters (first, second and summer semesters) in an academic year.

Regulations and Syllabuses

Regulations 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Master of Science in Engineering MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng)
Master of Science in Computer Science MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc)
Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp)
Syllabuses 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Master of Science in Engineering MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MSc(Eng)
Master of Science in Computer Science MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc) MSc(CompSc)
Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp) MSc (ECom&IComp)

2015

Graduation Requirements

  • A student who has completed 12 modules / 72 credits* successfully will be awarded an MSc degree.
    * For students admitted in the academic year 2016-17 and thereafter

Professional Recognition

  • The academic qualifications required for recognition by professional institutions vary from one to another. For example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) primarily accredits Bachelor's degrees in Hong Kong while some UK institutions require the first degree of Master of Engineering for admission. HKIE has no policy for accreditation of MSc degrees in Hong Kong. If an MSc student wishes to apply for admission to professional institutions such as the HKIE upon graduation but his / her first degree is not recognized by the professional institution, he / she is strongly advised to take the project option in the MSc study.

Medium of Instruction

  • English is used as the medium of instruction in all courses.

Examination Schedule

  • Examinations are normally held in December, May and August every year, after the teaching semesters.

2015