Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(CompSc) FT / PT

Programme information of 2017/18 is listed below. (Detailed information for 2018/19 will be updated soon.)

Four Streams
  1. General
  2. Financial Computing Stream
  3. Information Security Stream
  4. Multimedia Computing Stream
Programme Introduction

The Master of Science in Computer Science [MSc(CompSc)] curriculum offers the option of four focused streams of study, a general one and specialised streams in Financial Computing, Information Security and Multimedia Computing.

• The General Stream covers a broad, comprehensive range of Computer Science subjects, including a wide range of courses from which students can choose.

• The Financial Computing Stream is the study of data and algorithms used in finance and the mathematics of computer programs that realise financial models or systems. Financial Computing emphasises practical numerical methods and focuses on techniques that are directly applicable to business and financial analysis. The emphasis will be in the computing aspect of the financial industry.

• The Information Security Stream is a multidisciplinary area of study and professional activity concerned with state-of-the-art technology in information security, including the latest hot issues such as cybersecurity. The curriculum covers different aspects of information security from different perspectives, including technical, organisational, human-oriented and legal.

• The Multimedia Computing Stream focuses on multimedia computing, communications, analytics, visualisation and applications. Multimedia Computing encompasses media coding and processing, streaming-media middleware, media representations, real-time protocols, media analysis, and human-interaction and visualisation techniques. Students are encouraged to develop innovative ideas using the latest development in technology such as mobile devices and big-data analytics.

Students are required to complete 48 credits plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits) to graduate.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally takes four semesters of study, and the maximum period is two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

Part Time (normally takes eight semesters of study, and the maximum period of study is three years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

Lectures of a few courses may be given during daytime of weekdays to suit mainly full time students. There are two semesters and one summer semester in an academic year.

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. Comply with the General Regulations; and
  2. Hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose.
Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr KP Chow
Tel: 3917 1828
Fax: 2547 4442
Email: msccs@cs.hku.hk

Contacts
Tel: 3917 1828
Website: http://www.cs.hku.hk/msc

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