Now Trending: Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU)

Are you a master of numbers, logic, and problem-solving?

Do you revel in the world of computers and technology?

Can you see yourself creating captivating games, developing innovative apps, analyzing data, or exploring artificial intelligence?

If your answer is a “YES”, you may want to consider this popular Computer Science programme offered by Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU).

Computer science is the scientific and systematic study of computation – an art form where information is transformed, shaped and manipulated using algorithms and software. It is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields in the world, with applications in almost every aspect of human life.

This article provides insight into one of the most attractive programmes for international students right now – the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at HKMU.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Duration: Four years

Language: English

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science helps students become computing professionals with a breadth of knowledge in the field of computer science, as well as specialized areas such as artificial intelligence and smart technologies. There are opportunities to apply the learning in real-world scenarios, such as projects, internships, and exchange programs, providing a well-rounded education. 

Program Structure

The 4-year programme consists of a balanced set of subject-area courses, language courses, general education courses and University core values courses. Year 1 entry students are required to complete a total of 120 course credits.

Examples of courses in the programme:

  • Computer Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Application Development
  • Java Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Server-Side Technologies & Cloud

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to: 

  • utilize computer programming for problem solving and software development;
  • communicate technical information and engage in a collaborative software development environment effectively; 
  • analyze problems critically and formulate solutions for various industries using computer science techniques;
  • qualify as a professional in the computing and IT industry;
  • and engage in exciting projects involving techniques in the integration of  computing and IT applications.

Practical Learning Experiences

The programme provides practical learning experiences that enable students to apply knowledge and skills in real-world. Through industry projects, competitions and networking conferences, students gain valuable hands-on experience and develop the ability to solve complex problems in the field of computer science.

The Final Year Project: 

Through industry projects, students demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge and skills while serving as a stepping stone for careers in computing. In past projects, students have impressed potential employers with their ability to develop computer and information technology solutions for moderately complex problems.

Past projects include:

  • Encoding Emotional Information for Sequence-to-Sequence Response Generation
  • Youth Services Discord Chatbot
  • Green Star – Multi-object Detection Technology For Waste Classification And Detection
  • Sign Language Detection and Recognition

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in various internal and external competitions such as HKMU Hackathon, Microsoft Imagine Cup, Google Code Jam, and ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Fairs & Conferences: 

Through fairs and conferences, students have the opportunity to network and meet industry leaders. One such event is the IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies, where showcases the latest research and developments in the field of smart technologies.

Employability & Career 

Graduates are qualified to work as professional software developers, software engineers, mobile application developers, AI and machine learning designers. The training received by the graduates would allow them to continuously develop their professional skills in selected areas such as AI, data mining and cyber security. They would also acquire skills and knowledge of the business and industrial world beneficial for possible future promotion to a managerial or leadership position. 

About School of Science and Technology

The School of Science and Technology is an important training ground for science and technology professionals. It offers a broad spectrum of programmes in Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Science, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Testing, Life Sciences, Testing and Certification, and STEM for undergraduates and postgraduates. 

Bachelor programmes (2024 entry) for international students includes:

Construction and Quality Management  

  • Integrated Testing, Inspection and Certification
  • Analytical Testing Science
  • Food Testing Science
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainable Development
  • Construction Management and Quantity Surveying [New]
  • Civil Engineering

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science  

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber and Computer Security
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering

Applied Science

  • Environmental Science and Green Management
  • Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Science (STEAM)

About HKMU

Initially established in 1989 by the Hong Kong SAR Government as the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong, HKMU changed its name in 2021 to accurately reflect its close ties with the wider community, with a clear focus on serving the practical and social needs of Hong Kong and the region in its teaching and research. These days, the university houses seven schools offering over 160 academic programmes and seven institutes with millions in research funding.


Kay is a marketing assistant at China Admissions. A "third-culture kid" based in Thailand, she has had lifelong exposure to international communities and has worked with top global brands. Having studied abroad herself, she encourages young minds to invest in their self-development and foster an appreciation for new countries and cultures.
Kay Marlowe

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