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The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Science Applications are invited for admission in September 2012 to a programme leading to the part-time or full-time degree of Master of Science in Computer Science. Information about the Programme Mode and Duration of Study For the part-time mode of study, the curriculum shall normally take two academic years of study; the maximum period of study is three years. For the full-time mode of study, the curriculum shall normally take one academic year of study; the maximum period of study is two years. There are two patterns of study: (a)

Taught courses only: A candidate shall select twelve modules.


Taught courses plus project: A candidate shall select eight modules and a project report or dissertation, which has a weighting equivalent to four modules, on a subject within an approved field of study.

Regulations and Syllabuses Regulations and syllabuses of the MSc(CompSc) programme are available from the programme website at or Programme Fees The composition fee for each module in MSc(CompSc) is HK$7,300 for the academic year 2012-2013, subject to official approval. The composition fee for the project, which is equivalent to four modules of study, shall be payable in two instalments, with each instalment paid in each semester. Students who can complete the project before the project fee has been paid in full should settle the balance of project fee upon completion of the project. Students are required to pay the composition fee for modules they enrol by semester. Some of the modules have been approved by the HKSAR government as reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for Hong Kong residences. For further details on this, please visit our HKU MSc(CompSc) website <> or the CEF website <>. Students who did not obtain the China Postgraduate Scholarships for Computer Science are required to pay the fees for enrolled modules on a semester basis. The first instalment of composition fees of one module is payable at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission. The China Postgraduate Scholarships for Computer Science The scholarships are to be awarded to those PRC candidates who have successfully applied and been offered a place in the Master of Science in Computer Science Programme as full-time students in Hong Kong. The scholarships shall be used to meet part of the composition fees for a full-time programme of studies leading to the degree. Successful applicants will need to pay the balance of the total composition fees minus the amount of scholarships awarded when they accept the offer.


Information on Application Eligibility Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or any relevant qualification of equivalent standard from this University or from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose. The purpose of this study is not to offer a conversion course for non-Computer Science graduates but rather, to offer an opportunity of advanced education in various areas of Computer Science. It is the students' responsibility to acquire the necessary prerequisite knowledge on their own. English Language Requirement Applicants who wish to be admitted on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and /or examination is not English is required to obtain: i. a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). An applicant who took the TOEFL should request the Education testing Service (ETS) to send an official score report to the University directly. For this purpose, the HKU TOEFL code number is 9671. Test scores more than two years old will not be accepted. ii. A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or iii. Grade C or above in the Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE); or iv. Grade C or above in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); or v. Grade C or above in the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; unless in exceptional circumstances they are exempted from this requirement. Application Please submit your application on-line via the taught postgraduate on-line system at Application Fee The application fee is HK$300 (non-refundable), paid by credit card online. Transcripts An official transcript should be requested from every college or university you have attended, except those undertaken in The University of Hong Kong. Photocopies of the transcript request form may be used to request transcripts from additional institutions. The official transcript with the transcript request form should be sent directly by the registrar of the institutions to the MSc(CompSc) Programme Office. Please note that the University will only ACCEPT originals and copies of the documents that have been duly declared as true copies before a notary public. Application Submission All supporting documents, with your on-line application number stated, should be sent before the application deadline to the HKU MSc(CompSc) Programme Office: MSc(CompSc) Programme Office P3-02, Graduate House The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Closing Dates for Application â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

First Round: February 29, 2012 Second Round: April 30, 2012

Announcement of Results Applicants who do not hear from the Faculty of Engineering by July 31, 2012 may assume their application unsuccessful.

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