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School of Professional Education and Executive Development

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Admission Requirements

  • A recognised Associate Degree or Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in computer science, engineering, science, statistics or related disciplines.

    Note: The main medium of instruction of the study programmes concerned should be English. Applicants who have completed programmes with other language as the main medium of instruction are required to attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based)/ 80 (internet based).

  • Applicants who have not completed, at sub-degree level, prior studies which are comparable to the foundation subject(s), will be required to take the respective foundation subject(s) after admission. Prior knowledge in linear algebra is required before admission for BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science).

Internship Opportunities

Students of BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science) or BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Information Systems and Web Technologies) are eligible to apply for the 1-year internship programme offered by PCCW Solutions.

Graduate Prospects

BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Information Systems and Web Technologies):

Employment
Graduates will be capable of taking up posts like Application Programmers, Network Engineers, Database Administrators, Information Technology Support, Specialist Consultant, Website developer, Website Administrator etc.
Further Studies
Graduates may apply for postgraduate programmes in related disciplines including but not limited to the following:
  • Master of Science in Advanced Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in E-Commerce
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Software Technology
  • Master of Science in Telecommunications
Professional Recognition
Students of the Information Systems and Web Technologies programme are eligible to apply for student membership with the ISACA (Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and Hong Kong Computer Society.
BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science):
Employment
Graduates will be capable of taking up posts like Data Analysts, Business Analysts, CRM Analysts, Customer Insight Executives, Market Research Analysts, Statistical Officers, Programmers, Research Executives, Statisticians and Data Scientists.
Further Studies
Graduates may apply for postgraduate programmes in related disciplines including but not limited to the following:
  • Master of Arts in Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Big Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Big Data Technology
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Operational Research and Business Statistics
  • Master of Science in Data Science and Business Statistics
  • Master of Statistics
Professional Recognition
Students of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science) are eligible for exemption from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the Hong Kong Statistical Society’s Graduate Diploma if they have completed the required specific subjects with satisfactory results upon completion of the programme. Besides, students are able to obtain professional certifications, for instance, SAS® Global Certification Program.