The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science is a four-year full-time degree programme, with considerable departure from traditional single discipline programmes. In addition to the courses of the main discipline, students are required to take supporting, interdisciplinary, general education courses and the whole person education experiential learning modules of their own choice. In the final year of study, students are required to complete individual or group research projects (depending on the nature), in which they can gain in-depth knowledge, develop basic research techniques, and experience during the course of thesis preparation.

Students are expected to complete 132 units within the curriculum structure below:

Course CategoryUnits
Major Required Courses (专业必修课) 42
Major Elective Courses (专业选修课) 18
General Education Core Courses (通识教育核心课) 32
General Education Distribution Courses (通识教育分类选修课) 12
Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules (全人教育体验学习课程) 4
Free Elective Courses (自由选修课) 24
Total 132

1)Major Required Courses

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnit(s)
 COMP2003  Data Structures and Algorithms  数据结构和算法 3
 COMP2013  Object-Oriented Programming  面向对象编程 3
 COMP3023  Design and Analysis of Algorithms  算法设计和分析 3
 DS2003  Fundamentals of Database Systems  数据库系统 3
 DS2013  Data Processing Workshop I  数据处理工作坊I 1
 DS3003  Data Processing Workshop II  数据处理工作坊II 1
 DS3013  Data Processing Workshop III  数据处理工作坊III 1
 DS4003  Optimisation Methods  最优化方法 3
 DS4004  Final Year Project I (DS)  毕业论文I 3
 DS4013  Data Mining (For DS students)  数据挖掘 3
 DS4023  Machine Learning  机器学习 3
 MATH1003  Linear Algebra  线性代数 3
 MATH1073  Calculus I  微积分I 3
 MATH2003  Discrete Structures  离散结构 3
 STAT2003  Advanced Statistics  高等统计学 3
 STAT2013  Regression Analysis  回归分析 3
--  Total  合计 42

2)Major Elective Courses

Students are required to select 6 courses (18 units) from the list below. However, they are encouraged to choose more major elective courses as free electives based on their interests and plans for future development.

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
COMP1003 Computer Organisation 计算机组织 3
COMP3003 Data Communications and Networking 数据通讯和网络 3
COMP3033 Operating Systems 操作系统 3
COMP3063 Software Engineering 软件工程 3
COMP3073 ntroduction to Robotics 机器人技术导论 3
COMP3083 Numerical Computation 数值计算 3
COMP3103 Design Patterns 设计模式 3
COMP3123 Software Testing 软件测试 3
COMP3163 Mobile Application Development 移动平台应用开发 3
COMP3173 Compiler Construction 编译原理 3
COMP3183 Financial Computing 金融计算 3
COMP4003 Theory of Computation 计算理论 3
COMP4023 Computer and Network Security 计算机和网络安全 3
COMP4033 Computer Graphics 计算机图形 3
COMP4053 Database System Implementation 数据库系统开发 3
COMP4063 Digital Media Computing 数字媒体计算 3
COMP4073 Distributed Computing Systems 分布式计算系统 3
COMP4093 Internet and the World Wide Web 互联网及万维网 3
COMP4113 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 计算机视觉和模式识别 3
COMP4123 Information Retrieval and Search Engine 信息获取及搜索引擎 3
COMP4143 Introduction to Web Intelligence 万维网智能介绍 3
COMP4153 Quantum Finance and Intelligent Financial Trading Systems 量子金融和智能金融交易系统 3
COMP4163 Neural Networks and Deep Learning 神经网络与深度学习 3
COMP4173 Digital Image Processing 数字图像处理 3
DS4005 Final Year Project II (DS)* 毕业论文II 3
DS4033 Text Mining and Analytics 文本挖掘与分析 3
DS4043 Introduction to Statistical Computing 统计计算 3
DS4053 Introduction to Bioinformatics 生物信息学 3
DS4063 Social Computing 社会计算 3
DS4073 Introduction to Data Visualisation 数据可视化基础 3
DS4083 Big Data Analytics 大数据分析 3
MATH1083 Calculus II 微积分II 3
STAT3003 Survey Sampling 抽样调查 3
STAT3033 Bayesian Statistics 贝叶斯统计 3
STAT4003 Experimental Design 实验设计 3
STAT4013 Multivariate Analysis 多元统计分析 3
STAT4043 Categorical Data Analysis 属性数据分析 3
STAT4063 Time Series Analysis 时间序列分析 3

* Students who continue with the final year project in the second semester of Year 4 should register Final Year Project II (DS) as a major elective during the Online Course Selection (or Course Add/Drop) period as informed by the Academic Registry.

The availability of major elective courses each semester is subject to minor changes and adjustments depending on staff availability.

3) General Education Programme

All students should complete 48 units of General Education (GE) courses to fulfil the graduation requirements. The GE Programme consists of (a) 32 units of GE Core (GEC) courses, (b) 12 units of GE Distribution (GED) courses, and (c) 4 units of Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules(WPEX). Please see Appendix I for detailed information about the GE Programme.

4) Free Elective Courses

The 24 units of Free Electives could be used by students to (a) spend a semester abroad; (b) take a minor; or (c) take more courses offered by the teaching units.

  1. The curriculum is particularly relevant for the 2020 cohort students. Other students please refer to
  2. Appendix I: General Education
    Appendix II: Course Descriptions