MSc in Information Technology
Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework. Subject to approval, students may take a maximum of 3 credits of courses from the Master of Science in Big Data Technology. All the courses are normally held on weekday evenings as well as Saturday mornings or afternoons at HKUST campus. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog and Course Catalog.
Admission and English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or a related field from a recognized university or tertiary institution. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.
The nominal program fee for 2024/25 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$220,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$187,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.
All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.
For 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024)
1 November 2023 (Round 1)
1 January 2024 (Round 2)
HKUSTx's Big Data Technology MicroMasters® Program
With effect from 2023/24 academic year, applicants who have met the program admission requirements and with a certificate of MicroMasters Program in Big Data Technology from HKUST and edX would be eligible to apply for:
- credit transfer of 9 credits; and
- tuition fee reduction of HK$11,300
Details of the MicroMasters program are available here. When submitting online application for MSc IT program, please also upload the MicroMasters Program Certificate and send an email notification to email@example.com. For those who have accepted the program’s offer, students would be required to submit a softcopy of the MicroMasters certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org before Aug 15, 2024 to seek for approval for credit transfer and arrange the deduction of tuition fee in the second term.
Graduates of this program have gone on to find jobs in technology and financial companies as Program Analysts, Business Analysts, Cloud Architects, Cyber Security Analysts, Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Database Administrators, IT consultants, IT Specialists, Information Systems Managers, Machine Learning Engineers, System Engineers, and others.
Many found such jobs in their home countries, while others stayed in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, some have decided to pursue further study, and enrolled in MPhil and PhD programs at HKUST or other universities around the world.