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MSc in Information Technology
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Information Technology
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The program is designed for those who wish to obtain broad-based and leading-edge skills in Information Technology and provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in all areas of IT. The courses give students insight into the application areas of all the subject materials that they study. The dual emphasis on a strong theoretical foundation and practical application, combined with extensive skill-set training, gives our students a broad array of expertise to draw on, enabling them to meet both the present and future needs of the IT industry.
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  • COVID-19 Information for Prospective Students – View Details

  • Support for PG Students During the Pandemic – View Details

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Curriculum

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.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for 2023/24 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$200,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$170,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.  

Application

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 2023/24 Fall intake (September 2023)

  Application Deadline
All Applicants

1 November 2022 (Round 1)

1 January 2023 (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.

Career Prospect

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.

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Computer Science
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#1 in Hong Kong for 6 consecutive years
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OUR INSTRUCTORS
Prof. Dit-Yan YEUNG has been awarded "AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Data Mining"
Prof. Shing-Chi CHEUNG introduced testing tools for deep learning systems
Prof. Raymond WONG Chi-Wing has been awarded Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching
Prof. Sai-Kit YEUNG appointed as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
Student Sharing
It has been a precious and joyful journey for me to study at MSc IT Program.
MA Xiao
(Mainland China)
The diversity among the students, as well as outstanding professors, provided an unparalleled learning atmosphere.
Joergen Fosseng DULEY
(Norway)
An esteemed teaching faculty encourages you to follow your passions, providing you with all their expertise and resources. Overall, HKUST has a conducive atmosphere that continually reminds you to never cease to learn.
Subleen KAUR
(India)
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The opportunities, information and resources in place to help you make the most of your studies