Study Scheme (2-Year Curriculum)

Applicable to students admitted in 2016-2017

(For students in other entry year, please click here.)

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 51 units of courses as follows:

1. Faculty Package
3 units
  ENGG2601, 2602  
2. Foundation Mathematics Courses:
6 units
  ENGG1410/ESTR1004, ENGG2430/ESTR2002  
3. Required Courses:  
 
  1. CSCI3100, 3130, CSCI3150/ESTR3102, CSCI3160/ESTR3104, CSCI3180/ESTR3106, ENGG2440/ESTR2004[a]
18 units
 
  1. Research Component Courses[b]:
    CSCI4998, 4999
6 units
4. Choose any ONE from the following seven options:
18 units
 
  1. General computer Science
    Elective Courses:
    Choose 18 units from ENGG1820, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, ENGG3802, 3803, STAT2004, 2006 and the CENG / CSCI courses of which at least 15 units must be from courses coded 3000 or above level
  2. Stream 1: Intelligence Science
    Required Courses:
    CSCI3230/ESTR3108
    Elective Courses: (Choose at least 9 units)
    CSCI3220, 3320, 4220, 5030, 5050, 5150, CSCI5160/ENGG5102, CSCI5170, CSCI5180/ENGG5103, CSCI5240, CSCI5250/ENGG5106, CSCI5280/ENGG5104, CSCI5350, 5390, 5430, CSCI5510/ENGG5108, ENGG1820, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, ENGG5781
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG / CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG3802, 3803, STAT2004, 2006
  3. Stream 2: Database and Information Systems
    Required Courses:
    CSCI3170
    Elective Courses: (Choose at least 9 units)
    CSCI3220, 3420, 4140, 4160, 4430, 5010, 5120, CSCI5180/ENGG5103, CSCI5250/ENGG5106, CSCI5470/ENGG5105, CSCI5510/ENGG5108, CSCI5520, 5550, 5570, ENGG1820, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, ENGG5781
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG / CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG3802, 3803, STAT2004, 2006
  4. Stream 3: Rich Media
    Required Courses:
    CSCI3260, 3280
    Elective Courses: (Choose at least 6 units)
    CSCI3290, 3420, 4120, 4160, 4430, 5210, CSCI5280/ENGG5104, CSCI5390, 5460, CSCI5510/ENGG5108, CSCI5530, ENGG1820
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG / CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, ENGG3802, 38032, STAT2004, 2006
  5. Stream 4: Distributed Systems, Networks and Security
    Required Courses:
    CSCI4180, 4430
    Elective Courses: (Choose at least 6 units)
    CSCI3310, 3420, 4140, 4160, 4190, 4210, 5070, 5080, 5390, 5440, CSCI5470/ENGG5105, CSCI5510/ENGG5108, CSCI5520, 5550, 5570, ENGG1820, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, IERG4130/ESTR4306, IERG4210
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG / CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG3802, 3803, STAT2004, 2006
  6. Stream 5: Theoretical Computer Science
    Elective Courses: (Choose at least 12 units)
    CSCI3120, 3220, 4220, 5010, 5020, 5060, CSCI5160/ENGG5102, CSCI5170, 5240, 5320, 5350, 5370, 5430, 5440, 5450, 5520, 5560, ENGG1820
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG / CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, ENGG3802, 3803, STAT2004, 2006
  7. Stream 6: Data Analytics
    Required Courses:
    CSCI3320, STAT2006
    Elective Courses 1: (Choose at least 6 units)
    CSCI3170, 3220, 4180, 4190, 5020, 5030, 5050, 5070, 5120, 5150, CSCI5180/ENGG5103, CSCI5510/ENGG5108, CSCI5550, 5570, IERG4230, IERG4330/ESTR4316
    Elective Courses 2: (Choose at least 3 units)
    RMSC4002, STAT3004, 4002, 4003, 4006
    Remaining units from the following:
    CENG/CSCI courses at 2000 or above level, ENGG3802, 3803, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, STAT2003, 2004
 
    Total:   51 units

 

In addition to fulfilling the above Major Programme Requirement, students may also challenge themselves by taking the following stream offered by the Faculty:

 

Engineering Leadership, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Stream[k]
Elective Courses (15 units[i]):
  1. 12 units of ESTR courses of which at most 6 units of courses at 1000 or 2000 level and at least 6 units of courses at 3000 or 4000 level
  2. 3 units of BMEG/CENG/CSCI/ELEG/ENGG/IERG/MAEG/SEEM courses at 5000 level

 

Explanatory Notes:
  1. BMEG/CENG/CSCI/ELEG/ENER/ENGG/ESTR/IERG/MAEG/SEEM courses at 2000 and above level will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification, excluding courses in Faculty Package, Foundation Science courses and Foundation Mathematics courses.

  2. Students from SYSU 2+2 programme are encouraged to exempt the Foundation Mathematics Courses. Students can choose any course at 3000 or above level within the Faculty of Engineering for substitution.

  1. ENGG2440/ESTR2004 is equivalent to CSCI2110.

  2. Students who have declared to specialize in the ELITE Stream will be required to complete 6 units of ESTR4998 and 4999 to substitute for CSCI4998 and 4999.

  3. Details of the entrance and coursework requirements, and declaration procedures for the ELITE Stream can be found at the ELITE website (www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/elite).
    Non-ELITE Engineering students may be allowed to take ESTR courses. Students are required to seek approval from their respective Major Programmes for using ESTR courses taken to fulfill the Major Programme Requirement. Details are available at the ELITE website.

  4. Students can use up to 9 units of courses taken to fulfill the requirements of items 1 to 4 above (excluding item 3(b) Research Component Courses) to fulfill the elective requirements of the ELITE Stream. A full list of ESTR courses is available at the ELITE website.

  5. Students can use BMEG/CENG/CSCI/ELEG/ENGG/IERG/MAEG/SEEM courses at 5000 level to substitute for ESTR courses at 3000 or 4000 level, subject to the approval of the Stream Director and the Associate Dean (Education).

  6. The requirement of at least 3 units of Engineering courses at 5000 level is a requirement for the ELITE Stream only. It should not be interpreted as a requirement of the Major Programme.

 

Recommended Course Pattern (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)

First Year of Attendance

1st term  
Major Required: CSCI3130, CSCI3150/ESTR3102, ENGG2440/ESTR2004 9 units
Major Elective(s): 3 units from stream required course / major elective courses 3 units
2nd term  
Faculty Package: ENGG2601, 2602 3 units
Major Required: CSCI3100, CSCI3180/ESTR3106, ENGG1410/ESTR1004, ENGG2430/ESTR2002 12 units

 

Second Year of Attendance

1st term  
Major Required: CSCI3160/ESTR3104, CSCI4998 6 units
Major Elective(s): 6 units from major elective courses / stream elective courses 6 units
2nd term  
Major Required: CSCI4999 3 units
Major Elective(s): 9 units from major elective course / stream elective course 9 units
   
Total (including Faculty Package): 51 units