Computer Science

The Computer Science programme (CS) was launched by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 1978.  The primary goal of the Computer Science programme is to prepare graduates to understand the field of computing and engineering with a global view of both the academic discipline and profession. The programme strives to achieve this through broad and coherent coverage of the computer science disciplines by exposing our students to the basic theories as well as to advanced high-level concepts and system integration skills. We also expect our students to be sympathetic to ethical, professional and societal issues associated with information technologies. The programme prepares our students to be independent thinkers who possess good problem-solving skills, the ability to learn independently and the desire for life-long learning.

Our graduates will have acquired the skills to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems (problem formulation)
  • design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs (problem solving)
  • receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context
  • communicate effectively
  • succeed in research or industry related to computer science
  • have solid knowledge in computer science, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, network, etc.
  • integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer science
  • practise high standard of professional ethics
  • draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas

 

Programme Objectives

At the end of the course of studies, students will have

  • Acquired solid fundamental knowledge in mathematics, computer science with a breadth of inter-disciplinary knowledge.
  • Acquired independent thinking, possess problem-solving skills, and excel in the capability for self-learning to allow for life-long learning.
  • Acquired leadership qualities, and good communication, teamwork, social, and professional skills.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • to be able to identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems
  • to be able to design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs
  • to receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context
  • to be able to communicate effectively
  • to be able to succeed in research or industry related to computer science
  • to have solid knowledge in computer science and engineering, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, etc.
  • to integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer science
  • to practise high standard of professional ethics
  • to be able to draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas

Study Scheme

(Last update: 2020.08.26)

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