Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Analytics (63425)
數據科學及分析(榮譽)理學士學位



  • Programme Code63425
  • Mode of StudyFull-time
  • Normal Duration2 years
  • Required for Awards64credits (plus 2 training credits)*

 

*Some students would be required to take more credits depending on their background. Please refer to the Curriculum for details.



Programme Aim
  • To produce graduates with expertise that cuts across core disciplines of mathematics, statistics and computer science. It emphasizes the critical arc that runs from data to information, information to knowledge, and knowledge to decision making. The education is to develop students’ analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills which will enable them to pursue a variety of careers.
Characteristics
  • This programme is focused on the study of analytical skills based on mathematics, statistics and computing, and apply them to the management, analysis of data, as well as the discovery of lawfulness from very large data sets or systems, now generally referred as Big Data. Students should be able to manage massive data and help make appropriate decisions upon successful completion of the programme.
Career Prospects
  • Data Science and Analytics is concerned with turning large scale data into intelligence through the application of cutting-edge techniques in mathematics, statistics and computer science.
  • The BSc(Hons) in Data Science and Analytics programme is designed to develop students’ analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills which will enable them to pursue a variety of careers such as finance, telecoms, information technology, market research, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Graduates can also pursue further studies in postgraduate programmes locally or overseas.
 
Entrance Requirement

Holder of a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in IT, statistics, engineering, science or business from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or similar qualifications from other local educational institutions or equivalent. The applicant may also have to satisfy the Selection Panel in other respects such as an interview.

AMA Entrance Scholarships 

To give recognition to outstanding students admitted to its full-time undergraduate programmes, the Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA) sets up a one-off entrance scholarship for outstanding applicants. 

Please find the details HERE.

How to apply

Students may apply this articulation degree programmes directly to PolyU via the online platform eAdmission.

Enquiry

Email: dsa.info@polyu.edu.hk

 

This is a 2-year articulation degree programme. Student must complete all of the Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR) and General University Requirement (GUR) subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation, except those who are given credit transfers due to their prior study.

The DSR subjects comprise Core Subjects and Elective Subjects as listed below.

Core Subjects* (At least 16 subjects with total 49 credits)

    • Probability & Distribution, Programming for Data Science, Database Systems, Mathematical Methods for Data Science, Statistics for Data Science, Decision Analysis, English for Technical Project Writing, Statistical Modeling for Discovery, Capstone Project, Professional Communication in Chinese for Data Science, Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management, Data Mining and Data Warehousing, Forecasting and Applied Time Series Analysis, High Dimensional Data Analysis, Simulation, Big Data Analytics, etc.

      *Zero-credit subjects - Admitted students with insufficient background in mathematics or/and programming are required to pass the zero-credit subject(s) Calculus and Linear Algebra, Principles of Programming or their equivalents.

 

Elective Subjects (At least 2 subjects with total 6 credits)

    • Financial Computations and Programming, Operations Research Methods, Econometrics, Optimization Methods, Web Application Design and Development, E-commerce Technology and Applications, Information Systems Audit and Control, Environmental Impact and Assessment, Urban Planning (Workshops), Medical Informatics, etc.

      Click here for details of the core and elective subjects

     

    General University Requirements# (9 credits)

          • The GUR subjects comprise 6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirement (CAR) subjects and 3 credits of Service Learning (SL) subjects.

            #Extra credit bearing subject - Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take additional credits (English or/and Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirement.

            Click here for details.

     

    Coverage of Professional Examination Syllabuses

    The syllabuses of this programme are expected to partially cover the following examination papers of the Hong Kong Statistical Society and the Royal Statistical Society of UK:

          • Ordinary Certificate
          • Higher Certificate
          • Graduate Diploma

    Note: Subject-based enrolments to several subjects not in the listed curriculum are required for the accreditation of some modules of the Graduate Diploma.

    Timetable

    The class and examination timetable would be available for your checking via the AS Student Page (eStudent).

    Work-integrated education (WIE) provides an excellent context for students to understand and extend their knowledge through workplace experience. These include a broad understanding of the operation and requirement of real world businesses. It will also provide an opportunity for students to understand employers’ expectations, enhance their interpersonal and communication skills, thus actualizing the PolyU’s motto of “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.

    The minimum duration of WIE of this programme is three weeks or 120 hours, this is equivalent to 2 training credits which will not be counted towards the Grade Point Average (GPA). Unless approved by the WIE Officer, students should normally have finished their WIE training in the summer after they have completed Stage Two of the programme.

    WIE / internship programme is a win-win partnership, which would offer our students the opportunity to acquire work-based learning, while providing employers with efficient and effective channels to hunt for competent students as interns and permanent employees.

    For Employers who require on-campus recruitment, or simply want to publicize your job opportunities to recruit the right candidates, we can work closely with your organization and help you develop a tailored recruitment strategy. You are most welcome to contact us for

    • On-campus recruitment activities
    • Student internship programme
    • Free job posting
    Contact us

    Miss Alice Kwong


    In order to help students to make informed and intelligent academic decisions/choices about their study that suit their professional and personal goals, every freshman will be assigned an academic advisor from his/her own Department under the 2-year undergraduate curriculum.

     

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