Faculty of Engineering

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)



  • This programme has a quota for admission. Early application is strongly encouraged.

  • Students can pursue their studies either in full-time mode or part-time mode. Depending on their pace of study, students should normally be able to complete the MSc programme full time in 1.5 years and part time in 2.5 years. Students registered for the part-time mode of study can opt for daytime classes subject to availability.

  • Subjects offered will depend on the availability of teaching resources and the number of registered students.


Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme   
A total of 16 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details. 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme is designed to nurture Mathematics, Information Systems, Engineering, or other Science graduates to become IT professionals and to enrich Computing/Computer Science graduates with advanced knowledge and skills. The programme provides the knowledge, support and guidance to students to continue lifelong learning and development. The objectives of the programme are listed below:

  • To produce graduates with fundamental and advanced and specialised IT/computing knowledge, sound intellectual and practical skills, and critical thinking ability;

  • To produce graduates who can think holistically and analytically, and apply IT/computing to solve problems, and to develop systems/applications both in a team or individually;

  • To produce graduates with professional ethics, social responsibilities and all-round capabilities which can contribute to the society and the development of Hong Kong and China; and

  • To produce graduates who can keep abreast of innovative, up-to-date and advanced technologies and will be able to engage in life-long independent learning.



  • This programme offers a range of subjects which are in line with the latest information technology development.

  • This programme serves as a bridging programme for those who may either have some or no previous academic computing experience. The programme is also suited for computing and computer science graduates who want to further advance their knowledge and professionalism.

  • Flexible modes of study, i.e., both full-time and part-time modes, are available.

Recognition & Prospects

The graduates are expected to be equipped for jobs such as consultants in Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Financial Technology, or IT managers, IT project officers and software engineers.​


Programme Structure

In general, each subject takes place once a week in the evening over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take four subjects in a semester, whereas part-time students usually take two subjects.


  • Programme Core subjects: P-core

With Dissertation

3 P-Core +

4 Electives* +

1 Dissertation

With Project

3 P-Core +

5 Electives* +

1 Project

Without Dissertation/ Project

3 P-Core +

7 Electives*

Credits requirements 30

* Students can take master level elective subjects within the MScIT programme to satisfy their elective requirements, subject to the pre-requisite and exclusion requirements.


Please visit COMP's website for more details.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Dr Yiu Man Lung Ken
BEng, PhD

Subject Area
Information Technology
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computing/Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, Engineering, or other Science disciplines.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines who have at least five years significant IT relevant work experience will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Tel: (852) 2766 7317
Fax: (852) 2774 0842
Email: comp.pg@polyu.edu.hk


For more information, please visit our website at www.polyu.edu.hk/comp.

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$6,300 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not compulsory

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, graduation certificates and other relevant certificates are required.

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