Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Award Title
Doctor of Philosophy
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Mode of Study

Credit Units Required for Graduation

14 and SG8001

Programme Aims

The programme aims to train and produce independent researchers with state-of-the-art expertise who can create original knowledge through innovative research.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

(1) formulate and derive effective, innovative and original solutions to fundamental problems in their chosen subject areas;
(2) achieve general intellectual proficiency and specialization in their chosen subject areas;
(3) apply appropriate research methodology/tools to conduct independent research;
(4) communicate effectively with the learned community about the research process and findings;
(5) create new knowledge through in-depth investigation of the chosen subject areas.

Programme Requirements

Research Area(s) in which research students will be admitted to:

Computer Science, Creative Media
Programme Core Courses: (5 credits)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CS8692Comprehensive Studies in Selected Topics in Computer Science3
CS8695Research In Computer Science2

Programme Electives: (9 credits)

Please refer to the updated list of approved courses for research students posted in the SGS website.
Other Requirement (not counted towards the University coursework requirement)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SG8001Teaching Students: First Steps1

Qualifying/ Annual Report Submission:

Students are required to submit qualifying report and annual report in compliance to the regulations or guidelines as set by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Such regulations and guidelines are accessible via the guidebook located at SGS website.


The thesis should present the results of research investigation, give evidence of a sound understanding of the area of study, its context and applicability, make a contribution to knowledge, and make a substantial original contribution to knowledge in the subject area of computer science and digital media.