College of Engineering

BEng Computer and Data Engineering

Computer and Data Engineering
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code


Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

178 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)* and  
15 (For Senior Year Entry)

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry);
2.5 Years (For Senior Year Entry)
Programme Website
Programme/ Major Leader
Prof. L M PO


+852 3442 7779(Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)

General Enquiries
Contact Type
Miss Angela FOK
Contact Value

+852 3442 7792 (Phone)
+852 3442 0562 (Fax)


* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

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Why BEng Computer and Data Engineering?

Are you interested in solving complex problems and developing innovative solutions using cutting-edge technologies? If so, then a degree in Computer and Data Engineering could be the perfect fit for you! With the rise of big data and the increasing demand for skilled technology professionals, this exciting field offers a wealth of career opportunities across a wide range of industries. Graduates of our program are well-equipped to pursue careers in fields such as data analysis, software engineering, cybersecurity, and more. Whether you are passionate about developing new software applications, designing advanced hardware systems, or analyzing data to drive business decisions, a degree in Computer and Data Engineering can help you achieve your career goals. Join us and become a part of a dynamic community of innovators and problem-solvers who are shaping the future of technology.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied an engineering-related or a science-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award in an engineering-related or science-related discipline.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’.

Our Target

The major aims to provide students with a strong foundation and broad skills in the core and related computer and data analysis technologies. Students will be equipped with the knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of computer systems. The curriculum encompasses hardware and software design, multimedia technologies, data analytics and security, cloud computing systems, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Upon completion of the major, students will be sufficiently prepared for employment, and to pursue postgraduate studies and engage in life-long learning.


What You Will Be Studying

This major focuses on five areas: Hardware and Software Design, Multimedia Technologies, Data Analytics and Security, Cloud Computing Systems and Artificial intelligence.

Core courses include: Engineering Mathematics, Logic Circuits, Computer Programming, Java Programming and Applications, Data Structures and Algorithms, Modelling Techniques, Data Engineering, Database System, Operating Systems, Data Communications and Networking, Data Engineering and Learning Systems, Microcomputer Systems, Signals and Systems, System-on-Chip Design, Internet Technology and Design Project.

In the final year, students may specialize in different areas of interest in preparation for their future careers and enjoy considerable flexibility in pursuing their interests through the selection of elective courses on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity Technology, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing Systems, iOS Mobile App Development and Networking, Big Data Scaling and Data Management Techniques.

Start Your Career Here

Given the rapid developments in computer technology and multimedia applications, graduates will find ample opportunities in IT products and services, and data services. Potential employers include computer product development companies, software and system solutions companies, banks, finance and insurance companies and the Hong Kong SAR government.

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Placement Schemes
In collaboration with industry, the Department aims to equip students early with real work experience before graduation through different placement schemes. We have Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS) and Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS), which offer local and overseas summer placement opportunities; and Professional Internship Programme of different durations: 4 months / 8 months / 12 months, providing flexibilities to suit the different needs of students and companies. 

International Exchange and Summer Exchange Programme
Uplifting students' global outreach and international competitiveness through student exchange is one of the Department's goals. Since 2015, more than 360 students have been sent out to top universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, mainland China, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the USA for semester-long exchange and summer exchange. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the exchange programmes have been affected for years. 

Student Learning Support Scheme
Student learning is always the Department's top priority, facilitated by the long-established Student Tutoring Scheme. The scheme aims to nurture good learning skills in our students, particularly during their first and second year with EE. Outstanding senior year students are selected to coach students in their studies through;regular meetings and out-of-classroom time. The Scheme has successfully created a positive learning ambience among peers and has been well received among students. 


Each year, approximately 60 scholarships worth over HK$1 million are granted to students in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Student Achievements

Over the years, CityU Electrical Engineering students have won many top prizes in various international, regional and local competitions and award schemes. Click here for more information.

Professional Recognition

This Department offers four majors in Computer and Data Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, and Microelectronics Engineering. All the long-established majors have been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), while the design of Microelectronics Engineering curriculum is intended to obtain accreditation by HKIE. Based on the Washington Accord, graduates will receive reciprocal recognition from equivalent bodies in Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Hong Kong-China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the UK and the US.

Department's Highlights
  • Largest EE department among local universities with 47 professors.
  • Ranked 20th worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong by subject in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2023); 16th worldwide and 1st in Hong Kong by subject in Electrical Engineering (Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, National Taiwan University Ranking 2022).
  • Six EE professors have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for eight times by the University.
  • A caring department emphasizing students' well-roundedness apart from their technical know-how through ample co-curricular activities.
  • Offering four undergraduate programmes, two taught master's programmes and two research degree programmes (currently around 1,400 students in total).
  • With the support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves established in 2008 is the first such laboratory in engineering discipline in Hong Kong.
  • Laboratory space about 5,000 sq. meters.

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