School of Data Science

BSc Data Science

Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code


Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

30 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)*

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
Programme Website
Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor
Prof. Xiang ZHOU

PhD – Princeton University, USA

Deputy Programme Leader
Prof. Yu YANG

PhD - Simon Fraser University

General Enquiries
Contact Type
Email and Phone
Contact Value

+852 3442 7887


* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

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Why BSc Data Science?

Data Science DEEP

The programme provides essential trainings like quantitative knowledge, statistics, data mining technology and computing tools for emerging real­ world applications.
In an inter-professional setting, students are given the tools to build theoretical and methodological knowledge in data science, communication skills and ethic awareness. There are three flexible modules of advanced knowledge:

  • Artificial  Intelligence (Al)
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Statistical Learning
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.

Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) graduates or final year students may apply for admission with Advanced Standing. Applicants are normally expected to have completed the AD/HD award with a CGPA of ≥3.0, or an equivalent overall mark or a credit award.

Curriculum Structure

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

What You Will Be Studying

The BSc Data Science aims to provide data science graduates with essential training in the quantitative methods, statistical analysis techniques, data mining technology and computing tools required for the effective use and analysis of big and complex data for real-world applications that involve making sense of complex data to realize planning and decision making. The programme develops strong and interdisciplinary training in the ability to build data analysis reasoning, communication skills and ethic awareness in realistic inter-professional settings for commercial or public policy problems in various disciplines.

The programme provides three flexible modules of advanced knowledge:
a) Artificial Intelligence
b) Social Media Analytics
c) Statistical Learning


  1. 人工智能
  2. 社交媒體分析
  3. 統計學習
Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Scholarships are available, please refer to the details at

Career Prospects

The unique power of data science knowledge and technology is gaining unprecedented attention in the job market, as big data analytics, data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence become more and more relevant to mainstream industries. It is no wonder that data science has been heralded by the Harvard Business Review as one of the hottest fields in the 21st century. Data scientists solve some of the hardest problems that businesses face, and their work is relevant to almost all realms of business.

CityU’s BSc Data Science is a unique programme to offer students a rigorous theoretical and methodological knowledge of data science along with in-depth analysis and evaluation for applied problems. Graduates with such solid theoretical knowledge and rich practical experience capable of working alongside domain experts are in great demand in virtually all fields, including but not limited to the following.

• Finance and Banking
• Innovative Industry
• E-commerce
• IT and Software Companies
• Smart City
• Logistics and Transportation Systems
• Retail and Digital Marketing
• Power and Energy
• Healthcare and Medical Research
• Government and Public Organisations
• Consultancy
• Education and Research
• Small Business, Start-ups, Multi-industry Opportunities

Student Exchange/Internship

The School provides student exchange and internship opportunities to our students to gain international perspectives, global engagement and industry experience.

Students may choose between the overseas student exchange opportunities at world-leading institutions provided by the School or the University. Paying the tuition at CityU, students will spend a study semester abroad and may transfer the academic credits earned at the host institution to fulfil the graduation requirement.

The School also partners with premier corporates in a wide range of sectors to offer internship opportunities relevant to our majors. With these placements, students are expected to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in real-world applications.