Bachelor of Computer Science

Computer Science

UOW’s Bachelor of Computer Science, you’ll learn how to harness the power of technology to make a positive difference on the lives of many. The Bachelor of Computer Science focuses on the development of high-level programming skills that can be applied across a wide range of applications, including analysis of stock market trends, games design, neural network design, automatic teller machines and patient monitoring in hospitals. This Degree is awarded by the University of Wollongong.


Programme information

FACULTY Science and Technology
PROGRAMME Bachelor of Computer Science
PROG. CODE BCompSc (766)
DURATION 1 year (Top Up Degree)
AWARD TYPE Bachelor Degree

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Programme leaflet

Programme Leaflet of the BCS programme in 2023-24


Programme enquiry

For enquiries, please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2707 3232 or Email:

A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Find out how to apply.  


Entry Requirements

Student must have completed a recognised associate degree or a higher diploma in a related discipline such as Information Systems Development, Network and Systems Administration, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering. The completed qualifications taken for entry need to be pitched at HKQF Level 4 at a minimum.

Applicants from unrelated disciplines who have demonstrated foundation knowledge in Computer Science may also be considered. Such applicants will need to demonstrate they have completed a qualification at HKQF level 4 or equivalent, and have met the core requirements or equivalent to be eligible for 72 credit points’ exemption (e.g., associate degree or higher diploma graduates from other disciplines took one year of IT-related courses offered by UOWCHK before entering the top-up programme). Such applications will be handled in line with the UOW’s Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures.


English language proficiency requirement

  • IELTS Academic – 6.0 overall (Reading 6, Writing 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6); or
  • Pearson Academic – 54 overall (Reading 54, Writing 54, Listening 47, Speaking 47); or
  • Cambridge Advanced - 169 (based on revised 2015 exam format); or
  • TOEFL 70 internet (Reading 18 Writing 18 Listening 17 Speaking 17); or
  • Equivalent


Completion of a 2-year tertiary study at an approved institution taught and assessed in English is considered as meeting the English proficiency requirement of the course. The qualification must have been obtained within the previous 2 years.

Related Programmes

Qualified graduates from the following programmes can be admitted directly to Bachelor of Computer Science:

UOW College Hong Kong / Community College of City University (CCCU)
Associate of Engineering
Associate of Science in Information Systems Development
Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration
Higher Diploma in Computer Network and Systems Administration
Higher Diploma in Application Systems Development
Hong Kong Community College (HKCC)
Associate in Information Technology
Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)
Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (Mobile Applications and Game Development)
Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Higher Diploma in Computer and Electronics Engineering
Higher Diploma in Software Engineering
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE)
Associate of Engineering (Computer Engineering Theme)
Associate of Engineering (Computer Science Theme)

Note: Admission is not limited to graduates from the above programmes. Applicants from other programmes will be assessed individually.



Application Fee

$150, waived for 2024/25.

Total Tuition Fee

Students are required to pay the fees listed below upon admission:


Tuition Fee (whole program), payable in 3 installments *

*Tuition Fee local with NMTSS, payable in 3 installments *

Administration Fee

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Financial Assistance

UOW College Hong Kong has registered under Cap 320 and is now an Approved Post Secondary College in Hong Kong under the Ordinance. Qualified local students of our College enrolled in the UOW top-up degree will be eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). In the 2023/24 academic year, students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,740. The amount for the 2023/24 cohort will be subject to review with reference to the CCPI in Hong Kong. For details, please check on the website located at

Students enrolled in these programs may also apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS).

Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge of computer fundamentals and the ability to apply theoretical basis of computer science to solve a range of practical problems;
2. Design and develop innovative software solutions for a variety of applications;
3. Design, develop, and employ novel approaches and algorithms in solving practical problems;
4. Deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems;
5. Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders;
6. Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities.

Main subject areas

  • Programming
  • Database design
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer security
  • Computer graphics
  • Operating systems
  • Real-time software
  • Software engineering

Programme study flow

Programme structure

All students are required to complete ten (10) subjects worth six (6) credit units each, plus one (1) worth twelve (12) credit units to be awarded the Bachelor of Computer Science.
The course structure* is outlined below:
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Programme Courses 
Semester A (24CUs)
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6
CSCI235 Database Systems 6
Semester B (24CUs)
CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6
CSCI334 Software Design** 6
CSIT321 Project*** 12
Semester C (24CUs)
CSIT302 Cybersecurity** 6
CSCI361 Cryptography and Secure Applications** 6
ISIT312 Big Data Management** 6
CSIT321 Project (Continued)*** 12


*Programme may be subject to change.

**Elective - subject to sufficient enrolment, more electives may be offered from the following list: 

  • CSCI316  Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation (Semester B)
  • CSCI376  Multicore and GPU Programming (Semester B)
  • CSCI336  Interactive Computer Graphics (Semester C)

***This is a 12 credit point subject that is delivered over two semesters (Semester B and Semester C).

This degree is awarded by the University of Wollongong.

Graduates will be competent for a wide range of computer science jobs across various sectors, which include:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Architect
  • Graduate Analyst/Programmer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technology Infrastructure Manager

Student Testimonial

The top-up BCS program has exceeded my expectations. Its curriculum enhanced my professionalism and academic experience. It enabled me to achieve a higher potential of learning capabilities. The teaching staff in the program are experienced and supportive. With a small class size, I was able to receive one-to-one support from my professors and interact more with my classmates. The capstone project blends theory with practical experience providing me with strong training on team collaboration. MAK Chun Chung, DesmondBachelor of Computer Science

Contact us

Faculty of Science and Technology

Phone / Whatsapp: (852) 2707 3232
Fax: (852) 2707 3231

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[Tai Wai MTR Station Exit A, adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[Tai Wai MTR Station Exit A, adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]