Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence is an application-oriented programme aimed at providing students with a sound understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and its applications. The students will be able to apply comprehensive knowledge and the latest skills to create AI products and implement AI solutions to enhance productivity and facilitate strategic decision-making in selected industries. Graduates will be able to seek employment in positions such as software engineers/developers, AI application developers, junior AI engineers, machine learning developers, data analytics (AI & robotics) and data scientists.

 

FACULTY

Science and Technology

 

PROG. CODE

BSCAI

 

CAMPUS

Telford

 

QF LEVEL

5

DURATION

4 years or 

2 years (Snr  yr entry)

 

CREDIT POINTS

120 CPS (4 yrs)

60 CPS (2 yrs) 

 

AWARD TYPE

Bachelor Degree

  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

 21/000490/L5
01/09/2021-31/08/2026

Admission, entry requirements, fees

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

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

 
For admission to UOW College Hong Kong Bachelor Degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 
 
Year 1 Entry:
 
  • HKDSE Level 3 in Chinese Language
  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • HKDSE Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
  • HKDSE Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) 
or
 
  • HKALE AS Use of English
  • HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture
  • HKALE AL subject/two AS subjects
  • Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language
  • Passes in three other subjects in HKCEE;
 
or obtain equivalent qualifications.
 
Year 3 Entry:
 
Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021.

Tuition Fee

For Bachelor Degree programmes, the tuition fee for years 1 and 2 is HK$69,000 per year and that for years 3 and year 4 is HK$74,000 per year.

Eligible students admitted to the BAvOM programme (year-1 entry) through JUPAS in 2021 will receive $44,100 per academic year under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) from the Hong Kong Government. With SSSDP, the total tuition fee for the four years of study will be HK$109,600.

Eligible students having completed relevant locally accredited Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes and admitted to year 3 study of the BAvOM programme (Year 3 entry) will receive a subsidy of HK$32,100 per academic year (based on the government announcement in 2020/21 year) under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) from the Hong Kong Government. With NMTSS, the total tuition fee for completing the two years of study will be HK$83,800.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000
Website:         Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students

Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222
Website:          Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students       

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the Degree programmes or course(s) in the Degree programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          Continuing Education Fund

Programme structure and 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:

PILODescription
1. Apply essential concepts, principles and practices of artificial intelligence to make decisions in solving problems in a variety of career settings.
2. Design and implement artificial intelligence solutions to enhance productivity in selected industries.
3. Understand the impact of artificial intelligence in socio-political, economic and ethical context.
4. Act professionally with a sense of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills in business and technical communities.
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming in Python for Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Systems
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Object-Oriented Programming and Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Systems and Design

All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points (60 credits for 2 year senior entry) by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree requirements4 yr CPs2 yr senior entry CPs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 57 36
Free Electives 27 9
Minimum credit points 120 60

Programme Core

Course CodeCourse Name
Sem A, Year 1
FST1101 Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra
CSC1201 Introduction to Programming
Sem B, Year 1  
CSC1301 Computer Organization
Sem A, Year 2  
CSC2201 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
CSC2301 Database Systems and Design
Sem B, Year 2  
CSC2202 Data Structures and Algorithms
FST2101 Discrete Mathematics
Sem A, Year 3
AIN3201* Programming in Python for Artificial Intelligence
FST4300* Research Methods
Sem B, Year 3  
CSC3202* Mobile Application Design
AIN3101* Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Sem A, Year 4  
CSC4301* Computer Systems Security
AIN4101* Machine Learning
AIN4102* Data Mining
AIN4401* Capstone Project with Artificial Intelligence**
Sem B, Year 4  
AIN4302* Cloud Computing and Big Data Systems
AIN4303* Deep Learning
AIN4304* Computer Vision
AVI4401* Capstone Project with Artificial Intelligence (Continued) **

* Senior year entry

 

This programme will start to be offered in 2021-22. Articulation possibilities may include:

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Master of Science (MSc) Program in Big Data Technology
  • Master of Science (MSc) Information Technology

The University of Hong Kong

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

City University of Hong Kong 

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Master of Science in Information Technology

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Master of Science (MSc) in AI and Digital Media
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Information Systems

University of Wollongong

  • Master of Computer Science (Machine Learning and Big Data)

The Australian National University

  • Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Imperial College London

  • MSc Artificial Intelligence

King’s College London

  • Artificial Intelligence MSc

Tsinghua University

  • Master in Advanced Computing

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Master Programs in English for International Students - Control Science and Engineering (Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System)

An interview survey was conducted among management staff from twelve companies in ICT-related industries to gauge their opinions on the programme in 2019. They expressed the concern for limited supply of manpower with bachelor degree or above qualifications in the area of artificial intelligence, and that this manpower shortage problem had become increasingly serious. They gave their support to this new bachelor degree programme in artificial intelligence, stating that software engineering and artificial intelligence applications design were promising careers in the coming years. In particular, some global web services providers are expanding their services by providing artificial intelligence solutions to their business partners in the Greater China and Asia regions, contributing to an increased demand for graduates in artificial intelligence programmes.

Graduates will be competent for a wide range of AI-related jobs across various sectors, which include:

  • Artificial Intelligence Developer
  • Data Analytics (AI & Robotics)
  • Machine Learning Developer
  • Junior AI Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • AI Application Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • AI Programmer

Graduates can also apply their aviation knowledge and generic skills acquired from the programme to enter entry-level positions such as Officers, Analysts or Supervisors in AI-driven business / organization units.

Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway" of the programme for details.

For enquiries, please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2707 3232 or Email: uowchk-fst@uow.edu.au).

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

Address

Faculty of Science and Technology

Phone2707 3232
Fax2707 3231
Emailuowchk-fst@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

College Office

Phone Main campus - 2707 31112707 4669 | Telford campus - 2707 9440
Fax2707 3222
Emailuowchk-main@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Billionnaire Royale, 83 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]