Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Smart-City Technology and Urban Informatics

Smart-City Technology and Urban Informatics

UOWCHK presents a Bachelor's degree programme designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of smart city concepts and technologies. The curriculum focuses on developing conceptual, intellectual, and technical skills necessary to revolutionize city planning, construction, and service provision. The programme aligns with the Smart City Blueprints promoted by the government, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to contribute to the advancement of smart city initiatives.

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Programme information

FACULTY Faculty of Science and Technology
PROGRAMME Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Smart-City Technology and Urban Informatics
PROG. CODE BSCSCTUI
CAMPUS Tai Wai
QF LEVEL 5
DURATION 4 years
CREDIT UNITS 120 CUS (4yrs)
AWARD TYPE Bachelor Degree
QR REF/ VALIDITY PERIOD 23/000208/L5
01/09/2023-31/08/2028

 

Programme leaflet

Programme Leaflet of the BScSCTUI programme in 2024-25

Programme enquiry

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

For year one entry, please apply E-APP (for HKDSE 2024/25 only) / UOWCHK ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM (for NON-DSE / mature student).

For Senior Year entry, please apply via YEAR 3 ENTRY.

By Post / In Person (Application Form)

A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

 

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

Year 1 Entry

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination

  Core Subjects Elective Subject(s)
HKDSE Subjects Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Compulsory Part *Citizenship and Social Development Any 1 Elective
Level Requirement 3 3 2 Attained 2
  • * Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.
  • **HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above will be considered as elective subjects.
  • Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;

Other Qualifications

  • Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject / two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Obtained equivalent qualifications. 

Matre Applicants

  • Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.

Note

For non-Chinese speaking applicants who 

  • have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
  • have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools, the following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language

- “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)
- Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)
- Grade C in GCE (O-Level)
- Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE

Fees

Application Fee

HK$150

Application fee is payable when applicants are invited for interviews.  Application fee can be paid by the following methods:
  1. By direct deposit at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank or ATM transfer (Bank Code: 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-004)
  2. OR
  3. By Octopus Card at the College Office
Total Tuition Fee
Total Tuition Fee 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Year 1 entry intake
Tuition Fee HK$70,200 HK$70,200 HK$76,200 HK$76.200 HK$292,800
*Local with NMTSS HK$35,810 HK$35,810 HK$41,810 HK$41,810 HK$155,240

Annual Tuition Fee for Year 1 and 2: HK$2,340/credit; 
Annual Tuition Fee for Year 3 and 4: HK$2,540/credit

All Full-time Bachelor Degree (4-year Programme) students are required to take 120 credits. Total tuition fees for four years are about HK$292,800 or *HK$155,240. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation.

*Qualified local students of our College enrolled in the UOWCHK degree will be eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). In the 2024/25 academic year, students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$34,390. For details, please check on the website NMTSS FAQs.

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

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:

PILODescription
1. Apply essential computing theories, urban domain knowledge, emerging technologies and urban informatics to smart city development projects.
2. Design and implement technology solutions with urban informatics to enhance public services and address city challenges.
3. Develop smart city solutions integrating technological components, the social context and ethical considerations.
4. Act professionally, with a sense of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills in business and technical communities.

Main subject areas 

  • Urban Planning Theory and Practice
  • Public Management and Urban Politics
  • Urban Transport Planning for the Digital Age
  • Placemaking and Urban Innovation
  • Communication and Information Processing Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Engineering and Project Management
  • Ethical and Security Issues in Smart Applications
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Big Data Analytics with Application
  • Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Internet of Things
  • Environmental Energy and Resource Management

Programme study flow

Programme structure

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

Degree requirements4 yr CUs
General Education 36
Programme Core & Electives 84
Minimum credit points 120

Programme Core

Course CodeCourse Name
Programme Coure (72CUs)
Sem A, Year 1
CSC1201 Introduction to Programming
FST1102 Statistics amd Probability
FST1201 Physics
Sem B, Year 1 
FST1101 Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra
SMC1002 Urban Planning Theory and Practice
SMC1301 Basic Electronics
Sem A, Year 2 
CSC2101 Communications System
CSC2201 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
FST2101 Discrete Mathematics
Sem B, Year 2 
CSC1301 Computer Organization
CSC2202 Data Structures and Algorithms
SMC2001 Urban Systems
SMC2302 Environmental Energy and Resource Management
Sem A, Year 3
CSC2301* Database System and Design
SMC3301* Foundations of Geo-information Systems
CSC3303* Operating Systems
Sem B, Year 3  
AIN3101* Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
SMC3001* Public Management and Urban Politics
SMC3201* Big Data Analytics with Application
Sem A, Year 4 
CSC4302* Software Engineering and Project Management
SNC4301* Machine Learning
SMC4103* Data Mining
SMC4000** Capstone Project for Smart City ( 6Credit Units )**
Sem B, Year 4 
SMC4000** Capstone Project for Smart City ( 6Credit Units )**
Programme Electives (12CUs)
Sem A & B, Year 3 & Year 4
Select any four:
SMC3002* Placemaking and Urban Innovation 
CSC3101* Cloud Foundations
SCM3103* Artifical Intelligence and Blockchain in SCM
CSC3202* Mobile Application Design
SMC4201* Urban Transport Planning for the Digital Age
SMC4202* Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems
SMC4301* Participatory Design Techniques for Urban and Infrastucture Planning
FST4300* Research Methods
Language and General Education (36CUs)
DGE1041 Practical Chinese
DGE1941 English for Academic Studies 1
DGE3941 English for Academic Studies 2
DGE3942 English Communication for the Workspace
DGE3943 English for Professional Communication
DGE1431 Critical Thinking
DGE1731 Understanding Contemporary World
DGE2732 Understanding Global Cities
DGE3511 Environment and Climate Change
DGE3512 The Science of Health
DGE3622 Startup and Entrepreneurship
DGE3850 Comtemporary China

* Senior year entry

Further Studies Pathways

This programme will start to be offered in 2023-24. Articulation possibilities may include:

City University of Hong Kong 

  • Master of Urban Design and Regional Planning
  • Master of Arts in Housing and Urban Management

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

  • Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Smart Cities

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Master of Science in Urban Informatics and Smart Cities (MSc)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Informatics and Smart Cities (PgD)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Master of Science Programme in Intelligent Building Technology and Management
  • Master of Science Programme in Information Technology

The University of Hong Kong

  • Master of Science in Urban Analytics

Tsinghua University, China

  • Smart Cities Convergence Master’s Programme

Singapore Management University, Singapore

  • Msc In Smart Cities and Urban Analytics

University College London, UK

  • Smart Cities and Urban Analytics MSc / PG Dip

Northumbria University London, UK

  • MSc Technology for Sustainable Cities

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • MSc - Engineering Smart Systems

University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Smart City Management, MA

 

Career prospects

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

  • Government and Public Services
  • Software Engineer/Web developer for Automation and Intelligence
  • Public Utilities (Water, Town Gas, Electricity and Telecommunication)
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Network Engineer/Consultant for IoT and Smart City
  • Devices and Technologies for Urban Networks
  • Mapping and Geographic Information Services
  • Business Development and Social Economics
  • Companies focused on geographic data services and technological services for urban areas
  • Cultural and Tourism Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Technical Consultant for Smart Automation
  • Traffic Consultants

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

Please click "-" of the programme for details.

Contact us

Faculty of Science and Technology

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

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax
: (852) 2707 3222
E-mail
uowchk-main@uow.edu.au

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

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]