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Data Science (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Effective and efficient usage of data in the digital world nowadays can help to foster a better world/society. However, people who are competent in harvest useful insights from a vast amount of data require a particular set of skills which is different from those offered by traditional academic program curriculums. Competent candidates should be able to manipulate data stored in different sources, explore useful patterns via math/statistical and machine learning skills, interpret the numerical results, summarize meaningful findings and convey the messages to other parties effectively. The curriculum of the Data Science (Honours) programme of the Open University of Hong Kong is designed based on the recommendations given by industry professionals, academic professors and employers in business sectors. Topics from Statistics, Math, Computing and Economics are addressed in this program.

Career prospects

Graduates are usually employed as data analyst or related positions in the areas of finance, banking, marketing research, education, logistics and government sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science Fundamentals with Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Probability and Distribution
  • Calculus
  • Big Data in Organization
  • Statistical Data Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) qualifications are required to obtain Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with local academic qualifications other than HKDSE are required to:
  • Complete Year 1 study of a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme; or
  • Obtain Grade E or above in AS Chinese Language & Culture and Use of English, and 2 AL / 1 AL plus 2 AS / 4 AS subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with non-local academic qualifications are required to obtain:
  • Grade E or above in 2 AL / 1AL plus 2 AS subjects5 in the General Certificate of Education AL / International AL; or
  • An overall minimum score of 24 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma; or  
  • Other equivalent overseas academic qualifications (as determined by the University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9795 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9795 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 75,920 HKD per year (both national & international students)

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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