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Computer Science, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Our BEng Computer Science program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides a broad education, teaching the problem-solving skills needed to tackle computational problems in all core areas, including programming, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, and software engineering. Students can then choose to learn about diverse areas of computer science, such as databases and data mining, networking, embedded systems, computer graphics, image processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, computer security, and theoretical computer science. 

Career prospects

About 15-20% of our COMP graduates pursue postgraduate studies immediately after graduation. While many of them take up research opportunities in Hong Kong, particularly at HKUST, some go abroad to study at top universities such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cornell University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Toronto. 


Programs related to Computing and Information and Communication Technology are recognized under the Seoul Accord, which signatories include Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. Through these international agreements, HKUST BEng degrees are widely recognized around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Object-oriented Programming 
  • Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures 
  • Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
  • Software Engineering 
  • Honors Software Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

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.


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