The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Information Technology (Part time)

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Course Information

Registration period
28 Mar 2022 (Mon) - 28 Mar 2024 (Thu)
HKD 120,000
(Full-time: HK$147,000
Part-time: HK$120,000

New students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee. If the graduation requirements are not met within three years, students who need to take additional courses or retake any courses for graduation are required to pay additional fee. Students taking additional courses not for graduation at any of time of study are also required to pay additional program fee.)
Study Mode
2 Year(s)

Course Overview

In this new millennium, information technology is the foundation stone for many applications in industry, government and other institutions. To stay ahead professionally, computer engineering and computer science graduates and professionals working in computer-related fields need to engage in continuous learning and upgrading their information technology skills.

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Information Technology has been developed to assist and encourage bachelor’s degree holders to build on their undergraduate knowledge in information technology. The program offers postgraduate courses for those who wish to obtain broad-based and leading-edge skills in information technology, aiming to make the graduates more marketable and also better prepared for more challenging career paths.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine and formulate problems in major topics in computer science and information technology drawn from several areas, including applied areas technology;
  2. Integrate theoretical principles and up-to-date techniques in computer science and information technology to solve problems in the field of information technology;
  3. Communicate effectively through report writing, literature search, project design and oral presentations;
  4. Apply the latest computing and software development tools and techniques, especially state-of-the-art techniques that are used in industrial practice; and
  5. Identify and describe the impact of key factors related to the design, management and performance of large scale software systems.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits

Credit Transfer 

Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred to the program.

Required Courses

Students are required to complete at least 30 credits of CSIT courses.

They may repeat CSIT 6910 to obtain a maximum of 6 credits.

CSIT 6910Independent Project1-3 Credit(s)
Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 3 credits of MSBD courses from the MSc Program in Big Data Technology as partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements of the program.


Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or take additional course(s) even if they attain passing grades for all courses.

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