Faculty of Engineering
Data Science & Engineering
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://engg.hku.hk/Portals/0/UG/syllabuses/Syllabus-Minor-Data-Science-and-Engineering-22-23.pdf
*Open to students of other Faculties: Only for BEng / BEng[BME] students
Credits: 36
What is it about? This Minor programme aims to nurture Engineering students with knowledge in Data Science which will be beneficial to their future career and/or further study. It is specifically designed to provide Engineering students with an option to augment their discipline studies with data science elements to meet with the dominant trend of a data-centric world. It focuses on practical skills, hands-on and project experience in addition to computational and statistical concepts in areas including data science programming, practical data science, data visualization, advanced data analysis, artificially intelligence and big data.

Graduates of this Minor programme are expected to be versatile in both their major Engineering professions as well as in data science tasks at their jobs. They will be taskforce in driving new frontiers in adopting data science methodologies and technologies in their Engineering disciplines, and thus contributing to Engineering advancement and modernization.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Computer Science


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Offered to BEng (except BEng(Computer Engineering) and BEng(Computer Science)) and BEng[BME] degree programmes students who have completed Year 1 of study with effect from the academic year 2021/22. BEng / BEng[BME] students are not permitted to pursue 2nd Major in CS, Minor in CS and Minor in Data Science & Engineering at the same time.
Career opportunities Graduates of this Minor programme will be able to bridge data science and their own engineering professions, thus defining new taskforce in the industries. Apart from career opportunities in their engineering disciplines, graduates of this Minor programme may also undertake the fastest-growing job positions such as data engineer/architect, data analyst, data scientist, machine learning engineer, big data engineer, business analyst, information security analyst.
Further information https://www.cs.hku.hk/
Contact Professor Reynold Cheng
Telephone: 2219 4778
Email: ckcheng@cs.hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.