[JS6262] BEng in Data Science and Engineering

(To be launched in Sept 2022)

Fast emerging data science and engineering technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and big data infrastructure boost the transformative impact of big data on businesses, industries and society.

The BEng(DS&E) programme is a professional degree in Data Science and Engineering offered by the Department of Computer Science, with support from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematics, and Faculty of Law. 


The curriculum is built upon a fine combination of foundation courses in data science, computing, mathematics, statistics, and law, and is designed to provide students with advanced training in both theory and practice in Data Science and Engineering.  It is also unique in its emphasis on data privacy, ethical and legal issues for the data science profession, and privacy-preserving techniques.  Students may also pursuit a minor in a data-intensive field, thus bridging domain-specific knowledge with data science and engineering skills.


Programme subject to final approval

Highlights of the Programme

Privacy-awareness: Students will be equipped with data security knowledge, in connection with the protection of data privacy. Data-centric techniques: Various analysis techniques for different types of data (e.g. imaging data, IoT data, and diverse data obtained from Internet of Everything (IoE)) will be introduced. Domain-specific minors and capstone experience: We provide an option for students to take a minor in a specific domain, e.g., GIS in Geography, BIM in architecture, and biomedical data analysis. Students will demonstrate their data science skills and how data science can benefit a selected domain through the capstone project.

Career Prospects

  • This programme is built to nurture professionals equipped with core knowledge and technologies in data science and practical training in data engineering, and capable and passionate in driving different disciplines to excel in the era of big data. It provides a solid foundation for students pursuing career and research in the data science discipline.

  • The programme gives students a new and exciting career choice in the fastest-growing job positions like data engineer/architect, data scientist, data analyst, machine learning engineer, big data engineer, business analyst, and information security analyst.

Department of Computer Science

Tel: (852) 2859-2180