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  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Data Science

    The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Data Science is a two-year top-up degree programme.

    Senior year entry*   Programme code: BSCHDSFS
    * Only Year 3 entry is available for this programme.

    This top-up Bachelor of Science (with Honours) degree programme was launched in 2012 and is designed for associate degree / higher diploma graduates studying statistics, data science, information technology, and other programmes which feature statistics training as part of the curriculum. Up to August 2018, there have been over 250 graduates from this programme.

    Entry Requirement

    Holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in disciplines relevant to statistics, data science, information technology, and other programmes which feature statistics training as part of the curriculum, or those with equivalent qualifications at Higher Diploma or Associate Degree level may apply to this programme.



    The programme aims to prepare students for a career in data science. In addition to building a solid foundation in key subject areas related to data science, namely statistics, computing, and mathematics, practical skills such as the use of software tools and computer programming are emphasized in the training. The programme will develop in graduates the capacity to meet current and future challenges in the field. Graduates will also be equipped to pursue postgraduate studies in local and overseas universities.

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

    Internship opportunities are available for students to develop technical and administrative skills in order to complement their education experience.

    Professional exemption by Hong Kong Statistical Society

    Recognitions of the courses offered in the revised curriculum of BSc(Hon) in Data Science (BSCHDSFS) 數據科學榮譽理學士 are currently under review. The former program (BSCHSADF3) acquired several external recognitions including:

    • Hong Kong Statistical Society — Exemption from Graduate Diploma exams Modules 1,3 & 4

    • Continuing Education Fund (CEF) — Financial Services sector, 4 courses

    • SAS Joint University certification — SAS programming and Data Mining

    • The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) — Level 5

    Programme structure

    Please click here to view the programme structure.

    Language of instruction


    Duration of programme
    2 years (Bachelor’s Degree with Honours)


    Contact information

    Mathematical Studies and Statistics

    Dr Douglas Ng
    (852) 2768 6880
    Dr Carlin Chu
    (852) 2768 6876


    For enquiries about the programme, please contact:

    Dr Douglas Ng and Dr. Carlin Chu

    Email: mathteam@ouhk.edu.hk

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