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    1. General
    1.1
    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
    1.2
    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
    2.
    Entry Requirements (through Pathways)
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology programme through Pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology programme through Pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a higher diploma in a discipline closely related to Communications Technology.
    2.2 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology programme through Pathway 2 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology programme through Pathway 2, a student shall normally possess a higher diploma in the computer network area.
    3.
    Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology (BSCCT)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, a student shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      3.1.4 obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
    3.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.2.1 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled FD in Table 1; and
      3.2.2 obtain 55 credits from compulsory courses (labelled CD in Table 1); and
      3.2.3 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled ZD in Table 1; and
      3.2.4 obtain 10 credits from ELEC S222 and 10 additional credits from courses labelled ZD in Table 1 or obtain 20 credits from ELEC S202; and
      3.2.5 obtain 5 credits from Management courses (labelled BD in Table 1); and
      3.2.6 obtain 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
         
    4. Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology (through Pathway 1) (BSCCT1)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 must:
      4.2.1 obtain 20 credits from courses labelled ZD in Table 1; and
      4.2.2 obtain 20 credits from courses at Middle or Higher level labelled CD in Table 1, of which ELEC S313 must be included.
    5. Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology (through Pathway 2) (BSCCT2)
    5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 shall:
      5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      5.1.3 obtain at least 50 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 must:
      5.2.1 obtain 20 credits from courses labelled ZD in Table 1; and
      5.2.2 obtain 30 credits from courses at Middle or Higher level labelled CD (excluding ELEC S212) in Table 1.
    6. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology (BSCHCT)
    6.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, a student shall:
      6.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      6.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      6.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      6.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    6.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      6.2.1 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled FH in Table 1; and
      6.2.2 obtain 95 credits from compulsory course group (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      6.2.3 obtain 10 credits from ELEC S222 and 10 additional credits from courses labelled IH in Table 1 or obtain 20 credits from ELEC S202; and
      6.2.4 obtain 5 credits from Management courses (labelled BH in Table 1); and
      6.2.5 obtain 10 credits from Computing/Designing courses (labelled MH in Table 1); and
      6.2.6 obtain 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
    7. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology (through Pathway 1) (BSCHCT1)
    7.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 shall:
      7.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      7.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      7.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    7.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 must:
      7.2.1 obtain 70 credits from courses at Middle or Higher level labelled CH in Table 1, of which ELEC S311, ELEC S313, ELEC S332, and ELEC S403 must be included; and
      7.2.2 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled MH in Table 1.
    8. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology (through Pathway 2) (BSCHCT2)
    8.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 shall:
      8.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      8.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      8.1.3 obtain at least 90 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    8.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 2 must:
      8.2.1 obtain 70 credits from courses at Middle or Higher level labelled CH (excluding ELEC S212) in Table 1; and
      8.2.2 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled MH in Table 1; and
      8.2.3 obtain 10 credits from courses labelled IH in Table 1.
    9. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    10. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    11. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Communications Technology, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 20 credits in compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1) at Higher level plus the best 20 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal two, that is "Group (a)" shall be weighted at twice the value of "Group (b)". (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)


    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    BSCCT

    BSCHCT

    Honours
    Classification Group

    Foundation level

    BUS B100 1,3,9

    Business Communication

    5

    CD

    CH

    --

    BUS B103 1,9

    English and Communications for Business I

    5

    CD

    CH

    --

    MATH S112 1,3,5 / MATH S122 1,5

    A Foundation in Applied Mathematics

    10

    CD

    CH

    --

    MATH S101 1,3,5

    Mathematics: A Foundation Course

    20

    FD

    FH

    --

    MATH S111 1,3,5 / MATH S121 1,5

    A Foundation in Pure Mathematics

    10

    FD

    FH

    --

    IT S123

    Introduction to Internet Services and Applications

    10

    FD

    FH

    --

    Middle level

    MGT B240 1

    Principles and Practices of Management

    5

    BD

    BH

    b

    MKT B250 1

    Introduction to Marketing

    5

    BD

    BH

    b

    MGT B290 1,3

    Organizational Behaviour

    5

    BD

    BH

    b

    ELEC S211

    Fundamentals of Communications Technology

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    ELEC S212

    Network Programming and Design

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    ELEC S202 1,3,6

    Analogue and Digital Electronics

    20

    ED

    EH

    b

    ELEC S222 1,6

    Electronics Principles and Digital Design

    10

    ED

    EH

    b

    COMP S201 1

    Computing Fundamentals with Java

    10

    --

    IH

    b

    COMP S258

    Computer Programming and Problem Solving

    10

    --

    IH

    b

    IT S234

    Web Site Design

    10

    --

    IH

    b

    Higher level

    MGT B345 1 Managing in Organizations
    5

    BD

    BH

    a or b

    MGT B346 1,3 Theories and Practices of Organizational Behaviour
    5

    BD

    BH

    a or b

    ELEC S313

    Emerging Technologies

    10

    CD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S322 1,3,4

    Digital Telecommunications

    10

    CD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S323 1,4 Information Theory and Digital Communications

    10

    CD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S311

    Wireless Communications

    10

    ZD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S312 1,3,7

    Networking and Switching Technology

    10

    ZD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S332 1,7

    Computer Networks

    10

    ZD

    CH

    a 2 or b

    ELEC S403

    Communications Technology Project

    20

    --

    CH

    a 2 or b

    COMP S357 1,3,8

    Data Models and Databases

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    COMP S358 1,3,8

    Relational Databases

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    COMP S359 1,8

    Relational Databases: Theory and Practice

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    ELEC S321

    Internet Technology for Business Applications

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    ELEC S396 3

    Artificial Intelligence for Technology

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    MECH S363 3

    Computer-aided Design

    10

    --

    MH

    a or b

    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. 20 credits from compulsory courses at Higher Level (labelled CH) must count in "Group (a)" for Honours classification purposes.
       
    3. Courses no longer available.
       
    4. If students have successfully completed ELEC S322, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S323.
       
    5. If students have successfully completed MATH S101, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for MATH S111/MATH S121 and MATH S112/MATH S122.
       
    6. If students have successfully completed ELEC S202, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S222.
       
    7. If students have successfully completed ELEC S312, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ELEC S332.
       
    8. If students have successfully completed COMP S357/COMP S358, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for COMP S359.
       
    9. If students have successfully completed BUS B100, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B103.

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