BEng in Computer Science


Applicants who wish to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (BEng(CompSc)) may apply through one of the following schemes, namely JUPAS, Non-JUPAS, International Admissions Scheme and Admission of Undergraduate Students from the Mainland*, in the same admission year.

*National Joint College Entrance Examination (NJCEE) examinees, HK/Macau/Taiwan NJCEE examinees; and Mainland University students should apply through the scheme "Admission of Undergraduate Students from the Mainland" co-ordinated by the Registry. More information is available at

JUPAS Route (JUPAS Code: JS6963)

Applicants who wish to apply for admission to the BEng(CompSc) Programme have to apply for entry under the Faculty of Engineering Common Admissions Scheme. With the common code 6963, students could select one among seven BEng programmes after completing Year 1. Commencing from 2012-13, a quota of 120 will be imposed for BEng programmes offered by each department of the Faculty of Engineering. Selection of the desired study programme is based on students’ academic performance.

Applicants who wish to apply for admission, on the strength of their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results, should submit their application via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) admissions scheme. The entrance requirements for admission to HKU Engineering are as follows:

  1. English Language - Level 3 or above
  2. Chinese Language - Level 3 or above
  3. Mathematics (Core) - Level 3 or above
  4. Liberal Studies - Level 2 or above
  5. Elective: Physics or Combined Science with Physics Component – Level 3 or above
  6. Another Elective Subject - Level 3 or above

(Level 3 in Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics is preferred but not required.^)

^ The result of the Mathematics Extended Part (Modules 1 and 2) will be recognised as equivalent to that of a full elective in fulfilling the University Entrance Requirement on the condition that one of the elective subjects must be a Senior Secondary Subject (i.e. Category A Subject). 

Non-JUPAS / International Admissions Route

Applicants with other local/ international/ national qualifications will be considered on an individual merit basis. Examples of some common qualifications are:

  • GCE A-Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination
  • STPM/UEC under the Malaysian examination system
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Test under the US system
  • Associate Degree/Higher Diploma

Candidates applying for admission on the strengths of other qualifications should submit their applications through HKU’s Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme / International Admissions Scheme. Applicants are required to satisfy the University Entrance Requirements for Non-JUPAS students. Preference will be given to candidates who list BEng(CompSc) programme as their first choice. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews between December and May.

Study Path for BEng(CompSc):

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Contact Information: 

Tel : (852) 2859 2180
Fax : (852) 2559 8447
Email :

Admission Tutors:
Prof. Anthony Tam (Tel: 2859 7073)

Department of Computer Science
Rm 301 Chow Yei Ching Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

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