PolyU SPEED BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Information Systems and Web Technologies) - Full-time

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Sciences (Information Systems and Web Technologies) - Full-time

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Sciences (Information Systems and Web Technologies) - Full-time

Programme Code

84048-IW (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader & Programme Leader

Dr Adam WONG


Assistant Programme Leader


BEng, MEd, PhD

Commencement Date

02 Sep 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,000/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,300/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Students and Alumni Stories

Programme Features

  • Graduates were admitted into master’s degree programmes at local and overseas universities such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and King's College London
  • Opportunities to participate in internships. Past students have undergone training at PCCW Solutions, ICO Limited, Midland Holdings Limited and Hong Kong Economic Times
  • Covers new technologies including cloud computing (e.g. Amazon Web Services and machine learning using Python)
  • Teaches database technologies including Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and MongoDB (a NoSQL database)
  • Emphasises training in website development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Node.js and React.js
  • Introduces E-commerce strategies, Google Analytics, and CMS (content management system)
  • Offers popular elective subjects including Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and Blockchain, and Mobile Application Development


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Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Professional Recognition

Students can join the Hong Kong College of Community Health Practitioners (HKCCHP) as student members, and, upon graduation, can advance to the Associate Fellowship (AFHKCCHP) status.

Students are also eligible to apply for Student Membership with the ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS).

Future Prospects

Career Prospect 

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including Database Support Personnel, IT Support Personnel, Network Administrator and Website Developer
  • The average starting salary of graduates is around HK$18,600 in 2021

* Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey


Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous local and overseas universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and King's College London

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


Requirements Minimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR) Note19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)

2 subjects, 3 credits each

Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note2
(Please refer to the table below for details)
51 – 60
FoundationUp to 3 subjects, 3 credits each 
(for students from unrelated disciplines only)
0 – 9
6 subjects, 3 credits each18
9 subjects, 3 credits each27 
Elective2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Work-Integrated Education (WIE) Note3
300 hours of work-based learning experienceN/A
Total60 – 78 

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Scheme Compulsory (all 6 subjects)

  • Business Communication in Chinese
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Integrated Study (Applied Sciences)
  • Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Professional Ethics and Social Responsibilities 
  • Research Methodology in Applied Sciences 


Foundation (for students from unrelated disciplines only)

  • Computer Programming 
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics


Award-Specific Compulsory (all 9 subjects)

  • Advanced Information Systems Development
  • Computer Network Administration
  • Computer Security
  • Database Technologies and Management
  • Electronic Commerce Strategy and Implementatiion
  • Enterprise Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning for Data Mining
  • Web Application Development and Management
  • Web Systems and Technologies


Elective# (any 2 subjects)

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data and Cloud Analytics
  • Foundation of Animation
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Multimedia Technology for the Internet
  • FinTech and Blockchain
  • Project Management



Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.



1.  Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

2. Students from unrelated disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Information Systems and Web Technologies) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 3 foundation subjects.  

3.  Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.


Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines.  Applicants from unrelated disciplines will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based)/80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant. He/she must demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge and potential to indicate a high probability of being able to complete the programme successfully. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).