Duration of study
The MSc(ECom&IComp) programme is offered in both part-time
and full-time mode. For the part-time mode of study, the curriculum shall
normally span two academic years of study, and the maximum period of study is
three years. For the full-time mode of study, the normal period is one academic
year, and the maximum period is two years.
Mode of enrolment
Students must complete 12 modules to graduate. You can do
that by studying 8 modules plus a project (equivalent to 4 modules) or 12
The programme tries to provide an integration of technology with businesses, and
consists of modules falling into two major and related disciplines: electronic
commerce modules and Internet computing modules. Students are encouraged
to take modules in both disciplines, provided that they have the necessary
pre-requisite knowledge for the particular module.
Modules are further divided into core and elective. Students are required
to select at least 4 modules from the list of core modules (can be any mixture
of electronic commerce or Internet computing discipline). The remaining
modules can be selected from either core or elective modules.
Students can also enroll in two modules from any other
master-level programmes in Computer Science or engineering in the University, thus
widening your choices even further.
Each module consists of 30 contact hours. Some may
have more if there are additional lab-based activities and tutorials. You may be prepared to spend approximately another
90 hours for class preparation, review and assignments.
Class schedule and venue
Some modules are taught intensively by overseas instructors
over a two to three weeks period. Other modules taught by local instructors who
usually have the teaching spread over nine or ten weeks. The contact hours for
all modules are 30 each.
Classes are held on weekday evenings from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45
p.m., and sometimes there are also whole-day or half-day classes on Saturdays
and Sundays. Teaching takes place mostly in Graduate House at the
University's Main campus.
Most of the lectures are recorded. If you are away on
business trips, you can catch up by downloading the materials and hearing the
recorded lectures on-line.