Bachelor of Science in Computational Data Science (B.Sc. CDAS)

Key information
University Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen)
Country China
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 48 months
Tuition fee HK$42,100 per year (Local Students) & HK$145,000 per year (International Students)
Application deadline(s) September

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) is a public research university in China that is committed to providing top-quality higher education that integrates the East and West and fosters an educational research environment. It promotes innovative skills with a global perspective, cultural traditions, and corporate social responsibility. The university offers Bachelor of Science in Computational Data Science (B.Sc. CDAS) that creates a thorough understanding of storing, analyzing, sharing, and distributing a large amount of data using data analytics, machine learning algorithms, and methodologies, with applications in finance, science, engineering, telecommunications, social science, medicine, and public health. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills on how to design proper data-driven solutions, computing, problem-solving, data modeling, data analysis, data collection, and scientific experimental design.

Learners will develop their capabilities in managing, analyzing, and making predictions from large to complex datasets with data structures and algorithms, modeling and analysis, have advanced knowledge in high-performance parallel and distributed computing for complex data management, as well as determining the data-intensive sciences such as physics, biology, and astronomy. Similarly, learners will be equipped with experience in large-scale data processing, data visualization, computational statistics, data mining, as well as massive data analytics, and management solutions. Learners will also gain knowledge of the distributed system, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, econometrics, statistics, high-dimensional inference, text mining, cloud computing, operating systems, and database systems. Graduates will showcase their knowledge and experience in formulating scientific or industrial problems into data science problems and solving them with computational and statistical methods, and they will be well-prepared for careers that solve practical computational data science problems. Likewise, they will enjoy career opportunities as business intelligence analysts, data modelers, data mining engineers, developers, engineers, data warehouse architects, data scientists, and research analysts.

The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computational Data Science (B.Sc. CDAS) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) are GCE-AL or International-AL: 3AL / 2AL+2AS, high school diploma plus SAT or ACT and AP Tests or SAT subject tests, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, completed at least one year of undergraduate study in a recognized university, completed at least one year of study, leading to the qualification of an associate degree or higher diploma, English language proficiency IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL iBT score of 80, level 3 in Chinese and English language and level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies (JUPAS applicants), an online application form, and online application fee of HK$450.

The program has a full-time duration equivalent to 4 years. Local students are required to pay a tuition fee that costs HK42,100 per year while international students are required to pay HK$145,000 per year. Students are also required to pay other fees for the hostel, transportation, and books on top of the tuition fee. The university offers scholarships and financial assistance to outstanding and deserving students.

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