The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Digital Entertainment Technology program builds on a basic training in computing/information sciences and design, which are both useful skills for many jobs.
Developed with meeting the needs of the industry in mind, the BScDET is one-of-a-kind program devoted to nurturing well-rounded professionals that are career-ready in our ever evolving digital age. The curriculum provides students with the necessary skills, knowledge and opportunity to widen their exposure in the fields of technical programming as well as visual and graphics design, both of which are crucial in their becoming a successful digital product specialist.
|Programme name||Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Digital Entertainment Technology (BScDET)|
|Programme|| 4-year full-time degree programme
in AI with computing, IT, multimedia, VR, and AI applications with Catholic values
taught by caring staff with diverse expertise and passion
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Qualification frameworks||QF level:5|
|Career||Graduates are currently in great demand and have many job options or may take postgraduate study|
|Local admission: Year 1 entry||Level 3 in English Language, Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in Liberal Studies in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); more|
|Year 1 entry admission quota||30|
|Admission: Year 3 entry||have completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) program in Computer/design or related areas; have completed Hong Kong Qualification Framework (QF) Level 4 program in Computer/design or related areas more|
|Year 3 entry admission quota||10|
|Admission: Year 2 entry||have completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) program; have completed Hong Kong Qualification Framework (QF) Level 4 program (but was NOT in related area may spend only one year to study level 4 Computer/design courses in Year 2 before commencing to Year 3) more|
|Year 2 entry admission quota||10|
|Local student finance 繁中 简中||Apply for admission to the SSSDP programme via JUPAS (Code: JSSA02) with subsidy of HK$42,800 to each eligible student in 2020/21 academic year. more|
|International student 繁中 简中||Qualified international students may apply for scholarship
to waive up to 89.6% tuition. more
Non-Chinese speaking international student may have Chinese courses substituted by other courses. more hostels
|Exchange student program||Optional|
The gifts of human intelligence have enabled many innovations and tools in IT, AI, and design that continues to improve and affect human lives tremendously. Yet these powerful tools may also be misused such as in addiction, in pornography, in the culture of death, and in fierce competitions to prosper at the expense of defeating others. Authentic Catholic teaching encourages to live out Christian faith of love, care and helping each other in the use of high-tech in one's profession in life in serving other people and the common good of the society.
Professor H. Anthony CHAN, IEEE Fellow
Both BSc (Honors) in Artificial Intelligence and BSc (Honors) in Digital Entertainment Technology are in fast growth areas with many jobs and career options. Students will be equipped with fundamentals in computing and information science, and will learn AI or design from basic concepts, technologies, and applications in many fields. The expertise of our staff spans diverse and important areas including machine learning, deep learning, digital entertainment, multimedia, data science, design, Internet, communication network, standards, and ICT industry. Being active in research in these areas, our staff pay attention to ease of understanding and care for students in teaching.
Computing and information technologies are the enables to become a professional to innovate, create and design new and more useful products and services to improve human. New technologies in artificial intelligence, multimedia, virtual reality, and cloud have arisen, and newer technologies will continue to emerge. It is interesting to acquire and appreciate such new knowledge with opportunities to innovate as such a professional in demand globally.
I have enjoyed such an exciting career myself, having worked in both industry and academia overseas and having changed area of expertise multiple times as needs in industry changes. I intend to nurture students with understanding of the industry and with capability to take up new challenges to contribute to the society professionally and ethically.
My motto: I do not possess anything; all I have is only borrowed from God so that I may serve others.
The program aims to vertically nurture students to become professionals for the digital entertainment technology and related industries. The Program Objectives are:
To equip students with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge in computer science, with emphasis on multimedia technology, as well as creative design skills, allowing students to engage in various activities related to digital entertainment; and
To provide students with a broad spectrum of learning experience, not only for the intellectual development of the students but also for the cultivation of students as professionals with high ethical standards and as good citizens in the society.
(a) In addition to the information technology skills, our students also receive professional design training through our Department of Design. In their final year projects, they will receive timely support on creative and innovative aspects from the Department of Design, which can widen our students in both theoretical and practical horizons. These concrete training and experience pave way and let them effectively apply what they have learnt in their workplace.
(b) The newly equipped motion-capture studio provides a genuine simulation and resourceful environment to students when they are conducting their laboratories and workshops, especially useful for their completion of the final year projects. Not only do our students learn the use of motion capture applications in games and animations, they can widely apply them in their professions afterwards.
(c) Our programme includes General Education for students having a holistic development, and also cultivating their appreciation of different approaches to knowledge as well as different issues and challenges in life. It helps demonstrate broad perceptual and conceptual horizons and knowledge of life and a global perspective.
Upon successful completion of the Program, students should be able to:
Mr Cheng King Sun Marco, Web Programmer, UDomain
"What impressed me most in this four year of Higher Diploma and Bachelor's Degree studies is our teachers. They were not only concerned about my academic performance, but also cared about my future. Teachers shared their knowledge on latest industry development and always stressed the importance of lifelong learning. After all, we need to keep the finger on the pulse if we work in the Information and Technology industry.
I want to express my gratitude to the School for arranging internship opportunities, which greatly prepared me for my future job. In their free time, teachers even accompanied us to job interview and helped us improve our weaknesses. I must say I would not have got my current job without their support!"
Local students apply: SSSDP JUPAS Code: JSSA02 with subsidy of HK$42,800 to each eligible student in 2020/21 academic year.
For admission to Year 1 of the BScDET Programme, applicants must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:
#1. As specified in the letter of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) dated 12 July 2017, the maximum number of non-standard admission (including mature aged students) for local degree programs is capped at the maximum of 5% of the actual number of Year 1 new students of the year. The cap is applied in line with the general expectation on self-financed degree-awarding institutions in safeguarding teaching and learning quality and thereby upholding the creditability and recognition of the qualifications.
Applicants holding the following qualifications can obtain credit transfer from some Year 1 / Year 2 courses in recognition of their prior experience through the granting of advanced standing upon admission, and may typically start their studies at Year 2 of the BScDET Programme:
Applicants holding the following qualifications can obtain credit transfer from most Year 1 / Year 2 courses in recognition of their prior learning experience through the granting of advanced standing upon admission, and may typically start their studies at Year 3 of the BScAI Programme:
In 2019-20 academic year, all the 30 places of the BScDET(Hons) Program are subsidized by the government under the SSSDP. To seek admission to the Program, applicants should apply via JUPAS (JUPAS Code: JSSA02).
The subsidized places of the BScDET (Hons) Program under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) are mainly allocated through the Joint University Programs Admissions System (JUPAS). JUPAS students can obtain a subsidized place only via JUPAS but not any other channels. Should there be unfilled intake places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, local non-JUPAS applicants will be admitted via direct admission of no more than 10% of the 30 (in 2020/21) subsidized places in BSc(honour)DET. The maximum places for direct admission for unfilled intake in 2020/21 is 3 (10% of 30).
If you wish to apply for the remaining subsidized places in advance, please submit your application via our Online Application System and choose (for Local Non-JUPAS Applicants ONLY): [SSSDP Unfilled Places] Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Digital Entertainment Technology (Year 1) – 1DETdp1. Please note that only when there are any remaining subsidized places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, non-JUPAS applicants will be considered for direct admission for the program. The final decision is subject to the discretion of the Institute.
Applicants who seek admission to Year 2/ Year 3 entry of this program should apply directly to the Institute for the self-financing places (course code: 1BSDET2, 1BSDET3).
2019 JUPAS Admission Score (HKDSE) for JSSA02: BSc(Honours) in Digital Entertainment Technology
Mean Score (4 core subjects plus the best elective subject): 15.0,
calculated according to the converted points for Category A HKDES subjects that Level 2 = 2 points, Level 3 = 3 points, Level 4 = 4 points, Level 5/5*/5** = 5/6/7 points.
Shortlisted local applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview. Applicants are requested to bring the following when attending the interview:
The annual tuition fee for the 2019-20 intake of the 4-year BScDET (or BScAI) programme is HK$78,140.
The tuition fee, after the deduction of the $42,800 subsidy under the SSSDP which is applicable for local students only, is $35,340 per year.
International students apply: All courses in BScDET are taught in English, where Chinese language courses may be replaced by other courses for non-English speaking students.
The equivalent qualification to meet the admission requirements for local students is generally the successful completion of high school education in a 12-grade school system. It will include basic STEM courses and sufficient preparation in English proficiency to enable study in this degree program with lectures taught in English. Performance based on school transcript will be evaluated individually. Non-English speaking international students may be exempted from Chinese language study.
The annual non-local student tuition fee for the 2019-20 intake
of the 4-year BScDET (or BScAI) programme is HK$96,310. (Exchange
rate: HK$7.78 = US$1)
Qualified international students may apply for CIHE Digital Entertainment Technology Scholarship to waive up to 89.6% tuition. The academic performance, financial needs and motivation to study in a Catholic Institution are all considered in awarding the scholarship.
School principals and teachers are welcome to nominate their students for the international student scholarship. Both nominations and recommendations will be given due consideration.
Clergy members and lay leaders may nominate among the faithful from their parish those students with sound Christian faith, who may be interested in studying new technology. Short explanation on what you know about the candidate will help in the selection process.
International students may apply directly. For details of scholarships for international students, please enquire the Public Affairs Office and a designated staff will contact you. You may (1) send E-mail to email@example.com , (2) or call (+852) 3653 6789, (3) or click the following Enquiry form to fill in and submit.
2 Chui Ling Lane, Tseung Kwan O, N.T. (Exit B, Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station)
Telephone: (852) 3702 4388
Students will be presented with many opportunities to explore the wide range of specialization within the digital fields, such as:
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The School has good connection with the industry to support the students to spend a period of time at a company to gain industry experiences. Participation in internship is encouraged but is optional.
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Since 2015, School of CIS has been offering the BSc (Hon.) in Digital Entertainment, a four-year full-time degree programme. Starting from the 2018-19 academic year, our students in BScDE Programme (JUPAS Course Code: JSSA02) have been granted the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sections (SSSDP), which is an indicator to guarantee the quality of our programme deliverables as well as the academic level of our in-take students.
From time to time, CIS keeps reviewing the curriculum to keep abreast of the ever-changing market and until recently, we have updated the programme name to Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Digital Entertainment Technology so as to reflect the widely application of technology in the programme.
Over the years, our graduates have been equipped with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge in computer science, with emphasis on multimedia technology as well as creative design skills.
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