Department of Computing

Welcome to the Department of Computing!

The Department of Computing has the mission to provide high quality education in IT to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The Department plays a role to support the teaching of Bachelor Degree Programmes of the College, offering modules such as Information Systems in Business and E-Commerce. The Department of Computing aims to provide students with Information Technology knowledge and skills to solve problems and meet the challenges in their future careers. In 2016-17, the Department of Computing launched its first accredited degree programme: Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Human-Centred Computing (BA-AHCC). In 2017, the department moved from the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) to the School of Decision Sciences (SDSC).

Government Recognition and Support – Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP)

We are very proud to announce that our BA-AHCC Programme has been selected by the Education Bureau of HKSAR Government to join the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions (SSSDP). A subside of HK$41,000 per academic year will be granted to BA-AHCC entrants under SSSDP. More about SSSDP.




Bachelor of Art in Applied and Human-Centred Computing (BA-AHCC) Programme

Department of Computing offers a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Human-Centred Computing (BA-AHCC) Programme. BA-AHCC is an applied computing programme, in which students are given solid IT traini ng, emphasising programming skills and practical work. At the same time, students are taught to solve problems with a human-centred focus, which could give their solutions a competitive edge. The programme is therefore multi-disciplinary, spanning courses in computing, arts, humanities and business. More about BA-AHCC Programme.



Deep Learning Research & Application Centre (DLC)

Over the past few years, Google and many major Internet companies have invested significantly in Machine Learning technology, in particular, so-called “Deep Learning” using very-large-scale multi-layer neural networks, in order to enhance their services with, for example, better image searching and machine translation capabilities. Recently, Google has even released for public use TensorFlow, an open-source software library, which will make it easier for users to develop Deep Learning systems to suit their own applications. Deep Learning has already demonstrated great success in applications across many domains such as object detection, image classification, speech recognition, natural language and text processing, medical diagnosis and drug discovery. We envision that Deep Learning, in the context of Big Data using sophisticated methods which require the resources of Cloud Computing, will have great potential in many other areas of research and application, which require classifying, clustering and predicting data of various types (such as text, number, image, video, audio, time series and DNA). The centre aims to provide a cloud computing environment for deep learning, as well as being a hub for training, growing and nurturing specialists on deep learning (especially using TensorFlow) and managing big data in a cloud computing environment. More about DLC.


IT Learning Centre

The IT Learning Centre aims at providing students with the knowledge, practical skills and an understanding of the processes involved in problem-solving using information technology. To ensure that all students are equipped with basic competencies in information technology before graduation, they are required to join the IT Proficiency Programme provided by the Centre. The Centre also provides various intermediate and advanced IT workshops for students who are interested in uplifting their IT knowledge and ability. More about IT Learning Centre.

HSMC Computing-Cup Competition

Department of Computing organized HSMC Computing-Cup competition to promote human-centred computing and technology education in Hong Kong secondary schools, as well as enhance and train students’ problem-solving skills using programming.

The first Computing-Cup competition (Design of an Intelligent Timetabling App) was initiated in October 2016 and subsequently organized by the Department of Computing at Hang Seng Management College (HSMC); BroadLearning Limited; and Hong Kong Association of Computer Education. A working group consisting of people from these three organizations was formed and was responsible for the event. The event was generously sponsored by ICO Limited and supported by the many supporting organizations. More about Computing-Cup Competition.