Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Computing (JSSH03)

Admission Policy of
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Applied Computing (JSSH03)

Programme Introduction

From AI and mobile computing to e-commerce, computers and their applications have become the enabling technologies for modern society and smart cities in the future. However, Hong Kong and the world at large are now facing a shortage of software development experts. Our Applied Computing degree programme aims to train computing and IT professionals for various sectors.

BSC-AC is a career-oriented programme that focuses on the essential skills related to software development, with selected traditional and advanced topics from computing, computer science, as well as user-interface design. The focus is on the practical aspect rather than theoretical. The programme is supplemented by subjects in various application areas.

Please click here for programme details.

Admission Assessment

  • Where necessary, admission interview will be arranged for selective applicants.
  • If applicants are invited for interview, they are required to attend according to the scheduled time and date. Lower priority will be given to those applicants who fail to do so.
  • Interview will be conducted during the period from June to July every year. Selective applicants will be notified of the details via email.

Admission Policy

  • Applicants must fulfill the general entrance requirement.
  • BSC-AC programme adopts a Best Five Subject policy. The admission score is calculated based upon the summation of the weighted score of best five subjects. Besides, the performance in the interview will also be an important consideration.

Subject Weighting

The following table shows the minimum level requirement and subject weight of HKDSE subjects. There are three levels of subject weight (1, 2, and 3) for the calculation of the weighted score.

DSE SubjectMinimum Level RequirementSubject Weight
23123
CoreChinese Language
English Language
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Liberal Studies
ElectiveInformation and Communication Technology
Economics
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Science: Combined Science
Science: Integrated Science
Others
ExtendedMathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1) /
Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)

DSE Subject
Core
Chinese Language
Subject Weight: 2
English Language
Subject Weight: 2
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Subject Weight: 3
Liberal Studies
Subject Weight: 2
Elective
Information and Communication Technology
Subject Weight: 3
Economics
Subject Weight: 3
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
Subject Weight: 3
Physics
Subject Weight: 3
Biology
Subject Weight: 2
Chemistry
Subject Weight: 2
Science: Combined Science
Subject Weight: 2
Science: Integrated Science
Subject Weight: 2
Others
Subject Weight: 1
Extended
Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1) /
Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)
Subject Weight: 3

The following table illustrates an example of admission score calculation under our scoring system.

DSE SubjectDSE Level
attained
(Y1)
Subject
weight
(Y2)
Weighted Admission score
(Y1 × Y2)
Select for calculation
(Best Five)?
Score
included
CoreChinese Language3 (3)26No
English Language3 (3)26No
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)4 (4)312Yes12
Liberal Studies5* (6)212Yes12
ElectiveEconomics3 (3)39Yes9
Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1)3 (3)39Yes9
Information and Communication Technology3 (3)39Yes9
Admission Score51

Please check the example of admission calculation with a desktop computer.

DSE Subject
Core
Chinese Language
DSE Level attained (Y1): 3 (3)
Subject weight (Y2): 2
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 6
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: No
Score included: —
English Language
DSE Level attained (Y1): 3 (3)
Subject weight (Y2): 2
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 6
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: No
Score included: —
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
DSE Level attained (Y1): 4 (4)
Subject weight (Y2): 3
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 12
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 12
Liberal Studies
DSE Level attained (Y1): 5* (6)
Subject weight (Y2): 2
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 12
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 12
Elective
Economics
DSE Level attained (Y1): 3 (3)
Subject weight (Y2): 3
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 9
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 9
Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1)
DSE Level attained (Y1): 3 (3)
Subject weight (Y2): 3
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 9
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 9
Information and Communication Technology
DSE Level attained (Y1): 3 (3)
Subject weight (Y2): 3
Weighted Admission score (Y1 × Y2): 9
Select for calculation (Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 9
Admission Score: 51