Subjects

Table I
Code
Modules
Credits
Lecture hours
Pre-requisite
COMP8121 
Research Methodology and Ethics  

The module will teach the practical research, transferable skills and ethics applicable to research in computing and information technologies (IT). It provides broad coverage of issues and topics related to applied and original IT research, including research philosophies and methodologies, research design, research ethics, and techniques pertaining to computing and analysis applicable in IT research. It also covers risk management and various project management skills as well as essential ethics in the area of computing.
3
45 hrs
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COMP8122 
Selected Topics in Big Data and Smart Society  

In this module, students will undertake in-depth explorations of selected topics about the interrelation between Big Data, information science, economy, cyberculture, media, policies and other information-related phenomena in a society driven by smart applications, with a particular focus on the local context. Upon completing the module, students will be able to identify and access the interdisciplinary issues in various socio-technical environments with respect to smart applications, and to situate studies of technological innovation in a broad social and Region-specific context.
3
45 hrs
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COMP8123 
Advanced Topics in Computer Applied Technology  

This module covers cutting-edge technologies, enabling technologies, and emerging issues pertaining to building computing systems that meet the needs of the society. Topics are interdisciplinary, examining the intersection of artificial intelligence, data science, the Internet of things, human-centered computing, engineering infrastructure, and information management. Emphasis is placed on data science and the Internet of things, such as the large-scale extraction and the utilization of information from smart things in cloud-based computing systems. Upon completing the module, students may conduct advanced research and develop innovative applications using advanced computing systems.
3
45 hrs
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Table II
Code
Modules
Credits
Lecture hours
Pre-requisite
COMP8299 
Thesis  

The doctoral thesis aims to allow students, by tackling advanced research problems over diverse settings, to significantly contribute to the expansion of knowledge in the field of Computing, especially in computer applied technology and produce a coherent body of work that is of scholarly value and worthy of publication. The work must be original and be the student’s own. There must be evidence that the field has been thoroughly surveyed by the student with critical exposition of relevant works, clearly demonstrating the mastery of a body of knowledge in the field and strong analytical skills. Students are responsible for ensuring that the thesis is presented in a clear, accessible and consistent format. Good project management practices and effective writing skills are essential to the successful completion of the thesis.
21
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PhD in Computer Applied Technology (PCOM)