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The Data Science and Technology (DSCT) program is jointly offered by the School of Science and the School of Engineering. Various business and industry sectors have a huge demand for data specialists/scientists to conduct an in-depth analysis of the valuable datasets collected during the business process. Data Science and Technology graduates are a perfect fit for these emerging job opportunities in the market. The program will equip students with various mathematical tools, data analytical skills and IT technologies to make sense of data obtained from various sources.
DSCT students use a wide spectrum of mathematical and IT tools to develop basic knowledge of data analysis and programming skills that will allow them to understand and analyze actual phenomena of massive data obtained from rich information sources. Additionally, students will receive hands-on experience and expert guidance to acquire practical skills in data analysis that will provide them with an excellent step in their future. Areas of expertise in this program include machine learning, classification, clustering, data mining, database management, cloud computing, data visualization, etc.
#59 in Mathematics (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#40 in Computer Science and Information Systems (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#46 in Statistics and Operational Research (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
Many data specialist/scientist positions are created every day in various business and industry sectors to make use of the massive datasets collected there. Graduates of DSCT are in high demand in today’s job market, and most of them will be employed in those sectors such as IT, engineering, and finance. There will be other career opportunities such as management and sales etc.