BEng in Computer Science (COMP)
About 15-20% of our COMP graduates pursue postgraduate studies immediately after graduation. While many of them take up research opportunities in Hong Kong, particularly at HKUST, some go abroad to study at top universities such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cornell University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Toronto.
Our graduates are usually successful in entering the professions of their choice. Some join famous computing-related companies such as Google, IBM, HP, Intel, Baidu, Microsoft, and Oracle, while others prefer different fields, particularly the business sector, and launch their careers at companies such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, and Bank of China.
BSc in Computer Science (COSC)
The majority of COSC graduates pursue postgraduate studies; some start with Master’s degrees and some embark directly on Ph.D. degrees. The topics of their further studies depend on their interests and the other major in which they were first enrolled. While many of our alumni have pursued further studies in computer science, some have gone directly to doctoral studies in economics (Princeton), physics (Yale), applied math (Harvard), and neuroscience (Johns Hopkins), among others.
COSC graduates who do not undertake postgraduate studies usually pursue careers in areas related to software or finance. The actual jobs they take up often depend upon the other major in which they were enrolled. For example, COSC graduates whose second major was mathematics can work in algorithmic trading positions.