BSc in Mathematics and Information Engineering

The following details are for reference only. Students are advised to visit CUSIS and MIEG Programme Website from IE Department for the latest curriculum, which depends on the year of admission.

Programme Features

Jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and of Science, and managed by the Departments of Information Engineering and of Mathematics, this interdisciplinary programme has been restructured from the BSc-BEng double degree since its 2006-07 inception to a BSc double major since 2013-14. It:

  • builds a solid foundation in mathematics and engineering,
  • provides good prerequisites for further studies at postgraduate level,
  • emphasizes research strongly,
  • encourages independent studies under the supervision of professors from both Departments, and
  • enables students to pursue independent research or careers in various sectors.

High achievers in MIEG open many doors to research work in their senior years of study. On top of this, eligible students may also declare, as soon as possible, the Engineering Leadership, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) stream to access exclusive in-circle courses, exchange opportunities, social and scholarly events and a student society just for them. For more about this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit the ELITE website.

Please be reminded that MIEG students are not eligible for the Engineering and Business Administration (ERG-BBA) double degree programme offered by the Faculty of Engineering. Students intent on developing business and workplace skills are encouraged to join events organized by the Career Planning & Development Centre and the Independent Learning Centre at their own pace.

Study Scheme (for Enrichment Mathematics entrants only)

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • 9 units of the Science Faculty Package in Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Statistics and Mathematics, with MATH1010 being the requirement for Mathematics;
  • 12 units of fundamental Engineering courses;
  • 45 units of required Mathematics and Engineering courses, including MATH1030, 1050, 2010, 2020, 2040, 2050, 2070, 2230;
  • 6 units of required research Engineering courses; and
  • 9 units of elective courses in Mathematics and Information Engineering.

Career Prospects

Students who delight in pure mathematics are known to worry about their competitiveness in the job market, not knowing that many industries require abstract thinking more than they can imagine. The industry of all industries in the 21st century is IT, or information technology, which includes cryptography, image processing, telecommunication networks, artificial intelligence and emerging "smart" products.

A major in Information Engineering prepares these students for careers in IT. Very promising and diverse career prospects arise from the unique combination of abstract mathematical thinking abilities and solid engineering expertise in solving problems, including:

  1. Research Studies - To pursue postgraduate studies in areas related to Mathematics and/or Information Engineering.
  2. Information Analysis - To analyse and process information in quantifiable forms for financial and banking industries.
  3. Engineering - To develop engineering careers in networking, security, and system management.
  4. Consultancy - To advise industries and government agencies on optimal strategies and technologies.
  5. Education - To teach mathematics- and IT-related subjects in schools and contribute to scholastic IT development.
  6. General - To pursue a broad spectrum of professional careers that require the combination of logical thinking, analytical power, problem-solving skills, and understanding of technology.

Contact Persons / Enquiries

Prof. Eric Tsz Shun CHUNG
Department of Mathematics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: 3943-7972