MSc Degrees to Boost Big Data and Aeronautical Industry Talents

To address evolving workforce needs as the local and regional economy advances and adjusts to changes in the business environment, the School has developed three pioneering Master of Science programs, which commenced in Fall 2016.

As the amount of digital information burgeons, understanding and techniques for handling different aspects of big data are becoming increasingly important across a wide range of sectors. The MSc in Big Data Technology marks the first degree program of its kind to be launched in Hong Kong. Organized jointly by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Mathematics, the program focuses on access, integration, computing and visualization solutions for big data applications. The degree program explores infrastructure, storage, modeling and management, analytic and mining systems, security, policy and social implications and is offered in full-time (one year) and part-time (two years) modes.

In addition, the MSc in International Air Transport Operations Management and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering are set to boost the pool of aeronautical engineering professionals available for the booming local air transportation industry. The programs are run by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in partnership with École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), France’s only aviation-oriented university and Europe’s largest aeronautical university.

The International Air Transport Operations Management program combines technical, economic and managerial skills specifically related to air transport, enabling students to gain international perspectives through teaching and internship activities as well as exposure to core aspects of the industry and how they are integrated into on-going technology development. Students on this two-year full-time program study in both Hong Kong and France and graduates will receive a joint institutional degree certificate from ENAC and HKUST while a separate certificate will also be issued by ENAC, indicating that the program is recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education. Courses for the Aeronautical Engineering degree include aerodynamics, propulsion, and aircraft design. Full-time and part-time modes are available.

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