BBA in Information Systems
Yes. "10 credits" is the minimum requirement. You can take more than 3 courses/10 credits (e.g. 4x 3-credit courses totaling 12 credits) to fulfill the IS elective requirements.
No. For the IS elective requirements, you shall take ISOM courses coded between 3000 and 3499; 4000 and 4499.
Students are recommended to take ISOM 3230. Unless you have taken COMP 1022Q, which is an exclusion of ISOM 3230, then you may take ISOM 3320 or ISOM 3360. This is applicable to students admitted to HKUST in or before 2017-18.
Since another IS required course, ISOM 3260 (usually to be taken after the other two IS required courses) requires programming background and thus has prerequisite ISOM 3230 or ISOM 3320 or ISOM 3400, if you just take ISOM 3360 before (instead of ISOM 3230 or ISOM 3320 among the IS required courses), you will lack the prerequisite for taking ISOM 3260.
Yes. We may waive the prerequisite for you to take ISOM3260 if you have already taken COMP1022Q. You may submit a "Requisite Waiver" request through SIS during course validation and course enrollment period for course instructor's approval.
ISOM3380 (usually offered in Spring) is a 4-credit course.
This is the curriculum for students admitted to HKUST in 2018-19 and after. Students of earlier intakes should refer to https://prog-crs.ust.hk/ugprog and choose the curriculum specified for their intake.
Yes. They are ISOM courses coded between 3000 and 3499, and 4000 and 4499, so they are IS elective courses.
Yes, if you belong to the eligible intake (i.e. 2014-15 intake or after for taking both Options), you can opt for both Options.
Note that in such case, you have to take the four Option required courses IN ADDITION to the IS major program requirements.
No. Students who take an Option MUST complete all Option requirements specified IN ADDITION to the major program requirements. Courses taken as Option Required Courses under BBA-IS CANNOT be reused to count towards the IS major program requirements (neither IS required course nor IS elective course) at the same time. For example, if you take the ISA Option, you will have to take at least 26 credits (20 credits for the IS major program + 6 credits for the Option required courses) to fulfill both the IS major program and the ISA Option requirements.
No. ISOM3900 is an OM course and it CANNOT be counted towards the IS major program requirements.
Yes. If you want to graduate with the ISA or BA Option under BBA-IS, you need to submit an online application before commencement of your FINAL regular term of study. We will inform students of the link and deadline before each regular term by email.
About Course Enrollment
The only difference is in the pre-enrollment of IS required courses, where ARR will pre-enroll major students in the required courses according to the recommended study pathway of the major program, additional major students need to enroll in the required courses by themselves. For enrolling in IS elective courses, IS major and additional major students enjoy the same priority and same treatment. Reserved "IS" quota can be taken up by both IS major and additional major studnets without any differentiation.
The system may need some time to clear some back-end checking before enrolling you. So please wait for a while for the system to run and update, and keep track of your enrollment status. If you find that you have been staying on the waitlist for quite a while, you should if you have any problem, like timetable clash or credit overload, that hindered your enrollment in the course, and resolve them as soon as possible. Or else, you will only be staying on the waitlist.
Kindly understand that different courses/instructors may have different setting/concern regarding the optimum class size in consideration of achieving the best teaching and learning environment, and conducting effective class activities, while classroom capacity may not be the only deciding factor in determining the class size/quota.
For questions/problems concerning the course enrollment system, such as how to swap between sections, we will advise you to visit the ARR website for answers to frequently asked questions: http://arr.ust.hk/reg/cr/cr_std_ug/regug_faqE.html. Or you may approach the Academic Registry Class Enrollment Enquiry Counter for thier appropriate advice and assistance.
We will refer relevant internship opportunities to our IS major students through email from time to time. SBM and Career Center sometimes may also refer internship/job opportunities to us for promoting particularly to IS students. Some companies may seek our help in recruiting or nominating suitable candidates for their job posts. We will help with the screening based on the company requirements and make our nomination to the company. For some cases, you can just apply directly to the companies for their own selection.
Students may also refer to the SBM Job Bank which has a list of job posts related to business disciplines, some are specific to IS students. The Career Center of the University also has a pool of job opportunities where you may find suitable placements.
So do pay attention to our email on internship/job referral, or check the SBM Job Bank/Career Center constantly for latest job advertisements.
If you find a study-related internship, you should apply to us (or your major program) for study leave as soon as possible and before the start of the regular term. Please submit form RR-8 (downloadable from ARR website http://arr.ust.hk/reg/in/in_forms/forms_std_student/forms_std_student.html) together with the original copy of the employment contract with details of the job title, job duties and duration etc. for endorsement and vertification. For study leave beyond one term, further approval from SBM is required, so please allow sufficient time to process your application before the term starts.
Before taking a course elsewhere, you should visit the "Course Transfer" website: https://crtran.ust.hk/ to check the procedures and make sure that you take approved equivalent courses at the host institution. You should check the Course Equivalence Database for information on the transfer credits approved in the past.
If the course cannot be found in the database, you should seek pre-approval well in advance by submitting a course assessment form with relevant course details to ARR before the actual study. Please visit the "Course Transfer" website: https://crtran.ust.hk/ for the relevant procedures for course assessment.
Yes. If you can complete all IS major program requirements by the time you graduate, you can declare it as your additional major in your final regular term of study. You may visit the SBM website here https://bmundergrad.hkust.edu.hk/academics/academic-planning/graduation-matters for more information on self-declaration of additional major and follow the procedures and timeline as prescribed by SBM.