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Kian Millamena (Year 3 Student)
I joined the Year 3 BASc(SDS) programme because it is a new and exciting field of study. The curriculum of the BASc(SDS) programme is multidisciplinary - offered by the Faculties of Education, Science and Social Sciences. This collaboration interests me, as I took courses such as programming, statistics, and psychology.
Data science has become a big part of our lives, because of the rapid technological change that we are experiencing in the 21st century. I find it intriguing how we are learning to use data science for social good, and to solve real-life social problems. Today, there is a high demand for data scientists. There are a lot of career opportunities offered to graduates in many industries.
My university experience has genuinely been amazing. It is nice to integrate into a multicultural environment and build new relationships. This programme offered by HKU will definitely enable me to gain valuable knowledge that would be useful in the future.
Kwok Wing Yan, Tracy (Year 3 Student)
I’m very honoured to be part of HKU and the BASc(SDS) programme. Social Data Science is a new bachelor’s degree launched this year. Compared with the traditional bachelor’s degree, the BASc(SDS) programme gives me more flexibility to explore my interests and develop abilities beyond my professional major.
I would say it is an innovative and practical programme which prepares you well to face the upcoming challenges in the changing society, as it shapes the student’s mind by providing different possibilities.
Nicolei Bautista Panlilio (Year 3 Student)
I have always been fascinated with the advancement of technology and how it is applied in our daily life. I have also developed a great interest in this programme due to the trend in information technology and I am interested in applying data science to solve social issues. I find this programme unique as it integrates both social sciences and data science. It also allows us to find work in a wide range of fields in the future.
I hope this programme can help me understand how to utilise different data analytics methods in order to solve different social problems. I am very excited to meet other students and I hope to make good memories at HKU.