Programme Overview and Aims
The Faculty of Education has longstanding experience in educating professionals and is a leader in the provision of education in the field of information and technology studies. We offer a full-time Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSC(IM)) programme, which is a UGC-funded programme. The programme is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), UK.^ This programme, which builds on the strength and expertise in the information management area in the Faculty, targets the fastest growing sector of the modern economy, namely the information sector.
The Faculty is a member of iSchools and we are the only institution in HK which is an iSchools member, along with other top-tier members such as University College London, University of California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Toronto.
There are many industry experts participate in our programme as advisors, co-lecturers, and guest speakers. Influential organizations in Hong Kong are hosts for our internship programme. Students interested in further studies after graduation may be able to continue in the Faculty's Master of Science in Library and Information Management (MSc[LIM]) programme or Master of Science in Information Technology in Education (MSc[ITE]) programme.
^ Accreditation valid until October 2021 and subject to re-accreditation.
The programme is full-time with a flexible structure, allowing students to explore a range of topics in information management, such as information resources and services, information organization and retrieval, digital library, information and communication technology, knowledge management, sociology of information, and information policy and ethics.
Innovative teaching methods help students enhance career possibilities by building knowledge of the latest developments in information-related industries. A web-based course system enables students to access course materials, announcements and resources. Electronic activities that capitalize on the latest technology are used to enrich the learning experience, knowledge sharing and community building among students. Summer internship, exchange studies and projects are provided to broaden students' view and enable knowledge application in real world situations.
Students will also engage in an internship in an overseas or a local organization for up to 3 months, normally in the summer of the first year of study. Our industry partners include National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan), the Hospital Authority, Latham and Watkins, Pearson, Ralph Lauren and Deacons.
To foster students' international understanding, the programme encourages students to study overseas in well-established universities for academic exchange.
Students are assessed in a variety of ways, including learning portfolios, research papers, group projects, practical exercises, and presentations.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Students would have chances to do a Final Year Project (FYP). All BSc(IM) students will have chances to present their Final Year Projects to supervisors, peers and guests from the industry and academia at the FYP Presentation Day. Students have also presented their FYPs at international and local conferences such as The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations in Singapore, The International Association of Music Libraries in Sydney, ED-MEDIA, The World Conference on Educational Multimedia in Vancouver, The International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference in Taipei, The IT in Education Symposium in Hong Kong.
Below are some outstanding Final Year Project Posters:
HKU iMonth 2020 - Online Admissions Talk
By Dr Gary Wong, Programme Director of BSC(IM)