Concentration Structure

Curriculum Structure

Part 1. Bridging Courses (6 units)

Course TitleOffering DepartmentUnits
For Computer Science Students
JOUR2085 English News Reporting and WritingJOUR3
JOUR2107 Introduction to Journalism and CommunicationsJOUR3
For Journalism Students
COMP2865 Fundamentals of Data Analysis and ManagementCOMP3
ITEC2016 Data-driven Visualization for the WebCOMP3


Part 2. Core Courses (12 units)

Course TitleOffering DepartmentUnits
COMP3925 Data Analysis StudioCOMP1
COMP4908 Data Media Project ICOMP3
COMP4115 Exploratory Data Analysis and VisualizationCOMP3
JOUR4046 Integrated Data-driven StorytellingJOUR3
JOUR3155 Investigative Reporting for Data and Media CommunicationJOUR2


Part 3. Elective Courses (3 units)

Course TitleOffering DepartmentUnits
COMP7930 Big Data AnalyticsCOMP3
COMP4909 Data Media Project IICOMP3
COMP4027 Data Mining and Knowledge DiscoveryCOMP3
COMP4045 Human-Computer InteractionCOMP3
COMP4075 Social Computing and Web IntelligenceCOMP3
COMP4015 Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningCOMP3
JOUR2105 Visual JournalismJOUR3
JOUR3096 Current Affairs and News AnalysisJOUR3
JOUR2005 Broadcast Reporting and ProductionJOUR2
JOUR2086 Multiplatform JournalismJOUR2
JOUR3115 Media ManagementJOUR3
JOUR4005 Theory and Practice of Journalism in Greater ChinaJOUR3
Any course approved by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Journalism.

Possible Career Prospects

News Organization

News Organization

Top news organizations – to name a few, The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, and The Times – have shown great interest in recruiting graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to meet the fast developing media landscape.

Digital Marketers/ Data Consultants

Digital Marketers/ Data Consultants

Besides joining news organizations, graduates can also work for public relations corporations, the marketing sector and other organizations such as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), to perform data-driven storytelling. Another career path is governmental and administrative positions, with graduates standing out for their interdisciplinary skills in writing and programming.

Web Designer

Web Designer

Online editor/manager of information technology at news organizations, web designers for news sites, data consultants, digital marketers, interaction designers, media business analysts and innovation specialists.