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 I (for Computer Science students)COMP3
COMP3115 Exploratory Data Analysis and VisualizationCOMP3
JOUR4855 Honours Project in Data and Media Communication (for Journalism students)JOUR3
JOUR4046 Integrated Data-driven StorytellingJOUR3
JOUR3155 Investigative Reporting for Data and Media CommunicationJOUR2

Part 3. Elective Courses (3 units)

Course TitleOffering DepartmentUnits
COMP3057 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning #COMP3
COMP4015 Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningCOMP3
COMP7930 Big Data AnalyticsCOMP3
COMP4909 Data Media Project II (for Computer Science students)COMP3
COMP4027 Data Mining and Knowledge DiscoveryCOMP3
COMP4045 Human-Computer InteractionCOMP3
COMP4075 Social Computing and Web IntelligenceCOMP3
COMP4125 Visual AnalyticsCOMP3
COMP4136 Natural Language ProcessingCOMP3
JOUR2005 Broadcast Reporting and ProductionJOUR2
JOUR3096 Current Affairs and News AnalysisJOUR3
JOUR3285 Financial Data and Market Sentiment Analysis (A Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner course)JOUR3
JOUR3115 Media ManagementJOUR3
JOUR2086 Multiplatform JournalismJOUR2
JOUR3287 Social Media Content ManagementJOUR3
JOUR4005 Theory and Practice of Journalism in Greater ChinaJOUR3
JOUR2105 Visual JournalismJOUR3
Any course approved by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Journalism.

# subejct to Faculty/School's approval

Part 4. Financial Journalism Stream (8 units) ^

Course TitleOffering DepartmentUnits
JOUR3266 Journalism Practicum (Finance)JOUR2
JOUR3166 Strategic Investments and Contemporary EconomicsJOUR3
JOUR3165 Unlocking FinanceJOUR3

^For journalism DMC students who wish to take Financial Journalism Stream only

Possible Career Prospects

News Organization

News and Media Organizations

Top news organizations – to name a few, The New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg, 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.