IE Minor

Background and Mission

With the widespread deployment of information technologies and network systems, almost all professions (e.g., scientists, business executives, teachers) need a deeper understanding of information technologies and their applications.

To address such a need, the Department of Information Engineering is offering a new IE Minor Programme starting from the 2004/2005 academic year. The purpose is to equip students from other disciplines with a solid knowledge in telecommunications and networking.

Year one students from all disciplines (especially science, education, and business administration) are welcome to join the IE Minor Programme and get the following benefits:

  1. Add IT expertise in the resume for further career development;
  2. Apply to change to IE major - If students are interested in IE, they may apply to change their major programme;
  3. Pursue an IT career - Students minor in IE may apply for telecommunications and networking jobs;
  4. Apply for IE Postgraduate Study - Students who perform well in the IE minor programme may be considered for admission into various IE postgraduate programmes.

IE Minor Programme Structure

Applicable to students under the NEW Curriculum

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of courses as follows:

Required Courses
CSCI2100, IERG3310
6 units
Elective Courses:
CSCI3150/ESTR3102, ENGG4030/ESTR4300, IERG3010/ ESTR3300, IERG3050, IERG3280/ESTR3302, IERG3300/ ESTR3304, IERG3320, 4020, 4030, IERG4080/ESTR4312, IERG4090/ESTR4302, IERG4100/ESTR4304, IERG4110/ ESTR4314, IERG4130/ESTR4306, IERG4160, IERG4180/ ESTR4308, IERG4190, 4210, 4220, 4230, 4330, IERG5040/ ENGG5392, IERG5090, IERG5100/ENGG5303, IERG5124, 5140, IERG5154/ENGG5301, IERG5200, IERG5240/ENGG5383, IERG5270, 5280, 5290, IERG5300/ENGG5302, IERG5310, 5320, 5330

12 units
  18 units

Explanatory Note:
Students minoring in Information Engineering are required to declare which courses will be counted towards the fulfilment of the requirements of the Minor Programme in Information Engineering at their final term of attendance.

** For detail course information, please refer to CUSIS.

 

Applicable to students under the OLD Curriculum

Two streams of studies are available for potential minor students, namely, Telecommunications and Computer Networking. The following sections describe the programme structure and requirements. Note that the IE Minor Programme is not for INE major students.

1) Telecommunications

The Telecommunications stream focuses on the fundamental principles, architectures, design, analysis, and practices of telecommunications systems. This stream is suitable for students with interests in the theory of and applications of mathematics to the study of telecommunications systems.

Required Courses
ENGG2040, 2310, IERG1001, IERG2051
11 units
Elective Courses:
IERG3010, 3080, 3300, 3310, 4020, 4030, 4090[ˆ3090], 4100, 4130, 4160, 4180, and 4190
6 units
  17 units

2) Computer Networking

The Computer Networking stream focuses on the principles, architectures, design, and development of systems for computer networks in general and the Internet in particular. This stream is suitable for students with interests in computer networks, Internet software development and systems design.

Required Courses
CSCI1110, 2100, IERG1001, 3310
11 units
Elective Courses:
IERG3010, 3080, 3300, 4020, 4030, 4090[ˆ3090], 4100, 4130, 4160, 4180, 4190 and 4210
6 units
  17 units

Note:

  1. Recommended elective courses for the stream are underlined.
  2. Students of the Information Engineering Minor Programme may seek exemptions for up to 9 units. The following courses are exempted automatically for the Information Engineering Minor students:
    • CSCI1110 equivalent: CSCI1111 or 1120 or 1130 or 1500 or 1510 or 1520 or 1530 or MATH2210 and 2220 or PHYS2351
    • CSCI2100 equivalent: CSCI2520
    • ENGG2040 equivalent: MATH3280
    • IERG3310 equivalent: CSCI4430
    • IERG2051 equivalent: ENGG2030
  3. Other course exemptions are possible and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. A maximum of 9 units can be used to fulfil both the Major and Minor Programme requirements.
  5. In any case, the total number of units exempted and used to fulfil both the Major and Minor Programme requirements cannot exceed 9 units.
  6. Major students minoring in Information Engineering are required to declare which courses will be counted towards the fulfilment of the requirements of the Minor Programme in Information Engineering at their final term of attendance. requirements.

[ ˆ ] Course offered in 2012-13 and before

** For detail course information, please refer to CUSIS.