Does your program accept major transfers?
Yes, but places are limited. We look for students with good GPAs and their previous academic background should be similar to the foundation training for SEEM.  
Does your program provide a dual-degree option?

It is possible to pursue a second degree in Integrated Business Administration in our program. Please refer to https://www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/erg/ergbba for more detail.

Does your program provide internship opportunities?

We encourage students to go on an internship, which can greatly benefit their study and career development. In the past, our students interned in a variety of institutions.

  • Commercial banks: e.g., HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited, Hang Seng Bank Limited and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Technology companies: e.g., Robert Bosch Co. Ltd. and FonFair Technology Lmited
  • Logistic: e.g., Kelly Services Hong Kong Limited
  • Insurance: e.g., Generali Life (Hong Kong) Limited and Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd
  • Consulting: e.g., Deloitte China
  • Regulation: e.g., Hong Kong Monetary Authority

All students are welcome to join Placement and Internship Programme (PIP). PIP offers a direct communication channel between our students and their potential employers. PIP offers opportunities of internships, career talks, seminars, summer jobs and placement which are collectively managed under the Student Placement and Internship Programme (PIP).

Does your program provide opportunities for exchange overseas?

There are various exchange programs organized by CUHK OAL, Faculty of Engineering and Colleges. Students are encouraged to consider these opportunities to find the most suitable program. To transfer credits, students can take courses on par with our courses during the exchange. Examples of overseas exchanges can be found from https://seem.se.cuhk.edu.hk/programme-information/overseas-exchanges/

In SEEM program, I notice that there are also financial engineering (FE) contents in the specialization on decision analytics. What is the difference from other finance-related subjects including FinTech and the finance contents in business school?

Financial engineering utilizes quantitative methods (e.g., stochastic modelling, simulation, optimization, statistical analysis) to solve financial problems like pricing, investment and risk management. Students in the SEEM programme can take FE courses so that they have the domain knowledge to apply their skills to financial applications. In comparison, the FinTech programme is focused on utilizing new technologies (e.g., blockchain, big data, machine learning) to solve financial problems in addition to quantitative methods. The goal of the SEEM program is to equip students with the required technical skills to be capable of working in different industries while the FinTech programme is dedicated to nurturing talents for the finance industry.  As for the comparison with finance-related programmes in the business school, SEEM offers more training in computer programming and engineering.

What are the admission requirements of your program?
What are the differences between SEEM and computer science (CS)?

(1) Similar to CS, SEEM also teaches technologies, but the focus is on information systems, big data analytics, and machine learning. (2) SEEM students not only receive technology training but are also equipped with domain knowledge in different industries (e.g., finance, service, logistics) and management skills. The interdisciplinary training would enable our graduates to work on both the technology and the business side.

What are the potential career opportunities for graduates from your program?

This program provides students with rigorous training in both fundamental skills and domain knowledge. Our application domains cover the pillar industries in Hong Kong, which include financial services, trading and logistics, and professional and producer services. Therefore, our students can take up various positions in a wide range of institutions. In the past years, our students have joined leading firms in finance (such as different banks), logistics and supply chain, information technology, and service management.

Will applicants be interviewed for admissions?

Both JUPAS and Non-JUPAS applicants will be shortlisted for interview. For JUPAS applicants, we only invite those who put our program in Band A.