Prospective students interested in the DSCT program should first enter the Science A (SSCI-A) program from the School of Science (JUPAS Code 5102) or the Engineering program from the School of Engineering (JUPAS Code 5200) through the JUPAS school-based admission scheme. After admitted to HKUST, students may enter the DSCT program through the major declaration exercise at the corresponding school office after finishing their first year of study.

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Selection Criteria of DSCT

No. of CreditsRanking Requirements
#Best 24 Credits

Complete and pass :

  • (MATH1012/MATH1013/MATH/1023 AND MATH1014/MATH1024) OR MATH1020; AND
  • COMP1021/COMP1022P/COMP2011/COMP2012/COMP2012H


# The best 24 credits earned in HKUST with the following courses must be included

  • MATH1014 / MATH1024 / MATH1020*; AND
  • COMP1021 / COMP1022P^

* If credits are transferred for the courses, other course grades would be used in the calculation. 

^ If credits are transferred/exempted for the courses, the best grades of COMP2011/COMP2012/COMP2012H would be used in the calculation.