BEng in Data Science and Engineering
This programme aims to nurture professionals who are equipped with core knowledge and technologies in data science and practical training in data engineering, and are capable and passionate in driving different disciplines to excel in the era of big data.
The programme offers graduates new and exciting career choices in the fastest-growing job positions like data engineer/architect, data scientist, data analyst, machine learning engineer, big data engineer, business analyst, and information security analyst. Below shows a summary of the skillsets required by data analyst, data scientist, and data engineer.
Job Demand and Openings
Date scientists and analysts have been regarded as the 10 most in-demand tech jobs in Hong Kong by HK Business in 2017, and data-related professionals continue to be listed as Hong Kong's most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 by MichaelPage.
The high demand for data-related professionals can be reflected by the job openings in the industry through some famous job recruiting web pages in Hong Kong, such as JobsDB and CT goodjobs. Examples sorted by suggested keywords are shown below:
- “Data engineer”: JobsDB; CT goodjobs; LinkedIn
- "Data scientist": JobsDB; CT goodjobs; LinkedIn
- "Data analyst": JobsDB; CT goodjobs; LinkedIn
- "Machine learning engineer": JobsDB; CT goodjobs; LinkedIn
- "Business analyst": JobsDB; CT goodjobs; LinkedIn
Globally, data engineers and scientists are also in high demand. According to the DICE 2020 Tech Job Report, data engineers and data scientists in the US are occupations with significant year-over-year growth, by 50% and 32% respectively. Data management analyst, data science specialist and data architect are roles rising steadily as listed in the Jobs on the Rise in 2021 in the US report by LinkedIn.
Data-related professionals are in high demand worldwide. Renowned companies including Amazon, Apple Inc., and Google are always looking for data-related professionals, as shown in Indeed.com and LinkedIn. Examples sorted by suggested keywords are demonstrated again below:
- “Data engineer”: Indeed.com; LinkedIn
- "Data scientist": Indeed.com; LinkedIn
- "Data analyst": Indeed.com; LinkedIn
- "Machine learning engineer": Indeed.com; LinkedIn
- "Business analyst": Indeed.com; LinkedIn
According to the Salary Explorer in 2022, data scientists' monthly salaries in Hong Kong range from a minimum of HKD27,300 to a maximum of HKD 91,800, with an average monthly salary of HKD58,100. There is a steady and optimistic salary increment for experienced data scientists.
Salaries for data-related professionals are also attractive in the US. As shown in the DICE 2020 Tech Job Report, the median annual compensation of data scientists in the US is USD120,000. The Salary Explorer reflected that monthly salaries of data scientists in 2022 in the US range from USD82,300 to USD236,000, with an average of USD155,000.