The Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology degree programme offers an alternative. The two programmes are very similar. A comparison of the two programmes can be found in the table below.Table. Comparison between BSCHCN and BCOMPHIT
|More all-rounded computing||More networking oriented|
|Graduates have the breath of understanding of theories and practices in the field of computing||Graduates are well versed with the principles and application of computing and networking|
|Honours graduates are further enhanced with knowledge and skills in developing applications on and for the Internet.||Honours graduates are euipped with in-depth understanding with selected areas in computing|
Honours degrees are sometimes required for the entry into postgradaute programmes, especially research based postgraduate programmes such as MPhil and PhD.
The mutli-exit system allows students to complete an ordinary degree first and then to study for a honours degree later.
Table. Comparison between Honours and Ordinary Degrees.
|Ordinary Degrees||Honours Degrees|
|Eligible for most jobs in the private and public sectors||Essential for some jobs in the public sector such as AO, SO - possibly better starting salary point.|
|Satisfy the requirement for some Master programmes||Essential for some Master programmes with stronger emphasis in research and advanced study (eg. research MSc, MPhil or PhD)|
|Students' performance is only illustrated through the results of individual courses||Students' performance is clearly identified by the Honours classification|