Professional Recognition

Professional Qualifications

Graduate Statistician (GradStat), Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS)

Graduate Diploma Paper in HKSS Examination Relevant modules Consideration by HKSS Examination Board
Module 1 Probability Distributions AMS1301 Foundations of Data Science

AMS1302 Probability and Statistical Theory

Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in both modules
Module 3 Stochastic Processes and Time Series AMS4001 Stochastic Analysis for Business

AMS4322 Financial Time Series for Business Intelligence

Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in both modules
Module 4 Modelling Experimental Data AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis

AMS3328 Categorical Data Analysis

AMS3600 Design and Analysis of Experiments

Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in three modules

Graduate Statistician (GradStat), Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS)

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Professional Certificate

SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining and SAS Joint Certificate in Machine Learning, SAS Institute

SAS Institute (or SAS) is a worldwide leading producer of business analytics software founded in 1976. SAS developed an analytic software (also called SAS; Statistical Analysis System) for advanced analytics, data management and business intelligence. It is widely used in public and private institutions and organisations such as higher education institutions, investment banks, insurance companies and the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong.

As there is an increasing demand for data scientists and business intelligence professionals who are able to apply SAS to analyse business data in order to monitor or manage various concerns within the enterprise, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Business Intelligence (BSC-DSBI) Programme and SAS Institute jointly offer a SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining and SAS Joint Certificate in Machine Learning to better assist students to work in a data-rich environment.

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong is one of the institutions in the world that is entitled to confer the SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining and SAS Joint Certificate in Machine Learning. This professional recognition will open up many exciting career opportunities to our students.

Students can also sharpen your skills and advance your career through the 5 modules under the SAS Data Science Certification Curriculum offered by SAS.

You may click here to learn more about SAS Institute and find our University in the list of institutions in the SAS Joint Certificate Program.

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the certificate, students should have:

(i) passed *5 SAS-based core modules; and

(ii) obtained an average grade of B- or above (i.e. grade point average 2.70 or above) in the modules.

*SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining

    • AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis
    • AMS2640 Statistical Computing in Practice
    • AMS3640 Data Mining OR AMS4327 Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining
    • AMS4322 Financial Time Series for Business Intelligence
    • AMS4328 Data Audit and Imputation

*SAS Joint Certificate in Machine Learning

    • AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis
    • AMS2640 Statistical Computing in Practice
    • AMS3328 Categorical Data Analysis
    • AMS3640 Data Mining OR AMS4327 Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining
    • AMS4640 Machine Learning OR AMS4660 Selected Topics in Data Science and Business Intelligence: Machine Learning

 

Remarks: Students are allowed to retake a module to attain a higher grade in order to fulfill the award requirements of the certificates. Students should follow the policy of retaking modules stipulated in the Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes.

 

Module Equivalency for SAS Joint Certificates

Students completed similar course/ module at other accredited tertiary institutions or Departments at HSUHK may be considered as equivalent to the SAS- based core modules listed in the certificates.

At most two courses/ modules could be granted module equivalency for each certificate, and equivalent module(s) will be excluded from the calculation of grade point average of the certificate.

 

Application Procedure

Students should submit an Application for SAS Joint Certificates with supporting document(s) to the Programme Office within one calendar week upon the release of examination results of Semester 2 in each academic year.

Programme Office will notify students of the application result by email within three calendar weeks after the application is closed.

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