Techniques of Counting

Programme Code: HS-COUNTING2022

Faculty of: Science, Department of Mathematics

Level-of-study: S4-S6

Area of Interest: Science

Programme Period: June 27, 2022 to July 15, 2022

Programme Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday (14:00 - 17:00)

Programme Fee: HKD 6,800

Teaching Mode: Online

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:
20% - Academy Summer Scholarship / HKUSI Alumni Discount
10% - Referral Discount / HKU Members Discount
5% - Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2022) / Private Discount
* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.
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Deadline for Application:
June 10, 2022

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Course Description:

Counting is one of the very first topics one encounters in mathematics. While the subject generally requires little prerequisite, it is so deep and broad that many elegant and surprising results arise. In this course we will study various techniques of counting, and look at some famous numbers arising from counting problems.

Credit: Non-Credit Programme

Targeted Students:


Pre-requisite/ Additional requirements:

Participants are expected to have completed Secondary 4 (or equivalent) by the time of the program, with some knowledge on the basics of combinations and permutations. They are expected to demonstrate mathematical maturity to some extent, and be extensively engaged in problem-solving and mathematical thinking during the program.

Course Outline:



• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.