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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Computer Engineering

Programme code EG114402

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Haking Wong) - 30
IVE (Sha Tin) - 80
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
14
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language, and HKDSE Mathematics at Level 1 or above; OR
VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies, and HKDSE Mathematics at Level 1 or above; OR
VTC Diploma in Vocational Education /  Diploma of Vocational Education, and HKDSE Mathematics at Level 1 or above; OR
Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin, and HKDSE Mathematics at Level 1 or above; OR
Equivalent.

Remarks :
  1. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies, VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education and Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin should have successfully completed the relevant optional Mathematics module if they do not possess HKDSE Mathematics at Level 1 or above.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  4. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  5. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
The programme aims to nurture students’ development skills of hardware and software like microcontroller systems, programming of computers and mobile devices, and networks.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as assistant engineers or technicians in areas like development of microcontroller systems, programming of computers and mobile devices, and network design. After gaining a few years of working experience, graduates may advance to management position in the industry.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant BEng (Hons) degree programmes offered by the local universities. Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis by respective universities.
 
This Higher Diploma programme is recognised by overseas universities for admission. Graduates can further their studies on a part-time basis for a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering offered by the University of Sheffield Hallam, UK (18-months part-time programme study in Hong Kong in collaboration with SHAPE of VTC).
Professional Recognition
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers has granted full recognition to this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.