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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in AI and Robotics

Programme code EG114728

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
IVE (Tsing Yi)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
Programme Aims
The programme comprises a balanced coverage of applied robotics knowledge, AI programming techniques for robotics, automation, system integration and application. With project-based curriculum design approach, this programme aims to produce quality graduates with professional knowledge and practical skills to serve a growing industry that requires these skill sets.
 
Apart from generic and language training, whole-person development and industrial attachment experience, this programme is designed with an emphasis on Project-based Learning approach - an effective learning and teaching strategy which helps promote self-directed learning as well as self-reflection among students. This is to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as technician / assistant engineer in areas such as robot applications and programming, sensing and haptics development, control and automation, AI programming in robotics, system integration and development, or related industries, especially those that are evolving into more automated and intelligent operations.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant BEng (Hons) programmes offered by the following local universities :
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  4. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  5. City University of Hong Kong
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Higher Diploma is recognised by most overseas universities.
Professional Recognition
AI and Robotics is the essential technology for the Smart City development and skills of talent in future.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.

The validation of programme will be conducted in 2020