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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics

Programme code IT114116

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
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" and an "Attained with Distinction" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" 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. 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.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and techniques in analysing and transforming data into commercial values.  Graduates of the programme will be able to use data analytic software tools, statistical knowledge and programming techniques to serve corporates in different domains, such as finance, retail, technology, medical, and the government, etc., helping them to discover the hidden values of data, analyse business intelligence and to develop more efficient big-data-driven decision-making systems. Enterprises such as Google, Facebook, Tencent, and Alibaba are now aggressively engaging in Big Data Technologies in their businesses.
 
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 Big Data Software Developer, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Architect, Data Warehouse Specialist, Marketing Analysis Specialist, and Programmer.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:
  1. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Open University of Hong Kong
  2. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    • Coventry University, UK
    • University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in UK and Australia
Notes
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.