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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Programme code IT524110

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by IVE]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Entry to Year 1 : IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Year of Study Accepting Entry
Year 1
Entrance Requirements
Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification :
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 of 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.

Holder of S7 Qualification :
One HKALE A-Level subject / Two AS-Level subjects at Grade E or above AND Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; or Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Successful completion of one Applied Learning (ApL) course recognized by the Education Bureau in or before 2010 is comparable to one HKCEE subject pass.
  2. HKCEE English Language taken in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
Programme Aims
The programme provides students with a practical grounding in computer software development, systems / networks installation, maintenance, operation, administration and support with balanced curriculum in theory and practical content.

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 will be able to take positions as technical supports, technicians, programmers, systems administrators, network engineers, and any ICT related career.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to relevant degree courses offered by local and overseas universities. Currently, there are top-up degree programmes offered by VTC in collaboration with Coventry University and University of the West of England, UK. These programmes accredited by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications enjoys similar status of locally-accredited honours bachelor's degree programmes.
Professional Recognition
Recognition from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will be sought.
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.