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Information Technology Discipline

Discipline Overview of Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is shaping the future and IT professionals have many opportunities in the era of digital smart cities of the 21st century. IT is integrated into all activities of our life and work. IT is widely used to support many industries in the commercial, private and public sectors, creating strong demand for trained professionals.

 

In order to provide students the latest knowledge and skills required for this rapidly changing career environment, a comprehensive suite of IT programmes has been designed by IT Discipline, covering the areas of information and communications technology (ICT) and multimedia and entertainment technology (MET). ICT programmes enable students to develop and administer various IT and innovative and creative business applications and solution platforms, as well as computer servers, communication networks, data science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and smart technologies, whereas MET programmes equip them for creative industries such as the computer graphics field, multimedia and virtual reality, stage and live entertainment technology, computer games and animation, theme park and theatre creative technology.

Articulation

 

Articulation

 

Graduates opting for further studies were admitted to the degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities below :

 

  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • 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 University of Hong Kong
  • The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Coventry University, UK
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
career

Job History

 

There are ample opportunities for technically skilled personnel in the rapidly growing areas of IT and creative industries. ICT graduates are usually hired as programmers, technicians, systems analysts, software engineers, network engineers, information and cyber-security engineers, or data and information analysts. MET graduates are usually hired as technical arts designers, special effect designers, computer animators, interactive media programmers, game developers and designers, multimedia solution developers and designers, theme park technical managers, audio-visual designers and operators, theatre technicians. With the IT industry growing steadily in recent years in both local and global markets, the employment rate for IT graduates is very high. It is expected that the demand for IT professionals at all levels will continue to be strong over the next decade.

 

Professional Recognition

 

Responding to market demands, the programmes offered are widely recognised by industry and professional bodies. All programmes are accredited by The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Some of these programmes are also accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.