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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Testing and Certification

Programme code EG114717

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
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).
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the technical and professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary language, IT, interpersonal and other generic skills, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue a career in the testing and certification industry.
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
This programme is the only subvented programme at Higher Diploma level in Hong Kong which provides training particular in the field of testing and certification. Because testing and certification has been identified as one of the six economic areas where Hong Kong has good potential for further development, the manpower demand is obvious. Our graduates can be employed in HOKLAS accredited laboratories as technical personnel in testing, customer service and quality assurance, and in trading firms, buying offices, small and medium companies, or chained stores as quality controllers responsible for activities in quality control, product testing and certification, etc.
Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant BEng (Hons) / BSc (Hons) programmes offered by the following local universities :
  1. The University of Hong Kong;
  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
  3. City University of Hong Kong;
  4. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
  5. The Open 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
The programme has maintained close contact with the testing and certification industry. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry and arrange related workplace attachments for students.
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.