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Diploma of Vocational Education Programmes

Diploma of Vocational Education (Electronic and Computer Engineering)

Programme code FS113381

Duration of Study
3 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Youth College (Kowloon Bay)
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 or equivalent.
Programme Stream
  • Computer and Digital Systems Stream
  • Telecommunications and Surveillance Technology Stream
Programme Aims
The programme aims at helping students to develop, through a balanced curriculum with generic and vocational knowledge and skills, and structured whole person development and competencies in a specific trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and/or further studies. The Electronic and Computer Engineering Programme covers fundamental knowledge and practical skills required in electronics, computer and digital systems as well as the telecommunications and surveillance industry. Graduates may choose to seek employment or further their studies.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as Junior Technicians, Apprentices, Customer Service, Technical Sales Support, Engineering or Merchandising Assistants. They may work in the areas of computer systems and equipment, firmware products and embedded systems, robotics and automated systems, beauty and healthcare electronics, office and home automation, internet service providers, mobile communications systems, green-lighting systems, intelligent domestic surveillance systems, digital broadcasting systems, audio video and lighting control.
Upon completion of the first-year full-time study, students can join the Earn and Learn Scheme as apprentices* and further complete the Diploma of Vocational Education – Earn and Learn Scheme Programmes with DVE-ELS award in part-time mode. After graduating from the DVE-ELS, the trainee can complete relevant bridging courses to obtain the DVE award.
Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements). Please refer to the details of Higher Diploma programmes in this homepage.
* Applicable to Telecommunications and Surveillance Technology Stream only
Professional Recognition
Students who have completed the first year full-time studies and employed as registered apprentices in the relevant trades could be exempted part of the training required. The apprenticeship could thus be shortened, normally up to a maximum of 12 months.

* Applicable to Telecommunications and Surveillance Technology Stream only
  1. For some modules of the programmes, the medium of instruction and assessments is Chinese.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. 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.