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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

Programme code IT114105

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Chai Wan) - 30
IVE (Lee Wai Lee) - 60
IVE (Sha Tin) - 60
IVE (Tuen Mun) - 60
IVE (Tsing Yi) - 90
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR 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. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide students with a practical grounding in software systems development, with the emphasis on software design and quality as well as project management. Graduates will be able to design and develop mobile, internet and enterprise applications.
 
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 programmers, technical support personnel, systems analyst, etc., with potential promotion to information systems manager.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:
  1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:
    • The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • The City University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
    • The University of Hong Kong
  3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    • The Coventry University, UK
    • The University of the West of England, UK
    • Other Universities in the UK and Australia
Professional Recognition
The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.
Notes
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.