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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics

Programme code IT114116

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Tsing Yi)
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 / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; 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. 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 equip students with the knowledge and techniques in data science and data analytics.   Graduates of the programme will be able to use data analytic software tools, statistical knowledge and programming techniques to serve corporates of different domains, such as finance, technology, medical, retail and the government, etc., helping them to discover the commercial values of data, analyse business intelligence and to develop more accurate big-data-driven decision-making systems.
 
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 are employed as Data Engineer, Data Analyst, AI developer, Data Software Developer, Data Warehouse Administrator, Programmer, Business Intelligence Analyst and Market Analyst.  With sufficient experience graduates could be promoted to as Data Architect and Data Scientist.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:
  1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:
    • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • 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 Open University of Hong Kong
    • The University of Hong Kong
  3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    • Coventry University, UK
    • University of the West of England, UK
  4. Other Universities in the UK and Australia
    • University of Plymouth, UK
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.