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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Programme code IT524110

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2020. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2021/22 will be announced in Mid May 2021.
Modules (Credit)
Semester 1 :
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals (10)
  • Introduction to Networks (15)#
  • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques (6)
  • Information Technology Essentials – Web (6)
Semester 2 :
  • Network Routing and Switching (12)#
  • Database Principles (10)
  • Programming (13)
  • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction (6)
Semester 3 :
  • Advanced Network Routing and Switching (12)#
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence (6)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports (6)
Semester 4 :
  • Object Oriented Technology (13)
  • Data Structures & Algorithms: Concepts & Implementation (13)
  • English & Communication: Reports (9)
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (6) ~
Semester 5 :
  • Internet & Multimedia Applications Development (10)
  • System Development Project (6.5)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing (9)
  • Connecting WAN (12)#
Semester 6 :
  • System Development Project (6.5)
  • Systems and Network Management (10)
  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations (9)
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (6) ~
Semester 7 :
  • Systems Integration and Virtualization (10)
  • IP Routing Implementation (16)##
  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials (10)
Semester 8 :
  • Final Year Project - Information and Communications Technology (9.5)
  • IP Switched Networks Implementation (16)##
  • IT Professionalism (6)
  • Enrichment Module (6)
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace (3) ~
Semester 9 :
  • Final Year Project - Information and Communications Technology (9.5)
  • IP Networks Troubleshooting and Maintenance (16)##
  • Industrial Attachment (10)^
~ The delivery sequence of Whole Person Development modules will be allocated in any semester which depends on the offering of these modules and the restriction of students’ maximum credit value per semester.
 
^ Applicant may apply for exemption of the module if either he / she has full-time employment in relevant trade or is competent with his / her work.
 
# Exemption will be granted for students who are the holders of valid Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate for the four modules : 1. Introduction to Networks, 2. Network Routing and Switching, 3. Advanced Network Routing and Switching, and 4. Connecting WAN.  Credit transfer will be granted for students who have passed the VTC offered Professional Certificate for Cisco Certified Network Associate (IT524101P) for the four modules.
 
## Exemption will be granted for students who are the holders of valid Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate for the seven modules: 1. Introduction to Networks, 2. Network Routing and Switching, 3. Advanced Network Routing and Switching, 4. Connecting WAN, 5. IP Routing Implementation, 6. IP Switched Networks Implementation, and 7. IP Networks Troubleshooting and Maintenance.  Credit transfer will be granted for students who have passed the VTC offered Professional Diploma for Cisco Certified Network Professional (IT524104P) for the seven modules.

[Required No. of Credits for Graduation: 324]
Note :
All students will be required to take and pass all of the Structured Whole Person Development modules before graduation. Students possessing at least two-year full-time work experience (from the date of attaining the qualifications that can meet the entry requirements of Higher Diploma Programme) can apply for module exemption subject to passing the related assessment. Please click here for details.