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Advanced Diploma in Computer and Information Security
電腦及資訊保安高等文憑

Course Code
IT051A
Application Code
1575-IT051A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
05 Mar 2018 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
Jul 2018
Duration
20 months
Language
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$40,000 paid in 3 instalments.

Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
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Deadline on 01 Feb 2018 (Thu)
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Advanced Diploma in Computer and Information Security aims to enhance students' comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles and theories in computer and information security which has been spurred by the pervasive use of computer-based applications such as information systems, databases, and computer programming. Students are also given an understanding of computer systems and architecture, access control mechanisms, cryptography algorithms, software security, physical security, security management and risk management as well as computer forensics.

Introduction

As information security risks rise, no business organization would like to spend extra time and money for identifying and responding to the results of those risks. Business organizations should seek to implement certain practices in the information security procedures to prevent, protect, detect, and respond to those risks. Well qualified and trained information security specialists are highly demanded so as to maintain hardware security equipment, monitor the information access by setting up authentication systems, and protect the information systems from the intruders. This programme is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts of computer and information security which enable them to advance in the information security career.

 

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to enhance students’ comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles and theories in computer & information security which has been spurred by the pervasive use of computer-based applications such as information systems, databases, and computer programming. Students are also given an understanding of computer system and architecture, access control mechanisms, cryptography algorithms, software security, physical security, security management and risk management as well as computer forensics.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of computer & information security to solve basic security problems;
  • Describe the information assurance in the context of computer operating systems, information systems, networks and computer applications;
  • Use English (oral and written) to communicate ideas in social and academic contexts;
  • Describe the importance, scope, and challenges of information security and perform information systems design and development;
  • Perform structured computer programming development, basic computer forensic investigation, basic database application development and simple network setup; and
  • Apply appropriate information security solutions to manage and secure the information systems.

The programme consists of 10 compulsory modules and the contact hour for each module is 38 hours.

Module No.

Module Title

1

Business Information Systems

2

Systems Analysis and Design

3

Advanced English

4

Introduction to Database Systems

5

Introduction to Object-oriented Programming

6

Computer and Information Security

7

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

8

Information Security Management Systems

9

Introduction to Computer Forensics

10

Computer Organization

Students will be assessed by continuous coursework including lab worksheets, assignments, mid-term tests, and final examinations.

Venue

Applicants shall:

(a) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects, including English Language; or

(b) have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 1 AL or 2 AS subjects, and HKCEE Level 2 in English Language* or equivalent; or

(c) be aged at 21 or above with at least 1 year relevant work experience.

* With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language [Syllabus A]) in the HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject in the HKCEE.

Application Fee

HK$150

Course Fee
  • HK$40,000 paid in 3 instalments.

    Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

All applicants are required to complete the Enrolment Form (SF26) or online Application Form and submit it with ONE set of the following supporting documents together with application fee of HK$150 to any of the HKUSPACE enrolment centres:

  1. Certified true copies of full educational certificates and transcripts; and
  2. Certified true copies of testimonials or other documentary proof of the applicant’s work experience (if any)

Certified true copies: Original supporting documents together with a set of their photocopies are required to be presented to any HKUSPACE enrolment centres for verification.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.