Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Advanced Technology & Computing, Engineering courses
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Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology
商業資訊科技高等文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
IT033A
Application Code
1975-IT033A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
21 Mar 2022 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
07-2022
Duration
20 months to 4 years
Language
English
Course Fee
Total programme fee: HK$47,300 paid in 3 instalments (HK$15,840 for the first two instalments and HK$15,620 for the last instalment)

Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
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Deadline on 21 Feb 2022 (Mon)
Enquiries
2587 3234
2571 8480

The programme aims to equip students with:
1. knowledge of advanced communication skills;
2. IT-oriented skills and knowledge of structured programme development, web programming basics, system administration, information security, database design and development as well as computer networking that support business;
3. basic knowledge and skills in planning, analysis, design and implementation of information systems;
4. the state-of-the-art technologies in cloud computing, internetworking and wide area network; and
5. knowledge in object-oriented computer, cloud computing, and mobile application development for business.

This programme equips students with core theoretical and technical IT knowledge as well as skills to develop business applications and carry out IT supporting tasks for an organisation.  Students can enhance their knowledge and skills in becoming a computer networking professional or computer programmer.

To echo the shortage of computer programmers and IT technical supports in recent years, this programme mainly focuses on enhancing students’ knowledge and skills both in computer application development and technical support for today’s business environment. To become IT professionals in Hong Kong, fundamentally, students need to acquire skills both in computer programming and computer networking. Students also need to gain knowledge in business information systems and the basics of banking services provided so that students can pave the way to work in the banking industry as an IT professional.

Programme Features

Sharpening Skills in Computer Programming

Students can pave the way to become a computer programmer to design and develop computer systems for businesses. This programme will equip students with the SQL programming to be used in database systems, Java programming, C++ programming, mobile application development, and design considerations of information systems.
 

Building Technical Skills in Computer Networking

This programme will also equip students with technical support skills such as system administration skills in Windows Server and Linux systems and core computer networking skills. Students can also consider taking the online courses of the Cisco Networking Academy at no additional charge to pave the way to become Cisco Certificated Networking Associates (CCNA). Students will get the certificates generated from the Cisco Networking Academy if they are able to complete the programme successfully.
 

Better Articulation Path to Top-up Degree Programmes

Graduates of this programme may gain direct entry into Year 1 or Year 2 of the part-time Bachelor Degree programme that HKU SPACE collaborates with Middlesex University and they may complete the Bachelor Degree programme in 2 years. Track record reveals that graduates were also admitted to top-up degrees offered in other tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. As a result, our graduates have comparatively wider choices of further study opportunities comparing with similar programmes offered in the market. 

Empowering Job Seeking Opportunities in IT Industry

Most of the graduates were able to get an IT job either in computer programming or technical supports. They can also get promoted or change to a better job position after graduated from this programme. Also, to become information security professionals, students are required to obtain skills in computer programming and computer networking as these two core blocks served as the foundation to tackle computer security risk problems.
 

Duration of Study

Students will normally take 20 to 24 months to complete the programme if they are able to follow the study plan proposed by the programme team. However, if students are not able to complete the programme within 20 to 24 months due to works or other commitment, they can discuss with programme team to extend the study period to 4 years at most.
 

Module Exemption

Holders of Certificate in Business Information Technology offered via HKU SPACE may be eligible for one module exemption at most. Other applicants may also receive module exemption depending on the academic qualification of the applicant.

 

Today’s society is highly dependent on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The business world is becoming more technological. No matter the size of the organization, technology could bring benefits to the business operation. Advanced Diploma in Business and Information Technology emphasizes the use of computing in a business context. It aims to prepare students with effective and practical business-orientated IT skills, such as system administration, database management, object-oriented programming, mobile application, computer networking as well as cloud computing. 

Further Study Opportunity

Graduates are eligible for applying Year 2 direct entry for Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Networks programme, and BSc (Honours) Cyber Security programme.

 

Course Exemption

Holders of Certificate in Business Information Technology, which is offered by HKU SPACE, may be eligible for course exemption of the "Business Information Systems".

Application Code 1975-IT033A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Mon - Fri, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue

Modules

The programme consists of 12 compulsory modules and the teaching hour for each module is 36 hours.

  1. Business Information Systems
  2. Database Management Principles and Applications
  3. System Administration for Business
  4. LAN Technologies
  5. Internetworking Technologies
  6. WAN Technologies
  7. Business Information Security
  8. Structured and Object-oriented Computer Programming
  9. Mobile Application Development
  10. Cloud Computing for Business
  11. Systems Analysis and Design
  12. Advanced English

Tentative Class Schedule

Application Code 1975-IT033A
Start Date The week of  21 March 2021 (Mon)
Time 7:00pm-10:00pm
Venue

Fortress Tower Learning Centre/

Island East Campus

Class Weekdays

 

Applicants shall

  • have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 1 AL or 2AS subjects, and HKCEE Level 2 in English Language* or equivalent; OR
  • have gained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination 5 subjects at Level 2, including English Language; OR
  • hold a degree or diploma from a recognised institution; OR
  • be aged at 21 or above with at least 1 year relevant work experience.
     All applicants are required to attend an interview. 
* 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)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.
Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Total programme fee: HK$47,300 paid in 3 instalments (HK$15,840 for the first two instalments and HK$15,620 for the last instalment)

    Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology
商業資訊科技高等文憑
COURSE CODE 34F128733 FEES $47,300 paid in 3 installments ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Business Information Systems (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128744 FEES $3,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
System Administration for Business (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128752 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Systems Analysis and Design (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128760 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Database Management Principles and Applications (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128779 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
LAN Technologies (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128787 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Business Information Security (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128795 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Internetworking Technologies (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128809 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
WAN Technologies (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128817 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Structured and Object-Oriented Computer Programming (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128825 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Mobile Application Development (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128833 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Cloud Computing for Business (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128841 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Advanced English (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z12885A FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.