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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
1655-IT051A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Nov 2018 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
Mar 2019
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 02 Oct 2018 (Tue)
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Technology keeps impacting the real and virtual world. Given a surge in digital security threats like fraud emails, ransomware, and DDoS attacks, the booming in the field makes information security an exciting and lucrative career choice.

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 forensic technology.

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.

 

Tutor
  • Mr. Sin is an experience instructor who hold numbers of professional certificate including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is currently leading a team of system engineers responsible for promoting security products, and providing technical trainings for partners. Also, he is a frequent speaker in public information technology, information security and network conferences.

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.

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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.

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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.

Module Exemption

Applicants must submit a separate module exemption application form together with the required supporting documents and a crossed cheque of HK$500 for EACH module exemption at least 14 working days before the module starts.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE MasterCard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or MasterCard. 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 online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please aubmit 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.