Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting, Risk Management courses
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Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
01 Feb 2021 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
02-2021, 05-2021
12 months
Course Fee
HK$7000 per module
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Deadline on 24 Jan 2021 (Sun)
2867 8391 / 2867 8314 / 2867 8474
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All modules of the programme are CEF reimbursable.
You only need to pay $5900 in total for 3 modules after CEF maximum subsidy reimbursement!
Non-means-tested loans Scheme from Government. (Programme Code: B00600426)
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.

Our target students are executives,managers or directors who do not need to be IT experts. BUT they need to know how to assess and set up strategies for tackling the emerging cyber risk, how to handle business interruption and most importantly the REPUTATION Risk in Social Media.

This programme is UNIQUE and provides ALL-ROUND knowledge in cyber risk management for business executives.
It includes the following modules: Business and Professional Ethics, Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy, Internal Control in AI Environment, Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention, Business Interruption Crisis Management and last but not least Crisis Management in Social Media.

This one-year part-time  programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyze cyber risks and put forward solutions to real-life business issues, thus helping management decision-making and strategic planning in the organisation. The programme comprises of 6 modules, students who complete all 6 modules will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.


Learning Outcomes

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

1.       Examine the practices and systems in workplace with a focus of mitigating and managing risks; 

2.       Critically assess the importance and level of cyber risks and work out a recovery plan;

3.       Design and implement practical mechanisms and safeguards to minimize business risks in organisations.


Each module of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management programme comprises 33-36 hours of face-to-face lectures.   There are three terms in an academic year.   Students are expected to enroll two modules per term.


Module Title


Business and Professional Ethics


Internal Control in AI Environment


Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy


Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention


Crisis Management in Social Media


Business Interruption Crisis Management



Graduates from Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management can apply exemptions of 2 modules:

  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Business Interruption Crisis Management. 

The exemption application must be made in writing with supporting documents at the same time when submitting the application form for the programme.


Business and Professional Ethics - Mr. David Roper, BSc, MBA, LLM (Chinese Business Law), FCIM

David has over 20 years senior management positions in large corporations i.e. Jardine Matheson and New World Telecom. He was the Managing Director of Octopus Rewards Limited. He is keen to share his successful experience in ethics and governance perspectives with students.

Business Interruption Crisis Management - Mr. Kegan Chan, CPA (Aust), CTA

Of the 14 years of professional accounting experience, Kegan spent his last 7 years specializing in Risk & Actuarial Consulting where he had assisted numerous multinational conglomerates over Asia Pacific in quantifying their business interruption risk exposures as well as crisis management consulting. Kegan is currently a Vice President at a global risk and insurance advisory firm and leads the analytics practice for Asia.

Crisis Management in Social Media – Mr. Yassine Benjelloun

Mr. Benjelloun is an international journalist and anchor, with a demonstrated history of working in media and communication industry, such as Turkish ‘AL-Raeed TV’ channel Reporter and Editor in Moroccan ‘Radio Tetouan SNRT’ channel. He received his Master Degree in Translation, Communication and Journalism in Abdel Malek Essaadi University, Morocco, focusing on broadcast media and communication.

Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy – Ms. Chris Choi, BTech(IT), MFin, CBCP, CISA and ISACA technical writer

Chris is a seasoned Executive proficient in enterprise risk management, compliance, internal control and IT governance. She specialises in establishing risk assurance frameworks and programs in diverse geographical scope. She previously provided her expertise in HSBC and J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong and across Asia. Currently she is working in a financial regulatory body in Hong Kong.

Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention – Mr. Ricky Woo

Ricky has arround 30 years of experience in the IT industry and more than 10 years of experience in technology risk management, cybersecurity, IT audit, and risk assessment. He also has solid experience in project management and business process re-engineering. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Executive Director of DBS Bank Hong Kong. 

Internal Control in AI Environment – Mr. F. W. Wan, BSc, MSc, CISA

Mr. Wan leads AI and Robotics process automation (‘RPA’) risk advisory practice in an international advisory firm. Prior to joining the advisory sector, Mr. Wan was a regulator with primary focus on policy setting and issuing codes in relation to cyber security, electronic trading and robo-advisory areas. Previously, he also played a lead role in driving Asia Pacific technology audit team in a Top-tier US investment bank. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Application Code 1870-AC063A Apply Online Now
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Coming Modules offered in Feb 2021 intake*:

  • Crisis Management in Social Media (lectures on Wednesday evenings)
  • Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention (lectures on Thursday evenings)

* The above is tentative only and is provided to assist student's advanced planning, possible changes may be necessary due to teaching / administrative reasons.

Days / Time

Weekday (Mon- Fri):  7:00pm - 10:00pm

* The above schedule is tentative and subject to change due to teaching / administrative reasons.

Assessment Method

Students will be assessed on the basis of their performance in module final examination and continuous assessment, which takes the form of case studies, individual reports and mid-term tests.

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
  2. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
  3. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
  4. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7000 per module
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Crisis Management in Social Media (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10200-1 FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Business and Professional Ethics (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10201-A FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Business Interruption Crisis Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10202-8 FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
CEF Courses
Internal Control in AI Environment (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108325 FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108333 FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108341 FEES $7,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Coourse fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay 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

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses 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 for details.


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