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

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
08 Feb 2022 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
Feb 2022, May 2022
12 months
Course Fee
HK$7300 per module
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Deadline on 15 Jan 2022 (Sat)
2867 8474 / 2867 8314 /
2861 0278
All modules of the programme are CEF reimbursable.
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 two-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.

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.



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.

Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention / Crisis Management in Social Media  / Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy – Mr. Ricky Woo, BSc, CISA

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 one of the multi-national financial institutions in 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 1970-AC063A Apply Online Now
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Feb 2022 intake:
Module  Course Name Class Period Time  Venue

Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds


10 Feb -12 May 2022


19:000-22:00 HK Island

Crisis Management in

Socila Media

8 Feb -10 May 2022


19:000-22:00 HK Island

Notes:  The venue, time and date arrangements are subject to final confirmation, HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. 

**The date of examination is included in the above class period.

May 2022 Intake (Tentative)
- Business Interruption Crisis Management

- Internal Control in AI Environment

Oct 2022 Intake (Tentative)
- Business and Professional Ethics

- Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy

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$7300 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 $7,300 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Business and Professional Ethics (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10201-A FEES $7,300 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Business Interruption Crisis Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10202-8 FEES $7,300 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
CEF Courses
Internal Control in AI Environment (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108325 FEES $7,300 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cyber Risk Assessment and Resilience Strategy (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108333 FEES $7,300 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cyber Risk Safety and Frauds Prevention (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Risk Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z108341 FEES $7,300 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
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.


  • 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.