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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
資訊科技深造文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
IT040A
Application Code
2180-IT040A

Credit
90
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
02 Apr 2024 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
10-2024
Duration
1 year
Language
English
Course Fee
$48,400 to be paid in 2 installments
1st installment: 26,400
2nd installment: 22,000
Deadline on 18 Feb 2024 (Sun)
Enquiries
2587 3256
2571 8480
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Highlights

This programme aims to provide a comprehensive range of IT knowledge and training for non-IT graduates who are facing the challenges of IT in work or looking for new career opportunities in IT fields.

Introduction

The world we live in today is increasingly reliant on technology, and the demand for skilled IT professionals continues to soar. IT skills have become an essential element for success in both personal and professional aspects of life. Technology is used in nearly every field, from medicine to engineering and from finance to the arts. Possessing essential IT skills such as computer proficiency, programming, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity have become increasingly important. Those who do not possess basic IT skills risk being left behind in the workforce, and may struggle to keep up with the constantly evolving economy and job market. 

 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of the Programme

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  • Identify the broad themes in information technology; 
  • Critically analyse computer-based problems and formulate IT strategic solutions; 
  • Apply information technology theories and practices in developing digital transformation strategy; 
  • Integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment effectively; 
  • Review and apply the emerging technologies in organisation.

 

Programme Details

The Curriculum

The programme consists of 10 modules and the contact hour in total is 300. The programme will be completed in around 12-month time. 

Academic Year: 2023/24 
CORE MODULES Hours

Information Systems for Digital Transformation

30

Systems Analysis and Design

30

Fundamental Programming Concepts

30

Database Design and Applications

30

Computer Networking

30

e-Commerce Technology Management

30

Cyber Security

30

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

30

Big Data Analytics

30

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

30

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

 

Exemption

Students may apply for exemption for not more than four modules based on prior study of similar modules at a comparable level.  The application must be submitted before the programme commencement.

 

Graduation

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is conferred upon students who have successfully:

  • passed both the continuous assessment and written examination of each module; AND
  • achieved at least 75% attendance of lectures for each module.
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Duration
  • 1 year
Venue

Modules

Information Systems for Digital Transformation

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the roles played by information systems in organisations. Students will learn how to plan and carry out digital transformation using different development approaches and the management functions of information systems.

Systems Analysis and Design

This module aims to provide students with various concepts, principles, and stages of business information systems analysis and design. It will equip students with skills in systems development as well as the different methods, tools, and techniques used in systems analysis and design.

Fundamental Programming Concepts

This module aims to equip students with fundamental concepts and techniques of basic Python programming, including syntax, identifiers, control statements, functions, recursions, strings, lists, dictionaries, tuples and files. Some searching and sorting algorithms will also be covered.

Database Design and Applications

This module aims to equip students with the principles, design, administration, and implementation of database management systems. Topics include entity-relationship model, database design and normalisation, database query languages, indexing schemes, integrity and concurrency control.

Computer Networking

This module aims to enhance students' knowledge of computer networks, network structure and architecture, protocols, IP addressing and routing, flow control, etc. Students should be able to describe the services and functions provided by each layer in the Internet protocol stack.

e-Commerce Technology Management

This module introduces the theories and infrastructure which needed to deploy effective e-commerce solutions and the leading technologies needed to develop e-commerce applications. Students should be able to comprehend the specialised technical knowledge associated with e-Commerce and explore future development trends in e-Commerce.

Cyber Security

This module aims to equip students with the principles of cyber security. Topics include notions and terms of cyber security, malware, cryptography, access control, disaster recovery, security policy and measures, etc.

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

This module aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills in cloud computing. It provides students with the values, benefits and infrastructure of cloud computing and ways to access the resources online.

Big Data Analytics

This module aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge of Big Data analytics approach. It will enable students to understand the importance of the applications of Big Data analytics in daily life, particularly in commercial areas. Emphasis will be placed on both application modeling and solution methodology.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

This module aims to equip students with the principles and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students would learn how computers can accomplish tasks that are supposed to require human intelligence.

Class Details

 
Apr 2024
Jul 2024  
Oct 2024
Jan 2025
Monday
(7pm-10pm)

Systems Analysis

and Design

Database Design and Applications   Cloud Computing Fundamentals e-Commerce Technology Management
Thursday  
​(7pm-10pm)

Information Systems for Digital Transformation

Computer Networking   Big Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Saturday  
(2pm-5pm)
Fundamental Programming Concepts   Cyber Security  
Remark: The above schedule is tentative and is subject to change without prior notice.
 

Fee

Application Fee

Nil

Course Fee
  • $48,400 to be paid in 2 installments
    1st installment: 26,400
    2nd installment: 22,000

Entry Requirements

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.

CEF

  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
資訊科技深造文憑
COURSE CODE 34G104196 FEES $48,400 ENQUIRY 2587-3256
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

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

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Enrolment Method
  1. All applicants are required to complete the Application Form and, either submit in person at any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres or by post to Ms Brenda Lam, College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU SPACE .
  2. All applicants, either by post or in person must be accompanied by:
    1. Certified photocopies of full educational certificates and transcripts.
    2. HKID Card copy.
Note:
  • When submitting your application in person at any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, please bring along the originals of your educational certificates / transcripts for certification.  If you are posting your application, please arrange to bring the originals of the relevant documents for certification at any of HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres before the commencement of classes.
  • HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course in case of insufficient enrolment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School's discretion.
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.