Programme Content

           


 

Introduction

Information Technology is integral to our lives. This programme develops you with the vital professional skills in programming, web development, security management, and evaluating performance. It will enable you to deploy relevant competencies and knowledge in the computer-based information systems which will be essential in the changing technological, business, and social environment. 

 

Programme Features

Essential skills at work
This programme helps you to develop vital professional skills in programming, web development, security management, and evaluating performance . You will also gain a high awareness on ethical and professional issues in computing and digital media.


High achievements 
11% outstanding students of this programme awarded Government Scholarship in 2022.


Employable graduates 
91% graduates in 2021 (FT) were employed within 6 months upon graduation.

 

Modules 

Information Technology Project 

With the support of individual project supervisor, you will select a topic of interest to you and conduct a project. You are expected to critically synthesise information and solve problems.  You will learn to write and present your research, conclusions and results professionally, as well as manage your time effectively to deliver a suitably ambitious project.

Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media (CEF Module) 

(CEF code: 34Z121731)
This module equips you with major ethical theories and key issues raised by ICTs that give rise to ethical concerns. You will learn to recognise the dilemmas inherent in professional practice, form balanced judgements on them, and recommend actions in conformance with good practice and within the appropriate legal requirements.

Advanced Topics in Web Development 1

You will learn a range of established and emerging web architectures and current tools and techniques in web programming. Through recognizing the benefits and applications of common software patterns and architectures, you will be able to identify, select and apply specific software programming patterns for specific cases and real-world problems.

Advanced Topics in Web Development 2  (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z12174A)
In this module, you will learn to critique web architectures, software design patterns and object-oriented, functional approaches to specific tasks. You will also learn to evaluate the use of contemporary tools and techniques at various stages of web development project life cycle.

Security Management in Practice (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z121723)
Through this module, you will learn the specification standards of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). After analysing the range of real world security issues that face commercial organisations, and evaluating the security laws and regulations, you will learn to propose an ISMS for a real organisation using recognised methods at and internationally recognised standard. You will also be able to reflect on the process of specifying an ISMS, justify methods used and propose alternatives.

Mobile Applications  

This module will allow you to study current and historical mobile device technologies, along with the current mobile application marketplace and its impact on app development. Convergence of the web and mobile technologies will be explored and the differences between desktop and mobile applications will help you design for context whilst considering mobile information, architecture and design.

Mobile Networks

This module will allow you to specify the necessary requirements for quality service in mobile networks, and evaluate the deployment of advanced features in mobile network design. You will also learn to investigate and evaluate the communication applications of different mobile technologies and consider their constraints.

Usability and Interaction Design

You will compare and contrast a variety of interfaces and interaction devices in terms of their usability in different contexts. You will also synthesise secondary and primary research findings in order to conduct an evidence-based interaction design study.

Cryptography

It is important to recognise the need for coding data streams in computer science for security, error correcting and compression.  You will learn to manipulate the mathematical and theoretical methods on which designs are based, implement algorithms and protocols for particular coding schemes, and recognise the need for efficiency in terms of delay, throughput, jitter, computing resources and service quality. You will be equipped to evaluate the performance of various coding schemes under application load and change configuration parameters to optimise them.

Big Data Analytics 

This module will provide you with an insight into concepts, theories and developments associated with data analytics and big data. You will be introduced to knowledge discovery, analysis and assessment of data extracted from structured and unstructured big data sets, visualisation and communication of results. You will develop practical skills through using tools and techniques from the forefront of the emerging field of data analytics and big data.


Assessment

Coursework assignment, presentation, examination and project.

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 14/002640/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2014 to 31/08/2025

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a Higher Diploma (HD)  / Associate Degree (AD) / equivalent qualification in computing or IT related subject areas 


 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$76,900 by 2 instalments
     (FT students: deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS; PT students: deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)


FT students: The tuition fee is as low as HK$3,700 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$76,900 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).


Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.


Financial Aids 

The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)  FT Mode PT Mode
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]

Y

--


Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000* --


Y

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Y --
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year Y

--

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year -- Y


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF


 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

Graduates can choose from a broad range of IT career, including systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration and e-commerce, as well as IT consultant.

 

"The “Advanced Topics in Web Development” module of this programme has been very useful in my career, and I learnt knowledge of the latest IT trends. Both the UK and SHAPE lecturers gave me a lot of support; their guidance helped me to graduate with flying colours."

Lai Cheuk Kin
BSc (Hons) Information Technology

  • IT Engineer/EC Fix Technology Ltd.
  • HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship

 

Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student Awards
Wong Hiu Hong HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Yu Man Fun HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Pun Cho Yan HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2021-22
Chiu Wai Hung HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2021-22
Wan Shing Wah HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2021-22
Cheung Ting Fung HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21
Fung Ho Chi HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21
Hwa Wing Yan HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21
Chan Chun Wing Create Smart District in Hong Kong 2021 
Tong Nicholas Chun Kong HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship 2020-21
Ip Man Ho HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2020-21
Lee Tin Lok HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2020-21
Yip Chun Lam HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2020-21
Yiu Pui Yi HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award 2020-21

 

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Lau Sau Ming 

Tel. no.

3757 9260 

Email

sm-lau@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Ms. Vivian Chow 

Tel. no.

3757 9229 

Email

vivianchow@vtc.edu.hk 

 

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Registration No. : 252070. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.