BSc (Hons) Information Technology
FT: 12 months
PT: 18 months
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.
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.
11% outstanding students of this programme awarded Government Scholarship in 2022.
91% graduates in 2021 (FT) were employed within 6 months upon graduation.
- 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.
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.
Coursework assignment, presentation, examination and project.
QF Level : Level 5
Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5
Entry RequirementsHolders of a Higher Diploma (HD) / Associate Degree (AD) / equivalent qualification in computing or IT related subject areas
English Proficiency Requirements
- 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)
|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).|
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
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.
|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|