HD Application Code: HDAIT
Major emerging intelligent technologies are rapidly redefining global business and society's development. This programme addresses the growing demand of technology talents in Hong Kong and facilitates students to enter the information technology industry by providing a concrete foundation of information technology knowledge and application development skills. The topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, database management and analytics, and computer programming languages will be covered to provide students with the latest development trend of the industry. The curriculum design emphasises on practicality; the students will have placement opportunities to experience the workplace requirements by tackling real business problems with technology solutions in real settings.
Programme Aims and Features
Provides students with generic skills and the ability to present and evaluate information;
Equips students with knowledge and skills in the technological field, including computer programming, networking and database, and technology application development, to perform skilled tasks and propose appropriate solutions;
Provides students with the latest development trend of the information technology industry in local and global contexts;
Enables students to acquire appropriate attitude and practical skills through practical experience and to appreciate the importance of professional standards and lifelong learning at the paraprofessional level;
Prepares students to progress to further studies towards a degree in the relevant fields.
The Technology Placement provides a unique learning opportunity that enables students to integrate academic knowledge with first-hand practical experience. It broadens students’ horizons in an actual work setting where they could interact with professionals from the IT industry and learn to develop better communication and interpersonal skills and work ethics. It will also develop and refine students’ employability skills, engage them in career development activities and support them to adopt a reflective approach to learning.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Programmes offered by local universities
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Computer Science, Information Technology or other IT-related disciplines offered by local universities (including HKU).
The list below shows the degree programmes that our graduates may apply for further studies*:
- The University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Science
BEng Data Science and Engineering
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BSc Computer Science
BSc Data Science and Technology
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSc Computer Science
BEng Artificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- City University of Hong Kong
BSc Computer Science
- The Education University of Hong Kong
BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology (Senior year entry)
- Hong Kong Metropolitan University
BSc (Hons) Computer Engineering (Senior year entry)
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Senior year entry)
BSc (Hons) Cyber and Computer Security (Senior year entry)
BSc (Hons) Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Senior year entry)
BComp (Hons) Internet Technology (Senior year entry)
Programmes offered by overseas universities
Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other IT-related disciplines offered by overseas universities:
- Part-time, 2-year, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security offered locally by the University of Plymouth(UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE;
- Part-time, 2-year, BSc (Hons) Computer Network and Security offered locally by the Middlesex University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
Students can take the examination of AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate. The examination fee can be fully subsidised by the College.
Our graduates are prepared to take up positions in the Information Technology fields at the paraprofessional level in Hong Kong and the Mainland.