- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence
- Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration
- Associate of Science in Information Systems Development
- Higher Diploma in Application Systems Development
- Higher Diploma in Computer Network and Systems Administration
Higher Diploma in Computer Network and Systems Administration
The Higher Diploma in Computer Network and Systems Administration (HDCNSA) programme aims to provide students with sound knowledge of computing fundamentals, a thorough understanding of ethical issues, and management and planning skills associated with the computing profession, develop their competence for administering computer systems and networks in a business setting, prepare them for employment in a related discipline at the para-professional level, and cultivate a spirit of lifelong learning, develop the ability to learn, and encourage the pursuit of active citizenship. Graduates of this programme possess the foundation necessary for developing their careers as system administrators, network administrators, system programmers, Webmasters, or IT technologists. They may also choose to continue their studies in a relevant degree programme, both locally and overseas. Many of them also manage to receive multiple admission offers from different local universities.
Applications can be submitted by the following methods:
- E-APP (for HKDSE 2022 only)
- Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
- By Post / In Person (Application Form)
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1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
- Obtain Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 1) and English Language (Note 2);
- If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
- A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in the first point of this section;
- Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy)
2) Other Qualifications
Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:
- Completion of the UOWCHK Diploma in General Studies programme (Note 3) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
- Completion of Diploma Yi Jin (Note 4);
- Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
- A National University Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫)(Note 4) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
- Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements.
3) Mature Applicants
Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.
For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;
- GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
- Successful completion of the Diploma in General Studies will fulfil the entrance requirement to UOWCHK associate degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
- For students who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.
- The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut-off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.
$150, waived for 2021
All Full-time Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,800 per credit. Total tuition fee for two years is HK$113,400.
A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)
Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.
Enquiries: 2152 9000
Website: Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students
Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)
The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree
Enquiries: 2150 6222
Website: Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students
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Programme structure and outcomes
- Learning outcomes & Main subject areas
- Programme study flow & structure
- Further Studies Pathways & Career prospects
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:
|1.||Apply and integrate basic principles of information technology to generating solutions to computer network problems.|
|2.||Use a range of tools, methodologies, technical knowledge and relevant skills to undertake computer network and systems administration related works individually or as a team.|
|3.||Assume a supervisory role and perform skilled tasks in the areas of computer systems and networks installation, maintenance, operation and administration.|
|4.||Apply the best practices in computer networking and system administration with emphasis on effective communication and professional ethics.|
|5.||Evaluate computer networking technology solutions from the social, economic, cultural and environmental perspectives.|
Main subject areas
- Computer network
- Routing technique
- Data communication
- Computer organization
- Networking administration
- System administration
- Computer programming
- Computer security
- Digital electronic
- Database system
- Languages and general education
Programme study flow
To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|Programme Core (48cps)|
|Sem A, Year 1|
|AST10106||Introduction to Programming|
|AST10303||Understanding the Network-Centric World|
|Sem B, Year 1|
|AST21105||Object-Oriented Programming and Design|
|Summer Sem, Year 1|
|Sem A, Year 2|
|AST10111||Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra|
|AST20105||Data Structures and Algorithms|
|AST20114||Data Communication Theory|
|AST20401||Database Systems and Design|
|Sem B, Year 2|
|Language Skills (9ps)|
|CGE1000* / 1500||English for Academic Studies A / B|
|CGE2003||English Professional Communication Skills for Technology|
|General Education (6cps)|
|CGE13213||Information Technology: Applications and Impacts|
|CGE24411||Ethics and Society|
* Students whose DSE score of English Language is below 3 are required to complete this course
** Students who are non-Chinese literate can take a course among the core General Education courses in lieu of CGE1200 Practical Chinese at the recommendation of Programme Leaders and approval by the Chairman of Academic Board
Further Studies Pathways
This programme has been offered since 2021-2022. Possible articulation may include computing and information security and management related degree programmes in City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.
Graduates can join the information technology and computer network related industry such as Network Engineers and Administrators in the areas of telecommunication systems / networks installation, maintenance, operation and administration. They can also find employment opportunities in technical marketing as well as technical support. Also, graduates are equipped with the software development skills to contribute to the implementation of services provided on contemporary telecommunication systems.
Faculty of Science and Technology
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