Technology, Engineering & SciencesInformation Technology
BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security
- Awarded by
University of Plymouth, UK
- Course Code
- Application Code
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 25 Sep 2017 (Mon)
- Next intake(s)
- Sep 2018
- 2 years
- Course Fee
- HK$97,000* in four instalments (Year 2: HK$40,000; Year 3: HK$57,000)
* Subject to annual changes
Cyber security is now widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important in light of the national Cyber Security Strategy and the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace.
Mode of Teaching
The course contents are developed by Plymouth University. HKU SPACE and Plymouth University are collaborated to provide lectures and tutorials that match closely with the same programme in home country. Students are required to have a minimum of 75% attendance to both lectures and tutorials for all modules.
All modules are assessed by coursework only. All assessments are set and moderated by Plymouth University. Coursework is marked by the module tutors of HKU SPACE and moderated by Plymouth University module leaders. All graduates are required to demonstrate their final level of learning through final year project work and the accompanying project report.
For holders of Higher Diploma in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent, exemptions may be granted at the discretion of Plymouth University.Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance
This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
Island East Campus / HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College Campus
- Regular Lecture/ Tutorial - Weekdays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Block Teaching Week (Consecutive four-day lecture, subject to change)
- Weekdays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Sun:10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First year modules
Module 1 - Database Applications Development (20 credits)
Module 2 - Computer Architecture and Low Level Programming (20 credits)
Module 3 - Secure Systems Architectures and Mechanisms (20 credits)
Module 4 - Security Integrating Project (20 credits)
Module 5 - Object-oriented Programming (20 credits)
Module 6 - Servers, Datacentres and Cloud (20 credits)
Second year modules
Module 7 - Information Security Management and Governance (20 credits)
Module 8 - Network Security and Penetration Testing (20 credits)
Module 9 - Intrusion Analysis and Incident Management (20 credits)
Module 10 - Digital Forensic Investigation (20 credits)
Module 11 - Computing Project (40 credits)
(a) Hold an Advanced Diploma in Computer and Information Security or a Higher Diploma in Information Technology awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
(b) Hold a IT-related Associate Degree awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in IT-related disciplines awarded from other tertiary institutions, recognized by University of Plymouth;
2. Provide evidence of English proficiency:
(i) HKDSE English Language at Level 2;
(ii) HKCEE English Language at Level 2;
(iii) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A));
(iv) an overall band of 6.0 or above in the IELTS or a score of 500 in the paper-based TOEFL, a score of 173 in the computer-based TOEFL and a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English.
* According to University of Plymouth regulation, mature students and applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- HK$97,000* in four instalments (Year 2: HK$40,000; Year 3: HK$57,000)
* Subject to annual changes
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment Method
We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.
For first-come, first-served courses:
- Complete the online application form
Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
- Make Online Payment
Pay the course fees by either using
PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.
Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.
For award-bearing programmes:
Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.
If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.
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Please note the followings:
- Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
- Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
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1. Cash or EPS
Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and 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.
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment 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
The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.
For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
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, 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 transferred 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 approved transfers.
- Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
- For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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