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Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology
商業資訊科技高等文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
IT033A
Application Code
2175-IT033A

Credit
120
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
18 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
July 2024
Duration
20 months to 4 years
Language
English
Course Fee
Total programme fee: HK$51,000 paid in 3 instalments (1st instalment: HK$17,600; 2nd instalment: HK$16,700; 3rd instalment: HK$16,700)

Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Deadline on 19 Feb 2024 (Mon)
Enquiries
2587 3233
2571 8480
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Highlights

Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology programme is a 20-month part-time programme designed for secondary school graduates who have aspirations to pursue a career in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field. This programme offers a unique blend of theory and practical training. Students will learn about the latest technologies and trends and how to apply them in real-world business scenarios.

The programme aims to equip students with a broad and solid grounding in the field of information technology and to enhance students’ technical knowledge and problem-solving skills. The development and application of some emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Applications and Analytics, and Cloud Computing will also be covered in the programme.

 

Introduction

The use of information technology, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing (CC), Big Data Analytics, etc., is rapidly redefining business development. Many business leaders pay extra attention to the implications of these key technologies and explore realistic scenarios of these technological implications. Advanced Diploma in Business and Information Technology emphasizes the use of computing in a business context. It aims to prepare students with effective and practical business-orientated IT skills to fulfill the coming technology workforce demand from society.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Use information technology to manage information and computer systems;
  • Design and implement technology applications by integrating knowledge and skills of computer programming, networking and database;
  • Apply computational techniques to evaluate and solve technological problems in business operations;
  • Discuss the importance and value of the technology-driven business ecosystem through the application of emerging technologies;
  • Communicate ideas effectively by using English languages in social and academic contexts.

 

 

Students will generally take 20 to 24 months to complete the programme if they are able to follow the study plan proposed by the programme team. However, if students are not able to complete the programme within 20 to 24 months due to work or other commitments, they can discuss with programme team to extend the study period to 4 years at most.
 

 

Module Exemption

Holders of a Certificate in Business Information Technology offered via HKU SPACE may be eligible for course exemption of the "Cloud Computing for Business". Other applicants may also receive module exemptions depending on the applicant's academic qualification.

 

Empowering Job-Seeking Opportunities in IT Industry

Most of the graduates could get an IT job in computer programming or technical support. They can also get promoted or change to a better job position after graduating from this programme. Also, to become information security professionals, students are required to obtain skills in computer programming and computer networking, as these two core blocks serve as the foundation for tackling computer security risk problems.
 

 

Further Study Opportunity

Graduates are eligible for applying Year 2 direct entry for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Networks and Security programme and BSc (Honours) Cyber Security programme.

 

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Programme Details

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 12 compulsory modules and the teaching hour for each module is 36 or 38 hours.

Module No.

Module Title

1

Digital Transformation in Business

2

Introduction to Python Programming

3

Introduction to Big Data Applications and Analytics

4

Database Management Principles and Applications

5

Switching and Routing Essentials

6

Business Information Security

7

Network Automation and Security Fundamentals

8

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

9

Structured and Object-Oriented Computer Programming

10

Mobile Application Development

11

Cloud Computing for Business

12

English for Academic and Vocational Purposes

Students will be assessed by continuous coursework, including written assignments, programming assignments, mid-term tests, and final examinations.

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Venue

Modules

Digital Transformation in Business

The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the roles played by information technology in organisations. Students will learn how to apply information technology, the differences in different development approaches, and the management functions of information systems.

Introduction to Python Programming

This module aims to equip students with fundamental concepts and techniques of procedural programming, such as variables, program execution flow, programming algorithms, and modularity. They will also develop skills and techniques in implementing structured computer programs.

Introduction to Big Data Applications and Analytics

This module aims to help students develop an appreciation of the Big Data analytics approach to problem formulation and solution. It will enable students to understand the importance of the applications of Big Data analytics in their daily life, particularly in commercial areas. Emphasis will be placed on both application modeling and solution methodology.

Database Management Principles and Applications

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in database design and development. It aims to equip students with knowledge in exploring database design issues such as security, integrity, recovery, and concurrency.

Switching and Routing Essentials

This module introduces the concepts, design, configuration, and management of switching and routing devices in a business environment.

Business Information Security

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, common techniques, and best practices for protecting business information within the organisation.

Network Automation and Security Fundamentals

This module introduces internetworking principles, including network access, routing protocols, IP basics, virtual private network (VPN) technologies, security fundamentals, network virtualization, and automation.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

This module introduces students to the principles and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students would learn how computers can accomplish tasks that are supposed to require human intelligence.

Structured and Object-Oriented Computer Programming

This module aims to equip students with concepts of object-oriented (OO) programming paradigms and techniques in developing business applications using the common object-oriented programming language.

Mobile Application Development

This module aims to equip students with knowledge and skills required to develop mobile applications. The course will cover topics such as mobile platforms, user interface design, application design, and publishing mobile applications.

Cloud Computing for Business

This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge and practical skills in cloud computing for business. It provides students with the values, benefits and infrastructure of cloud computing for business. It also aims to equip students with different ways in accessing the resources online.

English for Academic and Vocational Purposes

This module aims to enhance students in English language communication skills required in further university studies and/or joining the workplace. It focuses on the introduction of specific language skills required in understanding an academic research and writing a research paper or report. Such skills include locating and screening of relevant background information, paraphrasing and summarizing, and oral presentation on a journal article.

Class Details

Class Time March 2024 July 2024
A Tuesday (19:00-22:00) Introduction to Python Programming Digital Transformation in Business
A

Thursday (19:00-22:00)

English for Academic and Vocational Purposes

Mobile Application Development
B Tuesday (19:00-22:00) Cloud Computing for Business Business Information Security
B Thursday (19:00-22:00) Introduction to Big Data Applications and Analytics English for Academic and Vocational Purposes
C

Wednesday (19:00-22:00)

Network Automation and Security Fundamentals Cloud Computing for Business
C Friday (19:00-22:00) Structured and Object-Oriented Computer Programming Introduction to Big Data Applications and Analytics

Remark: The above schedule is tentative and is subject to change without prior notice.

Progression Path

Fee

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Total programme fee: HK$51,000 paid in 3 instalments (1st instalment: HK$17,600; 2nd instalment: HK$16,700; 3rd instalment: HK$16,700)

    Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall

  • have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 1 AL or 2AS subjects, and HKCEE Level 2 in English Language* or equivalent; OR
  • have gained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination 5 subjects at Level 2, including English Language; OR
  • hold a degree or diploma from a recognised institution; OR
  • be aged at 21 or above with at least 1 year relevant work experience.
     
* With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.

CEF

  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology
商業資訊科技高等文憑
COURSE CODE 34F128733 FEES $51,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Digital Transformation in Business (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z14023A FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Introduction to Python Programming (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140248 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140280 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Database Management Principles and Applications (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128779 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Switching and Routing Essentials (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140264 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Business Information Security (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128795 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Network Automation and Security Fundamentals (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140272 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Introduction to Big Data Applications and Analytics (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140256 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Structured and Object-Oriented Computer Programming (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128825 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Mobile Application Development (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128833 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
Cloud Computing for Business (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z128841 FEES $4,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3234
English for Academic and Vocational Purposes (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology)
COURSE CODE 34Z140299 FEES $4,300 ENQUIRY 2587-3210
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the 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.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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 transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.