IT114105

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE ( Chai Wan , Lee Wai Lee , Sha Tin, Tsing Yi, Tuen Mun )
Entrance Requirements

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :

  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with a practical grounding in software systems development, with the emphasis on software design and quality as well as project management. Graduates will be able to design and develop mobile, internet and enterprise applications.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Curriculum
  • Software Project Management & Quality Assurance
  • System Development Project
  • Internet & Multimedia Applications Development
  • Contemporary Topics in Software Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction & GUI Programming
  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • Enterprise Software
  • Operating Systems Programming and Administration
  • Final Year Project
  • Industrial Attachment
Career
Prospects

Graduates may be employed as programmers, technical support personnel, systems analyst, etc., with potential promotion to information systems manager.

Articulation

Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:

  1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:
    - Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. Degree courses in local universities:
    - City University of Hong Kong
    - Hong Kong Baptist University
    - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    - The Open University of Hong Kong
    - The University of Hong Kong
  3. Articulation degree courses in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) :
    - Coventry University, UK
    - University of the West of England, UK
  4. Other Universities in UK and Australia
Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Note(s):

VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.

There might be changes in the course details.

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