Higher Diploma in Mobile Applications Development

Duration of Study 5 semesters (Normally 2 to 3 semesters during one academic year)
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE ( Sha Tin , Tuen Mun )
Average result of admitted students in 2014 (Note 1)
Entrance Requirements

Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification:

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

  1. An "Attained" and an "Attained with Distinction" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject 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 DVE award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.

Holder of S7 Qualification:

Click HERE for the entrance requirements

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with comprehensive specialized knowledge in the area of mobile applications development across different platforms.

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.


Semester 1 :

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques
  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication I : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement
  • Information Technology Essentials - Technical

Semester 2 :

  • Mobile Web Development
  • Mobile Interface Design
  • LAN Switching
  • Database Principles
  • Business Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development : Global Vision

Semester 3 :

  • Object Oriented Mobile Programming
  • Information Technology Professionalism
  • Open Source Mobile Application Development
  • Mobile Application Development Project
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication III : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Whole Person Development : SMART in Action
  • Industrial Attachment

Semester 4 :

  • Proprietary Mobile Application Development
  • Object Oriented Technology
  • Mobile Media Development
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development
  • Final Year Project
  • Industrial Attachment

Semester 5 :

  • Emerging Technology in Mobile Computing
  • Cloud Services
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Final Year Project
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Enrichment Module

Graduates are employed as Application Developers for smartphone and tablet Apps; Web Developers for mobile devices and technical support personnel.


Graduates can apply for admission to the following courses :

  1. 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
  2. Articulation degree courses in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) :
    - Coventry University, UK
    - University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in UK and Australia
Professional Recognition

Recognition from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is being sought.

  1. Total score of 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and other best 3 subjects in 2012 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme name, content or change the offering campus(es) before class commencement if circumstances so warrant.

There might be changes in the course details.

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