Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Computing)


Programme Structure


Mode of study
Graduation Requirements

Full-time, 2 years
Part-time, 2-3 years

Completion and obtained Pass or above in 16 required subjects (Additional modules may be required for students who is going to articulate to the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security top-up degree. )


Qualified applicants may be exempted from up to 8 modules, which will be decided on a case-by-case basis. (e.g. exemption of maximum 8 modules for Higher Diploma; and exemption of maximum 4 modules for Certificate)



Core Modules
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Practical Chinese
  • Project Skills
  • Professional Ethics
  • English for Business Communication
General Education

GE under HDC

  • Computing
  • Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Project Management
Specialised modules
  • Computational Theory
  • Programming Principles
  • Introduction to Networks and Computer Security
  • Database Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Web and Mobile Application Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethical Hacking Skills
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime



Area of Study

Students may choose the following areas to study:
  • computing



Advanced standing

Enrolled students who have prior qualifications from other institution may apply credit transfer or course exemption. Each application will be considered individually.

For more information, please refer to entry requirements.