Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security & Investigation)


Programme Structure


Mode of study
Graduation Requirements

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

Pass at least 16 Modules



5 Core Modules(Required)
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Practical Chinese
  • Project Skills
  • Professional Ethics
  • English for Business Communication
Select ONE Course from General Education

GE under HDCSI

  • Business Information System
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Penal System
10 Specialised modules(Required)
  • Computing for Cyber Security
  • Programming Principles
  • Introduction to Networks and Computer Security
  • Criminal Behaviour and Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice System
  • Investigation Practices I
  • Investigation Practices II
  • Introduction to Forensic IT
  • Evidence Collection and Cyber Security
  • Practices of Cyber Security & Investigation



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.



Career Prospectus

Graduates of this programme can apply IT security officers at paraprofessional level.