Full time / Part time
Prof. Ada Zheng
Higher Diploma in Computing (HDC) is a dynamic and professional programme that focuses on combining the theoretical and the practical aspects in the field of computing.
The first year of study provides students with an integrated view of various generic and technique skills which are vital to the development of students’ capabilities of learning specific knowledge in their upcoming studies.
In the second year, students will then take up a specialized study theme for a more in-depth training in the different areas in computing:
After the successful completion of the programme, students will 100% articulate to the final year of the honour degree (Top-up degree programme).
This programme introduces fundamental knowledge and skills in different areas of IT. Graduates of the Higher Diploma programme can serve as sub-professional staff of the specialty. They are also capable of becoming IT professionals through further study or professional training plus work experience. The modules introduce basic computing, programming, web development, networking and information security knowledge and skills. Graduates of the programme are competence for the following posts: junior officers of networking and information security, junior programmer, web and mobile application developer.
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF).
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 23/000571/L4
Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2026
Generic Core Courses (5 courses)
Elective courses (Choose 1 course)
Specialised courses (10 courses)
Students may choose the following areas to study:
Main Campus : SSP Campus
Other Learning Centre: CSW Campus
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)
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.
Tuition fee： $56,000
Tuition fee： $56,000
The tuition fee is charged on subject basis with HKD $7,000 per subject, total of 16 subjects are to be studied.
#The tuition fee will be subject to adjustment by annual review.
#Tuition fees pay in 20 instalments for full time and 40 instalments for part time (direct debit is mandatory in paying tuition fees)
FASP provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.
For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm
The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree
For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/nlsps/overview.htm
To promote the development of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) is set up under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund to offer scholarships and awards to students pursuing full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or bachelor's degree (including top-up degree) programmes at non-profit-making education institutions.
For details of the schemes, please visit SPSS website at: https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/Overview-Measures-Fund-SPSS.html
HKIT Higher Diploma Graduates may proceed to study the one-year top-up degree programmes of University of West London or Wrexham University, awarded university in the UK.
The degree programmes offered by HKIT are recognized by the Hong Kong government. Students who are eligible for the “Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong” (NMTSS) will be provided with an annual subsidy up to HK$34390 in the 2024/25 academic year.
For detail please visit to our top-up degree page.
All students successfully completing this programme are eligible for admission to the top-up-degree programme offered by the Institute.
Bachelor Degree (studying in Hong Kong)
Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Computing)
F.7 / HKDSE / Yi Jin Dipolma / Certificate / Diploma
General Entrance Requirements:
General Entrance Requirements:
Starting from 2 months before commencement of semester September, February, June
Complete the Online Application form
Applicants will be required to submit/upload the following documents: