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Diploma of Foundation Studies (Information Technology)


The following section presents the information of Full Time Programmes offered in September 2023.

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Programme General Information

Type of Programme
Subvented Programme
Duration of Study
1 Year
Mode of Study
Full Time
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) or equivalent.
Programme Aims
This Programme aims to deliver a quality education, with generic and IT knowledge and skills, that will enable students to achieve the skills required for developing a career in the IT industry, and a solid foundation for further studies. The Programme develops students’ both verbal and written language ability and enhances their communication and presentation skills, so as to enable them to pursue a successful career in the IT industry. Emphasis is also placed on the development of interpersonal skills and teamwork, and help students to become self-directed lifelong learners.
Career Prospects
Students will benefit from the programme which develops their skills for employment in the IT industry. Students will be able to enter various sectors in the IT or related industry.
Graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies are eligible to apply for VTC’s Higher Diploma programmes, which normally require five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language.
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.


  • Programming Concepts and Applications
  • Database Applications Development
  • Computer Systems and Communication Fundamentals
  • Multimedia Website Design Practices
  • Vocational English I
  • Vocational English II
  • Vocational English III
  • Vocational English IV
  • Vocational English V
  • Foundation Mathematics I
  • Foundation Mathematics II (B)
  • Information Technology Applications (B)
  • Essentials of Personal Development
  • Wellness in Action
  • Vocational Chinese : Discussion and Social Correspondence
  • Vocational Chinese : Reading Comprehension & Administrative Text Writing
  • Vocational Chinese : Putonghua Conversation & Discussion
Optional Module
  • Foundation Mathematics III (Note 1)
  1. Diploma of Foundation Studies students who have not obtained Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics may consider taking the optional module 'Foundation Mathematics III' for the eligibility to apply for VTC's Higher Diploma programmes or related civil service jobs which require Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics as one of their general entry requirements. Separate tuition fee will be charged for this optional module.