Information Technology

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Higher Diploma in Software Engineering


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
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide students with a practical grounding in software systems development, with the emphasis on software design and quality as well as project management. Graduates will be able to design and develop mobile, internet and enterprise applications.

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.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as programmers, technical support personnel, systems analyst, etc., with potential promotion to information systems manager.


Semester 1
  • Database Principles
  • Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
Semester 2
  • Software Project Management & Quality Assurance
  • Object Oriented Technology
  • Data Structures & Algorithms : Concepts & Implementation
  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
  • System Development Project
  • Information Technology Essentials - Web
  • Internet & Multimedia Applications Development
Semester 3
  • System Development Project
  • Internet & Multimedia Applications Development
  • Programming Techniques for Mobile Systems
  • English and Communication : Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
Semester 4
  • Contemporary Topics in Software Engineering
  • Final Year Project
  • IT Professionalism
  • Human Computer Interaction & GUI Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
Semester 5
  • Enterprise Software
  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • Final Year Project
  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Whole Person Development - Enhacing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module
Semester 3, 4 or 5
  • Industrial Attachment