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Higher Diploma in Cloud and Data Centre Administration…
Programme Aims

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Cloud computing is a new trend of IT technology, and most large IT applications will be hosted in cloud systems. The programme aims to equip students with the necessary practical knowledge and skills in cloud and data centre administration, with emphasis on network design and implementation, cloud applications development, and virtualized systems and data centres administration. Graduates can apply their knowledge and skills in the administration of cloud systems and data centres, as well as in the support of various commercial cloud applications and cloud services.

The programme also emphasises on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates typically pursue a career in the cloud systems, data centres and computer networking industry. Graduates may be employed in various local as well as multi-national IT companies, or in an organisation with a network infrastructure. Graduates are employed to design, setup and administrate fast, secure, flexible and high available clouds to meet their clients’ requirements.

Graduates may articulate to the degree programmes offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi):
  1. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation; and
  2. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information and Communications Technology.

Graduates may apply for admission to the following programmes:
  1. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • The City University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
    • The University of Hong Kong
  2. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) [Not applicable to Mainland students]:
    • The Coventry University, UK
    • The University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in the UK and Australia
Professional Recognition

The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.


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.

Semester 1:
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Database Principles
  • IT Essentials - Web
  • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness


Semester 2:

  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
  • Cloud Web Application Development
  • Switching & Routing Essentials
  • Cloud Technical Support Fundamentals
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
  • Enrichment Module B


Semester 3:

  • Architecting Cloud Applications
  • Advanced Switching & Routing
  • Cloud System Operations Project
  • IT Professionalism
  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)


Semester 4:

  • Connecting WANs
  • Data Centre and Private Cloud Technologies
  • DevOps in Cloud
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication: Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace


Semester 5:

  • Cloud and Data Centre Workplace Practices
  • Security Applications
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Enrichment Module A
Industrial Attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study between Semester 3 - 5.

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