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Higher Diploma in AI and Mobile Applications Development…
Programme Aims

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The programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge in mobile applications development. It integrates artificial intelligence and different mobile technologies to meet the digitalized and diversified development and of industries.
The 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.

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

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates are employed as Mobile Application Developers, Web Developers for mobile devices, Artificial Intelligence Developers and Technical Support Personnel.


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 Systems Fundamentals
  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
  • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • IT Essentials - Web


Semester 2 :

  • Mobile Web Development
  • Switched Networks and Mobility Fundamentals
  • Database Principles
  • Object Oriented Mobile Programming
  • Mobile Application Development Project with AI
  • Information Technology Professionalism
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)


Semester 3:

  • Open Source Mobile Application Development
  • User Experience and User Interface Design
  • Mobile Application Development Project with AI
  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)


Semester 4:

  • Artificial Intelligence Technologies
  • Proprietary Mobile Application Development
  • Object Oriented Technology
  • English & Communication: Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Final Year Project
  • Enrichment Module B


Semester 5:

  • Emerging Technology in Mobile Computing and Intelligent Systems
  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Final Year Project
  • 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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