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Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity…
Programme Aims

The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and practical problem-solving and analytical skills for the analysis, design and implementation of computer systems with an emphasis on information security.
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 (Tsing Yi)

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates may be employed as Information Security Officers, Network Administrators / Engineers and Network and System Security Engineer.


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:

  • English & Communication: Workplace Interactions
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • IT Essentials - Web
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Database Applications


Semester 2:

  • English & Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
  • Advanced Scripting Technology
  • Server Administration
  • Internet Programming


Semester 3:

  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Topics in Cybersecurity
  • Internetworking Technologies
  • System Administration and Security Project
  • Enrichment Module B


Semester 4:

  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Servers and Services Security Management
  • Information Systems Security Audit
  • Enterprise Networking Technologies
  • IT Professionalism
  • Final Year Project


Semester 5:

  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Enrichment Module A
  • Web Application Security
  • Final Year Project 

Industrial Attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study between Semester 1 - 5.

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