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Higher Diploma in AI and Smart Technology…
Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge in smart city enabling technologies and cybersecurity. It integrates a broad range of skills including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, cloud services and cybersecurity operations to meet the diversified development of industries.


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.

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

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to take positions as IoT Application Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, System and Network Administrator (Cybersecurity) and Cybersecurity Analyst.


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 Interaction
  • 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
  • IoT Fundamentals
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Advanced Scripting Technology
  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics


Semester 3:

  • AI Cloud Services
  • Web Technologies
  • System Administration and IoT Project
  • Enrichment Module B


Semester 4:

  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cybersecurity - Part I
  • Final Year Project


Semester 5:

  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Enrichment Module A
  • Cybersecurity - Part II
  • IT Professionalism
  • Final Year Project 
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

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


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