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IT114103 Higher Diploma in Telecommunications and Networking
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE (Tsing Yi)
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims This programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in telecommunication infrastructure including mobile / wireless networks, telephone fixed-line networks, broadband optical networks, network security and network management. Practical work in the programme will be based on recognised trade certificates so that skills are of direct relevance to industry practice and new technologies.

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.
Curriculum

Semester 1 :

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness


Semester 2 :

  • Information Technology Essentials - Web
  • Database Principles
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Networking Technologies
  • Signals and Systems
  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)


Semester 3 :

  • Telecommunications and Networking Project
  • Web Application Development Frameworks
  • English and Communication : Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing


Semester 4 :

  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Communication Systems
  • Advanced Networking Technologies
  • Final Year Project
  • IT Professionalism
  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations


Semester 5 :

  • Mobile Networks
  • Systems and Network Management
  • Broadband Networks
  • Contemporary Topics in Telecommunications and Networking
  • Final Year Project
  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Enrichment Module

Note:
Industrial Attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study between Semester 2 - 4.
Career Prospects Graduates are likely to be employed as Network Engineers and Administrators in the areas of telecommunication systems / networks installation, maintenance, operation and administration. They can also find employment opportunities in technical marketing as well as technical support. They are equipped with the software development skills to contribute to the implementation of services provided on contemporary telecommunication systems.
Articulation

Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:

  1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:
    • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) 
  2. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Open University of Hong Kong
    • The University of Hong Kong
  3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus, Not applicable to Mainland students):
    • Coventry University, UK
    • University of the West of England, UK
  4. Other Universities in UK and Australia
Professional Recognition The course is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
Note(s):
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
There might be changes in the course details.