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Information Technology (IT) is playing a significant role in supporting modern society. Of all the IT disciplines, "Web and Multimedia Development", "Networking" and "Information Security and Ethical Hacking" have flourished, even during lean times.

Programme Aims & Features

The programme aims to train students to become fully-fledged professionals in the field of information technology. In view of both the practical and professional needs of IT application, the programme offers two streams of study which are in popular demand: "Computing" and "Networking and Information Security".

Job Placement

Students will have valuable opportunities to undertake job placements in local IT companies. Through practical training, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the industry and develop the skills and experience required in the workplace.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 84%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 62%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng (Hons) Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
BBA Marketing Information Management
BEng Computer Engineering
BSc Computer Science
BSc Creative Media
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Information Security

Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Computing & Information Systems
BSc (Hons) Computing Studies
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) (Information and Communication Technology) - Secondary


Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programme offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with overseas renowned university: 

University of London International Programmes (Lead College: Goldsmiths College), UK

  • B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice

A credits exemption scheme is also available from the following overseas universities:

  • City University London, UK
  • Monash University, Australia

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to pursue a broad range of positions in the IT industry, including system analysts, web/multimedia designers, network engineers, and security auditors.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • General English III
  • Introduction to Computing Programming
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Parts I and II
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Practical Chinese

Year 1

Common Courses

  • Computer Systems and Network
  • Protocol Essentials
  • Information Security
  • System Administration
  • Ethics and Computing
  • Professionalism
  • Project Management for
  • Information Technology
  • Project (Information Technology)

Computing and Data Science Stream

  • Data Mining
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Big Data Applications and Analytics
  • Mobile Application Development

Choose one course from the below:

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Internet Programming

Networking and Information Security Stream

  • Security Audit Fundamentals
  • Internetworking
  • Local Area Networking
  • Shell Programming
  • Fundamentals in Wide Area Networking
  • Advanced Internetworking
  • Ethical Hacking
Choose one course from the below:
  • Information Security Management System
  • Network Security
  • Object-Oriented Programming

Olidan Felixander Kai
Olidan Felixander Kai
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream, 2014-16)
  • Offer received: Broad Discipline of Computing, PolyU

HKU SPACE CC opened my eyes to take up opportunities and to grow while having fun along the study life’s journey.

Among the students from my class, most did their best during their examinations for university. However, I think I stand out as I didn’t take my public exam seriously like what others have done. I’ve been a playful student during my secondary school days with a mindset “I’ll never get in to university anyway, why try?” and the worst, “Only locals get to universities, I always have my home country to go back to and study there instead anyway”. I expected to simply work, take up Foundation Diploma or go back to where I’m from. With that said, I still think I’m playful but with a change of mind. I applied to HKU SPACE CC in case I’d be taken. Being able to reach the minimum and from the passion I’ve shown for computers, I did. This opportunity opened my eyes. I realized that chances are not meant to be taken for granted. I have striven and studied harder than my days in secondary school, and it bore fruit as I’m now able to get to university.

During my stay, I’ve met like-minded and hardworking people. I can say that I’ve definitely matured over these 2 years with these people. Taking up Higher Diploma, it tremendously enforced what I wanted to do in the future and my interests, as well as know the things that I don’t particularly like. It’s been great studying here!

I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason. That there is a big, overall plan to each and every person, whether you’ve tried your best in your public exam, or the opposite. Just keep your head up high, and continue taking steps forward. It may not be the direction you’ve originally planned, but treasuring and grabbing opportunities that arise while trying your best will definitely lead you to a fruitful future! Keep your options open. Tunnel focusing university may help, but don’t stress over it too much. Good luck and have fun!

To the ethnic minorities applying: Don’t let the language barrier stop you. Don’t be intimidated. Reach out, and you’ll find cool and awesome people that will accept you, like what they have done to me!

Samuel Chan
Samuel Chan
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream, 2014-16)
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

Two years ago, I did not do well in the examinations and could not continue my studies in university. I was worried and did not know what to do, just like how you are feeling at this moment. However, I stumbled upon this quote and it changed my whole mentality on my situation: “Life always has its ups and downs. If it doesn’t, you are dead.” To me, this quote means that it is normal to succeed or fail in life. Without failure, one would not be able to treasure the success he has achieved and the same goes to the other way. With this in mind, I decided to look and apply for higher diploma programmes to further my studies. In the end, I picked the Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme offered by HKU SPACE CC and learned the keys to success in studying through the two-year programme.

One of the ways to success is to choose to study a programme that interests you. Of course, nobody likes to study, but a course you are interested in will be much more preferable than one that you hate. In addition, you will feel more motivated towards the course as you want to be more familiar about the subject. Motivation will definitely help you achieve your goals, whether it is studying or working on assignments. Hence, if you are not sure of what subject that you are interested in, then give yourself some time on this website and look for a programme that you will have the most interest in studying and apply for it.

Another key to success is to use your time wisely. Everyone has 24 hours a day. How you use those hours is all upon you. If you find a subject challenging, then spend more time studying on that specific course. If more hours invested on it and it still does not do the trick, then asking lecturers for assistance will be another option. Remember, lecturers are the best resources available to you. Use this approach wisely.

Last but not least, the key to success is to learn from your mistakes. “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” You may have failed before, but many successful people fail all the time. What is important is that you learn from your mistakes and never make the same mistakes again.

Chan Yiu Fung
Chan Yiu Fung
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Information Security and Ethical Hacking Stream, 2014-16)
  • BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

I have had the greatest time of my life studying in HKU SPACE CC.

For whoever refuses to join the competition of “whoever gets the best grades in HKDSE utterly wins everything in life”, I sincerely recommend you to consider joining HKU SPACE Community College for studying what you want, have an opportunity to enter the university, and kick start your amazing talent machine if you have yet to find out what your true talent is. An extraordinary gift was given to everybody when they were born, but they can never discover it if they spend most of their time studying subjects that they have no interest in. Understanding your interest can unveil your natural talent and further help you to perform amazing tasks that you thought impossible in the past.

The lecturers always say to us “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen”. I did not believe this at first, because I was uncertain about my study in information technology which I thought would be very similar to my study in my previous school. It turns out that my knowledge of information technology was too limited.

There is no limit to knowledge, in HKU SPACE CC, I can choose the information technology specialty that I want to study, which I was expected to be just like most of the community colleges out there, “programming” or “networking”. But here is an extra specialty, “information security” which is so interesting that I had to choose it.

Occasionally, we hit a brick wall when we study difficult topics, but the lecturers are so unlike the typical school teachers, they are super willing to explain everything we study, their passion motivates us, led us to discipline ourselves, to study harder every day. As a consequence, we can overcome any difficulties with the skills and knowledge we learnt here, helping us to become competent students. It is true that “something wonderful is about to happen”.

Hui Ka Yin Aldi
Hui Ka Yin Aldi
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Information Security and Ethical Hacking Stream, 2014-16)

When I still was a Form 5 student, my friend who had studied in HD IT showed me information about the security stream. It was the first time to hear about the programme and I found it interesting. After the HKDSE results had been released, he even took me to the Kowloon East Campus for the HD IT application. That was the beginning of my life in HKU SPACE CC.

Some rumors declare that it is so hard to get a high GPA in the security stream. I hesitated at that time as to whether I should study this subject. It was a big challenge, but I still selected it as my further study area. I have never regretted to make the decision. Lecturers always introduce the knowledge with their working experience. So we can clearly understand the key points or the ideas within the notes. This knowledge will equip us to be professionals. I feel lucky to study in HKU SPACE CC HD IT. Besides the knowledge, lecturers even share their attitudes on how to treat others. We have to consider other's views. That's why I consider the tuition fee is worth it.

I am pleased to accept the offer from Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Information System of HKBU. It will be a new stage for me to study. What the lecturers in HKU SPACE CC taught me can definitely help in my future studying and working.

There is no difference between the salted fish and us if we don't have a dream. Lots of candidates just strive to study at university, but some of them have never thought about what job they want to do. I have found out. Being an information security professional is my dream. It pushes me to study hard. I hope that I can share my professional knowledge and experience with others. Security issues should be paid attention. I will strive my best to work in this field. All the knowledge that I learn will be included in my knowledge database to support my future job. I wish that I can make some contribution to the industry as well as the world.

Ng Ngai Ming
Ng Ngai Ming
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2014-16)

14 July 2014, is the day I received my unsatisfactory results in HKDSE. It was a very tough period for me and I began to think about what my efforts had achieved. Fortunately, I got an encouragement from my friend, “The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.” I then started my two-years of studying at HKU SPACE CC.

The two-year Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme has taught me a wide variety of related knowledge and has given me an elated college life. I made many new friends, as well as those nice and patient lecturers. They provided many precious opinions on my study plan, which definitely relieved my anxiety.

Majoring in the networking stream, the course introduces professional knowledge of CCNA and CCNP. I have learned switching, routing knowledge and most importantly, the practical skills. Through theoretical and practical teaching, I am provided with a solid foundation for future studies and work.

I would also like to thank the college for providing the excellent facilities, as well as the wonderful work efficiency of the college staff.

My initial success really confirms what the college principal, Professor L S Chan said, “The College is truly your bridge to a brighter future.”

Lee Ming Tsun
Lee Ming Tsun
  • 2014-2015 Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream)
  • Offer Received: HKU Bachelor of Engineering

“What didn't kill you makes you stronger.” I totally agree with this now. I failed totally in HKDSE, but it did not kill me. “Failure teaches success” It became the motivation of my study because I did not want to be a loser anymore. I determined to study hard to show that I am not only that. Finally, I chose to study in HKU SPACE Community College.

I chose the Web and Multimedia Development Stream. It contains some programming and web authoring. This is my favourite domain and I am good at the subjects. I chose this also because the elective subject of ICT in secondary school is programming. I have been interested in programming since I was small. Another reason is that I may get better result in this stream. It may help me get into university easier.

Time flies like an arrow… Of course not! This year is the most fulfilling time in my life regarding interpersonal and academic aspects. In interpersonal aspect, I have joined some societies. The camps are unforgettable, but more important is that I had met lots of friends there. I had a wonderful time with them.

In academic aspect, I have learnt a lot from lecturers, classmates and the course. Lecturers are not only teaching us knowledge on the books. They also taught us the logic that how to think with professionalism. Moreover, they told us what is happening and the tendency of IT industry. In addition, the projects taught us a lot. We acquired knowledge from the projects. For example, I learnt how to write the algorithm or how to program the website, etc. On the other hand, we learnt how to cooperate with our classmates. We had to divide the work and everyone had to finish their parts on time. A project could not be done individually. We helped and learnt from one another to finish every project. Those are unforgettable and precious memories.

Eventually, I got into University. I can finally achieve my goal to further my study. If you chose HKU Space Community College, congratulations! This is your best choice!

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