Application Code 報名編號 : HD135
This programme introduces fundamental knowledge and skills in Information Security. The curriculum covers different aspects of Information Security, including Audit, Information Security Management System, Network Security, Data Center Security and Forensics.
Some courses are taught by the practitioners from the industry, and our students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. Besides conventional lectures and laboratory sessions, the programme team works with the industry to provide students with internship/externship opportunities. Student will be required to complete a self-directed final year project under the supervision of an expert from the industry.
Graduates of this programme can serve as information security sub-professionals. They are equipped with the required knowledge for pursuing the information security-related certifications.They are also capable of becoming information security professionals through further study or professional training plus work experience.
Opportunities for Further Studies
2019 Overall Progression Rate: 82%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 75%
Graduates can apply for admissions to various UGC-funded degree programmes at local universities. Below are some examples*:
The University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer Science
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Computer Engineering
BEng Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
BEng Computer and Data Engineering
BSc Computer Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet & Multimedia Technologies
Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) (Information and Communication Technology) - Secondary
HKU SPACE International College
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to various degree programmes offered by HKU SPACE International College.
Edith Cowan University
Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity) LBCP
Graduates of our programme can apply for the following jobs in the market:
- Information Security Engineer
- Junior Information System Auditor (Non-Big4 Firm)
- Security Production Pre-sales person
- Junior Penetration Tester
- Secure Coding Developer
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSE
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- 2020 Year 2, Higher Diploma in Information Security
- Offers received: BSc in Computer Science (Advanced Standing I), CityU
- Offers received: BEng in Information Engineering (Advanced Standing II), CityU
- Offers received: Broad Discipline of Computing, PolyU
- Offers received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST
- Offers received: BSc in Computer Science – Information Systems and Analytics Concentration, HKBU
When I was in Form 5, I have applied Computer Forensic Technology, one of the Applied Learning Courses offered by HKU SPACE. At that time, I have already built up my interest in Information Security and determined to enter this career field in future. Besides, with the advancement of technology, I believe that Information Security specialists stand as a very important role, while it is a relatively new domain in the IT industry. Foreseeing the potential and the importance of Information Security, I am determined to study this programme.
Information Security is not just about technology, management skills are essential as well. This programme provides common IT courses such as programming and networking. Apart from that, you will learn specialized technical skills through hacking and computer forensics, while learning management skills through auditing and Information Security management. After studying this programme, I have realized Information Security is more than an IT subject because it relates to other subjects and areas.
Even though I could not achieve the local universities entrance requirements after my public exams, HKU SPACE Community College has given me the second chance. The learning environment is comfortable, students are motivated and eager to learn. My sincere thanks go to the lecturers, they are professional, patient, and willing to help and support us. The best part of this programme is being taught by lecturers who are working in this industry. I always feel excited when they share their stories and work experiences.
More talents are needed in this industry. If you are interested in information security, do not hesitate to apply for this programme. You will gain more than you think and have a taste of the adventures in the world of Information Security. I look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy the journey.
- 2019 Year 2, Higher Diploma in Information Security
- Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST
Information Security when compared with IT is a relatively new domain for many people nowadays, it is not hard to discover the news that about data disclosure and system security loophole. Along with the advancing of technology, use of IT raises Information Security to an important role, that’s what I noticed about the future potential of this subject and the reason I study in.
This programme contains a wide area of knowledge than IT subject, you will learn professional skills such as hacking (also defense), auditing, forensics management skills and compliance. Networking and programing (C and shell), these courses same as other IT student will not missing in this programme. It can help you to build abilities on either management or technology.
Apart from the programme itself, lecturers are one of the main factors that leading student to success. Lecturers enjoy sharing their stories and experiences, willing to discuss and guiding students. It is better to ask the way than go astray during college time.
If you are interested in information security and want to expand the view of your future studies and careers. Information Security will be a good choice for you. Everything must have a beginning, hope to see you to start your journey here.
- Higher Diploma in Information Technology (2008-2010)
- BSc Information Management, HKU (2010-2012)
- CISSP, PCI QSA
- Part-time Lecturer, HKU SPACE Community College
Back to 10 years ago, I was a student of HD in IT. Despite my major was networking, I had opportunities to learn about Information Security and entered the industry after my bachelor studies. Now I am back to HKU SPACE as a lecturer of the new programme HD in Information Security.
If one is asking me why I come back to teach, there are two reasons behind:
First, when compared with IT, Information security is a relatively new domain for people, corporates, institutions and even the society. Due to the fast advancement of technologies and increasing utilization in various industries, more security breakout and concern can be seen (and foreseen). However, shortage of manpower is a major problem throughout the industry, especially in entry level. So I would like to train more people for the whole industry, like what I have gone through in these years.
Another reason is to convey (correct) awareness of information security to teenagers and even the general public, for the misconceptions I have seen nowadays. From TV episodes, movies or the Internet we can see hackers who possess great abilities to destroy or save the world, and teenagers are being attracted and want to become such a person. But the truth is, this industry is a lot more than hackers and technical skills.
In this programme you will learn professional knowledge and skills necessary to survive in this industry, from compliance, audit, management, to technical skills, forensics and hacking (which is pursued by many). Also, you will hear sharing of stories and experience from our adventures in information security field.
My colleagues and I are here to help you to build interests and abilities, as well as provide guidance for your future studies or careers. Looking forward to seeing you around.