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No matter whether you take ICT subject for the HKDSE or not, you may want to know the admission requirements, programme structure, progression pathways, internship opportunities, and graduate prospects of studying ICT courses in local tertiary institutions. In this study corner, we provide an overview of full-time locally-accredited ICT post-secondary programmes offered by local tertiary institutions.

Note 1: For full list of University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded programmes offered by the eight UGC-funded institutions, please visit Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).

Note 2: For locally-accredited self-financing programmes, only programmes that are posted in the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPass) will be covered.

Student Corner provides the following information: 1. Admission Requirements: Entrance requirements with HKDSE / associate degree or higher diploma qualifications 2. Programme Structure: An overview of the programme structure including study path and pattern 3. Progression Pathways: Examples of degree / top-up degree programmes for which sub-degree programme graduates can apply to further their studies 4. Internship Opportunities: List of companies/organisations for which degree / top-up degree programme students may work as interns to gain real-world working experience 5. Graduate Prospects: Career prospect of sub-degree / degree / top-up degree programme graduates as IT professionals in various sectors

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FinTech Programmes

Financial technology (FinTech) is gradually changing how we conduct commerce, the way we make payment, how we choose and how services are delivered. The Government spares no efforts to support the development of FinTech in Hong Kong to drive its smart economy growth as an international financial hub. In the 2017 Policy Address, the Government pledged to establish Hong Kong as a hub for the application and setting of standards for cutting-edge FinTech. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission, and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance have already established their respective dedicated FinTech platforms to enhance communication between regulators and the FinTech community. Invest Hong Kong has also established the FinTech team to assist the startups, investors and R&D institutions from the Mainland and overseas in establishing their presence in Hong Kong. To support financial innovation, Cyberport has launched its designated incubation programme to support 150 FinTech startups and opened a 3 000-square metre dedicated FinTech Smart-Space in 2016.

If you want to pursue study on FinTech technologies such as distributed ledger technology, big data analytics, Blockchain, etc., the followings are FinTech programmes offered by local tertiary institutions. Please visit the official websites of corresponding programmes for details.

Institution Course Funding Category
The Chinese University of Hong Kong BEng Financial Technology UGC-funded
City University of Hong Kong BSc Computational Finance UGC-funded
Hong Kong Baptist University BBA (Hons) in Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration UGC-funded
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Financial Technology UGC-funded
The Open University of Hong Kong BBA (Hons) in Business Intelligence and Analytics
(Year-2 Entry)
(Year-3 Entry)
Hang Seng Management College BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Business Intelligence Self-financing

Data Science Programmes

Data science is the study of where information comes from, what it represents and how it can be turned into a valuable resource in the creation of business opportunities and formulation of information technology strategies. Mining large amounts of structured and unstructured data to figure out the patterns therein can help an organisation rein in costs, enhance efficiency, explore market opportunities and sharpen its competitive edge. It adds value across all industries by providing insights, facilitating data-driven decision making and predicting trends.

There is a rising trend in the demand for skilled professionals in data science and data analytics across all sectors in Hong Kong. The Government published the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong in December 2017 with a vision to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. To realise this mission, different sectors require skilled professionals to make critical business decisions based on huge datasets.

If you want to pursue studies on data science, such as big data analytics, data warehousing, data mining and related technologies, please stay tuned with the following data science programmes offered by local tertiary institutions. Please visit the official websites of the corresponding programmes for details.

Institution Course Funding Category
Degree Programmes
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology BSc in Data Science and Technology UGC-funded
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics UGC-funded
School of Professional Education and Executive Development Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science) Self-financing
Hang Seng Management College BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Business Intelligence Self-financing
Sub-degree Programmes
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics Publicly-funded
Hong Kong Community College Associate in Statistics and Data Science Self-financing