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School of Continuing and Professional Education

City University of Hong Kong

Admission Requirements

Total score of 15 or above in 5 HKDSE subjects including level 3 in English Language and no subjects at Level 1 (HKDSE Chinese is NOT required); plus one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, or equivalent.

Applicants are allowed to use a maximum of two Applied learning (APL) subjects for the application.

HKDSE Examinations Category A subjects of the HKDSE Examination.
2012-2017 “Attained” is deemed equivalent to HKDSE Level 2 “Attained with Distinction” is deemed equivalent to HKDSE Level 3 or above
Effective from the 2018

"Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to HKDSE Level 3

“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to HKDSE Level 4 or above


  • For students attaining 5 HKDSE subjects at Level 2, including English Language (HKDSE Chinese is NOT required) can apply for Diploma in International Degree Foundation Programme offered by SCOPE which provides an alternative route to be admitted to the Degree Programmes. (N.B. Students need to complete the specialist modules for their chosen programmes)
  • Applicants who have other qualifications such as IB, GCE A-Level, etc. can also apply, and will be considered on case-by-case basis.

Admission Requirements

Graduate Prospects

Further Study Opportunities

Graduates may pursue postgraduate programmes offered by CityU, or other local and overseas universities. In particular, graduates of the programme have successfully enrolled in MSc in Computer Science offered by the Department of Computer Science, CityU and MSc in Electronic Commerce jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems, CityU. Relevant MSc or MBA programmes offered by Coventry University are also appropriate opportunities for further studies in UK.

Career Prospects

Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of activities such as project management, IT consultancy, database administration, and business support. With a few years of practical experience, graduates will usually be able to progress into senior positions such as system analysts, business analysts, project managers and managers of information resources and technology units.