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Higher Diploma in Information Technology

Programme Code: HD 116 3416 6338 2305 5315 hdit@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 402

Information Technology (IT) plays a significant role in supporting modern society. Of all the IT disciplines, "Computing and Data Science" and "Networking and Information Security" 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 Data Science" 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 firsthand 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
BEng 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng

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, programmers, data scientists, network engineers and security auditors.

 

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

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Practical Chinese
SPECIALISM

Year 1

Common Courses

  • Computer Systems and Network Protocol Essentials
  • Information Security
  • System Administration
  • Ethics and Computing Professionalism
  • Project Management for 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
  • Project (Information Technology)
  • Big Data Applications and Analytics
  • Mobile Application Development

Choose one course from the below:

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Shell Programming

Networking and Information Security Stream

  • Security Audit Fundamentals
  • Internetworking
  • Local Area Networking
  • Shell Programming
  • Fundamentals in Wide Area Networking
  • Project (Information Technology)
  • Advanced Internetworking
  • Ethical Hacking

Choose one course from the below:

  • Information Security Management Systems
  • Network Security
  • Object-Oriented Programming

 

 

 

Tsui Nga Yin, Yoyo
Tsui Nga Yin, Yoyo
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Computing Stream, 2016-17)
  • Offer received: BEng, CUHK

Personally, this year has been my year of self-reflection and self-evaluation. You may be doubting yourself right now, but trust me, I had been in the same place. I can tell you that the best thing to do now is to treat this as a new beginning, and that’s exactly what I did in HKU SPACE CC. It is a good thing I have picked the right place to pursue my education. HKU SPACE CC provides a strong supportive backbone for students’ success, where workshops, seminars, mock interviews, counselling services and even visit to a tech company were available for enriching our education, and of course I utilized all of them for my academic success. Not enough? Believe it, lecturers and staffs will listen to what you have to say if you hit them with an email. With CC’s emphasis on team building, I got to meet many great people during group projects, and I managed to score some lifelong friends too! The programme of Higher Diploma in Information Technology provides you with wide range of knowledge that are both suitable for the workplace and further studies. Majority of the lecturers are not only equipped with course related expertise, but also with insights of the IT industry. Don’t be afraid to chat with them. Instead, you should take your learning outside of your classrooms whenever possible! Our lecturers also encourage us to explore with possibilities. Be it working in a big tech company, going to universities or creating the next big hit tech gadget. Before HKU SPACE CC, I already knew how to write a computer application on my own. However, after studying at CC, I know how to manage a project team, to enhance security and to troubleshoot networking problems in my application. From an elementary student in ICT, I have now become a more comprehensive student, ready to take on any challenges thrown in my way. Thanks to this programme, staffs and the teachers who have taught me, my passion in IT has been consolidated, and now I’m ready to take my education to the next level. My advice to you is to make alliance with people with common goals, take initiative inside and outside of your classrooms and at last, have a fantastic time in HKU SPACE CC, which I’m sure you will. At the end, I’d like to give a shout out to the ladies out there who are interested in IT but afraid to make the first step. With determination and hard work, you can get anywhere! If you ever feel lonely walking on this not yet popular path, come find me and we can empower each other in this endeavour!

Ben Siu
Ben Siu
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Information Technology in 2016
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST
  • Offer received: BSc in Computer Science, CUHK

Everyone has a dream of getting into tertiary education. Unfortunately, I failed in my HKDSE. I did not get into university. However, HKU SPACE CC provides me with a second chance. During the two years, I have learned and gained a lot in Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme. In academic perspective, the programme offers a series of IT courses ranging from programming to networking. All of them are useful and meaningful. The course named Internet Programming is a good example. In this course, we learned how to write a website for earning money. Besides, we are required to finish projects all the time in HD IT. Projects cannot be done individually. I learn how to cooperate with my classmates. Each member must have his or her duties in the project. Furthermore, lecturers always share their precious experiences with us. These can help me in workplace. Someone ask me how to get a higher GPA in HKU SPACE CC. My answer is “effort”. In fact, it is one of the factors only. There are many ways that can help you to succeed. Asking question is very essential in college study. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you have any difficulties in learning. Lecturers are always ready to give you a helpful hand. In addition, revision can improve your memory capacity. I highly recommend you write “chicken notes”. Writing note can let you understand deeply in the lectures as well as recalling the contents taught easily. Lastly, the most important, is your attitude. Attitude determines everything. If you receive an unsatisfactory result in exam, do not say “the lecturers gave a bad grade for me or challenge him”. Try to ask yourself “How much effort did I spend?”, “Did you prepare well for the exam?”. Although the life in HKU SPACE CC is stressful, it is valuable. As we always say “there is no free lunch in the world”. You must pay your effort in order to enter university. Hopefully, you will be a university student in future.

Chu Ka Ho, William
Chu Ka Ho, William
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Information Security and Ethical Hacking Stream, 2015-17)
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

Studying in HKU SPACE Community College is the first important decision ever in my life that I have made in which I love every second studying here. These include the nervous moments when rushing for project deadlines and the last-minutes before going into the exam venue. After all, I am grateful for a lot of things and people in here. I appreciate the people I met in the college. Although it may sound cliché, lecturers are patient and helpful as for our learning progress. Whenever I ask for help in academics or in future career, they always offer help and insights that help me solve my problems and improve myself. Special thanks go to our subject leader Dominic Cheng and college principal professor L.S. Chan. I cannot imagine how much less I would achieve without you two’s help. All of my 18 classmates are friendly and smart. They always surprise me with excellent ideas I have never thought of. Speaking of classmates, it definitely includes our alumni friends especially Amon and his teammates for helping us through tough subjects and tough days. Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”, and these people are the giants I am grateful for. Thinking out-of-the-box is something easier to say than to do. In my 2-year journey, we have been challenged by lecturers to keep asking them questions. In shell programming class, capture the flag (CTF) activities are breath-taking and fun. You should not have known the fastest way to solve programming challenges is by Microsoft Excel until it is done by your friend Peter sitting next to you. This kind of active learning atmosphere made me overcome my fear of failure which has been built over my life and started enjoying studying and programming. These are the lessons I will never forget, and they change my way of thinking forever. Hardworking has been proven as an important factor in personal success. But the term ‘hardworking’ is scary at first glance. ‘Hard’ and ‘Working’ are usually conceptualized into negative feelings. Some people describe me as a hardworking student because I get satisfactory GPA. However, my close friends and myself are all acknowledged that it is not the truth. I am just a curious person who recognizes that I know nothing at all. I am also a lucky person who figures out my interests in HKU SPACE CC and I hope everyone reading this story do so. I believe the right word is ‘enjoyment’. And I wish you have the best time learning here and enjoy every moment just like I did.

Mak Chun Kit, Andrew
Mak Chun Kit, Andrew
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2015-17)
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

Before I graduated from secondary school, I had already decided to pursue my career in the IT industry. However, I did not perform satisfactorily in the HKDSE exam and fail to enter university. Luckily, I have applied for the Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme offered by HKU SPACE CC to continue to achieve my goal. This two-year programme provides me a broad range of knowledge, including computer programming skills, networking and information security. After I developed a solid foundation of this three major subjects in the first semester, I joined my interested stream - networking. The courses of networking stream introduce the routing and switching knowledge. The contents of these courses are all relevant to two industry certifications, CCNA and CCNP. After the accomplishment of my first year study, I successfully got the CCNA certificate with the first trial. In addition, I have a lot of opportunities to work with the physical network gears. Earning hands-on experience is essential and valuable. The professional lecturers not only teach me academic knowledge, they always share their experiences with us, provide guidance to us how to success in the workplace. The lecturers also led our college team to join the Cisco Networking Skills Competition, and we won most of the awards. The college provides a great learning environment and atmosphere to me. This programme helps me to equip myself to work and study in the university.

Ko Sun, David
Ko Sun, David
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2015-17)
  • Offer received: BEng in Computer Science, HKUST

I discovered my life goal thanks to HKU SPACE CC. Before I started to study at HKU SPACE CC, I had the same mindset as many people that a person’s future is decided by their HKDSE results. Unfortunately, I failed my HKDSE gaining only 16 marks. I knew right then that a F.6 student could not find a long-term job with such a score, so I applied to study the HKU SPACE CC HD IT programme. At that moment, I never would have believed that one day I could actually go to university. However, today, I am proof that dreams can become a reality. While studying at HKU SPACE CC, my change in attitude has led to my current success. In the past, I didn’t pay much attention to studying and never really thought about my future. However, college lecturers are so different from secondary school teachers. They not only teach the knowledge from books but share their insights about life, letting you know how to enrich and change your negative habits and attitude. I have been transformed from a classic “lazy” student to much more enthusiastic person. I am not afraid of hard work because I believe that what I do is meaningful for my future. I got high GPA in semester 1 which was enough to prove my eligibility for university. HKDSE is not the be-all and end-all! So, if you are in a similar position, you should seriously consider studying in HKU SPACE CC in order to develop your experience and interest. Indeed if you feel equally lost, I believe that HKU SPACE CC can help you to change and enlighten your mindset and life. I recently accepted an offer form HKUST BEng in Computer Science. This would have been impossible without a combination of my personal hard work and the kindness and support I received from my lecturers at HKU SPACE CC. I am eternally grateful!

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!

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.”

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.

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”.

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.

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!

Tse Shing Yan
Tse Shing Yan
  • Offer accepted: HKUST Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
  • Offer received: HKU Bachelor of Science in Information Management
  • Offer received: PolyU Broad Discipline of Computing
  • Offer received: CityU Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

After two years of study in Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme, I am really happy that I have finally received conditional offers from local universities. Eventually, I have chosen the offer of BEng in Computer Science from HKUST. The life in HKU SPACE CC is unforgettable. Below comes my experience of study in HD IT that I would like to share with you. First of all, be concentrated in the lectures. You should always remember your goal and do the right thing at the right time. Try to catch up with the lecturer's steps during the lecture. If you successfully do that, it will save you a lot of time in studying. More importantly, make a revision after every lecture. You may understand the materials well in the lecture, but you may forget everything if you make no revision. Studying should be treated as a daily routine. So, get into habit of studying. Also, try to get familiar with Google. Do not expect that you can learn everything from the lecturer during the lecture. Lecturers cannot teach you all the knowledge. “Give you a fish and you can eat for a day. Teach you to fish and you can eat for a lifetime.” Bear in mind that what we learn from the lecturers is how to fish. Do not bury your curiosity. Always strive to find out the reason behind the theory. “Chase excellence, success will follow.” Excellence is not only knowing what the things did, but knowing how and why they did. You should consult your lecturer if you have any confusion. If you are not comfortable to do so in front of the whole class, you could consider using E-mail. As the old saying goes: “Never give up”, it sounds preaching but it is truly real. If you give up, you will definitely have no chance. Certain percents of something is better than one hundred percents of nothing. So keep in your mind that miracle can only occur if you do not give up. The final thing that I would like to remind is that “Man proposes, but God disposes”. It is more than enough to do your best. Do not put too much pressure on yourself. Always remember that academic study is not the only thing in your life. Good luck.

So Chun Kit
So Chun Kit
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Security Stream, 2013-2015)
  • Offer received: HKUST BEng in Computer Science

My learning journey on Information Technology dated back to two years ago when I joined the HKU SPACE Community College. A mass of practical knowledge provided here was certainly able to help me develop a career success in the IT industry through this programme. Obviously, a motto has always appeared in my mind after I have engaged in this programme, “Grades and results are not your goals for studying, competences should be the key thing for you to acquire here”. Applying the knowledge that we have learnt and equipping sufficient practical experience were the most valuable outcomes for me in these two years. The courses have equipped me with plenty of practical skills, the knowledge of IT governance, IS Audit and so on. It helps me realize the real life situation in this industry, rather than theories only. Meanwhile, all group projects and skill tests were able to strengthen my self-problem solving ability since we have to fix all predicaments that we faced on our own instead of seeking assistance all over the time. “No more relying on the others and waiting for the answer, try to solve it by yourself”. This might be the main feature of the educational culture of HKU SPACE Community College. When I look back in these two years, truly speaking, it is a treasurable chance for me to study at HKU SPACE Community College since the backgrounds and attitudes of the lecturers are tremendously professional and serious; their self-working experiences could be the guidance or model for you to step into the specific industry later on. And, these factors helped me acquire an excellent result and make use of scholarships for taking the examinations of different certificates, like ITIL, CISSP and CISA. Consequently, HKU SPACE CC has helped me build up a career success and provided something for which the universities might not be able to do so.

Alan To
Alan To
  • Student of Higher Diploma in Information Technology (2013-2015)
  • Offer received: HKUST BEng in Computer Science

It is hard to forget the bad days after releasing of HKDSE results. Eventually, I decided to study in the Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme at HKU SPACE CC. It definitely was a stepping stone for me to enter the university. The lecturers were very much willing to help us, which made me feel hopeful. They were teachers with heart and we could feel every lecture was delivered with full devotion. They conducted lessons with absolute verbal clarity, and they were so friendly that we did not feel embarrassed to ask them questions when we had difficulties. Also, they guided us to get ourselves familiarized with all kinds of network equipment in the laboratory. All in all, studying in CC was an extremely valuable experience. After lectures, they offered us information about admission to university and taught us how to perform well in interviews. As an IT student in the networking stream, I learned a lot of professional knowledge about CCNA and CCNP. I learned how to configure the routers and switches through different kinds of network protocols and cables. Also, all students had the opportunity to implement these protocols on real professional equipment. HKU SPACE CC provides us a lot of opportunities to enrich our profile. For instance, I was a helper in the admission day and I was recommended to participate in the Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition. These experiences are very useful to help us to be approved by the university. In summary, I am grateful to the lecturers and I find myself fortunate to have studied in this college and related programme. Although this articulation route is a bit longer than others, I entered UGC-funded university and regained confidence eventually.

Tang Lung Kit
Tang Lung Kit
  • Student of Higher Diploma in Information Technology (2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKUST BEng in Computer Science

Everyone has a dream of studying in university. Unfortunately, I failed my HKDSE. After receiving my HKDSE result, I didn’t know where I should go at that time. Thankfully, I got into HKU SPACE CC and gained a lot from the Higher Diploma in Information Technology (HD IT) programme. During these two years, I learnt a lot from my lecturers and friends; not only academically, but also life experience. Lecturers would kindly share their experiences to us, especially work experience and their stories. They would offer a helping hand when we are facing problems. Besides, friendship is also an important treasure you will get here. Happiness and sadness should be shared with your friends. For me, I got a low GPA in semester one. Fortunately, my friends and lecturers supported me and encouraged me to put more effort in my study. Now, I am striving for CCENT in the coming year. HD IT is about different domains of information technology, and I have chosen networking as my major subject. In the networking stream, lecturers taught us networking step-by-step. For hands-on experiments, we can use routers, switches and other network devices to practise our skill in controlling them. Frankly, it is interesting for us to control the network by our hands and knowledge. I can still remember the satisfaction of making the network function. Apart from academic life, HKU SPACE CC provided many chances to improve my CV. I was selected to participate into the 10th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition last year and awarded with merit. This competition has widened my horizons and expanded my resume, which is very useful for my future career. Last but not least, I am proud of being a student of Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme. Studying in HKU SPACE CC is not just only to learn knowledge, but also to bring a lot of unforgettable memories and make friends, who can fight for the goal together. Now, I am admitted to the Department of Computer Science at HKUST for my further study successfully.

Kevin Chui
Kevin Chui
  • Student of Higher Diploma in Information Technology (2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKUST BEng in Computer Science

HKU SPACE CC gave me a second chance. To start with, I actually did quite well in my HKDSE examinations. My 5 best subjects totaled 23, with a Level 5 in Maths, Physics and ICT. I even studied Maths M1, though only scoring Level 4. However, I ran into a fairly common problem with EMI secondary school students, some of us just cannot do well in Chinese Language. Sadly, I scored Level 2, where JUPAS decided to filter out all university applications of those who do not meet Level 3 for Chinese Language. So in JUPAS, I did not get any university offer to further my studies. To be fair, I saw that coming. HKDSE Chinese Language to me is like a lucky draw. Before the results were out, I had already applied for IT related higher diploma programmes through E-APP based on my interests, getting conditional offers from institutes in case I failed the lucky draw which I did. Among the offers, I picked the one from HKU SPACE CC as it was recommended by a friend who had just completed Year 1 HD IT studies here, and on top of that, associations with HKU itself is a quality assurance for the education provided. HKU SPACE CC has offered me a second chance, where I have received a university offer through advancing on my path to an IT career. However, it’s not as simple as learning things I am interested in. In my opinion, studying at HKU SPACE CC is closer to studying at university, or even to a real life working environment. In HKU SPACE CC, grade assessment involves group projects, and it’s common to bump into irresponsible people who do not care at all. With not much cooperation experience, I would say that studying in HKU SPACE CC is eye opening, gave me a good taste of worst case scenario working with people in real life, as well as how well it can go, and how people can achieve more working together. To conclude, HKU SPACE CC gave me an alternate path to university, and has taught me more than just IT.

Wan Kam Leung, Christopher
Wan Kam Leung, Christopher
  • 2013-2015 Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream)
  • Offer received: CUHK BEng in Information Engineering

HKU SPACE Community College provides a comfortable learning environment for students who seeking for further studies or finding an IT related job. “No Pain, No Gain”. After received the HKDSE result, I knew I could not become an university student. Luckily I have applied HKU SPACE Community College Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme through E-APP, therefore I kept on working hard to achieve my final goal in College. I put my largest efforts to work hard in studying and hoping to achieve my goal - enter to the university. HDIT programme provides different technique courses with theoretically lectures and practical laboratories to let us become familiar with those topics. In networking stream, students could have the ability to learn different network protocols and troubleshooting techniques. It is a good opportunity for me to study in the College with state-of-the-art computing facilities and enhanced my knowledge with passion. Studying in HKU SPACE Community College also offers us an opportunity to participate in an international competition namely the Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition. It was a great opportunity for me to improve my networking skill through competition with Hong Kong and Macau post-secondary students. Higher Diploma in Information Technology programme in HKU SPACE Community College is a charming and wonderful programme that could help students being prepared for the future studies and career path. I have successfully gained the offer from CUHK for further study. HKU SPACE Community College has delighted my study path and my learning journey.

Yeung Chung Hei Stephen
Yeung Chung Hei, Stephen
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: CUHK BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering

HKU SPACE Community College (CC) is a well-known seat of learning among students who are seeking further study. The courses conducted by the college are well recognized by the Government and local universities. I entered CC and enrolled in the Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream) after taking the HKALE. I found that I can learn, try and achieve new things in the CC. CC helps you to get a seat in the university. It is commonly seen students who have taken this programme receive offers from local universities. And the CC can also provide you with the opportunity of studying overseas. As for prospects for employment, CC has equipped us with the necessary Networking knowledge and skills for a job in this technological age which surely enable us to get into the job market. CC also provides college life experience for us. There are many clubs and societies formed by students. For instance, members of the Music Society perform a musical all by themselves annually. Furthermore, CC provides great chances for us to improve our interpersonal skills which will benefit us in the long term. We have done many group projects. Moreover, we can easily request for meetings with lecturers for enquiry about learning, further studies or career decisions. In conclusion, CC provides further studies, makes us a professional and helps us to link with the society. You can find your own learning style in CC. Hope all of you will find your college life meaningful and enjoyable.

Shum Lai Tuen
Shum Lai Tuen
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKU BEng (Hons.) in Computer Science
  • Offer received: HKUST BEng (Hons) in Computer Science

Two years ago, when I received my HKALE examination results, I was so frustrated as they were far below my expectations. I knew I would not be admitted to any universities with such results. Since then, I kept blaming myself for the failure and felt I had lost everything. A week later, I soon realized that successive feelings of depression were meaningless. As life still goes on, I had to plan for my future. Since I was so determined to receive tertiary education, rather than re-sitting the HKDSE exam, I decided to take HKU SPACE's Higher Diploma in Information Technology program (HDIT). At the beginning, as I used to be a biology student who had not taken any IT related subjects before, I always doubted whether I was making the right choice and was afraid that I could not catch up with the lectures. Surprisingly, what I had been worrying about was totally unnecessary as I discovered that the lecturers there explained every aspect of their subjects in detail and were willing to answer whatever you had questioned about. Since the courses were carefully arranged, I could progressively learn things in an in-depth manner. Apart from theories learnt from the lectures, students were given plenty of time to use different computer programs and devices so they would be able to obtain abundant hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge at the same time. Even if you have any enquiry other than studying, like furthering your studies or your career path, you can also consult the lecturers for advice. Two years passed, I have received offers from both HKU and HKUST. This can best demonstrate that entering HKU SPACE's HDIT program is not at all a regretful option. At last, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to HKU SPACE Community College for providing me an alternative way of entering the university.

Mok Ka Ho
Mok Ka Ho
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Security Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offered received: CUHK BEng in Information Engineering

Studying in HKU SPACE Community College has brought me unforgettable memories. That was not only the hard life in study but also the learning environment. The lecturers are professional that they explain the topics effectively. They are also helpful and kind that they are willing to answer our questions patiently and providing us with a pleasant environment on study. I have met a lot of guys having the same goal as mine. We studied, learned and had discussions about what we got from the lectures. I was not alone whenever striving for my future in college because the teachers and my friends were always at my back to give me a great support. The college also provided me with lots of valuable information and resources on the related career path and development which guided me to the right planning for future. The knowledge and the skills I learnt from the college are really practical and useful today. The lessons in college were totally different from those in secondary school. The former ones were more interesting and more active. We could work on lab exercises more often. Therefore, my knowledge on computing has been enhanced with such plenty of practices. And these skills help me a lot when I was interviewed by the university. The experience in the college secured me with a ticket entering into university and equipped me well for the future. I am grateful for all that I have gained from the High Diploma in Information Technology Programme from HKU SPACE and now I have been successfully admitted to the Information Engineering at Chinese University of Hong Kong for further study.

Kwok Hoi Kit
Kwok Hoi Kit
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKIEd Bachelor of Science and Web Technology

Time flies when you are having fun. My college life in HKU SPACE has come to an end yet I have had a great life and I have no regrets. Two years ago, I was enrolled in Higher Diploma in Information Technology through non-jupas application. My knowledge about IT was very limited but I was given sufficient guidance and information about what I should do and what I am required to do. After the first semester, I knew what I want and what I am interested. Therefore, I chose Networking Technology as my major of Higher Diploma in Information Technology. My study within these two years is fruitful and joyful. I have made lots of friends and maintained good relationships with my lecturers. I enjoy the school life here. In addition, the way of study has changed substantially when it jumped from secondary school to Higher Diploma program. I realize that we should be more self-initiative at the very beginning. The most significant difference between Higher Diploma and Associated Degree is the learning system. Associated degree curriculum focuses more on further education while higher diploma concentrates on the professional training for career path. Knowledge and skills I have learnt from this high diploma in Information Technology are valuable that can be applied to our daily life. To conclude, I am glad about my study in HKU SPACE. I have learnt lots here in both academic and practical aspects. Now, I’ve received an offer from an UGC funded university for my further study based on my achievement in HKU SPACE. I am ready to accept the challenges on my road ahead.

Johnman Li
Johnman Li
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: CityU BEng in Information Technology

I graduated in Higher Diploma in Information Technology at HKU SPACE Community College and have become a professional in the field of Information Technology specialized in Networking. This is a two-year programme from which I got priceless treasure such as knowledge, experience, friendship, and so on. These two years, I had a fantastic life that I have never imagined. I met different mentors. Not only did they teach me the subject knowledge, but also guided me to find my path. They shared with us their life experience and different interview techniques. We were also given a lot of chances to broaden our horizons such as participating in Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition. What I have gained from HKU SPACE CC supports my further study and career development. Learning in HKU SPACE CC allows us to work on different types of equipment such as routers, switches, simulators, servers and security appliances. Throughout the intensive experiments we had a chance to observe how technology changes our life. At the same time, practicing network buildup and troubleshooting also helped us to pass the industrial examination easily. Along with our study journey, we understood what we really need to treasure finally --- the valuable friendships among classmates and teachers. I am proud that I have had a couple of lifelong friends since entering HKU SPACE. Some of them pushed me to work hard on every subject. Some of them have always brought me joy. Some of them have encouraged me to fight for the goal together. I never feel being alone. At the end I got admitted to the undergraduate study of Information Engineering in City University of Hong Kong this summer. I believe the foundation laid by HKU SPACE would be much beneficial to my lifelong learning journey ahead.

Ho Hau Chuen, Godwin
Ho Hau Chuen, Godwin
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: PolyUHK BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • Offer received: HKIEd BEd in Information and Communication Technology

I could still remember the bad days when I received my unsatisfactory result in HKDSE. I was at a very low ebb during that period of time. However, I did not lose my interest in information technology. Instead, I made a big decision to study in the Higher Diploma in Information Technology at HKU SPACE Community College. The learning experience and the atmosphere on my first day at HKU SPACE CC were still in my mind. The lecturers were willing to share their working experiences with us and the relationship between lecturers and students was very close. Moreover, they encouraged students to raise questions and discuss the topics together. I was majored in networking stream. During these two years, I have learned switching and routing knowledge and practical skills. The networking stream covers the professional knowledge with the supplement of industrial practice, which has laid the excellent foundations for us to obtain industrial certification in the future. Now, I am a holder of CCNA and I am striving for CCNP in the coming year. Apart from the great learning atmosphere, the programme also provides us with manifold laboratories and equipment. Meanwhile, it gave me lots of international exposure and opportunities. For instance, I was selected to participate into the 9th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition on HKUSPACE behalf last year and was awarded with merit at the end. These valuable experiences and achievements equipped me to become a university student with clear aspirations and confidence. I believe everyone should still have chance to strive for the final success regardless what HKDSE result he obtained at the beginning. It only depends on how much effort you have made on it. Now, I have been successfully admitted to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for further study. HKU SPACE Community College has led me to a brighter future. Thank you.

Chau Wang, Jason
Chau Wang, Jason
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKBU BSc (Hons.) in Computer and Information Systems
  • Offer received: CityUHK BSc in Computer Science
  • Offer received: PolyUHK BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

HKU SPACE Community College offers the best learning place for students who are struggling for further studies after the public examination. I gained a lot from High Diploma in Information Technology (HDIT). From both inside and outside the classroom, the learning atmosphere as well as the kind and experienced lecturers always stimulate my interest and arouse my passion in studying Information Technologies. I no longer regard myself as a loser. When I first came in here, I had a strong faith in my mind: “This is a brand new chance for me to start over, I can make it.” To achieve my goal, I put the largest efforts that I could. I reviewed everything I had learnt in the classes once I returned home every day. Even when I commuted to school, I read the notes on MTR in order not to waste any of my time. Finally, my hard work was rewarded by different university offers in Hong Kong. HDIT program not only taught us subjects theoretically but also assisted us with numerous practical labs and step-by-step demonstrations in class. Anything we learnt from the lessons can be applied to our daily life directly and practically. Besides, I deeply appreciated the final year project which provided us with an opportunity to work as a team and applied what we had learnt these two years. The study at the college has reinforced my confidence and changed my attitudes of learning and studying. I am proud to become an all-round IT student with all necessary skills I learnt from the courses. All in all, the Higher Diploma in Information Technology in HKU SPACE Community College is a challenging and fascinating programme that equips students with professional IT knowledge and practical skills for the future studies and career development.

Au Pok Yin Lawrence
Au Pok Yin, Lawrence
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Security Stream, 2012-2014)
  • Offer received: HKBU BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  • Offer received: CityUHK BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

As the old proverb says, “Failure teaches success”. I have been studying at HKU SPACE Community College for two years since I finished my DSE public examination. It is unbelievable to see that I can get into the university for advanced studies. After the DSE public examination, I was depressed about my results and didn’t manage to get into any university. It upset me for a while and my dream was broken. I was so puzzled that I had no idea about whether I should continue my studies or just drop out and work for a living. Fortunately, I made an important decision to give myself one more chance to study a Higher Diploma for getting into university. Then, I decided to study the higher diploma in Information Technology at HKU SPACE CC as it was highly recommended by my relatives and friends. Not only did I gain a solid grounding in the basic techniques of IT, but this is also another path that could lead to success. I have been interested in IT since I was in secondary school. I always have had a great sense of fulfilment and success after accomplishing a program. With my keen interest, determination and learning strategies, I believe that I can rise to the upcoming challenge of this Programme and manage to reach the goal. During the past two years of studies, I have realized that I am not as smart as others. Therefore, I have put a lot of effort into my studies, assignments and preparations for the examination. Apart from my endeavour, I appreciate the help from my lecturers who are willing to share their experiences and professional advice with me. During these courses, I have gained invaluable exposure to new skills, developed interpersonal relationships and professional knowledge in HKU SPACE CC. All in all, what I have gained from HKU SPACE CC has equipped me for getting into university. To me, my goal of going to university is still attainable and I am now well prepared for facing the upcoming demands.

Lo See Heng, Rolex
Lo See Heng, Rolex
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2011-13)

In 2011, after finishing my HKALE Life I decided to study the Higher Diploma in Information Technology. This programme emphasizes both theory and practice, which provides me a clear path for my future study or career. The course provided a lot of professional Networking information, by following the Official Cisco Academy Programme. Also, excellent laboratories and equipment are provided for helping me to solidify my understanding of networking concepts. The lecturers have excellent experience in the related fields. They always share their real case scenarios and experiences for our projects and assignments. Besides, I participated in the Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition, which gave me a chance to test my knowledge that I have learnt in the lectures. Now I am a Network Security Engineer of one of the network security companies in Hong Kong. These valuable experiences and knowledge that I have learnt have supported me in the daily tasks of my job and further study. Thank you HKU SPACE CC for giving me a chance to study here and equipping me with such precious knowledge.

Ho Kwong Pang
Ho Kwong Pang
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2010-2013)

As a student of Higher Diploma in Information Technology from 2010 to 2013, I truly enjoyed the time in HKU SPACE CC. This programme not only provided me with fundamental knowledge and skills, but also motivated my progression in professional career development and helped me shaping the right direction toward study and work. I was not successful in HKALE but I didn’t start it over again the next year. Instead, I entered the foundation year of this IT programme. Being a post-secondary student without any relevant IT knowledge and experience, I was a bit worried about the road ahead in HKU SPACE CC at first. Fortunately, the curriculum came in from the ground up. I was on the right track of both academic study and practical training. Lectures and classmates were very kind and helpful, and I had the joy of learning something new, interesting and challenging. Having specialized in Networking study for two years, I learned the concrete switching and routing knowledge in addition to other soft skills. The Networking Stream covered the professional knowledge with the supplement of industrial practice, which provided us a good foundation to obtain industrial certification in the future. Moreover, I was honored to participate on the College’s behalf in the 8th and 9th Cisco Hong Kong–Macau Youth Networking Skills Competitions and was awarded the 1st runner-up. These valuable experiences were very useful for me in further study. Within these years, the IT courses enabled me to learn how to become an IT professional and get several valuable achievements: 2010-2011 • Principal’s Honours List 2010 - 2011 2011-2012 • Principal’s Honours List 2011 - 2012 • The 8th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition 2012 - 1st runner-up • HKSAR Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 2012 - Outstanding Performance Scholarship • “Cisco Certified Network Associate” Certificate 2012-2013 • Principal’s Honours List 2012 - 2013 • Academic Excellence Award • The 9th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition 2013 – 1st runner-up • HKSAR Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 2013 – Outstanding Performance Scholarship • Passed Cisco Certified Network Professional-route Exam Now, I am the student of UGC-funded degree programme at the City University of Hong Kong. Studying Computer Science, I find that the knowledge and experiences obtained from the Higher Diploma is really helpful. I appreciate the chance that allowed me to find my real interest in academics and having further study in university. I hope everyone would enjoy his or her school life at HKU SPACE CC.

Lai Ka Chun Jacky
Lai Ka Chun, Jacky
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2012-2014)

Recalling the moment I received my DSE result, it was a nightmare. I knew that the result (Best 5/4C1X: 18) would not allow me to be admitted to any local universities in JUPAS. I was panicked because I knew nothing about any alternative paths like sub-degrees. Knowing the good reputation of HKU SPACE CC, I summoned up my courage and did a walk-in application for any IT programme. And I reckon that I have made an absolute right choice. The two years spent in HKU SPACE CC was not easy, but fruitful. The Higher Diploma programme not only equips students with skills that are of good use to future career, but also provides chances for students to further their studies at university. Most of the lecturers once held high positions in the workplace so that they can share their work experiences with students, and these experiences are invaluable. These experiences help students to overpower other candidates when hunting for a job. Besides, their working experiences reveal a deeper understanding of the IT field. They know what the trend is and help us tremendously when deciding our further path as an IT Professional. The relationship between lecturers and students are close. Such relationships encourage interaction between students and lecturers. I used to be a very passive learner (And dare not to raise questions) but in HKU SPACE CC I was encouraged to raise questions. The learning atmosphere is much better than that in secondary school. I think this facilitates learning efficiency a lot and my confidence in learning was established again. Apart from career-related stuff, the College has also given us enormous help when dealing with applications to various universities. There are workshops about writing a personal statement (An essential piece of writing for you to promote yourself to university), attending university interviews and even filling in the university application form. To be concise, you will be well equipped so to gain an upper hand in the application. Thank you HKU SPACE CC!

Morris Ling
Morris Ling
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2010-2013)

This Information Technology programme arouses my curiosity in exploring networking technology and provides solid skills for the future job market. The programme’s curriculum is very practical for me to obtain relevant industrial certificates. I really enjoyed studying at HKU SPACE CC. The lecturers are willing to share their life experiences and interact with us more often. I am not only learned the concrete skills and knowledge but also the diligent working attitude from them. Moreover, the programme provided a lot of opportunities to broaden my horizon. For instance, I joined the 8th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition last year and won the 1st runner-up. That was my valuable experience at the College. In 2011, I was awarded the Principal's Honours List 2010-2011 and HKU SPACE Community College Scholarship 2011. In 2012, I joined the 8th Cisco Hong Kong-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition 2012 (1st runner-up), also I was awarded HKU SPACE College Scholarships 2012. In 2013, I was admitted to the UGC-funded degree programme of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and I was also awarded the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 2012-2013 from HKSAR. In addition to my hands-on achievement, I have also been successfully admitted to the UGC-funded degree programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong this year. I hope everyone will enjoy their school life during their study at HKU SPACE Community College.

Leung Tsz Him
Leung Tsz Him
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream, 2010-2013)

Before studying in HKU SPACE CC my goal, like most of the secondary students, was to become a university student so that I spent lots of time to study the subjects in HKALE yet I could not have a thorough grasp of the principles in the subject knowledge. As a result, l got lost at that moment. After HKALE, I decided to study in Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Stream). During these years, I found my interest and goal and the programme led me to explore the new world in Information Technology. Our lecturers have shown great support to me in class or out of office hours, and have always shared their own experiences that have made me regain confidence in my future. Also, lecturers provided us with lots of opportunities to broaden our horizons. Last year, I represented the College to join the Hong Kong Macau Networking Skills Competition which was part of an international competition. Moreover, the programme design was great to obtain different industrial certificates such as CCNA and CCNP, etc. Both the theoretical materials and practical skill trainings in this programme are beneficial to our job seeking in the industry. I’m still enjoying the learning atmosphere in HKU SPACE CC. The most valuable thing I have acquired in this programme is not just the networking skills but also the self-confidence regained from being lost in secondary school. I believe you won’t succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. Now, I have been successfully admitted to The University of Hong Kong for further study. Hopefully, you will also find your way to success. Don’t give up and have a try at something you’re interested in.

Enid Lam
Enid Lam
  • Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream, 2012-2013)

As a final HKALE candidate in 2012, I was disheartened by my examination results which did not enable me to be admitted to university. I was confused about my future. I thought my dream of university life was broken. Fortunately, I chose to study the Higher Diploma in Information Technology at HKU SPACE Community College. After a year, my dream came true. The College life is completely different from secondary school. During this year, I have learnt many practical skills in IT and the College has provided me with abundant resources for my study. The schedule of classes wasn’t tight so that I have studied without pressure. Meanwhile, I can have the right balance between rest and study. The lecturers are very supportive and always share their experience with us. The most important thing is that they have helped me to build up self-confidence. I believe I will rise to the challenge in my further studies, and be capable to solve any problems that come my way. Studying in HKU SPACE CC was an unforgettable year. This provided me with a springboard for the admission to the Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong.

Nixon Fong
Nixon Fong
  • 2012年資訊科技高級文憑畢業生
  • 英國電訊公司(British Telecom)實習生,兼讀公開大學電腦及網絡學理學士

對高中畢業生來說,升學比任何事都重要。高考後,我選擇了港大附屬學院,報讀資訊科技高級文憑課程中的Networking Stream。努力進修,2012年畢業,投身社會,開展人生新一頁。今日回首,選擇修讀資訊科技高級文憑是我明智的決定。 本課程包含CCNA及CCNP的內容(兩者皆為Networking專業認可證書),也有不同領域的電腦知識。港大附屬學院的講師用心授課,理論與實踐並重,更帶隊參加 Networking公開比賽,獲獎無數。 十年磨劍苦,一朝試鋒刃。畢業後,我在英國電訊公司 (British Telecom) 實習,為期六個月。同期實習中,也有畢業於其他院校學生。我慶幸學院給我的是「寶劍」。半年來,面前一個個Networking 的難題,都能迎刃而解。 今年身邊多位朋友大學畢業,正感前途茫茫。而自己已有明確的人生目標,更覺自己的運氣實在不錯。

Chow Kam To, Ricky
Chow Kam To, Ricky
  • 2009-10 Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Year 3)
  • 2010 HKU BEng (Hons) in Computer Science

I was very frustrated as I did not get good results in my Form 6 study. As I was very interested in the computer field, I then made a big decision and came to study in the Higher Diploma in Information Technology at HKU SPACE Community College. The programme broadened my horizons and focused on equipping students with practical skills and techniques. I also met many good friends here and really enjoyed my school life. I was admitted to the BEng (Hons) in Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong in 2010. I believe I have made a right choice. HKU SPACE Community College has brought me to a brighter future.