Higher Diploma in Industrial Internet of Things

To align with the specific directions and goals for the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong, HKCT has launched the Higher Diploma in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) programme. The programme focuses on cultivating students' practical skills in the field of IoT.

To align with Hong Kong's positioning as an International Innovation and Technology Hub, the government has been vigorously promoting Re-industrialization/New Industrialization in recent years and has initiated a series of innovation and technology infrastructure projects. The promulgation of Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint at the end of 2022 has set specific directions and goals for the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong. To meet this trend, HKCT has launched the first Higher Diploma in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) programme in Hong Kong. The programme focuses on cultivating students' practical skills in the field of IoT, enabling them to master innovative knowledge in IoT, cloud computing, data analytics, 5G, and more, and nurtures the students to become the talents for the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.

Programme Objectives and Intended Learning Outcomes

Professional Qualification

The programme is recognized by The Hong Kong Computer Society. Full-time mode students are qualified to be HKCS Student Member, and upon graduation, they may consider applying for Associate Member. 


Programme Features

  • The First Ever in Hong Kong: The first and only Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Level 4 accredited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sub-degree programme in Hong Kong.
  • State-of-the-art Equipment: The programme covers the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) knowledge commonly used in the industry nowadays, allowing students to learn the concepts such as Smart Manufacturing, Digital Twin, Wireless Technologies, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Sensors through professional equipment in Laboratory.
  • Professional Applications: Focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) architecture application of the Perception layer (devices detect changes in the environment through sensing technology, and transmit the collected data to the Network Layer) and the Network Layer (transmitting data to the cloud and application systems of Application Layer through wired or wireless networks).
  • Teaching and Research Platforms: “Internet of Things Terminal Security Lab” and “Industrial Internet of Things Training Centre” were established to support teaching activities. Additionally, we have jointly established a "Joint Laboratory for Aerospace Security and Human Factors Engineering" with Tsinghua University to promote research and teaching.
  • Strong Industry Ties: The programme is supported by renowned local and mainland technology companies and strategic partners including but not limited to Alibaba, Topsec Technologies Group, Sangfor Technologies, Integrity Technology Group, Palo Alto Networks, China Mobile and LUCULLUS which will support in terms of networks and facilities, as well as provide exchange and training opportunities, internship and career development to our students in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.
  • Renowned Academic Partners: Co-operated with "The School of Cyber Science and Technology (SCST) at Zhejiang University" and “Shandong University of Science and Technology” to work together on the talent exchange and development, and join hands to develop professional skills, product manufacturing, research, and technology exchange, etc.

Featured Modules

  • Introduction to IIoT and Smart Manufacturing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Programming for IoT
  • Cloud Computing
  • Sensor Technology Principle and Applications
  • Wireless Communications and Applications

Full Programme Modules

Programme Video

Graduation Path

Industrial Internet of Things is an interdisciplinary discipline, involving knowledge in communication technology, sensor technology, network technology, etc. 

  • Graduates can articulate to overseas and local bachelor’s degree programmes(Senior year entry) in Internet of Things or Information Technology; or
  • Graduates may pursue a career related to Internet of Things or Information Technology such as communication, wireless sensors, design/ development/ management and maintenance of information security.

The programme is supported by the numerous renowned mainland and local technology companies which provide exchange and training opportunities, internship and career development in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area to students.

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

Sep 2024


24 Months

Entry Requirements

Local Students

  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  3. Holder of Diploma and 
    - the qualification should be awarded by one of the local or overseas recognised tertiary institutions/ post-secondary colleges; and 
    - the length of study is at least 450 teaching hours; or 
  4. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or 
  5. Equivalent qualifications; 
  6. Pass the admission interview. 

#If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
^Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject. 

Mainland Students

Attained satisfactory results in National University Entrance Examination (GaoKao), including English (English Language Public Examinations accepted by HKCT); or equivalent qualifications.

Mainland students meeting the above requirements can apply for the first year admission and need to pass the admission interview.

For more information, please visit Mainland Students Support.

Teaching Team and Programme Advisor

Teaching Team

Prof. DING Yong, Dean of Institute of Cyberspace Technology

Prof. QU Bo, Assistant to Dean

Dr TANG Yajuan

Mr HO Chun Wah

Dr ZHANG Ruoqing

Dr XU Zhiyu

Prof. LI Dawei


Prof. PENG Zhiniang

Programme Advisor

Mr Wilson CHONG
Chairman, IoT HK Association

Mr Christopher LAI
Executtive Director, Lucullus Group

QF Level
QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:23/000525/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2023 to 31/8/2026
Other Information

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement may apply for a 1-year Diploma of Applied Education (listed below) and articulate to this higher diploma programme.

Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.