Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (Mobile Applications and Game Development)

Introduction
This programme puts a focus on mobile applications development and mobile game development. It will equip students with the essential knowledge and practical skills required for a developer in this field.
 
The 2020-21 intake quota of Full Time Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (Mobile Applications and Game Development) is full. Please apply other HKCT Higher Education programmes.
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. 

Contents

Programme Contents
The modern applications of computer science, network and entertainment technologies in various industries have brought tremendous demand for programmers and multi-skilled developers.  The Higher Diploma in Computer Studies (Mobile Applications and Game Development) puts a dual focus on mobile applications development and mobile game development. It will equip students with the essential knowledge and practical skills for developing the full-stack responsive web, native and cross-platform mobile applications and small-scale 2D/3D mobile games using contemporary technologies and development approaches. The programme aims to address the increasing demand for multi-skilled developers to support various kinds of development projects in software firms. It also prepares students for pursuing further studies in related fields.

Programme Features
To keep up with the latest trend of mobile applications and game development, this programme:

  • Puts a focus on the full-stack web and mobile applications development as well as the cross-platform mobile games development, preparing students for the need of the industry
  • Teaches the development of hybrid and native applications for Android and iOS platforms, allowing students to master the skills of different development approaches
  • Provides training on the use of the contemporary game engine and modelling software for developing 2D and 3D mobile games and game assets
  • Covers the specialized knowledge of multimedia computing necessary for students’ further study and future career development
  • Assessments are mainly in the form of practical assignments and projects. Students can apply what they learn to work environment

Featured Modules

  • Java Programming
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Technology for Web Development
  • PHP Application Development
  • Open Mobile Software Design
  • Proprietary Mobile Software Design
  • Cross Platform Mobile Application Development
  • Game Asset Development
  • 2D Mobile Game Development
  • 3D Mobile Game Development
  • Final Year Project

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Graduation Path
  • Graduates can articulate to bachelor degree programmes related to computer studies or digital entertainment (The bachelor degree programmes can be completed within a year.)
  • Graduates can seek employment towards a career in the following roles at a junior level: Mobile Application Developer, Web Developer, E-Commerce Developer, Multimedia Developer, Game Designer and project management personnel

Articulation Agreement with: 

Leeds Beckett University

Abertay University

Internship

Students have opportunities to join Hong Kong/China/Overseas placement and exchange. 

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2020

Duration

2 Years

Location
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*); or
  • Successful completion of Secondary 7 (1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Diploma Yi Jin / Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above with 1 year relevant working experience in related industry(s); or
  • Equivalent qualifications; And
  • Pass in admission interview.

*Including Chinese Language and English Language; at most two Applied Learning subjects achieved a level of "Attained" or above would be considered on a case-by-case basis

Tuition Fees and Assistance

Year 1: $53,166 Year 2: $58,450

This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/2021 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $31,766. HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline.

Assistance

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (Including Student Travel Subsidy(STS)) The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) Student Travel Subsidy Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

For the details of Entrance Scholarship, Government Financial Assistance and Subsidy

QF Level
資歷架構級別
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:18/000256/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2018 to 31/8/2021
Other Information

For applicants do not meet the entrance requirement, they may apply for 1-year Diploma first (listed below), and articulate to this higher diploma programme after graduation.

Disclaimer
Tuition fees and government subsidies will be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/2021 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $31,766. Only local students are eligible for the subsidy under SSSDP.
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.