Associate of Science in IT (ASIT)

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Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time

This programme is a sub-degree in information technology offered by the HKMU.

Programme Structure

Please refer to the Official Programme Regulation before registration. The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASIT)

  • Complete 80 credits as follows:
    • (a) 40 credits from Foundation level courses (the ‘F’ labels in the ASIT column) in Table 1 .
    • (b) 40 credits from Middle or Higher level courses (the ‘M’ or ‘H’ labels in the ASIT column) in Table 1.
  • The programme structure description here is subject to the regulation given in the Official Programme Regulation.

Table 1. ASIT Course Table (Jun 2014) (currently offered courses only)

IT S101Introduction to Information and Communication Technology10FTake it for Articulation to BCOMP
MATH S121A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10F 
BIS B123Business Computing Applications5FNot Counted in BCOMP
BUS B103English and Communications for Business I5F 
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5F 
IT S123Introduction to Internet Services and Applications10F 
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking5F 
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing5F 
COMP S201Computing Fundamentals with Java10M 
COMP S258Computer Programming and Problem Solving10M 
COMP S260Computer Architecture and Operating Systems10M 
COMP S263Discrete Structures10M 
COMP S359Relational Databases: Theory and Practice10H 
IT S234Web Site Design10M 
ELEC S211Fundamentals of Communications Technology10M 
ELEC S212Network Programming and Design10MNot Counted in BCOMP

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions. Follow the requirements exactly. Email us for consultation.

Admission Requirement

Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.

Further Studies

After completion of ASIT, students may continue to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in the computing area. However, to maximize the number of credits that can be transferred to the degree programme, please take care in selecting courses for the ASIT.

Method 1: Direct Articulation

Articulation to Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCOMPHIT) is possible.

Take great care in your selection of courses in ASIT if a student wishes to articulate to BCOMP/BCOMPHIT. You should ensure that the courses you take for ASIT could be counted towards the BCOMP/BCOMPHIT programmes.

  • Take ITS101 as a Foundation level course.
  • Avoid taking BISB121/BISB123 as a Foundation level course.
  • Avoid taking ELEC S212 as a Middle level course.
  • Take at most one from ITS234 and ELEC S211 as a Middle level course.
Method 2: Pathways (Preferred Method)

With your ASIT qualification, apply for entry into one of the following pathways:

Successful applicants will follow the pathways’ programme requirements to study for the degree.

Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5